Be negative – For a good change

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

Fitness through walking

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

Movement – Get a move on!!

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!!

How walking is defined

Importance of the foot

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

To breath or not to breath . . . . . . .

Ways to approach a pranayama practice

Pranayama – using the breath to develop energy, to control energy and to extend it throughout the body. The practice involves breathing at different rates and rhythms. This enhances the ability to process the air that provides said energy; it also increases the ability to focus. Traditionally, it is practiced by either lying, standing or … Continue reading Ways to approach a pranayama practice

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Stay true to your wellness goals

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

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The importance of thoughts

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

Health on your time

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

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Good Posture: Kata for Standing Tall

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

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Physical Activity and Brain Health

A large segment of today’s society does not obtain sufficient amounts of physical activity. Many tasks that the body performs today are accomplished while seated or with minimal to no movement. Physical activity is beneficial for good health in several ways. It maintains muscular tone and stimulates metabolism. It is also important for brain health … Continue reading Physical Activity and Brain Health