Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion – big MOVEMENTS when you exercise,…

Can You Prevent Muscle Cramps?
Stretching & Flexibility

Can You Prevent Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps can be a nuisance, a pain, or complete agony, depending on the situation. It seems that there are three kinds: The kind that wakes you up from a sound sleep with a sudden tightness and pain, probably in your calf muscle. The kind that comes on with a lot of exertion, especially in…

Do You Have to Stretch to Get More Flexible?
Stretching & Flexibility

Do You Have to Stretch to Get More Flexible?

In my experience, stretching is often something that is neglected or, at the very least, given a cursory place in our workouts. It’s almost as if people don’t think it is very important. And yet, it is! Ever notice that pro football players are out there before a game getting limber by warming up and…

3 Ways to Make “The Twist” Work for You
Exercise Basics | Movement

3 Ways to Make “The Twist” Work for You

Remember “The Twist”,  the dance that Chubby Checker popularized back in the early 60’s? It was quite the sensation for several years, and persists to this day, often as a fun interlude to other dance moves. To underscore this point, I would like to share with you an excerpt from a Wikipedia article describing “The…

Moves and Stretches to Inspire and Rock You!
Movement | Stretching & Flexibility

Moves and Stretches to Inspire and Rock You!

Here’s the deal: I am sure we have all felt this at one time or another, or maybe even daily. Once we sit down for a while, something changes. In fact everything changes. Our mind, our cells, our expectations, and desires. Suddenly we want inertia, coffee, sugar, comfort, happy hour, or maybe even a nap….

Got Joints?  Here’s How to Keep Them Healthy
Movement | Stretching & Flexibility

Got Joints? Here’s How to Keep Them Healthy

I would have to venture that just about everyone who is an adult human is aware that joints can be a real pain at times, and can even get us into life-changing situations. Whether you are just aware that you need to be taking care of your joints, or are facing some compromises in how…