Family Fun Fair

IWS + H.A.I. in Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center

IWS participated in the fourth annual Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center, an event for families across the city promoting healthy & happy lifestyle in Shanghai. IWS works with Health Activity Initiative, a program tailored for kids aged 4 to 11 with focus on improving their overall physical and mental health by organizing weekly indoor and outdoor events.


Reasons Not To Stretch

Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

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6 Minutes to Improve your Performance

Your next performance breakthrough may only be a new warm-up away. According to research published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, a warm up routine incorporating squats and a whole body vibrator machine can increase your sprint performance by 6%. 


Yoga: An Effective Treatment for Back Pain?

Exercise is viewed as a great long term, complimentary option for pain relief. However, finding a program you can stick with, while being effective and safe, is a challenge. Yoga has gained an enthusiastic following for all sorts of health benefits including managing back pain.

Simple Walking Exercise could Rid you of Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment can often require many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits — a costly commitment. Now, for the 80 percent of the adult population who complain about back pain, there’s a new therapy that has shown promising results. And it starts as easily as stepping out of your door.

Running and Back Pain: What you should know

For many people, running is more than just an exercise to stay healthy; it’s a way a life. Countless patients have come into my office desperate for ways to resume running after a low back injury. It’s the “Runner’s High” – that feeling of excitement and satisfaction with running – that continues to drive people back.

Rock Climbing can Treat Back Pain

Have you ever been home, laid up with back pain and thought to yourself, “You know what would really make me feel good right now? Rock climbing!”. Yeah, me neither. The common sense in most of us would conclude that sports and activities, such as rock climbing, would only contribute to the problem. However, new research out of Germany is flying in the face of these commonly held beliefs. 

Let your Pain Float Away: Swimming to Reduce Lower Back Pain

When you live with back pain, simple tasks become difficult, quick errands require more time, and taking road trips with your family is a challenge. From sitting on planes, trains and automobiles for hours at a time to lugging heavy suitcases from city to city, travelling can be irritating to both your stress levels and to back pain.

Extreme Workouts: The Current Wave of Fitness

Every decade of my lifetime has been marked with some type of fitness craze. The 70s brought distance running into the limelight. In the 80s, it was all about leg warmers, spandex, aerobics and the thighmaster. At the end of the century, 8 minute abs, Taebo, bodybuilding and creatine were at the forefront. Currently, we are in the middle of an extreme workout craze.