balance tips from Sedona, AZ

Balance Tips From Sedona, Arizona

Thought I’d take a chance to write while Rebecca finishes up the last leg of the trip to Missouri where we’ll visit her Mom and brother before we head home from our 8 day trip west to visit our son in Arizona. Although we loved the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, the hike to Devil’s Bridge in Sedona took the cake…

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neck decompression exercise strategy

Decompression Tips with Core Wellness TV: Christmas Message Roundup

As I went through past Core Wellness TV Christmas messages, it’s interesting that they always comes back to the Intention of growth, expansion, and renewal. Really…isn’t that what it’s all about? Your thoughts are creative and eventually become reality. Let the bubbling spring come through you. Learn new things. Find support and knee and keep pushing away. Stay expansive.  Stay…

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Dynamic Lunge

Dynamic Lunge Exercise For Healthy Hips, Shoulders, Neck, and Core

No, you don’t have to do it on a log over a stream (but I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone a little:-))  This dynamic lunge move is one of those movements that’s as important as brushing your teeth when it comes to smooth, efficient, strain free, pain free movement in your hips, shoulders, and spine. (especially…

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Low Back Pain Exercises

What causes back pain? (2 most common reasons with 2 simple exercise solutions)

After 20 years of treating every kind of pain imaginable, there’s no question that when it comes to back pain, there are 2 extremely common causes that respond to one or two simple exercise solutions. In today’s episode of Core Wellness TV that I recorded LIVE, I share them with you. Granted…these solutions are not going to fix everyone’s back pain, but I just…

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glutes to the party

Bring Your Glutes To The Party! (for less back pain, hip pain, and knee pain)

After testing the glutes of a high school running back with recurring hamstring strains, I shot this video on how to test your own glutes. Additionally, you’ll learn how to “re-map” the proper glute action into your brain and then integrate your new movement map into your daily activities for less strain and less pain (especially in your low back,…

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barefoot shoe review

Barefoot Shoe Review – Merrell Trail Glove, Xero Prio, New Balance Minimus

If you’re interested in “natural living”, and hopefully you are…then, at some point, you need to let your feet be free! Your toes need to spread, your 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments need to MOVE and adapt to terrain and give all that wonderful input to your brain. (good functional input like this…

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how to stand up after bending over

How To Stand Up After Bending Over (should you pull or push?)

Last week we had a nice 50 degree day here in Southern Indiana that got me motivated to clean up one of my garden beds and prepare it for early greens.  So I set up my camera while I pulled weeds, shoveled compost, carried buckets, raked, and, of course…pontificated 🙂  And here’s what’s in it for you… The importance of “preparing…

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3 lunge mistakes

3 Lunge Mistakes To Avoid To Save Your Back, Knees, and Hips

I cringe when I’m at the gym when I see well meaning folks attempting to “get back in shape” without having a good foundation of quality movement. The lunge exercise is a classic and fantastic exercise but it is also the most poorly executed…especially for newbies to the movement. In this episode of Core Wellness TV, I go over the…

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