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3 Simple Ways to Fit More Movement Into Your Daily Life

When I first started my training to become a movement coach, I was blown away by how simple adjustments tend to make the greatest impact. Adopting a movement-based lifestyle may sound initially intimidating. It tends to go against conventional thinking. Living a movement-based lifestyle involves making your life LESS convenient so that you move more throughout the day. Again, this sounds odd but pays off in the long run. You prioritize your physical health and as a result, spend less time spent “working out” because you are meeting your movement needs throughout your day. 

So, if you want to spend less time thinking about exercise and more time on the things you love, read on and try to implement at least one of the tips below.

1. Keep a clear movement space

Keeping a dedicated movement space in your home is an invitation to explore movement. By keeping this clear space, you are removing the obstacle of having to prep yourself a space for your restorative exercise...

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The Story of Steroid Knee Injections and Healthcare in America

As a physical therapist, I’m often asked by patients about steroid injections for knee arthritis pain. I’ve worked with many who’ve received them, only to find mixed results. For some individuals they’ve been a lifesaver, the pain-relieving effects lasted for months. Others may have noticed improvement for several days, only to have the same pain return within a week. And for others, they noticed absolutely no difference. So what gives? Why such mixed results?

Research on steroid injections for chronic pain due to arthritis reveals less than stellar results. One study even found the use of injections accelerated the breakdown of healthy cartilage in the knee and had no impact on reported pain levels in those who received the injections.

Interpreting the Results

Understanding what’s happening here requires us to take a step back and look at the big picture of the human body. And the way our medical system views the body and the healing...

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Mindful Movement for Healthy Aging 101

 

At the core of our approach in helping our clients along their journey toward better health as they age is building a mindful movement practice. 

A mindful movement practice is different from a typical exercise or fitness routine. Mindful movement is also one of the most overlooked components of health habits

So what is mindful movement? Mindful movement is for everyone, from elite athletes to couch potatoes. 

Over our years of practice in the medical field, we have noted much of the messaging thrown at us by the fitness industry can be more of a detriment to health than a help. So, we set out on a mission to change the thought patterns around movement to encourage an emphasis on the many positive health benefits of exploring your mobility.

One of our first steps with new clients is guiding them through establishing what we call a "movement practice". A movement practice is individualized based on the health goals of the person in front of us. A...

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