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The Cure for Golfer’s Elbow

I was recently dealing with a nasty case of medial epicondylitis (otherwise known as “golfer’s elbow”) characterized by tender pain just inside my right elbow.  Those who know me are probably thinking, “but you don’t play golf!”  And they’re right.  I don’t.  But apparently you can get golfer’s elbow from doing too many pull-ups and […]

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Movement is the New Fitness

  “I don’t do fitness my friend.  That’s not what I do.  I talk about movement.  Fitness is a small, small, small world, within the universe of movement.  I view it as a limited world.  A world with many problems.  A polluted world.  Gymnastics and yoga and boxing and mind-body methods and other martial arts […]

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5 Wellness Strategies that Don’t Work (and 5 that Do)

Gideon via Compfight Strategies that don’t work: 1.  Diet – Diets in and of themselves rarely work and cannot be sustained indefinitely.  The longer someone is on a diet, the harder it gets.  Dieters tend to stretch their willpower too far and eventually end up caving in to temptation usually ending up right back where […]

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Willpower and Behavior Change: Wanting What You Want to Want

This article is also published on Positive Psychology News Daily. The American Psychological Association recently commissioned some research on stress and willpower in America to understand American perceptions of stress and the motivation to make lifestyle and behavior changes.  Almost everyone that they surveyed (93%) had goals to change some aspect of their behavior in […]

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The Yoga World Gets Judgmental

The yoga blogosphere (yogosphere?) has been abuzz the past week debating two recent controversies that boiled up on the internet.  The first one stemmed from a New York Times article written by William J. Broad, entitled, “How Yoga can Wreck Your Body” (which was excerpted from his soon to be released book on “The Science […]

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