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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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What Are You Afraid Of - Can You Handle It? feel the fear and do it anyway susan jeffers the pain free athlete 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...

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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 bike heal yourself healing and injury mountain bike mountain biking self healing self-compassion the pain free athlete training May 15, 2013

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

 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 see the...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Shoulder Shrugs exercises for shoulder pain posture alignment posture exercises resistance training strength training training May 08, 2013

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

Starting Position

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

  • The head, shoulders and hips are vertically aligned with the belly...

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Develop Autonomous Sports Skills to Stay Injury Free functional training skill strength training the pain free athlete training 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 heal heal yourself healing chronic pain self self healing the pain free athlete 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 alignment chronic pain heal yourself healing chronic pain healing pain self-discipline 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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