This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down to discuss the most popular footwear of the season – flip-flops – and how it is stressing out your body.  From bunions, to plantar fasciitis, to knee, hip, and back issues, wearing flip-flops for extended periods of time may create more issues than you can imagine for your joints.  Check out all of the details, as well as what to do about this, in this week’s episode!

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Charlie Cates

Char­lie Cates, M.S. is a Muscle Activation Techniques® Master Specialist (MATm), an MATRx® Full Body Specialist, a mastery level Resistance Training Specialist® (RTSm), and a Cer­ti­fied Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Charlie attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 2010, where he played varsity basketball for four years. In 2016 he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Science degree in exercise science. A type-1 diabetic, he is the owner of Muscle Activation Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. He is an instructor for the Muscle Activation Techniques® program, introducing students of all different backgrounds to the MAT® process. Charlie specializes in managing and improving the function of his clients’ muscular system through the MAT® process and utilizing RTS® principles. He can be reached via e-mail at Fol­low him on Instagram at @CharlieCates!


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