Posture: Chicken or the Egg

There is a direct correlation between emotions and the quality of posture. When someone is feeling depressed, they hold a much different posture than a person who is completely elated. But which came first, the posture or the emotion? Could changing one cause a change in the other? It turns out that it is hard to separate the two. Try …

The Importance of Being Cleanest

Gyms can be ideal environments for things to grow, and I do not mean just muscles. Germs and bacteria can thrive in exercise areas and locker rooms. It is important that where you exercise is cleaned on a regular basis. This does not mean just vacuuming or mopping floors but disinfecting the items people touch on a regular basis. Would …

What We Do and Why We Love It

A hairstylist at a neighboring salon came to see me recently because of chronic right shoulder pain. It was just a little nagging sort of thing for the past few years, but lately, the pain grew to be too much. She couldn’t lift her arm higher than a few inches. Reaching back behind her, like reaching for a purse in …

What do you do when you reach the “Half Century” mark?

My wife asked me what I would like to do for my 50th birthday. I told her the last thing I wanted was a party. Instead, I wanted to scratch something off my bucket list. How about paddling 28.5 miles across deep water canyons in the Alaskan current, through shark and orca infested 54-degree water using only your arms as …

The Body’s Hub

Think about a bicycle wheel for a moment. The center of the wheel is called the hub. It is the place where all of the wheel’s spokes come together and meet. The Hub’s position is dictated by the tension in the spokes. If all of the spokes have an equal amount of tension then the hub is in it’s ideal …

Getting up When you Don’t Want to

So I opened up my mouth earlier this year and let it be known that I intended to paddle 28.5 miles across Monterey Bay on a prone paddleboard. I knew that the instant the words left my lips that I had to follow through with it. Fortunately, some close friends liked the idea so much that they decided to join …

Repeating Shapes

Throughout civilized history, two shapes have forged together to give symbolic meanings to various societies and belief systems: the triangle and circle. The symbol is known as the thaumaturgic triangle. It has been used as a symbol for the Illuminati, Masons, Kabbalah Movement, and some Christian faiths. The Rosicrucians used the symbol of the snake devouring itself around a triangle. …

The Absurdity of Exercise

With this exponential diminishment of movement comes the breakdown of the human form. Most of the illnesses, aches, and pains in today’s culture can be directly related to a lack of purposeful movement. Our society has reached such a point with it is a lack of movement that facilities were created to encourage movement back into a person’s life: gyms. …

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