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Express Gratitude and Attract Happiness this Thanksgiving athentic happiness grateful rhonda byrne segilman the pain free athlete the secret Nov 19, 2012

According to Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., a leader in Positive Psychology, and author of "Authentic Happiness" one cause of low life satisfaction and contentment is failure to express gratitude and taking things for granted.

"Gratitude is an appreciation of someone else's excellent moral...

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Pain Relief Through Posture Alignment alignment egoscue egoscue method freedom from pain heal yourself healing chronic pain posture alignment posture exercises posture therapy the pain free athlete Nov 11, 2012

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

 

Do you have joint or muscle pain? It may be your posture. According to the Egoscue Method® of posture alignment the “design posture” of the human body is to have the load-bearing...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Biceps Curls functional training resistance training strength strength training train Nov 07, 2012

This is the first video in a series on proper strength training technique for better posture.

       

 

Starting Position

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

  • Dumbbell heads are facing forward to keep the weights close to...

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Is Strength Training Ruining Your Posture? alignment posture alignment strength strength training training weight training Oct 30, 2012

If you're lifting weights without addressing postural disparities such as one shoulder higher than the other, a hip that is rotated forward or rounded shoulders then YES your unbalanced posture is becoming stronger and more engrained with every repetition performed.

I'm not saying don't...

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Back Pain and Spinal Posture back ache back pain heal back pain heal yourself lower back pain Oct 23, 2012

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

Several painful back conditions – stenosis, disc bulge or herniation, spondylolisthesis and sciatica – are due to improper spinal alignment.

Proper Spinal Alignment

Consisting of 33 bones...

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Exercise Makes You Smarter exercise heal yourself health mind mind-body Oct 16, 2012

You're probably heard these benefits of exercise:

  • Elevated Mood
  • Weight Management
  • Better Sleep
  • Reduced Stress
  • Lower Blood Pressure

But did you know exercise also makes you smarter?

That's what John Ratey, MD author of  Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the...

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Why and When to Stretch Your Muscles alignment muscle tension posture alignment strength stretching Oct 09, 2012

I recently met a fit young man who loves to run. A mutual friend brought us together, introducing me as someone who might be able to help with his back pain. He had seen a chiropractor who told him the curve in his lower back had flattened which was probably contributing to his pain. I agreed and...

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Understanding the Function Run pain free pain free athlete pain free body running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Oct 01, 2012

"The value of the function run is that it deliberately equalizes your strong compensating muscles and your weaker prime movers. When we are dysfunctional, heavy exertion demand automatically accesses our strongest muscles. Function runs are a way to stop that from happening and to give those...

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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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