Five Misconceptions About Posture

Todd Hargrove As a Rolfer, I see many people who want to improve their posture. Many are already in the process of applying some questionable advice they may have read on the internet. This post summarizes some of the major misconceptions people seem to have about posture. BAD IDEA #1: BAD POSTURE IS THE CAUSE […]

Why climbing trees is not just for kids

Climbing trees is not only children’s play – research has found that it can dramatically improve the working memory in adults too. Climbing trees If you want to exercise your brain and body, climb a tree. A study by the University of North Florida found that working memory improvements can be made in just a […]


SOME OF THESE WILL SURPRISE YOU, FROM BEING TIRED FOR OPTIMAL CREATIVITY TO KEEPING A STEADY NOISE-LEVEL FOR YOUR CREATIVE BEST. BY BELLE BETH COOPER We’ve written about creativity a few times on the Buffer blog, but it’s hard to keep track of everything we learn about it. One day I’m adjusting the temperature in […]

Your Mind Is Your Gym: Your Brain Is All the Equipment You Need

By Jeff Kuhland recently taught a workshop for MovNat and was inspired by one of my participants. We normally get a group of motivated, intelligent, and creative people taking our workshops, but this man was truly inspiring. At 61 years old he can do pull ups, jump, balance, and run. He inspired me because of his […]

The Tripod Position: A Tool to Help Any Athlete Move Better

Josh Vogel The tripod position, otherwise known as “standing in base” or the “technical get up,” is a movement I first learned in Brazilian jiu jitsu, but later learned more about in MovNat training.Simply put, it is using your arm and opposite leg to make a frame that allows you to go from a lower […]

See How Much the “Perfect” Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years

There’s a reason magazine covers include lines like “5 Moves for Michelle Obama Arms” or “The Secret for a Booty Like Beyoncé.” But if you’ve ever found yourself wishing for this actress’s waist or that singer’s legs, remember this: The media’s concept of the ideal woman’s body isn’t static. Whoever People magazine deems “most beautiful” […]

New blood test shows all the viruses you’ve ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook By Arielle Duhaime-Ross Chances are, you don’t know all the viruses you’ve encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new study in Science, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that […]

Training All Damn Day – How It Works and Why You Shouldn’t Do It

By Jarlo “Average” seems to be a dirty word in the fitness world. People would rather use words like “epic,” “heroic,” and “elite” to encourage you to “reach your full potential.” And that’s nice. How can I argue with that? Of course no one wants to be a minimal version of themselves. Personally, I want […]

7 Fitness Challenges to Complete: Are you Strong Enough to be Helpful?

MovNat, the “workout the world forgot”, recently posted 7 strong to be helpful fitness challenges, which I want to highlight here as they’re beneficial to be able to do for obstacle course racing, parkour, and ancestral fitness. They’re about challenging you to not just be fit, but be fit in a way that’s practical and vital. […]

Meditation Instruction

We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality. The first thing to pay attention to is the position of the body in zazen. The body has a way of communicating outwardly to the world and inwardly to oneself. How you position your body has a lot to […]