Does Your Spine Have a Strategy?
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Does Your Spine Have a Strategy?

Wait…what?  Isn’t it YOU that needs to have a spine strategy?  For sure!  But, your spine has its own mission, which is important to recognize.  Then, you can work together “for best results.”  Hang in…this will all come together at the end. Your Spine’s Strategies Your spine’s list of strategies…

Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Ever notice that the advertising we see for fitness products has extremely fit people either sweating it out and loving it, or standing around at the gym looking great?  There is even an implied sexiness about it. As we all know…sex sells. What gives here?  Are we supposed to aspire…

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Having just returned from a long-postponed road trip, I was unceremoniously reminded that car or plane travel can cause us (me) to stiffen up.  It’s great to get away, but having no choice but to hold one position for hours on end can mean needing some time to get the…

Top Blogs of 2021
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Top Blogs of 2021

This past year has been a tough one, upending many of our lives and habits.  We have had to cope with lots of changes, lots of anxiety, and have had to come up with creative ways to keep our heads above water.  Along the way, perhaps we were buoyed up…

Are Running, Walking, or Climbing Stairs Bad for Your Knees?

Are Running, Walking, or Climbing Stairs Bad for Your Knees?

Bad knees are something that happens to many of us (50% at least, at some point in our lives).  I don’t need to tell you that it can be a game-changer, stopping many of us from getting around the way we would like to.  Thank goodness for the fact that…

Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Are There Non-Responders and High Responders to Exercise?

Yes, it’s thing.  Some people respond very quickly to both strength training and cardio, and others literally remain the same.  There is actually a whole range of responses.  You could think of it as a bell curve, where the ones at one end will struggle to make headway, and the…

What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

WARNING!  This blog is a LITTLE snarky at times!  Many of us have noticed that our bodies seem to go slower as we get older. And it seems more difficult to keep extra weight off.  But now there is some shocking new research.   Perhaps you have seen the headlines.  Something…

Fast or Slow Exercise?
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Fast or Slow Exercise?

For those of us who are just starting out or getting back into doing some exercise, the question of whether to go fast or slow may seem moot.  Just getting going can be a challenge.  Likewise, even for regular exercisers, “go big or go home” may seem out of the…

Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It
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Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It

Usually when we read about how to get better sleep, or the importance of sleep, we get the same advice.  If you want better sleep, go to bed and rise at roughly the same time every night/day, reserve the bed only for sleep or sex, stay away from screens at…

Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be
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Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be

During the past year of the pandemic, many of us have been eschewing our usual haunts where we were able to take part in some exercise.  Now that things are slowly opening up again, let’s take a moment to re-appreciate what swimming can do for us.  Swimming and COVID FIRST,…