The foot is critically important for functioning in the bi-pedal posture (standing on two feet). All body motions are dependent upon the stabilizing and movement facilitating actions of the foot (foot/feet, ankle(s) will be used interchangeably). The necessity for foot health is often disregarded until a musculo-skeletal (muscle, bone) compromise occurs in that area. Keeping … Continue reading Importance of the foot
As we age, movement and exercise become more important for our well-being. Our physical, mental and spiritual states are positively enhanced through taking part in 'well-being' activities (exercise). Approached holistically, movement and exercise can be a journey of personal discovery and fulfillment. Each of us is responsible for the path taken to improve our 'well-being'. … Continue reading Be Active to Age Gracefully
The yearly cycle for 2019 is quickly slipping past. At this halfway juncture, wellness plans that were set at the beginning of the year may have become bogged down. Assessing the situation in a positive light can help in keeping anxiety levels low. This, in turn, will allow for focusing on strategies to keep health … Continue reading Stay true to your wellness goals
Each night is our opportunity to unwind and renew. It is the time that our bodies rebuild and repair. It is the time that our minds unload the clutter from the day's activities. The thoughts that we entertain can help or hinder our walk through this life. We can set intentions before going to sleep. … Continue reading The importance of thoughts
Exercise regimens typically focus on the visible muscles. However, the less visible muscle provide structural support to the body: the psoas is particularly important in this regard. The psoas (to be used interchangeably with ilio-psoas / IP). The psoas plays a major role in good posture. Locomotion is tied closely to the functioning of the … Continue reading Psoas you do, Psoas you are.
A healthy brain is crucial to the optimal functioning of bodily processes. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific actions. Memory, logical thought, emotion, voluntary actions, internal processes – each is directed by a certain part of the brain. Integrating the different areas of the brain is dependent upon proper nourishment and innervation. … Continue reading Maintain the Brain
A few thoughts on spinal health as one ages
Lower Body Strength is critical for young and old alike.
Rushing to accomplish things takes away from activities that can enhance (our) quality of life. The daily ledger gets crammed with items deemed to be important. However, one’s own self fails to make the list of important things. Routines that can accommodate a limited time schedule can be accessed on line or through a knowledgeable … Continue reading Health on your time
Martial Arts Kata provides a framework for improving posture. Martial Arts Kata movements and postures can strengthen the back muscles and stabilize the core. The core supports stable positioning of the pelvis and relieves pressure in the lower spine. The back muscles attach to back of the pelvis. The attaching leverages the spine into good … Continue reading Good Posture: Kata for Standing Tall