"my knee is crap."

This statement ended a summary from a client catching me up on her state of things since I last saw her.

And, because I've heard this or similar sentiments expressed (and, yes, have even thought myself), I sighed.

This sense of betrayal, frustration, resignation is all too prevalent amongst my fellow humans - who, despite (or because of) our first-world privileges and developments - are succumbing to the 'fact that their bodies are falling apart' - and, while I'm feeling their frustration over the unavoidable casualties of aging, I know, I JUST KNOW, DAMMIT! they're not unavoidable or inevitable.

And ...I feel even more frustrated when trying to communicate that convincingly.

 

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7 cool things you can do with a piece of foam

Getting more movement (whether exercise or beyond) doesn't require fancy expensive equipment.

For example, this one simple prop can be recruited for at least 7 of the uses I've demonstrated in the video below. 

 

 

From calf stretching, to hip strengthening, to pelvis loosening, this unassuming, inexpensive and portable piece of foam can help you relieve a ton of little nagging aches and pains by engaging your muscles and joints in new and healthy ways.

See for yourself!

 

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summer reading list? what a great idea!

We're halfway through summer already and I can't believe I haven't written anything since, um, May?

Actually, I've written tons of stuff - about 3/4 of the way through. Juicy topics such as: "Which is More Important: Diet or Exercise?", and "Does Your Core Really Need Strengthening?", and "The 'Technological Fix vs. Holistic Medicine."

Fun, right? So, look forward to those once I flesh them out.

In the meantime, I'm stealing/borrowing this idea from someone else to share a summer reading list! That's easy enough, right? (And, please, share yours with me, too!)

Maybe your summer reading time is over already, in which case, you can save one books or two for the next snow day.

But - as of this day in July, this is what's on my night stand:

 

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