Top 5 Blog Posts of February
Thanks to all of our readers! Because of YOU, February was our most-read month of all-time! I wanted to share with you the Top-5 Posts of the month. As always, if they speak to you or you enjoy them, be sure to share them with your friends and family.
You better get moving. Now. Your life depends on it.
Throughout the years, there have been acountless number of studies showing that as we age we lose muscle mass. It’s just a given, right? We grow old, we slow down, and our bodies go to crap.
But what if that didn’t have to happen? What if I told you that YOU could be responsible for your very own Fountain of Youth? It’s true. It has recently been discovered that you don’t have to lose your muscle mass, and there’s a brand new, shiny study out to prove it.
While researchers have largely studied the effects of aging, they have largely studied those who are sedentary. As a result, they found exactly what they were looking for: “proof” that as we age our body begins to deteriorate. However, there are some new kids on the “study” block, and they are researching what happens to an active body as it ages. The result? Retained muscle mass and strength. I gotta admit, I’m partial to the new study, because they have chosen to follow…(drumroll please)… CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
I’ve written about several athletes and their pain issues in the past–Alex Rodriguez,Peyton Manning, and Hunter Mahan just to name a few– and now we can add one more to that list. Chicago Bulls MVP point guard Derrick Rose left Monday’s gameafter playing only 11 minutes due to back spasms. Rose is probably the best point guard in the National Basketball Association, and if he’s out of the lineup for any length of time, the Bulls will severely miss him.
As always, we have to assume there’s a reason why Rose’s back spasmed. We at Egoscue believe it’s the position of the body (posture) that causes the condition of the body (symptom/pain). Let’s take a look and see where Rose’s body is aligned. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
If you’re like several of my clients, you’re not sleeping well. You’re tossing and turning throughout your night and you wake up feeling as tired as when you went to bed. And, if you’re like several of my clients, you don’t realize that the reason why you can’t sleep is the same reason why you have hip, knee and back pain. Your posture is compromised, and your sleeplessness is yet another red flag your body is waving to try to get your attention to alert you that “something isn’t right!”
I know many of my clients, and most likely several of you, have resorted to sleeping pills to assist with getting a good night’s rest. I know you’re not planning on making a habit of it, and you’re thinking that taking a pill a few times a week won’t do any damage, but you might want to reconsider that line of thinking. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
Hollywood legend Bill Murray has been around golf forever and is known for his portrayal of Carl Spackler in the 1980 box-office hit, Caddyshack. While Murray got to play a want-to-be golfer on the big screen, he also gets to channel his inner-Jack Nicklaus on the links in real life and even won the 2011 AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. One of the things he attributes his success on the golf course to is Egoscue. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
1. Tough Mudder Georgia…Conquered
If you remember a couple of weeks ago I blogged about my next challenge, Tough Mudder Georgia. I’m happy to say that I’m officially a Tough Mudder, and I have the orange headband to prove it!
For those of you who don’t know what a Tough Mudder is, it’s hard to explain. It’s part half-marathon, part insane asylum, part boot-camp (the military kind, NOT the kind you find down the road at your local gym). It’s cold (think “four-hour-ice-cream-headache” cold), exciting (15-foot jump into a lake, anyone?), wet (water EVERYWHERE), muddy (mud EVERYWHERE), miserable (40 degree temps with 25-35 MPH winds), and fun (despite all of that, we had a BLAST) all rolled into one. It’s a challenge to both your physical strength and your mental stamina all at the same time. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
QUESTION: What was your favorite post?