Do you have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep? Try these easy tips and stretches to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep!
Bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis are just some of the debilitating disorders that can cause foot pain and can all be caused by poor footwear choices. Use these self myofascial release techniques and exercises to help prevent and treat foot pain.
I joined The Marilyn Denis Show to demonstrate 3 postures fixes that you can do to look better in your clothes. Watch the segment below to learn how to look taller, slimmer, get a natural breast life and a flatter stomach instantly.
Tune in to Marilyn Denis tomorrow to learn 3 great posture fixes that you can do to instantly look better in your clothes. You won't want to miss it!
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FIT TIP | Are your pumps a little snug? Try wearing them with thick damp socks for 30 - 60 min for a custom stretch. Are your heels popping out? Try the Dr. Scholls gel heel liners at the back to prevent them from popping out. Questions? Email hi@drLizashoes.com
I joined my friends at The Social to show how some facial cupping and yoga can make you look radiant and years younger naturally. Watch the video below and head to The Social to learn how to do face yoga! I incorporate this treatment and prescribe these exercises as part of my 'face lift' treatment and red carpet fix!
Valentine’s Day is comin’ up quick, so you might be looking for some extra ways to boost the romance in your relationship. And even if you’re not February 14th’s biggest fan, we bet you wouldn’t mind having some great sex.
By increasing blood flow to your reproductive organs and brain, your ability to orgasm and the actual intensity is improved. Osteopathy can help to intensify or bring back your orgasm by releasing tensions in and around the pelvic anatomy and the spine by using a variety of osteopathic techniques to increase joint mobility, improve spinal and soft tissue health, and improve circulation.
Research shows that approximately 40 per cent of women and 30 per cent of men report sexual dysfunction. Painful intercourse and inadequate (or absence of) orgasms are among the most common complaints of women who report sexual dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions and trigger points in the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding area can cause pain and also affect orgasmic capability and overall sexual response. Also, as women age, especially after menopause, blood flow to the clitoris and G-spot can be decreased, making it harder to orgasm.
The right exercises can also help you to achieve positions that can make sex more pleasurable. Having increased muscle and joint flexibility definitely helps in assuming those pleasurable positions. Opening your hips in particular gives you a wider range of motion in your nether regions, allowing for more direct stimulation in just the right spots. After all, one micro-movement in missionary is sometimes all it takes to ring the bell.
Any regular exercise routine will make you healthier, and everyone knows that better health equals better sex. These moves in particular not only help improve hip mobility and increase blood flow to the clitoris and g-sport, they also improve sex drive in women.
An added bonus: some of these poses actually double as positions!
Watch the full segment and learn how to do the poses here:
Do you feel supported? Custom orthotics help to support and balance your body to help you feel better. Not only that, they help protect your weight bearing joints like your ankles, knees and hips. Foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain? You may benefit from custom orthotics! 👣
For the month of February get a pair of custom orthotics for only $350. Most extended health care plans provide coverage for custom orthotics with a prescription from a medical doctor. The custom orthotics visit includes a full comprehensive assessment, gait and biomechanical evaluation, a pair of custom orthotics and follow-up visit to make sure they are doing what they should.
Call 416-366-1703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your custom orthotics appointment with me.
Yesterday on my drive in to the office, the ride felt kind of bumpy. I wasn’t able to control my car the way I normally do and I could feel every little bump. As I was pulling into the garage, someone waved me down to let me know I had a flat tire. Oooooh that’s why my car felt like crap.
Fast forward one day and I have my new tire on and the ride is smooth again. Made me think that this is almost exactly the same relationship your body has to your footwear. In the wrong footwear like unstable stilettos, ballet flats or worn out runners, your body feels every bump and you don’t have the support or control you need to feel good. Once you put on the right shoes you feel supported, cushioned and in control of your movement. And those are all the elements I included in the dr. Liza pump. They are like the best tires, full of air that won’t catch a flat. Literally giving you that smooth ride we desperately need in life!
Want to have that supported feeling in every pair of shoes, why not try custom orthotics. Visit thefixtto.com to book your appointment today!
I joined the awesome team at The Morning Show to explain how better posture can mean less pain, more confidence and a more restful sleep! Watch the segment below.
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Your posture can affect your success in love and life. Watch to find out why people with better posture are more likely to do better at work and find love.
