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Keep Your Fascia in Shape with Foam Rolling back pain chronic pain foam rolling pain free athlete self healing the pain free athlete Dec 19, 2012

Although we all learned anatomy as separate muscles doing individual jobs recent research is showing this may not be the way our bodies work at all. Tom Myers, a leader in this field and author of the book Anatomy Trains contends that the body is an integrated whole connected through a...

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Practice Extreme Self-Care this Holiday Season authentic happiness self self healing self-compassion self-discipline Dec 14, 2012

 During the holidays when the pace of our lives accelerates with more commitments and longer to do lists the first sacrifice we often make is ourselves. Many of my clients have difficulty exercising regularly, eating healthy, and managing stress at this time of year.

Take Time for Your Life Book CoverIn her book, "Take Time...

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Align Personal Values with New Year's Resolutions health goals new years resolution self self healing self-discipline the pain free athlete Dec 03, 2012

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

Every April in New Mexico I observe hundreds of people walking many miles on Good Friday before Easter to El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine. As I scan the crowd it is clear that for the majority of the crowd...

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Plan Your Holiday Training Camp exercise health health goals self training Nov 27, 2012

 

 

For athletes with a day job the holiday break away from work can provide extra training time. A training camp is simply consecutive days of participating in a sport(s). It is an excellent way for master athletes who generally have limited training time to give their fitness a...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Back Rows back heal back pain heal yourself strength strength training Nov 26, 2012

Back Row on Commercial Strength Training Machine

 

         

Starting Position

  • Sit tall with straight vertical alignment from the hips to the ears.

  • Neutral spine with a slight arch in the lower back.

  • Feet hip width apart and flat on the floor.

  • Shoulders at...

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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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