Walking: How Many Steps Are Enough? Less Than You Thought!

Everybody knows walking is good for you. It is the “superfood” of movement. But how much walking is enough? How much walking will make a difference in your health and your longevity? Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable goal for fitness. That is what my walking app tells me. But […]

Stretch your Toes to Prevent Bunions and Bunion Pain

Stretch your Toes to Prevent Bunions and Bunion Pain Several weeks ago, I suggested that you can help prevent bunions by paying attention to how you stand. I promised to write the following week about another way to prevent bunions.  But life got in the way, I went to Los Angeles and managed to get […]

Human BIomechanics for Beginners: the Hip Joint

The topic today is your hip joint. This article is part of a series that will describe how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements and move better. The topic today is your hip joint. The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing joint in the […]

Head Carrying Can Heal Your Spine

Do you think carrying objects on your head is only good for people living in other countries? Or for the vendors on our beaches? You may want to reconsider and borrow this practice for yourself. Adding head carrying to your movement practice is healthy and therapeutic. It will strengthen and restore your neck muscles. These […]

Human Biomechanics for Beginners: the Spine

This article is part of a series that will describe how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements and move better. The topic today is your spine, which gives your body structure and protects your spinal cord and your nervous system. The spine is a […]

Got 10 seconds? Then you have time for Isometrics.

If you don’t have much time but you want to build strength, try “isometrics” Isometrics is the art of contracting a muscle without changing its length. The bones attached to the muscle do not move either. Press your hands together in prayer position as hard as you can for 10 seconds. This is an isometric […]

A diary of my knee injury and my recovery practices

I fell last week and banged my right knee pretty bad. I did not fall on the cobblestones. I fell when I was stepping off my bed after I had been adjusting a picture above my bed! Lost my balance, Stepped the wrong way. And went down hard on my knee. Very hard. Didn’t go […]