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Mobility Exercises

A Simple Mobility Exercise to Reverse the Effects of Slouching

If you work at a desk or counter on a regular basis, chances are that you slouch forward to some degree, at least enough to cause mild to moderate tightening of the muscles that line your chest, anterior shoulder region, and even your upper arms.

This is a stretch that can you can do daily to help reverse these and other effects of slouching. Read more about A Simple Mobility Exercise to Reverse the Effects of Slouching

 

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:

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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 about The Magic of Minimalism

 

Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It's buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn't find

So when I'm all choked up
And I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way Read more about Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

 

Hip Mobility Exercises After Hip Replacement Surgery

This is a brief look at a series of conservative hip mobility exercises that one can try with the approval of his or her physiotherapist following hip replacement surgery. In most cases, it's advisable to do just the first few exercises over the first week, and to build upon those movements on a gradual basis as the body allows for it. Read more about Hip Mobility Exercises After Hip Replacement Surgery

 

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow (A Star Is Born)

What a gift it was to see this film at the theatre.

Lyrics:

[Verse 1: Bradley Cooper]
Tell me somethin' girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more
Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?

[Refrain: Bradley Cooper]
I'm fallin'
In all the good times
I find myself longin' for change
And in the bad times I fear myself Read more about Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow (A Star Is Born)

 

Two Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

Here we have two simple movements that improve plantar and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.

Ensuring optimal plantar flexion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joints will only improve balance and agility at all ages.

For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here: Read more about Two Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

 

Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

Giving thanks for another favourite from Anthony Bourdain that I always enjoy revisiting. Read more about Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

 

Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

In memory of Anthony Bourdain, the fellow who showed me bits of the world and its people like no other. Read more about Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

 

The world responds really well to those who take responsibility and give away credit. - Seth Godin

Many thanks to Tom Bilyeu and Seth Godin for this inspiring conversation.

As Seth says, "the world doesn’t respond well to hustlers; (people) don't like being hustled. The world responds really well to people who take responsibility and give away credit."

For more of Seth's thoughts on conscious living, you can visit:

Seth's Blog Read more about The world responds really well to those who take responsibility and give away credit. - Seth Godin

 

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

 

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