Saturday, April 1, 2023

TheraBand Routine for Improved Posture, Upper Back Health

This holiday, I gave TheraBands.  These are the bands you get at PT – they come in a roll and are cut.  I cut 5′ lengths.  But the main gift was the routine I designed for using it to improve posture and activate upper back muscles.  So much of our lives are spent in the […]

Posture and Memory: How to improve both!

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Coaching, DVD Updates, Fitness & Health

Yikes!   SO many things to remember all the time.   To maintain optimal and erect posture is WORK.   So how do I coach people to lengthen, elongate, lift, scan and BE  TALL? My two best tools: If something enters your realm of consciousness, honor it. Every time you stop and start, press your RESET button. That’s […]

Neck Pain: 15 Minute Exercise Routine for a Healthy Neck

October 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Fitness & Health

Long ago, I woke from an airplane ride across the country and ended up with neck pain for A WHOLE YEAR.  I suffered and searched for relief.   I found a pamphlet in my physical therapist’s office and it saved my life. It’s called:  Neck Exercises for a Healthy Neck – Your 15 Minute Program.  It’s […]

Falling is BAD. How Scanning helps improve performance on the trail.

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Fitness & Health, Trail Tips

What is scanning?  Scanning is looking ahead to anticipate obstacles. Scanning enables you to walk in a more neutral posture. By all means, look down with you need to, but scanning enables you to walk without always looking down at your feet.  By walking in a more neutral posture, you are more upright.  This improves […]

FAQ: Poles for Hiking: Are two poles better than one? Yes!

Using two poles enables you to use your WHOLE BODY while walking or hiking. Using one pole can give you a little extra stability, but at a cost.   No matter how careful you are, using just one side of your body, can create and even reinforce imbalance.  When going downhill, placing one pole in front […]