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Fighting Sugar Cravings

Drawing on the advice of my personal nutritionist (Jill), I recently completed a month-long period in which I attempted to totally cut my consumption of refined sugar.  I was undertaking … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Proprioception: Cultivating your Superpowers

Full disclosure here, folks:  I first became interested in proprioception because it sounds like something you’s find in an X-Men comic book.  And while the realities of proprioception may not … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gastrocnemius Strengthening!

In my recent post regarding the Gastrocnemius, we learned a little bit about the function of this muscle and one simple method of stretching and relaxing it via autogenic inhibition.  … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Brief Introduction to Tai Chi as an Exercise Practice

As you can probably tell from the pictures on this blog, I’m a big proponent of practicing Tai Chi.  In my experience, the slow, fluid, and circular movements of Tai … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Since We’re Talking About Bone Health

Inspired by the conversation regarding calcium sources, I thought I’d take a moment to point out that in addition to nutritional measures, resistance training is an essential element of maintaining … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

This headache is my fault

I had a headache for a lot of today, and it was no fun. It was also my fault. Here’s the recipe that created today’s headache: 1. I had one and … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Opposing Force Boxing Club 2014

Me and the boys backstage at the 2014 Vermont Golden Gloves tournament. I couldn’t quite score the victory this year, but with these fine chaps to train with for another … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment