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A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

This is one of my favourite ways of lengthening the hamstrings. It’s somewhat of a blend between a back kick and a side kick in TaeKwonDo.

Keeping your hamstrings at a healthy length allows for optimal mobility through your lower back, pelvis, and knees. Read more about A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

 

Guided Visualization - Relax Into Your Best Weight and Health

For those who wish to try a session of guided visualization with a focus on naturally gravitating toward our best weight and health, this is a session that I wrote and recorded many years ago - it's best utilized when we are able to be in a quiet room and can rest on our own for a good 15 minutes or more.

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Variations of Squats to Improve Balance, Core Strength, and Lower Body Mobility

A deck squat is the name for the movement pattern of rolling gently onto one's back, then using the momentum of rolling forward into a body-weight squat. Read more about Variations of Squats to Improve Balance, Core Strength, and Lower Body Mobility

 

Lovely Persimmons

Persimmon Skins and Other Foods that Can Cause Obstruction in the GI tract

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If you enjoy eating persimmons, please know that it's best to avoid eating their skins.

Persimmon skins are one of several foods that can contribute to the buildup of an indigestible mass in the gastrointestinal tract - called a bezoar - that can lead to serious complications and a need for surgery if the mass gets large enough to obstruct the GI tract. Read more about Persimmon Skins and Other Foods that Can Cause Obstruction in the GI tract

 

Some of My Core Beliefs Heading Into A New Decade

The best investment that we can make is in our own development.  When we improve ourselves and pursue skills and experiences that bring us fulfillment, we are able to give so much more to those around us.

Sleep is the safest healing agent.  Whenever we are in the midst of a health challenge, one of the best actions we can take to restore wellness is to get more quality sleep.

An ideal diet is one that allows for steady energy and alertness and comfortable bowel movements. Read more about Some of My Core Beliefs Heading Into A New Decade

 

High Fiber Porridge Recipe

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Quantities listed make approximately 2 regular servings

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Mobility Exercises You Can Do In Bed

This is a mobility exercise routine that most can comfortably do while in bed.

Begin with ankle circles while supine, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Follow this up by alternating between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. Read more about Mobility Exercises You Can Do In Bed

 

How to Make Spicy Tofu and Mushroom Stew

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The quantities listed below make approximately 4-6 medium-size servings.

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