Life Is Not A Sprint, So Don’t Exercise Like It Is

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I have completed one marathon, and over ten 100 mile mountain bike races. I finished the marathon in a little over 4 hours. The hundred mile mountain bike races took longer, my fastest time is between 9 and 10 hours.

In every one of those long distance, endurance events, it always amazed me how many people started out too fast and burned out before finishing. Continue reading Life Is Not A Sprint, So Don’t Exercise Like It Is

High Impact Exercise (and why you should stay away from it)

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I am a big fan of low impact, low intensity exercising. I like this type of exercising because I feel it gives you the best chance of being able to stick with an exercise routine long enough to reap the benefits from it.

The only way that we get any benefit out of exercising  is by sticking with it long term and doing it consistently.

Exercising should be done in a way that is sustainable for our bodies. If we start out an exercise routine too intensely then we will eventually hurt ourselves and have to stop exercising. If we try to start out doing too much, then we will injure ourselves and have to stop exercising. Continue reading High Impact Exercise (and why you should stay away from it)

Why Do Low Impact Exercise?

yoga 2 Much of the information concerning exercise these days revolves around how to lose the most amount of weight as quickly as possible, or how to get in the most extreme shape of your life. What if you want to feel better, reduce pain and injury, improve your quality of life, and lose weight, but do it without all of the pain and injury that can accompany extreme exercising? Continue reading Why Do Low Impact Exercise?

How To Exercise To Reduce Pain

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Over the years I have had the honor to work with many professional athletes. I have watched them get injured on the field or stage, and then got them fixed up and back out to perform, quickly.

I have treated most types of athletic injuries, from concussions to post concussive disorder, to muscle pulls and sprains and strains. The list goes on.

I have also had the honor to work with many professional athletes after they retire and are out of the spot light. I have witnessed firsthand the effects that a lifetime of high impact exercise and sports have on the body. I have witnessed firsthand the health effects and pain that retired football players and ballet dancers deal with on a regular basis. I have treated some retired athletes that can barely walk due to the damage done to their body from high impact sports. Continue reading How To Exercise To Reduce Pain