Hey! I hope you're having a great day! If you've been following my writings for any length of time you know that I am pretty skeptical about claims and marketing ploys made within the health industry. There are too many "facts" taken way out of context and too many companies promising people the world just to get them to become customers. This legitimately bothers me because it makes people think that there is a quick, easy and effortless way to make their body exactly what they want...Read more
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Hey! I hope you're having a great day! The past few weeks have been so exciting for me because I've been watching some of my favorite baseball teams work their way through the playoffs. Two of the three teams I've had a chance to work with professionally- the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays, made it in and so did my hometown Kansas City Royals. I've been virtually glued to the screen every evening watching these teams battle for advancement toward...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! Did you wake up this morning feeling stiff or sore? If you didn't consider yourself lucky. Many people struggle with this common problem and can often get terribly discouraged by it despite the fact that the stiffness seems to go away as the day moves on. But what causes this extremely common phenomenon? Here are some things to consider. 1) Sleeping position. Roughly one third of our life will be spent in bed and not all sleep positions are safe...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! If you're like me than you've probably had a time or two where you've had some activity induced soreness in your knees, hips or feet. If you haven't, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us we know that there are certain things we have to be careful with in order to not develop a problem in these areas. For me it was basketball. After about the fourth week of playing again I started to get very sore on...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! Have you ever had one of those days where something happens that makes you think that you should change something about your life? Last Sunday was one of those days for me. For the second day in a row I had played basketball and for the second day in a row I felt like I just didn't have enough endurance to keep up at a competitive level throughout the entire string of games. The weeks prior to this I...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! This week I've been thinking about a topic that I find fascinating and that I am reading more and more about as the years go on. It is the mind-body connection. It's easy to see the connection between the mind and the body by simply analyzing the reactions we have to certain mental/emotional states. Take fear for instance. When you are truly afraid, the first thing you may notice is that your heart rate increases similar to going through a...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! This past week was interesting because I had a few more opportunities than usual to share stories with people about things I've been through, been able to overcome and been able to accomplish. I was around a number of people who needed to hear an encouraging story and it was nice to revisit a few memories that I don't often think about unless I'm in that type of situation.
Often times when I do this I get reminded of...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! This was my first week back after an awesome vacation with my family to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia where we got to enjoy a beautiful mountain view cabin, do some hiking, see some waterfalls, go white water rafting and enjoy some good quality time together. The trip did have one blip though... Prior to checking in to our cabin, we spent two days in Atlanta and on the second day while playing basketball I took a hard fall...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! According to a multi year Mayo Clinic study, right now 57.5% of doctor visits in America are made in part because of a musculoskeletal problem, making it the most common health ailment in America. This is why you will see on TV many commercials for products touted as being a "magic bullet" solution for these problems. The newest series of them features active and retired professional athletes touting the benefits of compression sleeves like Copper Fit and others. When I...Read more
Hey! I hope you're having a great day! In the late 1980's a groundbreaking personal development book called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" was published by Dr. Stephen Covey. When it was released, I'm sure that no one including Covey could have predicted the massive success and influence it would have. In addition to selling millions of books, it catapulted Covey into a position of influence that was truly astounding. He was named one of the top 25 most influential Americans and his book was...Read more
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