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Protect Your Back By Lengthening Your Hamstrings

Short hamstrings and even short calves can contribute to intermittent back pain and stiffness, as a shortened posterior chain creates a constant downward pull on the pelvis, predisposing the tissues that surround the spine to sprains and strains.

With most of us sitting for many hours each day with our posterior chain contracted, it's highly worthwhile to stretch the hamstrings and calves on a daily basis. Read more about Protect Your Back By Lengthening Your Hamstrings

 

Children Don't Do As You Say - They Do As You Do

Many thanks to Jay Shetty for this powerful message. If you wish to skip directly to Jay's passage, it begins just after the 2-minute mark. Read more about Children Don't Do As You Say - They Do As You Do

 

For Foot Pain and Stiffness

In sharing a recent post on what to do for stiff hands, several readers asked for suggestions for foot pain and stiffness. I shared a short video on foot and toe exercises last week, which is re-posted below. Also embedded below is a video that demonstrates how another person can mobilize your feet. I hope these resources are helpful. Read more about For Foot Pain and Stiffness

 

Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

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The quantities listed below make about 12 to 16 small to medium size cookies. Read more about Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

 

How to Dissolve Trigger Points Through Your Upper Back, Shoulders, and Neck

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When looking to diminish knots or areas of hypertonicity in any muscle group, it can be highly effective to actively move an underlying joint through its natural range of motion while apply steady pressure to the muscle belly that is tight. Read more about How to Dissolve Trigger Points Through Your Upper Back, Shoulders, and Neck

 

Lori Harder on the Value of Hitting Rock Bottom

There are many valuable insights on conscious living within this interview. If your time is limited, I encourage you to click on the video timeline to about the 40:40 mark where Lori shares her thoughts on gossip.

Many thanks to Lori and Tom. May we all embrace our rock bottom moments. Read more about Lori Harder on the Value of Hitting Rock Bottom

 

Love Liberates

I am deeply grateful to have Maya Angelou to turn to whenever I need an injection of all that is good in life. Morning and night, even if I don't have much else to meditate on, I remember this from Maya:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Thank you for all that you gave us, Maya. Thank you. Read more about Love Liberates

 

Sustainable Fat Loss Diet

I'm relatively certain that there isn't one system of eating that works well for everyone, and that our dietary needs for optimal health invariably changes as we go through different life stages. So ultimately, it's up to each individual to try dietary strategies that make sense and are in alignment with human biochemistry, to observe how their body and health respond, and to make modifications when necessary.

When looking to lose fat, I feel it's vital to keep the following in mind:

  • The loss needs to be sustainable.

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Don't Forget These 3 Markers When Looking to Lose Fat

Just a brief post to continue with recent thoughts on making dietary choices that support losing fat while improving health and longevity.

Most people who embark on the journey of losing fat cut down on carb-rich foods, often categorized as white foods like potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, and sugar. Some will also avoid fruit, believing that ingestion of natural fruit sugar (fructose) leads to large spikes in insulin release which in turn contributes to insensitivity to insulin over time, leading to accumulation of fat. Read more about Don't Forget These 3 Markers When Looking to Lose Fat

 

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