8 Simple Moves For Increased Hip Mobility

Probably the trickiest and most frustrating area to injure involves the muscles surrounding the hip area. This is where hip issues and low back pain tend to take up residence. The good news is, if you're looking for a sure-fire way to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and create lasting strength -- you've come to the right place!

posted 4 days 4 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Protecting Our Joints As We Age

 It's inevitable: As we get older, our joints begin to wear down from use over the course of our lives. Joint function decreases over time, and that's even if we're lucky enough to avoid conditions such as arthritis.  Fortunately, there are steps we can take in our everyday lives to help prevent joint problems down the...

posted 4 days 5 hours ago by Nick Nelson

The Results Are In: Which Cities Get The Most Sleep?

Did you ever wonder which cities around the world got the most sleep? How about the least sleep? Data from users of the fitness tracking, sleep monitoring device UP from Jawbone has recently been released, and the results will take you on a fascinating journey into the world's sleep habits.

posted 5 days 3 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Executive Straight Razor Shave

Here at Wellki, we were looking for another place to get a great shave here in the Twin Cities, and it didn't take long to stumble upon Mustache Jim and the crew at Gent Cuts and Grooming.

posted 5 days 9 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Best Knee Exercises For Injury Recovery

Whether it's recovering from a twisted knee, an arthroscopic procedure, or even a complete knee replacement, one thing is absolutely certain: the rehabilitation process is nobody's version of fun!

posted 6 days 3 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

 It's a sleeping disorder that reportedly affects 15 percent of Americans, or about one in seven. And yet, while you or someone you know has probably experienced it, up until recently sleep drunkenness has not gained much recognition in the medical world. New research is shedding light on this affliction.

posted 6 days 4 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Can Exercise Boost Kids' Brainpower?

Unfortunately for all the kids out there, the best brain boosters aren't found in video games or smartphone apps! Here at Wellki, we encourage healthy lifestyles that include a balanced diet and regular exercise. So it should come as no surprise that being fit is a key contributor to kids' growing brains!

posted 1 week 4 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Healthy Traveling Habits

 The summer and fall are popular times to hop aboard a plane and "jet off" to some new location. Flying can inherently be a physically and mentally draining activity -- especially longer flights -- but there some ways to stay fresh and promote healthy habits.

posted 1 week 5 hours ago by alyne murphy

Wellki Workout Playlist: '90s Gangsta Rap

Last week's workout playlist covered some of the seminal hits from the iconic grunge hits of the early 1990's. But there was something completely different happening around that time in the music world. This week's playlist topic features the other popular music movement, gangsta rap!

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Health Buzz: Avoid Tuna if Pregnant?

When pregnant, women rightfully go to great lengths to make sure they're doing all the best things to ensure good prenatal health for the baby growing inside them. Recently, we steps that should be taken in terms of exercise and fitness, but diet is also very important. Just as important as what you do eat, is what you don't...

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

Make These Delicious Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups

Looking for an easy, healthy recipe that you can throw together and share with friends or family? These Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups will wow your guests, and will please your body as well with a strong mix of flavor and nutrition. We'll show you exactly how to make them below:...

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Nick Nelson

The Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Think about a time when you may have been playing a little pool at a local sports bar. Did you ever notice that, after a few beers, you or someone else may have begun to hit difficult shots, sparking the phrase 'I play better when I'm drunk'? Whether you're aware of it or not, there might just be some science to back up the claim!

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Working

By now, you have surely seen (or perhaps even participated in) the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This phenomenon is sweeping the nation, with videos popping up featuring high-profile celebrities, athletes, politicians and undoubtedly several people on your Facebook feed. Incredibly, I've seen a number of people actually complaining...

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

Missing The Mark On Workout Intensity

Recommended guidelines on workout intensity include words such as low, moderate, and vigorous. As easy as that may seem to understand, actually implementing it into workouts is a different story. As recent studies reveal, many of us may be drastically over-estimating the intensity of our workouts.

posted 2 weeks 9 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Wellki Workout Playlist: 90's Grunge

 For this week's Wellki Workout Playlist, we're taking another trip back in time, to a period of music that really doesn't seem that long ago...but actually is. It's time to press play and work hard to this week's theme: 90's Grunge music!

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Wellki Weekly Podcast: Episode 2

 The second episode of the Wellki Weekly Podcast has arrived! Nick and Jason check in once again to cover the top stories in health, while also delivering tips to help you live healthy in the coming week. You can listen to the second episode below or download by CLICKING HERE.

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

Pregnancy and Exercise

If you are considering having a baby, or are currently pregnant, you may have a number of questions about exercising during your pregnancy. How can I continue to work out and stay fit while remaining careful and protective of the little human growing in my belly?

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by alyne murphy

Health Buzz: New Home Test For Colorectal Cancer

A few months ago, during Men's Health Week here on Wellki, we reviewed five tests that every man should have. One of those is a colon cancer screening, which is recommended every five years for men over 50. And here's some good news: a new solution might make getting this test a WHOLE lot easier.

posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Nick Nelson

Wellki Push-Up Challenge

So, hopefully you've now read about the common mistakes in push-up technique. Now you have the tools necessary to practice the perfect push-up! All that's left is putting those push-ups to good use, with a one-month plan!

posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Dealing With Depression and Mental Disorders

 The tragic passing of Robin Williams serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of mental health. The beloved comedian and actor made a career of bringing happiness and laughter to people of all ages, but evidently faced his own personal demons that eventually got the best of him. Williams battled depression. He was...

posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

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