Archive for the ‘exercise’ category

Cellular Regeneration — Super Sized

January 30, 2015

[originally published in KCN, February 2015]
Regeneration Tree - framedOne of the most exciting aspects of health and the human body is change.  Your body, and therefore your health, is constantly changing.  Either it’s getting a little bit stronger, or a little bit weaker.  There is no Switzerland.  There is no neutral. (more…)

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A Dimmer Switch Life

April 25, 2014

Dimmer Switch[originally published in KCN, May 2014]

“Most people die at 60, but are buried at 90.”

I ran across this quote from late fitness expert Jack LaLanne. It resonated with me because it’s such a true statement. People are living longer lives, but in their latter decades, they’re not truly living. Instead, they fall into what I call a “dimmer switch life” — taking years to slowly fade into their graves. It shouldn’t be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way. (more…)

…And this little injury went “Wii Wii Wii” all the way home.

October 18, 2013

480px-Wii_console[originally published in KCN, March 2007]

Did you know that whiplash injuries were relatively unheard of before the automobile was invented?  Likewise, carpal tunnel syndrome wasn’t even a blip on the health care radar before computers hit the scene.  And whoever thought that a “mouse” could cause so much trouble?  The truth is, as we become more and more innovative and advanced in our technology, there seems to be an injury, or set of injuries, lurking in the shadows to complement it.

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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 2

December 14, 2009

DAY 2 exercise

Join us as we count down the days until Christmas with the American Chiropractic Association’s “12 Days of Health and Wellness.”

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A Sigh of Relief

December 11, 2009

[originally published in KCN, February 2001]

We do it an average of 12 to 20 times per minute — often without even giving it a second thought.  And yet, if we were to stop it for even a mere 4 to 6 minutes, not only would we be on the cusp of brain damage, but we probably wouldn’t be alive to finish reading this article.  What is it that I’m talking about?  Well, you can stop holding your breath…and breathe — because that’s what I’m talking about:  BREATHING.

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