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Get Fit to Sit - 5 Exercises for Better Desk Posture Jul 09, 2013

This is the third and final blog entry in a series on sitting health.

 

If you have read my previous blogs on healthy sitting you now realize that prolonged sitting is a health risk factor with negative consequences similar to smoking. Extended sitting can also cause pain and dysfunction...

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How to Sit Pain Free Jul 02, 2013

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

Pain Free Athlete :: How to Sit Pain Free

The "C" posture seen to the left is a posture of pain and dysfunction. Unfortunately, it is also very common and the most frequently assumed position by many while working. When I was conducting ergonomic evaluations a large percentage...

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Energy Management Brings Success Jun 20, 2013

Contrary to the popular thinking that time management brings increased productivity and success, the authors of The Power of Full Engagement believe "Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance."

 

The Power of Full Engagement

Has this ever happened to you?

At the end of a long...

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Be Still to Improve Your Performance Jun 13, 2013

With the abundance of self-help resources available today (more than at any other time) on so many health and wellness topics why aren't we thriving as a nation?

 

This is the essence of the question Garret Kramer posed to start his presentation, "Why Stillpower Always Works...

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Is surgery the answer for your musculoskeletal pain? Jun 04, 2013

In case you missed my article in The Weekly Sun of the Wood River Valley (pdf) or the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

 

When we hurt we often assume the worst. We become afraid and tentative with our bodies, telling ourselves that this much pain indicates...

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What Are You Afraid Of - Can You Handle It? May 25, 2013

 

Do you fear...

 
Injuring your body or suffering pain while participating in sports or activity (e.g. cycling, walking, cooking, weight lifting, gardening...)?
 
Losing your job and having to relocate?
 
Being last or not finishing an athletic event you have signed-up for?
 

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What Causes Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps? May 22, 2013

Although frequent and sometimes debilitating, exercise associated muscle cramps (EAMC) have been poorly understood by the scientific and medical community for years. Many of the theories about EAMC have been from anecdotal evidence, not controlled studies.

 

Dehydration-Electrolyte Imbalance...

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Injuries are Opportunities - Making the most of your time off the bike May 15, 2013

Please enjoy this re-print of an article I wrote for mountain flyer magazine a few years back, original article (pdf).

 

Lying on the couch with fresh stitches in my thigh, as the ice pack begins to drip, my head is spinning from the pain medication. The sun is shining and I can...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Shoulder Shrugs May 08, 2013

Use your time in the gym to improve your structural alignment, not ingrain poor posture and compensated movement patterns.

 

 

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Starting Position

  • A staggered stance (1-2 feet apart) accommodates wider hips and larger...

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Develop Autonomous Sports Skills to Stay Injury Free Apr 25, 2013
When standing on the free throw line preparing to make the game winning basket you don't want to spend your mental energy on the mechanics of throwing a basketball. The same is true for paying attention to your pedal stroke during a 100 mile road bike tour. In these situations you want to have...
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Transform Your Life with Supportive Affirmations Apr 22, 2013

Your thoughts and internal dialogue creates your reality and influences your attitude, behavior, and outcomes. Take a moment to notice what is going through your mind right now as you start reading this article. You might be saying … I really should be working and not reading this...

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Myths of the Aging Physical Body Apr 17, 2013

The messages you hear about aging and your physical body are very negative, provoking fear and dread of advancing years. You are bombarded with ads about drugs, surgery and the latest technology that can make you younger. Aging is inevitable! How you age though, is within your control.

What do...

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