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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 this...

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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 career has...

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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...

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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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Fix Your Running Blisters with Hip Alignment Exercises: Gadrie's Story blisters glute activation glutes hip hip flexors running running efficiency running technique structural integration Sep 19, 2018

Guest Blog: Gadrie Edmunds

I started running regularly when I was 19 or 20 to try and lose weight and get in shape. Not knowing any better, I started off running in aerobics shoes. I don’t know if the shoes contributed to it, or if I just took a bad step one day, but somewhere in that...

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Try Mouth Taping at Night to Improve Health and Performance breath holding breathe well breathing exercises breathing mechanics mouth taping muscles of breathing nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing Aug 22, 2018

I started taping my mouth shut when going to bed a few months ago after reading The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. McKeown practices the Buteyko Method. As you can see by her wide-eyed gaze, my dog, Sasha, is very worried that she can’t give lots of slobbery kisses with my mouth...

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A Better Way to Band Walk band walking glutes hips pelvis walking walking form Jul 27, 2018

Band walking is a good exercise to strengthen your hips. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong. The problem is that the hip is not positioned correctly when performing the exercise. Additionally, people often don’t take into consideration muscle coordination during the movement. If you...

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Express Your Sincere Desire to Heal: A Client Success Story chronic pain healing and injury healing chronic pain pain relief pain treatment running the pain free athlete Jun 21, 2018

 Salil Wilson is the executive director of the Peace Run. He has dedicated the last 31 years of his life to this global torch relay, traveling around the world to spread this important message. For the last two years, however, Salil has not been able to run. Despite his pain and inability to...

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How to Stop Freaking Out When You Hurt mind-body mindful pain running the pain free athlete wellness wellness coaching May 15, 2018

I hate being in pain!

The other night, following a mountain bike ride, my left shin hurt so much I couldn’t even stand on it! I didn’t think I had done anything out of the ordinary. Yet, my leg was killing me. It’s funny how everything else I had to do that night suddenly became...

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The Best Exercise You Can do for Running Efficiency pelvis rib cage running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique Apr 30, 2018

In last month’s blog, Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core, I discussed the importance of aligning your core to allow for counter-rotation between the upper and lower body, specifically between the rib cage and the pelvis. Keep in mind that the hip sits within the pelvis and follows...

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Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core align core pain free athlete pain free body posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Mar 27, 2018

While I was on my recent book tour, I stopped at Fusion Multisport in Los Alamos, NM. There, I gave a talk on Core Running Posture. This blog re-caps some of the information that I shared.

 Running requires a transfer of power between your upper and lower body. The torso, which contains the...

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Have you Taken the WEEKLY CHALLENGE? breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises challenge exercises pain free athlete posture therapy the pain free athlete therapy exercises thoughts Feb 27, 2018

Because I am trying to expand my audience and to be more “social,” I started a WEEKLY CHALLENGE that I post every Monday morning on The Pain Free Athlete FaceBook page.

By now, many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, but there is nothing that says we can only...

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