Movement & Exercise

Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs

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Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs Are you winded when you climb stairs quickly? Hopefully not, but if you are you can improve this, and possibly more quickly than you expect. (Read my Personal story at the end of this post!) Your body is designed to get better at what it does regularly with intention. Livestrong.com says… read more

Exercise is Important for Bone Strength

Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied to your muscles, if you can excuse the pun. At birth humans have 270 bones, but many of these fuse together as a child becomes an adult, leaving adults with 206 bones. Good trivia you can share at the next party! But… read more

Guest Blog: “Too Old to Start” Nonsense

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“I’m too old to start…” fill in the blank. Dare You. Try that line around 72 year old 4th degree martial artist Kenny Peterson! “I started martial arts when I was 60 years old. My 10 year old grandson was preparing to test for his 1st degree black belt in taekwondo when the instructor asked… read more

Stay Active is an Immune Support Habit

stay active immune support habit

Movement Matters, Most of the Time Staying active and moving your body enough to break a sweat for at least 30 minutes a day is a good habit for health. But should you stay active when you start to get sick? Many people are inclined to call it quits at the gym at the smallest sniffle.… read more

Injured or Ill? 7 Tips to Get Back In The Game

#BackInTheGame injury illness

No matter what your “game” is: Your sport Your family Your work illness or injury can knock you out. I’d know. As a mom, wife, business owner, and athlete, tearing my ACL affected everything. Now I am back to almost 100% and life is more fun, more fulfilling, and much much more active. Here are… read more

Movement Matters in 7 Surprising Ways

7 Suprising ways #MovementMatters

We spend a lot of time with people talking about Nutrition but Movement Matters too. Many people are focused on their diets when they think about healthy and wellness, especially if they are trying to lose weight. This is a good thing! Results in weight loss and fitness will come 70% from diet (what you… read more

Guest Blog: Crohn’s Can’t Stop Me – Jack Lima

I have Crohn's and I'm a competitive bodybuilder.

I have Crohn’s and I am a competitive bodybuilder. Two things one would think were mutually exclusive, but they are not. All you need is a plan and dedication! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 14 years old. Finally getting a diagnosis was both great, because I finally knew why I had… read more

Guest Blog: Health Care Crisis Real Solution is at the…

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Health Care Crisis: Real Solution is at the End of Our Forks! Despite spending 17.7 percent of our GDP on health care, which is nearly twice the OECD (i.e. other developed nations) average of 9.3 percent, America has consistently ranked near last in the OECD when it comes to health outcomes since the 1980s.  Despite… read more

Count the Coincidences (I count 5)

I think my life is magical, because I choose to see it that way.

Personal Story Blog I was recently in the northern woods of Minnesota, picking up our daughters after a month of summer camp. Coincidentally my birthday fell on the day before camp ends, the same day they have a huge celebration called International Day. This event brings about a dozen different camps (all are immersion language camps) together to celebrate… read more

Get Back In the Game. What do I do after an injury?

Your injury may not be the only cause of your pain.

It Doesn’t Always Hurt… At First. Have you ever burned yourself, or even broken a bone, and noticed it didn’t hurt right away? Wonder why? We’ll get to that, but first this reminder: Movement matters more than you may realize. This is what exercise does for your body besides strengthen muscles: Strengthens the connections between ligaments… read more