Hashimoto's
9 Tips for Exercising with Hashimoto’s

9 Tips for Exercising with Hashimoto’s

With Hashimoto’s, you’ve got a few extra things to consider when it comes to planning your exercise routine. It’s common for women with Hashimoto’s to struggle losing weight and beating the crushing fatigue, but luckily I’ve discovered some critical Hashimoto’s exercise routine adjustments to maintain respect for your body, build strength and still reach those goals.  I know, it’s easy to get...

Strength
How to Exercise at Home with Hashimoto’s During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Exercise at Home with Hashimoto’s During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have Hashimoto’s (or any type of thyroiditis), you know how important keeping up with your workout routine is for your overall health in general. However, although there is currently no reason to believe people with thyroid conditions are at a greater risk for contracting the novel coronavirus, those of us with chronic illness or autoimmune disease should take every precaution to...

Rehab
stretching with hashimoto's
9 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Skip Your Cool-Down

9 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Skip Your Cool-Down

9 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Skip Your Cool-Down STOP! Don’t walk out of your home gym or workout just yet! You forgot an essential piece to your healing...your cool-down! So many women underestimate the power of a good cool-down. My definition of a good cool down is: 1. One you like and will actually do, 2. One including active recovery stretch and strength components, 3. One that will put...

Strength
Kettlebell
How to choose the right weight

How to choose the right weight

If you are new strength training or weightlifting, you probably have a thousand questions running through your head on where to start. In addition, you might be procrastinating because you're not sure where to start. Above all, the key is to just start. On of the most common question is how do I know what weight to choose? This post answers just this question whether you are a beginner or looking to workout from home.

Strength
Hypermobility knees
How to Work Out Smarter with Kettlebells

How to Work Out Smarter with Kettlebells

If you’re anything like me, when I first set eyes on a kettlebell I thought, “that might just hurt me.” But I soon realized it's not the tool but user error that leads to injury. It was not love at first sight. I questioned “why a kettlebell” instead of a hand weight or a machine? How do I lift “the ball” up to my chest without knocking out my front teeth? If I’m catching it on the back of my...

Good Form/Bad Form
Posture for a Pain Free Day with Hashimoto’s

Posture for a Pain Free Day with Hashimoto’s

We all sit hours upon hours each day. There’s no getting around it even with a standing desk, a fancy treadmill desk, or taking frequent breaks. Sitting with good posture feels confusing since we've been told to "sit up straight" with “shoulders down and back.” This feels exhausting! Instead I recommend finding your center in “optimal posture” to minimize pain in your day. But how do I do...

Hashimoto's
Frozen Shoulder and Hashimoto’s

Frozen Shoulder and Hashimoto’s

One day you reach up to comb your hair or slip an arm in your favorite jacket and you feel a pull. At first you think nothing of it. Then you notice that washing your hair makes your shoulder feel stiff and achy. You start to lose the ability to lift your arm at all. You can no longer lay on that shoulder in bed. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may have adhesive capsulitis – more...

Hashimoto's
Knee Pain and Hashimoto’s

Knee Pain and Hashimoto’s

Do you have knee pain that comes and goes without rhyme or reason? There may have been no logical onset for the pain, like stepping off a curb awkwardly, twisting your knee as you stood up, or pushing yourself too hard at the gym. Your knees simply ache without a clear cause or what we in the medical world call a “mechanism of injury,” or MOI. As a chiropractor for the last 12 years and a...

Hashimoto's
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How To Warm-up Before You Work Out With Hashimoto’s

How To Warm-up Before You Work Out With Hashimoto’s

A solid warm up before you work out sets you up for success keeping you injury free. But a sloppy warm-up or no warm-up at all can lead to a debilitating muscle tweak or compressed joints. Especially as women struggling with Hashimoto’s, we need our warm-up to wake up our core and stabilize our joints. But what does this look like? There are so many warm ups out there, what’s the right one?!?...