6 Steps for Workout Recovery

6 Steps for Workout Recovery

It’s important that your body properly recovers from any type of intense ntense athletic/workout event, whether that is running an ultra, a marathon, an epic rock climbing day, or working hard in your yard. Taking care of your body and mind is essential....
Yard Work Safety Tips

Yard Work Safety Tips

The snow has melted (mostly) and it’s almost time for spring clean-up and yard care. Spring in Oregon is beautiful, but unfortunately, with the sunny weather comes an increase in low back, shoulder, knee, and hand pain/injuries. Let’s do it right this year with...
How to Walk on Ice Safely

How to Walk on Ice Safely

The year’s winter weather in the valley has brought on some beautiful scenery, but also something we don’t often have to think about: walking on ice and not falling. As you would guess, walking on ice is a bit different than your wet or dry ground. It’s...
Backpack Safety and Ergonomics

Backpack Safety and Ergonomics

Whether you are returning to school or going hiking, the fit and wear of your backpack is very important. A great rule of thumb to remember is: you should always wear both straps and have it fit snugly against your back. There should not be a gap between the backpack...
Gardening Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Gardening Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Gardening is one of the most rewarding activities you can participate in this summer. You spend a few days in the sun, while getting some exercise, and then you get to see your hard work pay off through beautiful blooming flowers or delicious fruits and veggies. What...