Illness & Injury

Illness or Injured? Hydrate to Get Back in the Game

hydrate for health

Illness or Injured? Hydrate to Get Back In The Game When you are off your game, oftentimes the electrolytes of your brain are out of whack as well. I learned this from Tony Robbins, and I’ve been using it with our children since they were little, and it really works, even on two-year-old tantrums. When… read more

Illness or Injured? Rest to Get Back in the Game

Rest is a good first step to get #BackInTheGame

Illness or Injured? Rest to Get Back In The Game The usual and most obvious first step when you are injured or ill is to rest. For injury you can follow the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate. If you are ill and a regular exercise person, illness may require you to back off… read more

Movement Matters: Reduces and Prevents Injury

accidental injury

Regular Movement Matters to Reduce and Prevent Injury Accidents happen. If you have a pet, or kids, you know how they occasionally can get underfoot. A dog on a walk can pull you off balance. Ice is blamed for many broken ankles, hips, and wrists. Injury is more likely when your body is tight, and… read more

Personal Post: Count the Coincidences (I count 5)

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

Personal Story 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 their… read more

Illness & Injury–Break the Cycle

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it?

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it? Illness and injury can go hand in hand, unfortunately. If you are injured, you may be unable or unwilling to exercise as much, and a lack of exercise, in turn, affects our immune system, our digestion and elimination, and many other facets of… 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

Personal Post: Take Care

We want to make it easier for you to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

The Urban Dictionary says the phrase “take care” is, “used when saying goodbye to family and friends. To be careful.” It is not ironic that I use the phrase take care with…. EVERYONE. Cashiers, waiters, anyone at all with whom I have exchanged any amount of words. I could say, “Goodbye” but that seems awkward to… read more