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High Intensity Intervals, Best Exercise for Your Waist Line Sep 25, 2013

Okay, let's be open about this . . . If you're female, part of your motivation to exercise is weight management or weight loss. Also, your desire may be to eat what you want. Or, maybe you just want to lose a few pounds to look more attractive. Regardless, we all know that weight is a factor in...

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What to Eat and Avoid to Reduce Joint Pain Sep 20, 2013

What's one of the main causes of joint pain? Inflammation. And did you know that the foods we eat affect inflammation? If you'd like more information on inflammation and lifestyle-contributing factors beyond nutrition, please read my blog, 4 Steps to an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle. If you read...

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5 Recovery Lessons I Learned from My Dog Sep 12, 2013

A few years ago I had to say good bye to my beloved 13 year old yellow Labrador retriever, Coral. At seven and a half Coral became paralyzed in her hind end from pouncing too aggressively on a tennis ball during a game of fetch. Through months of canine physical therapy, she regained her ability...

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Are you an athlete? Sep 03, 2013

With the business name, The Pain Free Athlete I often have people commenting that they are not an athlete and therefore do not qualify to work with me. I respectfully disagree. 

 

The word athlete in our society often brings up images of muscle bound, ultra fit Olympians. I...

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Can you heal yourself? Aug 28, 2013

During a discussion with a potential client, I made the statement that we could heal ourselves. She admitted that she had heard this wisdom but did not know if she could believe it. As she described it, she had been dancing around the idea but wasn't sure she was ready to accept it for herself.

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10 Things Posture Therapy Can Do For You! Aug 22, 2013

This summer marks my five-year posture therapy anniversary. In this article, I reflect on what I have gained from the process and what you may also achieve through this therapy.

I began my posture therapy career as a client in debilitating pain. Because I was intrigued by this unconventional...

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Posture Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game Aug 13, 2013

My secret is out, I'm a golfer!

Pain Free Athlete :: Posture Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game

 

Yes, I enjoy hitting a little white ball around a well manicured course. As an endurance athlete I've received much criticism for my hobby. I love the completely different challenge golf offers as a skill sport. It is truly a mental game requiring the...

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4 Steps to an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Aug 08, 2013

At the 2013 Sun Valley Wellness Festival, I attended a presentation titled "Leading the Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle" with Dr. James Rouse. Dr. Rouse is an accomplished naturopathic physician, triathlete, speaker, author, and more. After you finish reading this blog, I encourage you to visit...

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Book Review: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers Aug 02, 2013

 

"We can experience wildly strong emotions (provoking our bodies into an accompanying uproar) linked to mere thoughts."

Understanding the stress-response: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers book cover

In other words, we activate the stress-response in our minds in response to our thoughts. This is the message shared by Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky...

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Prolonged Sitting - the new health risk Jul 26, 2013

This is the first blog entry in a series on sitting health.

 

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We are at war with sitting! 

And the research is mounting. The risks of sitting too much were likened to smoking in the Los Angeles Times Article, Don't just sit there. Really. that appeared last month. A...

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Sports-Specific Training vs Training Function Jul 24, 2013

In case you missed my article in The Weekly Sun of the Wood River Valley (pdf), it is reprinted below.

 

Sports performance is the result of coordinated movement. Pedaling a bicycle, casting a fly rod, swinging a tennis racquet or golf club, and hiking up a mountain all require lots of...

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9 Tips to Improve Your Strength Training Workout Jul 17, 2013

Strength training is an important component of your fitness program. The resistance used can be in the form of machines, free weights, medicine balls, tubing or bands, and body weight. Regardless of how resistance is applied here are some tips to keep in mind.

 

    1. Warm-up and Cool-Down...
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