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Recover While You Run arm recovery arm swing leg recovery run running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique stride the pain free athlete Sep 26, 2019

When we think of running and recovery, we generally visualize stretching, massage, rolling, or other post-workout activities. These are all excellent activities, but they only happen after the running workout is complete. Instead of recovering only after you've completed a run, read on to learn...

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Food Allergies/Sensitivities and Joint Health allergic reaction back pain diet food allergy food intolerance food sensitivity inflammation inflammatory foods joint pain joint sweeling neck pain nutrition pain free athlete Aug 22, 2019

Is your diet keeping you in pain?

 

For two of my clients, unknown food allergies/sensitivities caused inflammation. This inflammation hindered their ability to heal. Each improved with our posture therapy work together. However, they could not fully recover until they made dietary changes...

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Stretching Your Glutes Isn't Enough cycling egoscue method glute pain glute stretching hip pain postural resoration intitute pri the pain free athlete Jul 17, 2019

Recently, during a hard week of training—including climbing intervals on the bike and heavy lifting in the gym—I woke up with intense tightness in my left glute. Previously, I had overworked my my right glute, which made it tighter. Now it was the left. I saw this as a good sign,...

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3 Exercises for Pain Free Gardening aching muscles back pain fitness outdoor activity planting crops soreness the pain free athlete weeding Jun 06, 2019

Please enjoy this re-print of my article that was published in the May 2019 Moab Happenings.

 

Spring is here! Now is the time to prepare the soil for your garden! Unfortunately, this can mean spending several hours bent over with your hands in the dirt, pulling weeds and planting. Weeding...

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Posture Therapy: A Bodyworker's Perspective egoscue method fai femoroacetabular impingement hip degeneration hip pain hip rehabilitation pain relief postural resoration intitute pri rolfing structural integration the pain free athlete May 07, 2019

Last summer, Elizabeth Lamoureux was diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) in her right hip. FAI creates abnormal contact and wear in the hip joint, between the ball—top of the femur (thigh bone)—and the socket—acetabulum (depression in the pelvic bone).

This...

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7 Easy Posture Tweaks kyphosis muscle tension posture alignment rounded shoulders sitting posture standing posture Apr 30, 2019

Having pain-free, aligned posture doesn’t have to be hard. The following seven tweaks will start you on your way.

1. Stand at the wall
Since the wall provides a template of correct posture where all your load-bearing joints— ankles, knees, hips and shoulders—are aligned, this is...

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5 Lessons from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course breath meditation jon kabat-zinn mindful mindfulness pain relief presence stop stress management stress relief Mar 28, 2019

Do you. . .

Want to reduce your stress and increase your happiness? Crave a slower pace of life with time to relax and breathe? Suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, depression or disturbed sleep?

If you answered yes, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, may be for you!

 

MBSR is an...

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Strengthen Your Back and Glutes with the Bird Dog Exercise breathing and posture conditioning fitness hand leg opposite lift strength the pain free athlete yoga Feb 27, 2019

Although Bird Dog is an excellent exercise for strengthening the back and glutes, most people do it wrong. I counted three people performing the movement incorrectly during my short one-hour gym workout last week! Thus, I was inspired to write this blog.

The Problem
Here it is. Look at the first...

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What's your wellness breakthrough goal for 2019? health goals new years resolution the pain free athlete Jan 16, 2019

“If I [fill in the blank], my wellness would skyrocket, positively impacting several aspects of my health and life.”

 

Breakthrough goals are common in the business world. However, I had never heard the term until working with my coach on my goals for the new year. It is defined...

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Breast Cancer: A Lesson in Self-Care cancer hope self-compassion the pain free athlete thriving Dec 20, 2018

What did I do wrong?

 

This was the first question I asked myself when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Next, I soon asked, How could this happen to me? I have dedicated my personal and professional life to wellness. I am not supposed to get cancer!

 

Then came the self-doubt: My...

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Stay Aligned to Beat Back Pain: 5 Exercises back ache egoscue heal back pain lower back pain the pain free athlete Nov 29, 2018

In my last blog, The Best Position to Relieve Back Pain, you discovered that many instances of back pain are due to misalignments in the pelvis and spine. However, as the blog notes, you can correct these imbalances with the static back and constructive rest positions. In order to remind yourself...

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The Best Position to Relieve Back Pain Oct 10, 2018

As you might know, back pain is often the result of excess tension in the muscles that run down either side of the spine, a twisted pelvis, and tight hip flexors. Relieving this imbalance can be as easy as lying down on your back in an aligned position and breathing. This posture is known in the...

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