A recent government survey indicates that 80% of adult Americans do not get the recommended amounts of exercise each week, potentially setting themselves up for years of health problems. Why don’t they work out? I’ve heard reasons such as the following: exercising is boring, tiring, confusing, … [Read more...]
When did we make GOOD movement BAD for us?
I was at the playground with my daughter the other day, when I heard a mother calling out to her child, “Walk! Don’t run!” It’s not an unusual command, but it got my wheels turning. I remember being told that as a child, even as a young adult. And at some point, I stopped running. But why? I LOVED … [Read more...]
5 Tips to Help You Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling Snow
I realize I’m a little late with this, but as I write this from a hotel room in snowy New Jersey, I’m betting you’ll have the opportunity to use these tips before winter formally ends, or maybe even before the weekend ends. The truth is, I had several folks come in after last week’s “Snowpocalypse,” … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Kick Leg Cramps to the Curb
Winter is clearly upon us, and with the falling temperatures, many folks are coming in complaining of leg cramps at night. You know the kind: they wake you out of a blissfully deep sleep, causing you to leap to your feet to stretch a painfully tight calf or hamstring. If that’s not bad enough, the … [Read more...]
Tame The Habit Monster!
Happy New Year! How are you feeling about your health and wellness resolutions? I know it’s trite for anyone in the exercise field to write about resolutions in January, but I really couldn’t help myself. My husband Chris is a business and career coach—a success coach—who works with … [Read more...]
Oh the Weather Outside is…Achy
As I sit writing this, it’s raining and sleeting outside. This weather can best be described as raw, and I can feel it in my bones. Many people come in to see me on days like this complaining of joint pain and discomfort, only to dismiss it as being “in their heads.” But that’s simply not true. … [Read more...]
Do You Breathe Well?
Take a deep breath. Now let it out. Do it again. Do you feel better? More energized? Most of us do. For an involuntary mechanism, breathing gets an awful lot of attention in the fitness and rehabilitation world, and it has even spawned research in the corporate world. Why? Because we don’t tend to … [Read more...]
Do You Take Better Care of Your Car or Your Body?
I was driving to work a few days ago when I heard a car commercial on the radio. It went something like this: “Do you take better care of your car or your body?” The commercial went on, interviewing several car owners who admitted to taking better care of their cars than their bodies, with the … [Read more...]
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