Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Quick Guide To Core Muscles

The core is a powerhouse of important muscles that help you carry out everyday activities, with more efficiency, and less injury.

© Copyright 2014 CorbisCorporationA strong core enhances sports performance, prevents athletic injuries, gives you good posture, and makes your back strong so that you’ll never have problems with debilitating backaches.   A strong core keeps older people from falling, and equestrians squarely on their horse.  The core is located within your torso.

Think of your core like a sturdy tree trunk, immovable and very solid, able to withstand outside forces.  Strong trees have powerful resistance against winds, torrential rain, and snow storms. And in a way, you’re just like a sturdy tree when you © Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationdevelop the muscles of your core.

In basic terms your core is made up of your abdominal, back, hip and backside muscles. Working together they give you the upper hand at life’s chores, and activities.  All movement travels through your core, the center of your body.  A sturdy core keeps you from getting injured, gives you superior posture, and enhances the way the look, feel and breath.

For more information about core exercise, read the following posts, Core Exercise For Equestrians, Ten Reasons To Strengthen Your Core, Why Older Adults Need Core Strength, How To Exercise Your Core, and Strong Core Muscles Can Save Your Life.

Copyright 2015 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core Personal Training

Cafe Chihuahua

Thanks to his owner, this little dog made one too many trips to Cafe Chihuahua, an imaginary name for humans who overfeed their dogs.

Overweight dogs are not healthy animals, and neither are people who overeat.   Feeding your dog too much food may result in  serious, and life-threatening health problems.  Neither you or your dog enjoy veterinary visits.  Take better care of your furry friend by feeding him properly.

The life expectancy of this breed is 15 or more years.  Healthy Chihuahuas weigh between 4 to 6 pounds.  When overfed, they balloon up to as much as 13 pounds.

Obesity causes problems to humans and animals alike.  An overweight Chihuahua may develop arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and shortened lifespan.

Read more about the rise in animal obesity at these posts, Obesity Up In Cats, Dogs and Horses, and Doggie Calories.

Copyright 2015 Irene Pastore and Tour De Core Personal Training