Category Archives: Fitness

Feldenkrais and Hanna Somatics for Maintenance and Pain Management

Jane Brody, the legendary health journalist for the New York Times, recently wrote an article extolling the virtues of the Feldenkrais approach to pain management and recovery. Lesser known is the work of Thomas Hanna, who introduced Moshe Feldenkrais to the … Continue reading

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Since I work primarily at home, I spend at least an hour a day in the kitchen. Most of the time I am fixing a meal, but sometimes I am just warming up water or leftovers in the microwave. The … Continue reading

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Stand Up and Get Fit

Last week I caught a Fresh Air interview with New York Times columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes. One of her science-based claims that caught my attention was the importance of standing regularly to break up periods … Continue reading

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Chair Massage: A foundation for fitness

While I am a big believer in making every moment a fitness moment (see Creating a Fitness Lifestyle), the reality is many people don’t have even the most basic motivation to move to a healthier lifestyle. That’s where chair massage … Continue reading

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Creating a Fitness Lifestyle

We all believe in the importance of fitness. Heck some of us are selling it. But what is fitness, and how do you achieve it? My idea of fitness is a broad one. It includes physical, intellectual, social and spiritual … Continue reading

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The Curious Disparity of Ambidexterity

After an operation in 1974 put my right shoulder out of commission for a couple of months, I realized how little dexterity I had in my left hand relative to my right. What’s that all about, I thought. Who made … Continue reading

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