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Feet, Hip/Leg Pain, Lymph, Pictures of Exercises, Sitting

Make Fists With Your Toes

We are flying back to California for Christmas today. If your trip is like ours, you drive about an hour to the airport, sit on the plane for another couple hours (in our case about 4 ½), then ride in a car another hour or (or 3 depending on Los Angeles traffic) to your destination.… Continue reading Make Fists With Your Toes

Breast Health, Health, Lymph, Neck & Shoulders, Pelvic Health, Pictures of Exercises

Stay Healthy This Cold & Flu Season, Move Your Lymph.

It's that time of year when everyone is getting colds, flus, chest infections.... You know all the regular recommendations: wash your hands, take Vitamin C, get plenty of rest, take On Guard (I think I'm a little behind the trend on this one-- I JUST discovered how amazing this essential oil blend is. Seriously, it changed… Continue reading Stay Healthy This Cold & Flu Season, Move Your Lymph.

Habits, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Sitting

. . .but what about when I DO sit?

I'm always telling my clients about the health benefits of sitting less, and the question that usually follows is something like this: "...but what about when I DO sit? What's the best way?"  I know that you aren't going to spend the ENTIRE day standing and walking (and I would not advise that you do so).  At… Continue reading . . .but what about when I DO sit?

Feet, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Shoes

5 Steps to Safely Transition to Minimal Shoes

Minimal or barefoot shoes have become increasingly popular in the last few years because of their health benefits.  Vibram claims their shoes will strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improve range of motion, stimulate neural function, eliminate heel lift to align the spine, and allow the body to move naturally.  Under the right conditions, minimal shoes… Continue reading 5 Steps to Safely Transition to Minimal Shoes

Culture, Habits, Health

Good Posture, Brought to you by McCall’s Magazine

When my husband was working on his undergraduate degree in history, he had an assignment to write about the 1940's using the school’s archives of McCall’s magazine.  He wrote about how the ads exploited the emotions of war wives and the homecoming of soldiers in order to sell things like silverware and soap.          … Continue reading Good Posture, Brought to you by McCall’s Magazine

Back Pain, Health, Pregnancy, Standing

How to Stand when you are Pregnant

Pregnancy is another place we see the difference between posture and alignment.  You all know the common pregnancy posture: pelvis and belly pushed forward with hands resting on the low back.  It's normal to see this all around us, but it's not good alignment.  Ideally, you would stand the same whether you are pregnant or… Continue reading How to Stand when you are Pregnant