I’m changing things up today! The world of social media is constantly showing us everyone’s amazing lives. It can really make you depressed about your own!
Don’t let what everyone is showing you fool you. You’re only seeing a tiny glimpse into their lives.
They’re only sharing the planned and scripted jewels. Live your life your way and know that social media isn’t the whole picture.
We’ve been told basically throughout our entire lives that leaner is better. While you’ve probably never, or virtually never, been told that directly, media and popular culture has been blaring it incessantly. Six-pack abs seem to be everyone’s goal. But, the truth is everyone has a six-pack. Continue reading “Lean Doesn’t Equal Fit or Healthy”
Hanging is an important movement for the development of the human shoulder girdle. Without these motions bones deform and muscles weaken. Or rather they don’t develop properly.
But since we are living organisms, we can restore a healthy shoulder girdle! It’s time to start hanging and swinging to rebuild a healthy shoulder.
Yesterday I had my second Rolfing session and I continue to be impressed! Last time focused mostly on my neck and upper back. This time the focus was more on my feet and lower legs. Continue reading “The Rolfing Saga Continues”
I know I’ve been talking about feet a lot recently, but it’s the time of year when I start getting out and about in the woods more often. And this time, unlike previous years, I’ve decided to take my Five Fingers with me. Normally I would wear a light hiking boot, or more recently a minimalist boot. Despite my knowledge and experience, I was impressed with the difference the Five Fingers made. Continue reading “Hike Two in the Five Fingers”
I want to take a little time to talk about real nutrition and nutrients. We’re all pretty much familiar with the standard nutrients: vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fats, etc. But I would argue there are a lot more nutrients necessary to be healthy that aren’t generally considered nutrients. Continue reading “Let’s Talk Nutrients For A Sec”
Over my 10 years of driving a truck for work, my neck, upper back, and shoulders have steadily gotten tighter and tighter. It’s become so tight in the past year that it even interferes with my breathing from time to time. I’ve put it off for too long. Let’s be honest… I’ve been lazy. It’s time to do something about it. Continue reading “How I’m Loosening My Neck”
Your feet are the basis for almost all of your movements. Even when you consider the movements that involve your hands, most of them still involve your feet. The fact that we don’t really use our feet much creates major issues for us. Continue reading “Your Foundation, Build Smart Feet”
I went out to the Little Devil Stairs this weekend. It’s one of my favorite hikes! I usually hike in my Lems boots, but this time I decided to try out the Five Fingers.
Despite spending lots of time in minimal shoes, your foot just works differently in the Five Fingers. I’m actually a little sore today. The hike is around 6 miles if I remember right.
The first couple miles are a combination of hill climbing, rock scrambling, and creek crossing. It’s a great place to work on your balance! You can extend the trail a few miles onto an offshoot trail, but I decided not to this time since it was my first real test in the Five Fingers.
After you get up the stairs you have a nice easy walk back to the car down the fire road. Bring some snacks and plenty of water. If you have a water filter, there’s plenty to scoop up through the stairs. After that water gets a little scarce.
If you want to try this hike, get there early so the parking lot isn’t full! Keysir Run Rd, that leads to the parking lot, is off Gid Brown Hollow Road in Washington, VA. Happy Trails!