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Taming Your Sports Gremlin functional training heal yourself self healing self-compassion self-discipline training Sep 24, 2012

As an athlete you are driven, have goals and want to achieve. Many of us are in the habit of pushing our bodies to the brink of collapse, injury or sickness to succeed. Our taskmaster inside, sometimes called our sports gremlin, scares us into making bad choices for our body and soul.

Using...

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Become an Intuitive Eater to Lose Weight balance diet heal yourself health goals healthy self Sep 20, 2012

Losing weight is hard. There are many factors that contribute to excess pounds. In researching approaches to weight loss I have found the principles explained in "Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A. very useful. Just last month a third edition of...

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Use Positive Psychology to Heal heal heal yourself healing chronic pain healing pain the pain free athlete Sep 12, 2012

Healing happens not only physically but is also influenced by your psychological state. While suffering from various injuries and surgeries I found the teachings of Positive Psychology helpful to my recovery. How we think about our situation and what we say to ourselves has a great impact on our...

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Running Technique, Posture and Pain alignment posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique Sep 06, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

 

There are no sports beyond our body's capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain. Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation...

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The Most Important Question to Ask About Your Pain heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain healing pain the pain free athlete Aug 28, 2012

You know that kid who is always asking questions to the point of being annoying? What does s/he want to know - WHY? Why this, why that, why, why, why. It can be a difficult question with a complex answer. Adults interacting with this child may become drained by the steady stream of...

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Prevent Injury with Proprioception Training healing and injury proprioception strength training training workout Aug 23, 2012

Proprioception is defined by Mosby's dictionary as “the kinesthetic sense. The sense that deals with sensations of body position, posture, balance, and motion.” Simply put, it is your ability to feel your body's joint positions and movements in space.

 

As your body moves and...

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Reduce Joint Pain by Improving Body pH anti-inflammatory diet chronic pain freedom from pain heal heal yourself pain Aug 20, 2012

To reduce joint pain my Egoscue® therapist recommended I measure and work to improve my body pH. Defined as "potential for Hydrogen" pH represents the acid-base balance in arterial blood. The density of positively charged hydrogen ions makes a solution acidic or basic. An acid has a greater...

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Three Strategies to Settle Competition Nerves character strengths competition racing self training Aug 10, 2012

1. Embrace Your Competitor

When I read about this strategy in Running Within by Jerry Lynch and Warren Scott I was intrigued. I had always seen the other women in my races as rivals to be beaten and crushed, not embraced! Lynch and Scott describe how anger is a counterproductive emotion...

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Core Training - Are You Doing Enough? alignment core core training posture alignment strength the pain free athlete training Aug 02, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

You have probably heard that having a strong core is important and will help with back pain, athletic performance, injury prevention, posture and the various activities of daily living. In your effort to...

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Reduce Lower Back Pain by Increasing Hip Mobility back ache back pain heal back pain heal yourself lower back pain posture therapy Jul 27, 2012

Many of my posture alignment clients suffer from painful lower back conditions - sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, SI joint dysfunction, stenosis, etc. Upon examination I find that their hips have restricted movement. The hips and lower back are connected though the pelvis. Your hip muscles...

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Low Tech or High Tech Training - what's right for you? exercise exercise recovery functional training interval training training Jul 20, 2012

I have always been a low tech exerciser and competitor. In my sports training I have mainly used heart rate and time as measures of my effort and intensity. There are several reasons for my choice.

First, learning new technology can be frustrating. I don't enjoy spending my energy figuring...

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Motivation Trumps Willpower for Changing Behaviors Jul 15, 2012

How often do you tell yourself that "it was my lack of willpower that kept me from being successful at ____" (fill in the blank - eating less, exercising consistently, journaling daily, etc.).

As a coach I hear willpower blamed for many "failures." What is especially curious to me is when the...

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