Manual Osteopathy to the stars Dr. Liza also shares a great exercise you can do at your desk to improve your posture.
The dr. Liza pump launched in March of 2017 and I couldn't be more grateful for all the support and love. The initial kickstarter was a success and this year 6 sizes of the dr. Liza pump have sold out and after being re-stocked have sold out a a second time. I started with 2 colours and now have 4. I'm looking forward to adding 2 new colours in the new year [royal blue + beach sand] as well as a 2 inch version that LITERALLY FEELS LIKE RUNNING SHOES. I am so excited for these!!
I'm offering the last sale of the year to make room for the new shoes in 2018. Also note that the blush pink and ruby red are limited edition and will not be restocked so if you want them now is the time!
Research has shown that 20% of hospital visits for high heel related injury are actually fractures. Majority of these fractures are a result of falls. This is why I put rubber soles on the dr. Liza pump, so not only would you not slip but also not strain the muscles in your feet trying to keep balanced. Stilettos and alcohol can also be a dangerous combination so I recommend wearing a high heel with a thick heel so that you can maintain your balance.
And I think we all know the pain that can last for days and even months after a night out wearing the wrong heels so choose wisely. Choose the dr. Liza pumps and go out knowing your feet will be fine in the morning. Shop at drLizashoes.com
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Going to parties, cooking dinners, taking family photos? Want to do it in a heel that is comfortable.
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All of the steps during ovulation and fertilization need to happen correctly in order to get pregnant. Sometimes the issues that cause infertility in couples are present at birth, and sometimes they develop later in life. Infertility causes can affect one or both partners. In general in about one-third of cases, there is an issue with the male, in about one-third of cases, there is an issue with the female and in the remaining cases, there are issues with both the male and female, or no cause can be identified.
Causes of female infertility may include:
Ovulation disorders, which affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. These include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Hyperprolactinemia, a condition in which you have too much prolactin may also interfere with ovulation. Either too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) can affect the menstrual cycle or cause infertility. Other underlying causes may include excessive exercise, eating disorders, injury or tumors.
Uterine or cervical abnormalities, including abnormalities with the opening of the cervix, polyps in the uterus or the shape of the uterus. Noncancerous (benign) tumors in the uterine wall (uterine fibroids) may rarely cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes. More often, fibroids interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Fallopian tube damage or blockage, often caused by inflammation of the fallopian tube (salpingitis). This can result from pelvic inflammatory disease, which is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection, endometriosis or adhesions.
Endometriosis, which occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, may affect the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause), when the ovaries stop working and menstruation ends before age 40. Although the cause is often unknown, certain factors are associated with early menopause, including immune system diseases, certain genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome or carriers of Fragile X syndrome, radiation or chemotherapy treatment, and smoking.
Pelvic adhesions, bands of scar tissue that bind organs after pelvic infection, appendicitis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery.
The information above is taken the following: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/symptoms-causes/syc-20354317
How can Osteopathy help? Osteopathic treatment can help release pelvic adhesions that may be impairing your ability to get pregnant. Myofascial release techniques are used in the pelvic area to release these adhesions and restore normal blood flow. Tailored exercises are also prescribed to complement the treatment. If you have a history of any abdominal or pelvic surgery or trauma to the area, you may benefit from osteopathy in your quest to get pregnant.
High stress has also been associated with infertility. Stress reduces the secretion of estrogen, reduces the secretion of progesterone which affects implantation and affects the surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland which is responsible for stimulating ovulation. Osteopathy and massage therapy have been shown to help reduce cortisol levels [stress hormone] and increase the levels of endorphins [feel good hormones]. High levels of cortisol have been associated with an increased rate of miscarriages and to negatively impact implantation of the egg.
Keep in mind that there are some risk factors for infertility and lifestyle changes you can make to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Age. A woman's fertility gradually declines with age, especially in her mid-30s, and it drops rapidly after age 37. Infertility in older women may be due to the number and quality of eggs, or to health problems that affect fertility. So when possible, it is best to start trying in your late 20’s or early 30’s.
Tobacco use. Smoking tobacco or marijuana by either partner reduces the likelihood of pregnancy. Smoking also reduces the possible benefit of fertility treatment. Miscarriages are more frequent in women who smoke.
