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Sitting Alternatives To Help You Stay Mobile

Many of us who’ve got issues with fatigue and lethargy (low energy) turn to sitting on the couch as a remedy. Nothing is wrong with taking a rest. Sometimes that’s what is needed to get us going again and maybe to recover from any intense exercise.What is more of a problem is how we recover. […]

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Faith

5 Things I Do When I Need Inspiration

Sometimes I need inspiration. I’ve been in a bit of a slump the past few months. I get worn down by the grind of everyday life and I need to recharge. When this happens, I step back and take a look at the bigger picture. Sometimes we get lost in the details and need a […]

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My Training Regimen

I thought I should post my training schedule, so that others could take a look at it. I have noticed some marginal improvements in balance. I am on the 5th week of a 12-week schedule. At the end of the 12 weeks, I will determine what changes I should make. I will outline what I do […]

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Food

Why I Use “Poisonous” Coconut Oil

Is coconut oil pure poison? I’m sure you’ve seen some articles or heard some discussions indicating that is so. Coconut oil, however, is a staple of my diet. I am on The Wahls Protocol diet which prescribes copious amounts of good fats – like coconut oil. So, I thought I’d look into some of the […]

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Fitness

Learning How to Fall Better

Let’s talk about falling. It seems to be a topic of concern for a lot of people I know. Typically, it’s a concern for the elderly, but also for those like me who have movement disorders. In this post, I’ll talk about the fear of falling, common injuries, those who have mastered falling and how […]

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Boxing With Your Legs

Most people who haven’t tried boxing or who are new to it, assume that it’s all about the arms and upper body. That’s a natural assumption to make since the end result is a punch. Nothing could be farther from the truth, however. All good boxing technique starts from the ground. Boxing is a full-body […]

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Faith

Ego: Overcoming The Biggest Obstacle to Learning

Through the martial arts, I learned a lot about ego – although I didn’t quite realize it. I did stumble and abandon the martial arts for a bit there. I forgot some of those early lessons, but I’ve been re-learning them for the past year or two. In this post, I’ll define what the ego […]

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Fitness

Strengthening the Lower Leg

Most of my problems are isolated to the lower leg it seems. I suspect yours are too. In this post, I break down what you need to know, some different problems you may have and training options. I will address all the areas from the knee on down. Muscles of the Lower Leg There are a […]

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Fitness

Balance Challenge #1: The Basics of Yoga

I’m amazed at how yoga has helped my balance, flexibility and mobility. Of course, it’s not perfect. I still have a long way to go. I’ve only been doing it once a week for about a month, but I feel my movement is a little smoother and controlled. My goal is to be doing it at least […]

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Fitness

How To Stretch Your Abdominal Muscles

If you are actively strengthening your core muscles, you should invest time in a good core stretch routine. Strengthening the core muscles is great to do for anyone with bad balance. The muscles between our ribs and pelvis help to stabilize us when moving and changing positions throughout the day. If you are only tightening the […]