Exercises that need to be avoided
You don’t need a thousand exercises to build a strong core; you need the right ones! The core is the group of trunk and hip muscles that surround the spine, abdominal viscera and hip. Core muscles are essential for proper load balance within the spine, pelvis, and kinetic chain. They spare the spine from excessive load and are essential for lad transfer between the upper and lower body.
3 Rules of Solving Problems
There are three rules that I repeat to my teams often, usually several times a week, about how to solve problems. Each one of them is superficially simple, even trite, but when you dig into what it means to follow them, you realize that they are often counterintuitive and require active effort on your part. But my experience is that, when followed, they make it possible to solve seemingly intractable problems.
Ways To Accept A Body Part You Don't Like
The first time I remember feeling self-conscious about my nose, I was in the seventh grade. I was looking at a photo my mom had taken of my uncle and I sitting at the dining room table, studying for my Bat Mitzvah. I remember looking at the photo and thinking to myself for the first time, I hate the way my nose looks.
First aid skills everybody should know
You never know when an emergency could strike—and you might be called upon to deliver emergency care to someone in need. Especially if you’re a parent or in charge of the health and safety of children or adults—but even if you aren’t—it’s essential to be prepared, and your preparation could mean the difference between life and death for an injured person. Here are a few first aid skills that everyone should know.
My watercolor journey started with a kit from the five and dime that came with twelve sticky, faded colors and a plastic-bristled brush that splayed out from its handle like an old scrub brush. There were no instructions on the box. There was no mixing palette. I “painted” on pulp construction paper. My supplies were, and for a long time remained, limited to those I received as holiday gifts and those I hoarded from holidays past.
The Space Between
No, I’m not referencing the 2001 mega hit song from Dave Matthews band (though I bet you’re humming it now) No, I’m not even referencing in any way the well-known Netflix show Stranger Things which focuses on this world and the other side of the world we occupy. Though that may make for a good reference down the road. I’m writing about environments, atmospheres and us. I’m writing about how space impacts people, not so much the distance between two objects but the overall influence that an environment has on those in it. Recently I was referencing a study that was done decades back at Harvard in which 8 elderly men were put in a sanctuary for 2 weeks, this sanctuary was intentionally outfitted from top to bottom to reflect a begotten era, a time from these men’s past — a time where they were younger, stronger, faster and more cognitively sound. From old Time magazines on nightstands being presented as current news, to rules being given to these men that all conversations they had were to be of the time era that they now were participating in. Each of these men were immersed in a world that they once occupied, their environment being reflective of better years, healthier and more robust times.
Can Music Heal the Brain?
Sounds are all around us, from birds chirping and waves lapping against a coastline to cars honking in traffic. But sometimes sounds are put together in purposeful ways to create a specific atmosphere or to express ideas or emotions. Such organized sounds are called music.
Be Your Own Definition Of Beautiful
Like most young women, I felt constant pressure to be a certain size or to look a certain way. The message I picked from the media was literally “You need to look perfectly beautiful (the way we define beauty). If not, you are a horrible person, and no one will love you.”