Alcohol use. For women, there's no safe level of alcohol use during conception or pregnancy. Avoid alcohol if you're planning to become pregnant. Alcohol use increases the risk of birth defects, and may contribute to infertility.
Being overweight. An inactive lifestyle and being overweight may increase the risk of infertility.
Being underweight. Women at risk of fertility problems include those with eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, and women who follow a very low calorie or restrictive diet.
Exercise issues. Insufficient exercise contributes to obesity, which increases the risk of infertility. Less often, ovulation problems may be associated with frequent strenuous, intense exercise in women who are not overweight.
Try these 3 exercises to help with fertility!
Pelvic tilt: Lie down with your back on the floor, knees bent and feet planted on the ground. Put one hand behind the small of your back. Tilt your pelvis so that you squish your hand into the floor. Hold this for five seconds to complete a pelvic tilt. This move helps to encourage proper motion in your pelvis and brings blood flow to the pelvic area.
Dancer’s pose: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend one knee and reach for your ankle behind you. Your fingers should be on the outside of your ankle while your thumb wraps around the inner part. Raise your other arm towards the ceiling. Keeping your knees facing forward, gently kick your leg back into your hand. Let the weight of your foot in your hand tilt your hip forward as your leg extends behind you - until you feel a stretch across your chest and hip. You should be looking directly in front of you with your raised arm parallel to the ground. Try to hold this pose for one minute and repeat it twice on each side. This move helps to break up adhesions in your pelvis that can be impairing blood flow and affecting your fertility.
Forward bend: Begin standing with your hands on your hips. Exhale as you bend forward at the hips. Bend your elbows and hold on to each elbow with the opposite hand. Let the crown of your head hang down. Press your heels into the floor as you lift your sit bones toward the ceiling. Bring your fingertips in line with your toes and press your palms on the floor. Bring your weight to the balls of your feet, keeping your hips aligned over your ankles. Slightly lift and lengthen your torso with each inhalation. Release deeper into the pose with each exhalation. Let your head hang. Hold the pose for up to one minute. To release, place your hands on your hips. Draw down through your tailbone and keep your back flat as you inhale and return to standing. Repeat several times each day. This exercise is great for relieving stress and the resultant cortisol levels.
Dr. Liza Egbogah BSc, DC, DOMP is a manual osteopath and one of North America's leading body and posture experts, who consults with senior executives, celebrities, professional athletes and political leaders on health matters, injury preventon and treatment, and stress reduction strategies. Based in Toronto, she is a high-profile speaker who is regularly interviewed by the media. Dr. Liza has been a key member of the basketball medical team at the PanAm Games, and she has provided treatment for some of the worlds greatest athletes from the NHL, NBA, NFL and Olympians as well as some of music’s biggest stars and award-winning actors. She is also the “unofficial celebrity fixer” of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Oscars and the ESPYs, and she has started her own revolutionary designer high heel line designed for true all day comfortable wear.
As the holiday season quickly approaches and with all the parties, year-end deadlines and family time this period can be very stressful for many people. This stress has a negative impact on your mind and body potentially leading to difficulty sleeping, headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain.
So what can you to relieve tension and decrease stress during the busy holiday season?
1. Stop and breathe- You may not even realize that you are not breathing enough during the day. Not breathing enough has been associated with anxiety and depression and overall joint pain. Try taking in a deep breath, holding it for 3 seconds and then counting to 10 as you slowly exhale.
2. Exercise - Your mind and body will thank you. Any form of cardiovascular exercise will get the blood pumping and endorphins up so not only will you feel better but you will be better equipped to cope with holiday stress. As an added bonus you can help burn off those calories from all the holiday treats.
3. Stretch- Stretching your chest, neck, shoulder and leg muscles throughout the day will have your muscles feeling better and can help prevent headaches, neck and back pain. Remember to focus on your breath while stretching and use exhalations to help you go deeper into a stretch. Stretching can also help to promote better sleep which will leave you better able to cope with holiday stress.
4. Treat yourself - Take an hour out of the busy holiday season to get a massage or see a manual osteopath. This is an extremely effective way to reduce stress. Massage and osteopathy have both been shown to reduce cortisol levels [stress hormone] and increase endorphins [feel good hormones]. Plus you can buy gift certificates for everyone on your shopping list taking away the stress of present shopping. You can also slowly massage your temples using a circular motion to help relieve some tension.