Active Rest Through Expressive Arts

by Vidya McNeill “I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I had no words for.”–Georgia O’Keefe Have you ever felt that the world pressures you to be action-oriented if you are going to succeed? I don’t know about you, but I lose track of myself by all the doing I […]

WHEN COMFORT IS UNCOMFORTABLE: YOU NEED NATURAL MOVEMENT

By Jeff Kuhland We live in a world unlike anything else before. Modern conveniences allow us to exist with little effort. Everything is designed to be comfortable – including our gyms and workout equipment. Why bother standing when your local gym has an entire circuit line with padded seats and lumbar support? Introducing natural movement can shatter […]

UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYZING YOUR MOVEMENT ENVIRONMENT

By Erwan Le Corre (MovNat Founder) To the question, “Where should I train natural movement?” the answer is simple: anywhere and everywhere.   It is essential to be able to move and perform in diverse environments and situations with both effectiveness and efficiency. Indeed, can we even talk about real-life physical competency without including a […]

MOVE YOUR BODY, MOVE YOUR BRAIN: TRAINING FOR NEUROPLASTICITY

By Chandler Stevens The connection between mind and body is critical to athletic performance. Sensory maps in the brain control our patterns of movement, but forming the connection between mind and body is more complex than simply whipping out an atlas of the mind. The structures of these neural maps are constantly changing throughout our […]

Joint Pain, From the Gut

By David Kohn Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but an emerging body of research is focusing on a potential culprit: the bacteria that live in our intestines. Several recent studies have found intriguing links between gut microbes, rheumatoid arthritis, […]

The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health

by Joe Martino Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different […]

Are You Dehydrated?

The Crucial Link Between Dehydration And Osteoporosis By Vivian Goldschmidt, MA It could be the perfect storm. I’m referring to the seldom-mentioned link between dehydration and stress that can hurt your health and your bones. Surprising Study Results A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that dehydration or hypohydration by -2.5% and […]

EVIDENCE FOR DIRECT CORE WORK FOUND LACKING

By Doug Du Pont For as long as I’ve been a trainer, people have been doing a lot of core exercises in the gym. In fact a search on the web will give you innumerable articles, videos, and web sites devoted to core workouts. When I first started training, people did old-fashioned sit ups and […]

The Cold Truth About Rice… Brown vs White

by JULIE BERNIER                   Poor white rice has a bad rap in the US.  So much of the world depends on it as a core part of their diet, but somehow it’s been rumored as unhealthy with a stigma of little nutritional value and a cause of […]