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The #SummerOfMove: Why Movement Will Change Your Life

The #SummerOfMove: Why Movement Will Change Your Life

It's finally here. The summer of 2017 - and it's going to be a great one. 

Instead of focusing on beach bodies and vacations - I'm joining the growing group of physical therapists and other movement experts who are choosing to make this summer the #SummerOfMove. It's a national campaign organized by Free The Yoke and its main goal: to bring awareness to the innumerable benefits of exercise and encourage others to get out there and move more! More on that below...

Working The Edge: A #FindYourWhy Story

Working The Edge: A #FindYourWhy Story

Exercise and I have had a fickle relationship...

You see, my mom would tell you that I learned to walk with a soccer ball on my foot. I’m the youngest of four soccer players. When it came to soccer in our family, my dad was our coach, my older siblings were assistant coaches, and my mom was the manager. When I was five, I got to watch my oldest sister, along with the rest of the Rochester Adams High School soccer team, win the state championship.

Mountain Bike Life: A #FindYourWhy Story

Mountain Bike Life: A #FindYourWhy Story

Ryan is a wanderlust at heart, and one of (if not THE) most adventurous people I've ever known. He surpassed being an adventure-seeker a long time ago, he's more of an adventure-maker. I reached out to Ryan because he has a unique perspective on health, wellness, and fitness. As a MTB tour guide on the west coast at Moab Cyclery in Moab, Utah. He relies on his health daily to be able to function and perform optimally both out on the trail and while prepping and caring for those he's guiding along the way. 

How to Find the Time to Exercise and Be Healthier

How to Find the Time to Exercise and Be Healthier

Feel like there's never enough time in the day to get things done? You're not alone.

It seems like that clock is always running out of time. Most days seem to leave us with just enough time to brush our teeth, go to work, eat, tuck the kids in to bed, maybe watch some Marvel show on Netflix and then go back to sleep again...am I right? Fitting exercise into that day...what, are you crazy? There's no way I can find the time for that... Only insane people do that, right?

Maybe.

But maybe it's more than that.

Dad Strength: A #FindYourWhy Story

Dad Strength: A #FindYourWhy Story

This post is the first in a new series titled #FindYourWhy - a compilation of stories about WHY people are moving more, staying fit, and trying hard to live healthy lives.

If you haven't read my first article Finding Your Why: The Best Hack for Getting Serious Results, that's a good place to start. In that first article, we talk about the importance of finding your purpose for moving more and being healthier.

Why Normal Isn't Good Enough

Why Normal Isn't Good Enough

I had a patient a few weeks ago tell me, "I just want to be normal". The sentiment was plenty innocent. Many of the individuals I work with on a daily basis are in pain and would see it as a huge improvement to just get back to status quo. Nevertheless, it got me thinking...

Normal? What exactly is "normal" these days, and do we really want that?

Here is a snapshot of "normal"