Balance: Does Your Perception Meet Reality?

 

Last summer for my 32nd birthday, I thought it would be a great idea to climb a tree. I hadn’t climbed a tree since I was very young, but it’s something I used to do all the time. So I thought nothing of it. Our front yard has a perfect climbing tree I’d been eyeing for some time.

We’ve all climbed trees as kids and felt confident in our ability to do it. The last time I climbed it was no problem and I assumed I would feel that way going into this. In fact, I thought getting myself onto the first branch would be easy. I could see a clear path to climb up a few branches beyond that.

But I think we all know where this story is going.

It turns out, climbing a tree is pretty difficult when you haven’t done it for a few decades. Not only did I need help getting up to the first low branch, once I was there I didn’t feel confident in my ability to stay balanced at all. I found myself staring at the ground, both hands on the branch, feeling as though...

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How To Create A Movement Habit And Stick To It

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Ever tried to develop an exercise habit and found yourself unable to stick with it?

If so, you aren’t alone. The difficulty in maintaining an exercise habit happens for a variety of reasons. It might be that you tried too much too soon. Or more likely, you just didn’t find something you actually enjoyed enough to stick to.

One of the most common questions I hear as a physical therapist is, “What kind of exercise program is best for me?”

My answer is always, “The one that you enjoy enough to show up for every day.”

There really isn’t a right or wrong answer. And while this approach sounds simple in theory, it can take some trial and error to figure it out.

One of the most common problems I run in to is the use of the word “exercise”. For some, it carries a lot of...

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The Rebels Guide to "Exercise"

 

Ever considered yourself a rebel, or maybe just want to be one?

If so, you’ve likely always hated the idea of a regular “exercise” habit. Even if you understand the health benefits, you’ve always been opposed to the regimented lifestyle of exercise.

Or maybe you’ve just always found traditional exercise boring. That’s the position I’d always found myself in until I learned about movement-based lifestyles.

Even if you’ve always hated traditional exercise, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience all the health benefits of movement.

Let’s talk about how a movement-based lifestyle is the answer for you and your rebellious lifestyle.

Why a Movement-Based Lifestyle?

Adopting a movement-based lifestyle involves customizing movement to fit your current lifestyle.

That’s right. You don’t need to change much other than your mindset and your environment to gain...

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Video: Health Goal Setting, The Four Tendencies Framework

 

Ever tried to start a new habit that you just couldn't stick to?

We've all been there. 

It's likely you tried to set the habit up in a way that works well for someone else, but not for you!

Learn about different habit styles using the four tendencies framework so you don't fall into the same trap again.

By knowing yourself, you can set your habits up in a way that works for you! It is possible to make your habits effortless by learning more about yourself.

Find our blog posts on the Four Tendencies Framework here and here

Let us know what you learn! 

 

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You Choose How You Age

True story. Like it or not, we all age. The great news is we can age well if we choose to!

By keeping a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and continuing to move well you have the power to age gracefully. Don't wait another minute, make the choice to age however you choose today.

 

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Develop This Skill To Build Confidence As You Age

A common theme I’ve noted in my work as a physical therapist is a loss of confidence in all areas of life that usually accompany a decline in physical function, particularly in older adults.

Once it happens, it leads to a long road to rebuild this confidence and often leaves those it happens to never getting back to the place they were before.

And it makes so much sense. A loss of physical abilities leads to difficulty leaving home, participating in much loved activities, and creating a dependency on others for survival. This quickly leads to feeling of isolation, depression, and loneliness which further perpetuates the cycle of decline.

So… armed with this information how can you prevent this from happening in your future?

On one hand, it’s not entirely possible to prevent every medical event. Even those who make all the right lifestyle choices can still end up with a chronic condition. On the other hand, however, we can all choose how we will react to and...

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Video: Health Goal Setting, Focus on the 5 Pillars of Health

 
This is the 2nd in a series of videos to get you ready to set health goals for the new year. Check out our first video on finding your WHY and adopting a growth mindset! Today we discuss the 5 pillars of health we address with all new clients to help them find focus areas for their goals.
 
The 5 Pillars are:
1. Sense of purpose
2. Sleep
3. Eating
4. Movement
5. Community
 

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What Amazon's Philosophy Has To Do With Your Health

“We are stubborn vision. We are flexible on details.” -Jeff Bezos

This philosophy of Jeff Bezos that drives the culture at Amazon is a huge reason behind their success. By keeping the overall vision in mind and not getting too caught up in the details they consistently grow as a business.

If you don’t feel you are living your healthiest potential, adopting this philosophy may just be the thing you’ve been missing.

If you’ve been searching for some secret to optimal health for years but feel like you just haven’t found the right thing yet, you might be too focused on the details and not enough on the big picture.

Most of us easily fall into this trap, losing sight of our purpose and our why when it comes to our health.

If you want to be healthier, focus instead on being flexible about the details of how achieve it.

 

Where We Get Health Wrong

We see it time and time again. Flashy health headlines that draw us in and cause us to jump...

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Just a Simple Reminder...

Just a simple reminder: movement each and every day is essential! So tell us, how are you getting your move on today? 

 

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The Downside of Convenience

Humans were intended to move, and move often. Our movement impacts not only our physical health, but also our mental health and overall well-being. 

By focusing on a lifestyle of convenience, we've deprived ourselves opportunities for better health. Making our lives less convenient actually results in better quality of life!

Think about the last time you felt like you had all the energy you wanted to get through the day... the answer is likely years ago. It might seem counterintuitive to make yourself work MORE throughout the day in order to have MORE energy, but that's what we are here to help with! 

Need guidance to get started on a movement-based lifestyle? Reach out to us and we would be happy to help! 
 

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