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10 Things Posture Therapy Can Do For You! alignment posture the pain free athlete 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...

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Posture Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game golf exercises the pain free athlete Aug 13, 2013

My secret is out, I'm a golfer!

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 utmost...

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4 Steps to an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle anti-inflammatory diet the pain free athlete 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 sapolsky stress response the pain free athlete zebras Aug 02, 2013

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

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 the pain free athlete Jul 26, 2013

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

 

ChairWe 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 recent...

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Sports-Specific Training vs Training Function functional training the pain free athlete Jul 24, 2013

In case you missed my article in The Weekly Sun of the Wood River Valley, 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 fitness resistance training the pain free athlete weights workout Jul 17, 2013

 

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

 

  1. Warm-up and...
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Get Fit to Sit: 5 Exercises for Better Desk Posture sitting sitting exercises sitting posture the pain free athlete 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. Additionally, if you sit for an extended period of...

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How to Sit Pain Free sitting posture the pain free athlete Jul 02, 2013

 

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

Look at the image to the right. Can you see the "C"? This "C" posture is a posture of pain and dysfunction. Unfortunately, it is also very common. In fact, it's the most frequently assumed position that many workers take. When I...

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Energy Management Brings Success energy jim loehr the pain free athlete the power of full engagment time mangement tony schwartz Jun 20, 2013

 

Popular thinking says that time management brings increased productivity and success. Yet the authors of The Power of Full Engagement believe “Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.”

 

Has this ever happened to you?

At the end of a...

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Be Still to Improve Your Performance flow peak performance stillpower the pain free athlete zone 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...

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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 major...

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