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Training Beyond Your Limits: Stretch and Self-Massage for Ultramarathon Running by

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Someone told me that running a 100 mile race is like living a lifetime in a day. I haven’t lived a full lifetime, so I can’t really compare. But I can say that I walk away from each race with a new perspective on life and what I am capable of, and I always want […]

The Confluence of Pain and Pleasure: Navigating the Currents of Adventure with Squirtboat Champion Jeff Lane by

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I’ve always been obsessed with whitewater rapids. By the age of 21 I was a professional whitewater raft guide on the Ocoee River, TN (site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events). This is where I discovered my true love for whitewater kayaking. Fast-forward 22 years and I’m […]

Dr. Erich Anderer and Ariel Kiley in a standing knee to chest pose in Brooklyn New York

Self-Care and Spine Health: Insights from Neurosurgeon Dr. Erich Anderer by

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

“Keeping active and fit tends to prevent a lot of back pain, since most of the time this has more to do with muscle spasm or some deficit in core strength, rather than a structural issue requiring invasive types of treatment.”

Becoming Your Own Health Care Provider: Strategies to Treat Your Sub-Clinical Aches & Pains (Videos) by

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Many people, especially in office environments, suffer from sub-clinical aches and pains–the discomforts that are too mild for a doctor, but still negatively affect their days. In this post learn techniques to understand and relieve these pesky pains before they get worse!

Exercises to Manage Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms: Movement, Yoga and Self-Massage by

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

If you or someone you know carries a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, I would like to offer a hopeful note by saying it is more than possible to still live a full, productive and meaningful life with a regular practice of a variety of self-care exercises.

Beyond Pain Management: Disrupting The Pathways of Pain (Video) by

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Go beyond pain management, and look at how to actually disrupt the pathways of pain.

“Pain Can be Retrained” An Interview with Dinneen Viggiano by

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Dinneen Viggiano is a New York City based Tune Up Fitness® teacher and trainer who travels the globe to help students and other teachers learn how to “retrain their pain”. Read on to hear what inspires and motivates Dinneen, plus her vision for a healthier future… 1. How long have you been teaching Yoga Tune […]

Where Breathing Exercises Fit Into Stress Management (Video) by

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Deliberately moving the diaphragm, the primary breathing muscle, induces a natural sedative and is one of the most tranquil moves for the body.  

How Savasana Saved My Life: Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Pain (Video) by

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

For years, I was a cortisol junkie. During some of the most difficult times, stress hormones helped me function in the world. They gave me the energy to assist my family, to plow forward through work projects, to ‘make it’ in New York City… but the effects of stress were wearing me down and my […]