Whole Body Movement

Whole Body Movement

Eyes, Screens & Covid-19

In these times of social distancing many of us are spending even more time on screens than we were before.  Now in-person meetings, coffee break socials, book clubs, and fitness classes have moved to screens.  I’ve been hearing from many people that are feeling screen fatigue.  So I thought I’d write a little blog on …

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Progressive Overload Part 2

Just in case you missed Part 1, Progressive What? I thought Overload was Harmful. This will be the more concise summary version. If anything here sounds weird, please refer to Part 1. KEY MESSAGES: Pain or injury happens when you load a part of your body more than that part of the body has the …

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Flexibility Isn’t What We Think It Is

In my recent blog posts on tight muscles not needing to be stretched and lengthened and strength-training not shortening your muscles, I mentioned that increases in flexibility or passive range of motion resulting from yoga or passive stretching practices don’t stem from increases in resting muscle length but from the nervous system being able to …

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Foot Health: The Variability Factor

I recently taught a class called “Foot Gymnastics for Dynamic Aging”. The class was designed to introduce people to the importance of their feet (the foundation of support for the rest of you, major role in balance and agility, etc.), and explain how paying more attention to our feet and giving them some movement inputs …

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