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Achieve More in 2017 with an Organized Mind breathing exercises exercise mind-body mindful mindfulness mindfulness meditation therapy exercises wellness Dec 20, 2016

Are you perpetually making to-do lists--but find yourself unable to complete the tasks efficiently?

Additionally, do you often feel lost and overwhelmed with your responsibilities, and despite being continuously busy, perceive you are not making progress in the important aspects of your life?

Or,...

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How to Fix Winged Shoulder Blades breath breathing and posture breathing mechanics exercise exercises for shoulder pain pain behind shoulder blade rounded shoulders shoulder pain shoulder pain with inhale shoulder tension shoulder tightness strength breathing muscles Nov 23, 2016

So, what are winged shoulder blades?
If you look at the image above, you'll see a young boy with winged shoulder blades (scapulae). While looking at the image, notice the pen marks on the inner edge of the scapulae where these bones are sticking out from his back. There, you'll notice that there...

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9 Reasons to Support Local Athletic Events cycling endurance exercise events exercise exercise afterburn interval training self self-discipline strength training Oct 27, 2016

Earlier this month my husband and I rode the Moab Century, a 100-mile bike tour, on our tandem. During our ride, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, well-stocked aid stations, and camaraderie of being out on the roads with several other cyclists from around the country. Even though it's an "event,"...

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Take Care of Yourself: Think MOVE! endurance exercise exercise exercises heal yourself self healing self-discipline therapy exercises May 18, 2015

Guest Blog by freelance writer-editor and Friend of The Pain Free Athlete, Denise Sessions.

When I heard that prolonged sitting, such as at my desk job, put me at risk for certain diseases, I was surprised. I thought I was doing what I needed to do. I worked out every day, not only to maintain...

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Stay Aligned and Injury Free on Aerobic Machines alignment exercise posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy Nov 20, 2013

When we exercise on an aerobic machine (elliptical, treadmill, bike, stair stepper, etc.), our intent is to condition our cardiovascular system. In essence, we are concerned with our heart rate, breathing and fatigue. It is all about our heart and lungs. However, seldom do we consider the...

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3 Benefits of Base Training Aerobic Workouts cycling endurance exercise exercise running endurance the pain free athlete Nov 11, 2013

If you are a competitive summer athlete, your cardiovascular training focus shifts during the fall and winter to over-distance and endurance aerobic workouts. Most people refer to these workouts as Long, Slow Distance (LSD). Through my interactions with people, I have noticed that athletes...

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Transitioning Through Loss exercise heal yourself self self healing self-compassion Oct 31, 2013

Two weeks ago my mother passed from this life. It has been a difficult period and a dramatic transition that has been defined by changes like helping my Dad pack, sell and toss over 50 years of life together. This blog contains advice that I wrote after my beloved dog, Coral, passed. As I deal...

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Book Review: Younger Next Year for Women exercise pain free athlete resistance training strength training the pain free athlete training weight-loss Mar 06, 2013

Although this book review is of the women's version of the book it is applicable to men as well. Men will enjoy the first book, Younger Next Year.

Co-written by internist Dr. Henry (Harry) S. Lodge, M.D. and his patient, 73 year old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is...

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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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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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Low Tech or High Tech Training - what's right for you? exercise exercise recovery functional training interval training training Jul 20, 2012

I have always been a low tech exerciser and competitor. In my sports training I have mainly used heart rate and time as measures of my effort and intensity. There are several reasons for my choice.

First, learning new technology can be frustrating. I don't enjoy spending my energy figuring...

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10 Secrets to Better Mountain Biking athlete exercise mountain biking mountain biking technique training Jun 28, 2012

 

1. Look where you want to go with soft eyes
The number one mistake beginner mountain bikers make is focusing on the obstacles in the trail. The path of your bike follows your eyes. If you stare intently at the rock, tree, or root odds are you will hit them. Instead, look up the trail and...

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