Category Archives for "Exercise"

What if You Stopped Exercising?

During November and December I found myself fighting pneumonia and bronchitis – – – first time to be that sick in my lifetime! As a result I was unable to exercise for about 6 weeks (2 1/2  weeks of no pushups). I’ve had a goal of going one year of averaging 100 pushups/day. When you […]

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STACK Your Posture

As we spend more and more time on computers, driving, and sitting, we develop a more forward head and thus poor posture. That puts tremendous stress on the spine, the nervous and the digestive systems of our bodies. To get an idea of your posture, stand ‘normal’ and let someone else take a side-profile picture. […]

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Tight Shoulders?

Many of us sit at computers or behind the wheel of our cars – – often for hours at a time. The result is shoulders that curve forward and hold lots of tension. About 6 weeks ago, during my regular massage, my massage therapist mentioned I was getting scar tissue along the left side of […]

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7 Minute Workout

Have you ever wondered how you can fit a ‘workout’ in while you are traveling? Well first of all you can simply make sure you are walking, taking the stairs and moving throughout the day. That simple decision and action will rack up a lot of steps and lead you on many adventures. Another strategy […]

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Does Your Back Hurt?

It is estimated that 80% of all Americans suffer from low back pain at some point in time.  In fact, it is the most common reason for missed work.  And yet, most people simply try to manage the pain instead of discovering what is leading to the pain. The back is a complicated structure of […]

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1 Psoas – – – What Is It And Is It Bothering You?

When we experience low back pain, most of us would probably blame bad posture (slouching) for the discomfort and in many cases you’d be correct.   But there is an often forgotten cause of back pain that can be treated successfully with some simple stretching exercises and that is a tight or shortened Psoas muscle. The […]

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1 Exercise Strategies by Blood Type

In our clinic I found that knowing a person’s blood type, I could  make better suggestion on the best type of exercise which would go a long ways in my being able to help them with weight loss and improved health. If you don’t know your blood type, you can donate blood, purchase kits at […]

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1 Overcoming Challenges!

Why in the world would a 59-year old woman (non-hiker) choose to climb Pikes Peak on an absolutely perfectly beautiful day? For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of heights, rocks, loose stones, uneven surfaces and anything athletic.  Those fears have deprived me of much enjoyment from beaches, to cruise ships, […]

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