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Starting Position
Stand with your back against the ball with the exercise ball at the level of your belt line.Feet should be hip width to shoulder width apart.
Action
Lower yourself until your thighs are horizontal.
Lower yourself as though there were a stool coming out of the wall that you are going to sit on.
Your knees at this point should still be over your feet.
Pause at this point and slowly return to the starting position.
Prime Movers
Glutes, quadriceps
Physio Tips
In order to prevent knee injury it is imperative that you not let your knees move over your toes.
As you descend try and keep your knees centred over the second toe. Don’t let them weave in or out.
You should not have knee or back pain while performing this ball exercise. If you do, consult a physical therapist.
Progression
Hold dumbbells by your side to increase the resistance.
Try Single Leg Squat.

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

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We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but here are a few things you might not know about apples:

-2500 varieties of apples are grown in the U.S.

-Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, with about 4gm per medium apple.

-The skin of an apple contains antioxidants

-A medium apple contains about 81 calories

-Apples ward off metabolic syndrome

-Eating an apple before a workout boosts your energy and endurance levels because it contains the flavonoid called quercetin.

-Eating an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth-which helps prevent tooth decay

So, in the midst of the fall apple season, grab some today and start enjoying the benefits of apples.

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It was exactly one year ago today that we lost our beloved Abby.

Until we meet again, forever in our hearts she shall be.

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“It’s what you do, not what you say. If you’re not part of the future, then get out of the way.”

From “A Peaceful World” by John Cougar Mellencamp

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” Wag More, Bark Less.”

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We will miss you

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“Be the kind of person that your dog thinks you are.”