How to Make Like a Tree and Be Flexibly Strong

How to Make Like a Tree and Be Flexibly Strong

The other day a runner mentioned how she struggles with tight iliotibial bands and even though she stretches them, they still seem to get tight.   Makes sense.   When we move in one direction most of the time and repeatedly for long periods of time, we can expect that tightness will develop in certain areas of the body. And…

Will the Real Garden Workout Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Garden Workout Please Stand Up?

  The other day I was on Pinterest looking for some inspiration in regards to real exercise. I typed in “garden workout” thinking it would be great to find some examples of people working in their garden as their daily exercise.   Instead what I found were regular old workout routines. Outside.   Picture fitness lady wearing spandex, lifting weights,…

How to Effectively Help Sore Feet Without a Podiatrist

How to Effectively Help Sore Feet Without a Podiatrist

In my first post about the trouble with wearing heeled shoes, I talked about the how it puts our foot in an animal-like position which leads to sore feet and wear-and-tear throughout the body since we were created to walk upright on two feet, not down on all fours. To follow-up, let’s look at some suggestions of types of shoes…

How to Have the Happiest Feet on the Block

How to Have the Happiest Feet on the Block

Look closely at these two pictures. Something doesn’t belong! What is it?? If your answer was, “A heeled shoe,” then you’re absolutely right! Humans, unlike any other mammal, were created to walk upright exclusively. Our calcaneus, or heel bone, was made to touch the ground and bear weight during normal standing and walking. An animal’s foot is shaped so that…