Strength vs Flexibility: the age-old question

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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!

Back Pain – Part II: What to do?

Ok, hopefully you’ve gained some insight into why your back is spasm-ing, now what should you do about it? Well, it goes without saying, there are lots of “experts” out there with lots of advice. Are they right? At risk of sounding like a broken record – it depends…on what exactly the cause is.  But, Continue Reading

Admission of Guilt!

  Ok, ok, I’m going to come clean: I have NOT lived up to my previously stated goal of writing a blog & sharing tips and tricks to keep on your New Year’s goals every week, as I said in February’s post…not even every 4 weeks…more like every 6. BUT – that’s OK. I’m not going Continue Reading