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Mobility Exercises

5 Simple Hamstring Exercises for Improved Knee and Hip Function

This video demonstrates a variety of simple hamstring-strengthening and activating exercises that almost invariably lead to improved knee and hip function. Please be sure to have the volume on your viewing device and within the video on for accompanying guidance for each exercise. Read more

 

Grown up Christmas List - Michael Bublé

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

Well I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need Read more

 

Love is Christmas - Sara Bareilles

I don't care if the house is packed,
Or the strings of light are broken.
I don't care if the gifts are wrapped,
Or if there's nothing here to open.

Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it.
Love is simply joy that I'm home. Read more

 

Christmas Holiday Song Playlist

I put together a few of my favourites in a playlist at our YouTube channel. I'll continue to add to this playlist in the days ahead.

Wishing everyone a safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season.

- Ben Read more

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book:

Goodbye, Things

In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more

 

I Hope You're Happy, By Lee Sang Yi

I wanted to share this song from the original soundtrack of "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" - just love its sentiment.

From my newsletter on October 18, 2021: Read more

 

8-Minute Hip Care Routine

This is a follow along hip care routine.

Begin seated on a comfortable surface with your legs extended in front of you. Read more

 

Making All Exercises Core-Centric For More Functional Strength

These days, I’m loving the focus of making all exercises core-centric.

Generally, working with weights unilaterally while striving to keep the core in a strong and neutral position with abs and glutes contracted is a rewarding approach. Read more

 

How We Measure Success

A while back, I stumbled upon the following priceless commercial that aired in Malaysia over the Chinese New Year holiday several years back. Most of it is painfully familiar to Asians of my generation and I'm guessing to many from other cultures as well. The closing scene never fails to leave me with a heavy lump in my chest.

I hope you have a chance to enjoy this lovely look at some of the different types of success that we can experience in this world: Read more

 

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