Extended periods of sitting can lead to a state of compromise in the postural muscles. Posture is comprised of more than the back muscles. The deep core muscles and even those on the posterior hip and upper thigh play a role the maintenance of good posture and for ambulation. Range of motion in the … Continue reading The Setbacks of Sitting
Fasting can be used to treat various diseases. Fasting’s medical efficacy has been effectively utilized since the 1950’s. Supervision is used in monitoring the health of those who are fasting. Fasting regimens for medical intervention can vary; the times can range from 14 days to a month (under supervision). In Russia, Dr. Yuri Nikolaev developed … Continue reading Fasting is resting
When we are working out on a consistent basis it becomes necessary to make changes to the program. Depending upon the results being sought after. The prescribed amount of time between changes should be 6 – 8 weeks. For my personal rotation, I am employing a combination of negative reps with concentric / eccentric reps. … Continue reading Be negative – For a good change
What is health to you? It is such a general term. Fitness, as such, is (a small) part of health. Health is defined as a) a state of being free from illness or injury or b) a person's mental or physical condition. The W.H.O. defines it as 'a state of complete physical, mental, and social … Continue reading Health on three levels
Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)
What is fitness walking? Is there a specific ‘right way’ to do it? Is it beneficial? Can ‘anyone’ do it? Where can it be done? Bi-pedalism (walking) is a basic function that most people have the capacity to do. It is a basic way to maintain the health of the body. It is the capacity … Continue reading Fitness through walking
Bi-pedalism (walking) is universal to human existence, barring complications. The advent of modern society downplays minimizes the body’s need for movement. This is due to the many effort and time saving conveniences that are available. Many individuals forgo walking and the benefits that it can confer. Specifically, walking can bolster the body physiologically and walking … Continue reading Walking is good for the body . . . .
The body is designed for a lifetime of movement. Movement begins the moment (that) one emerges from the womb. The human body matures into the performing of coordinated movement. The quality of life is reflected by the degree of and quality of movement throughout one's lifetime. Movement is expressed in different societies and populations in … Continue reading Movement – Get a move on!!
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