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Gentle Rolling and Deck Squats to Improve Spinal Mobility, Core Strength, and Balance

If your circumstances are such that tumbling on foam flooring isn't possible, I would suggest making use of a mattress or even a stack of gym mats that gives you about 6 to 8 inches of stable cushioning. Read more about Gentle Rolling and Deck Squats to Improve Spinal Mobility, Core Strength, and Balance

 

Portuguese Love Theme from "Love Actually"

Though this video doesn't have any lyrics to sing along with, I'm posting it under "Music & Singing for Health" because taking a 3-minute breather to listen to it with closed eyes, an uncluttered mind, and an unguarded heart is most definitely good for your health. I promise. Read more about Portuguese Love Theme from "Love Actually"

 

River, By Joni Mitchell

Though generally thought of as a song for the Christmas season, Joni Mitchell's River gives comfort and empathy all year long and through any season of our lives. We don't have to hit the road or board a jet plane. All we need do to get away for a while is put on our headphones and spend a little time with Joni. Or with Sarah's version below. :)

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Does Saving More Lives Lead to Perpetual Overpopulation?

Here, Bill Gates brilliantly explains why efforts to eradicate preventable diseases won't lead to perpetual overpopulation.

Yes, saving kids from dying due to diarrhea, polio, and malaria will contribute to a bigger world population, but history and statistics clearly show that as populations get healthier, people choose to have less progeny. Read more about Does Saving More Lives Lead to Perpetual Overpopulation?

 

Another Way To Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As a followup to a previous post on How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Sugar Regulation, and Body Composition, this is an option for those who may be limited in their ability to do bodyweight squats. Read more about Another Way To Improve Insulin Sensitivity

 

Try This To Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Sugar Regulation, and Body Composition

To improve your body's ability to store glucose as glycogen in your skeletal muscles, try doing some body weight squats before each substantial meal. Even one set of 10 to 20 body weight squats is enough to prime and prepare your skeletal muscles to act as receptive storage sites for glycogen. Read more about Try This To Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Sugar Regulation, and Body Composition

 

A Simple Way To Care For Your Hips - One Minute Daily

This is a simple way of restoring and maintaining hip mobility at any age.

While sitting on the ground or on a chair, start with your leg straight out in front of you, heel on the ground. Rotate your foot as far as it will go internally and externally and alternate between these two end points, really feeling this range in your hip. Read more about A Simple Way To Care For Your Hips - One Minute Daily

 

How to Gently Break Up Adhesions in a Frozen Shoulder

The definitive cause of frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is unknown. Some believe it is a self protective mechanism to prevent damaged tendons from becoming further damaged. Others point to an autoimmune mechanism that creates inflammation. Read more about How to Gently Break Up Adhesions in a Frozen Shoulder

 

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

 

Joshua Lee Turner

If you're a fan of music by Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline, I think you'll appreciate the brilliance of Joshua Lee Turner who is more than underground famous via his YouTube channel. Below is a sampling of his wide range of fun and inspiring collaborations with fellow highly skilled musicians. Joshua is currently on tour on the east coast of the States and the UK - dates and locations are listed at his site, linked above.

Crazy - Patsy Cline Cover Featuring Allison Young: Read more about Joshua Lee Turner

 

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