Sitting = the new SMOKING….Really???

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Sitting = the new SMOKING….Really???

Like everything in life, there’s always 2 sides to a story…and the case of modern life (in this country at least) is no different. The advancement in our quality of life afforded by all of the incredible machines, technology, and products we’ve invented in the last 100 years is astounding, with many positive aspects to Continue Reading

  It’s nice to feel supported…but not in this case! Mother Earth, combined with gravity, can be deadly. But it’s not the fall that is the problem, it’s that sudden hard stop of hitting the ground (or some other immovable object) that is. And it’s a big problem! Every 19 minutes an older adult dies Continue Reading

Strength vs Flexibility: the age-old question

    At some point in your life you might have wondered: “what’s MORE important for me: STRENGTH or FLEXIBILITY?” Maybe it was trying to answer the question of why you continue to have that nagging back pain? Or perhaps it was during that Yoga class when a static warrior pose was SO hard to Continue Reading

The Importance of Having a “Spring” in your Step

Despite what seems like more general awareness of the importance of healthy feet, there’s still a lot of talk of how shoes and shoe-related products are the way to keep our feet happy instead of the brilliantly functional and adaptive structures of our feet. The “experts” tell us about the latest and greatest in shoe Continue Reading

5 of MY BEST Basic, Functional, Get-in-Shape Exercises

These can be done just about anywhere, anytime, with no equipment…and with 3 different levels of difficulty, by just about anyone. Bird Dogs: This has many different names, but whatever you want to call them, there should be minimal trunk movement, the spine straight & level. Easy:   start out just 1 leg, then 1 arm at a time Moderate:   do opposite leg & arm at the Continue Reading

Willpower!

Willpower – ask 10 people about willpower and you’ll get answers like: “it’s that special thing that allows some people to just quit smoking, lose weight, or get rich…some people have it and some don’t…,” or “It’s one of those things that comes and goes…sometimes I have it, other times I don’t.” Is any of Continue Reading

2019-the year for Stupid Simple Resolutions

  1. No more than 3 simple, attainable goals. If you reach them easily or quickly, upgrade them!   2. Write them down-multiple places, because seeing them, repeatedly, increases attainment…by a lot! 3. Tell your loved ones & ask for help – connection & accountability are key to success!