Why Stretching is Dead and What You Can Do Instead

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You might find it interesting to learn that as a physical therapist, athlete and coach I don’t do much stretching. I mean…it’s boring, it takes a long time and to be honest I don’t see much benefit in it for the most part.  Sometimes yes…but most of the time no! ==> There are better ways […]


9 Steps to Perfect Health – #7: Move Like Your Ancestors

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There’s no question that regular exercise is essential to health. Our paleolithic ancestors had a different word for exercise: life. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, humans had to exert ourselves – often quite strenuously – to get food. We naturally spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun, walking, hunting, gathering, […]


Too Much Sitting: The Population-Health Science of Sedentary Behavior

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Even when adults meet physical activity guidelines, sitting for prolonged periods can compromise metabolic health. TV time and objective-measurement studies show deleterious associations, and breaking up sedentary time is beneficial. Sitting time, TV time, and time sitting in automobiles increase premature mortality risk. Further evidence from prospective studies, intervention trials, and population-based behavioral studies is […]