Healthy Aging Week

“Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr. Seuss So, what is conscious aging? Before you write off the concept as something too complicated for folks who aren’t writing a doctoral thesis, you may want to take a fresh look at that old, beloved children’s book collecting dust in the attic: Dr. Seuss’…

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squat

In the 17 years between 1992 and 2009, admissions to skilled nursing facilities increased almost threefold, from 28 to 80 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, over 1.3 million Americans now live in nursing homes (1). We’re not only not moving, but we’re not training our movement in the way that leads to “exceptional survival” -…

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close up of man grabbing knee in pain

As you get older, the slow march of time takes its toll. There’s no getting around it. Your body works hard all day every day. When you’re young, you work, you play, you exercise, you relax—for the most part, you go through life without thinking about your knees. But a lifetime of walking, sitting, standing,…

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boat pose and variation

The Cycle of Life Through time or as the result of injury, loss of mobility or decrease in range of motion in our joints creates misalignments, and misalignments create compensation. Think of it this way: a twisted ankle makes us change the way we walk. This in turn affects our knees, our hips, our back,…

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wilderness walk for fitness

Our society seems to have become ingrained with a habitual commitment to the gym as the choice for fitness workouts.  However, science advocates endless benefits to establishing a regular physical activity regimen involving the outdoors. When engaging in activity outdoors, we stride differently, adhere for longer durations, blast more calories, boost our “Vitamin H2” (aka.…

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Next to air, water is the most important physiological need for the human body. You can only go a few days without water. Think about those days when you just don’t seem to drink enough water, how do you feel? If you’re wondering where the sleepiness, headaches and nausea come from late in your afternoon…

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