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EXERCISE ADVENT CALENDAR 2016: CORE STRENGTH

Day 1: Trapeze (aka Tree Climbing Prep). A big thwart to abdominal force production is stiffness in the low back (and also in the upper back and shoulders, but that’s coming up later). I’ll be giving you things to address pelvic mobility next, but for today, see what you got. Lie on your back holding a strap or belt as pictured in Step 1 (eventually you can lose the 3″ advantage that…

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Movement Matters: Movement and Eco-Friendly Clothes (and Why They’re the Same Thing, Really)

Movement Matters is a book about the role our personal movement plays in the world. That is, how much movement is required for our survival and how much of it have we outsourced to others? This post is part 2 in a series providing even more actionable items we can choose to take, personally, specific to different topics addressed in the book. I’ve never hidden my love of comfortable, stretchy workout clothes….

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Sitting is awesome

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Alignment Snacks: Walk this Way, Stand this Way. I turned 40-years old on March 4th, and so, per usual, I wanted to celebrate my birthday with some sort of marching forth. Last year I walked 39 miles the week…

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Dress Up Feet

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Whole Body Barefoot. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Schoolhouse Series Snacks: Your Toes and Calves. Before I had children, I assumed that the love of shoes came from the environment, but after raising some kids in a barefoot/ALL minimal-footwear household, there it was: one of my kids loved to stomp around in…

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EXERCISE ADVENT CALENDAR 2015: UPPER BODY

I love movement and I love celebrating, thus I always strive to create movement-rich celebrations. For years, I’ve done a movement advent calendar at the end of the year as a thank you to my readers, and as a way of inspiring people to move more in their daily lives. No fancy equipment, just us moving joyfully together during a busy time of year. Check out the other advents here: EXERCISE ADVENT…

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13 Ways to Make Your Walk More Nutritious

Your body needs many dietary vitamins and minerals to maintain its physiological homeostasis, and it requires a variety of mechanical nutrients (loads that create cellular deformations that facilitate cellular processes) as well. Walking is a category of movements, just like fat is a category of types of fatty acids. I could tell you that your diet is too low in fat and you need to eat more. But does this mean you…

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