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How To Avoid The New Years Curse

I hope you had a great time ringing in the new year. I spent last night gathered with dozens of good friends around a bonfire of Christmas trees enjoying some great company.  It was so much fun. Since today is the first day of a brand new year, I think it is only right for me to share with you the New Year's curse and how to avoid it. You see, this time of the year tends to bring with it a reflection on all you set...
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Can You Build Muscle and Strength After Age 70? Studies Say Yes!

At least once a week and often multiple times a day, I get asked a question about how much physical improvement can be gained through exercise after a certain age. Sadly, after the aging process kicks in and we start to see it speed up, we can get discouraged and start thinking were on a downward slope that will continue to get steeper and steeper no matter what we do or don't do. Thankfully this is not the case and some really evidence was recently published to...
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Want Healthier Neck and Shoulders? Do This,,,

Every now and then I get some pretty neat opportunities to share things I'm passionate about with a live audience.  A little over a month ago I had one of those opportunities. A woman named Elizabeth Gray, who owns a store called PH Botanical in downtown Sarasota emailed me over the summer after she saw an article that I wrote in Play Magazine and she asked me if she could hire me to teach a workshop at her store. She wanted some of her friends and clients...
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The Exercise Cure

I just read the most fascinating article I've seen in quite a while. It came from this week’s issue of Time Magazine and it is entitled: The Exercise Cure. It is pretty much a summation of some of the proven and documented physiological benefits of exercising the proper way and in the correct dosage. There are also interview excerpts from physicians of different disciplines who are weighing in how powerful exercise has been for their patients. The basic takeaway is that exercise is the best "medicine" for any...
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Overnight Success…

Hey!  I hope your day is going well! How many times have you heard the term "overnight success?" Such an attractive concept isn't it? When I think about this I often think about the Olympics. This year we saw hundreds of absolutely incredible athletes display their physical abilities on the worlds grandest platform.  Some of them we had never seen before. I had never even heard of many of the American athletes including some of the swimmers and the gymnasts that were so dominant in their events. Sometimes when...
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Research Review: Why Useless Surgery Is Still Popular

Recently one of my clients and I were talking about the idea of him having a surgery. He had a fall a while back that resulted in some pretty serious injuries and the option was presented to him by a physician. As with any person I have this discussion with, I view it purely from a standpoint of risk vs. benefit and always based upon the nature and severity of the condition/injury and on the proposed surgical procedure itself. From my perspective I think there are times...
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Lessons Learned While Conquering Colorado Mountains

Hey! I hope you're having a fantastic day! What a week my family and I have had... Last Friday (7/22) we flew out to Denver Colorado and began what was to become an absolutely epic family vacation all through the Colorado Rockies. It was packed with action, adventure, rest, relaxation and everything in between. We just flew back in to Florida at 7:30 this morning and I'm still on cloud nine. I could tell story after story of what we did, what we saw, and the fun we...
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This Is Nourishment For Aging Joints

Hey my friend!  I hope you're having a great weekend! Have you ever had the experience where you read something that you have read before but something about it stands out that didn't stand out the previous time?  This happened to me a few weeks ago when I was at home on a Saturday studying my textbook "Joint Structure and Function." Something caught my attention that I had previously not looked as closely at. I was reading about the composition of joint and connective tissue and the...
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Can You Really Say “It’s Impossible?”

Hey! I hope you're having a great day! I'm sitting in the Columbus Ohio airport still in awe of how much I've learned this weekend. I came up for an advanced class on identifying muscular problems and on intra-session problem solving taught by arguably the most skilled practitioner in the country. I am amazed at some of the things I've seen. I'm very excited to get home and start applying this, because I know it will make a huge positive impact in my body and in my clients...
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Fail to Manage This and You’ll Always Live In Disappointment

Hey! I hope you're having a great day today! I'm an optimist. I usually tend to believe the best about a situation. When I wake up in the morning I expect to have a good day. I expect people to be mostly fair and honest with me as I am fair and honest with them. I expect there to be some positive outcome to every challenge, failure or setback. I expect to learn something from every situation and use those lessons to make better future decisions. I also expect...
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