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Mark Sisson’s Recent Post About Workout Recovery August 15, 2013

Posted by jeffrooney in Athletic training, Exercise, Fitness, Movement, Nutrition, Posture.
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Mark Sisson’s Recent Post About Workout Recovery

As usual a pretty informed piece from Mark Sisson on the constituents of “recovery” with any exercise program. Use his 7 point recovery evaluation for your own exercise efforts and take stock of what is deficient. Then make some effort on this aspect and take note of the changes in how you feel.

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget the posture component of your workouts. One point that is a little different on the posture component is that in many ways muscles that function to align our body are meant to be “on” basically all the time. So this means that they need some daily input. Thinking in terms of the Paleo paradigm one could say that our ancestors always got the postural input by virtue of daily activity. Now we don’t – we have to basically supplement our lives with meaningful physical activity that serves our whole body’s needs and requirements. That’s the conundrum of our culture. More on that later…

Exercise, Human Evolution and the Brain – more research on the connections! December 27, 2012

Posted by jeffrooney in Brain Health/Body Health, Egoscue, Exercise, Fitness, Posture, Running related.
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My Egoscue colleague from Portland, Matt, posted this interesting article from the NY Times over the past weekend. Take a look:

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, in the New York Times

“Anyone whose resolve to exercise in 2013 is a bit shaky might want to consider an emerging scientific view of human evolution. It suggests that we are clever today in part because a million years ago, we could outrun and outwalk most other mammals over long distances. Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement, the idea goes, and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally.”

Click link for more –

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/exercise-and-the-ever-smarter-human-brain/?ref=health

Using the Wall Drop Exercise September 2, 2012

Posted by jeffrooney in Egoscue, Egoscue Method, Exercise, Hip Exercise, Movement, Posture, Posture Alignment Therapy.
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This is a short video explaining the use of the Wall Drop exercise. It is commonly used in alignment therapy to address mis-alignment issues affecting the ankle, knee and hip joints, prompting the pelvis into a neutral position, aligning the spinal column, and more.

The Couch Potato Goes Global July 20, 2012

Posted by jeffrooney in Exercise, Fitness, Food Industry, Movement.
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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/the-couch-potato-goes-global/

About 3.5 million tons of that global human biomass is due to obesity, a third of which exists in North America, although we account for only 6 percent of the world’s population.

Hmmm, something to be proud of?

Achy From Sitting Too Much? Try These Exercises! July 8, 2012

Posted by jeffrooney in Egoscue, Exercise, Posture, Uncategorized.
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Recently I posted an article to WaccoBB.net about the vast amounts of sitting we do and the toll it can take on our body. Take a look and give the exercises a try after a long day. Let me know how it goes.

http://www.waccobb.net/forums/showthread.php?88097-Achy-From-Sitting-Too-Much-Try-These-Egoscue-Exercises!&highlight=egoscue

Further analysis on interplay between diet and exercise November 8, 2009

Posted by jeffrooney in Dieting, Exercise, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Research.
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I just read an article in the 11-08-09 NY Times magazine about the interplay between exercise and diet with regard to weight loss efforts. The article features some newer thinking on levels of intensity of exercise effort and specifically the burning of fat for fuel vs. carbohydrate. It is a counter intuitive relationship such that relatively lower intensity effort “burns” fat while higher intensity effort “burns” carbohydrate. This much is not really new info but the item in the article that is new regards the idea of “after burn” effect. It has often been touted, including by yours truly, that walking, for example two strategic times a day (separated by 8-12 hours), would effectively keep the metabolism on overdrive for the full day. Hence there would be an after burn effect. Turns out that this appears not to be the case with this newer research.

So the essence of the research in the article then focuses on the need to find dietary and exercise balance in specific efforts for weight loss. Give the article a read and see what you think.

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