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Are You Moving Well Today?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 01/08/2016

Category: Movement

Are You Moving Well Today?

How did you answer that question? "I am moving great" (I can do all my activities with home, work and play without pain, discomfort, stiffness or limitation), or "I used to love hiking and now I just hurt too much to go hiking" or "I used to color with my grandchildren on the floor, now I can't bend to get on the floor."

Movement is considered a vital nutrient. Research reveals proper...

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Sitting is the New Smoking

by Dr. Kim Selir on 11/06/2015

Category: Movement

Did you know that the average American spends about 2 more hours a day sitting than sleeping?

Based on our ancestors, it shouldn't be a surpirse that neglecting to stand, is negatively impacting our health as a species. The arrival of new technology brought along a new lifestyle of comfort.

Sitting may sound like a luxury, however, it comes at a deadly cost: "sitting more than 6 hours per day increases the chance of death within 15 years by 40%, compared to a...

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Why should I keep moving?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/15/2015

Category: Movement

Why should I keep moving? Current research reveals movement is an essential nutrient for our human genes. As we discussed last week, lack of proper spinal and joint movement leads to the adaptive stress response (being "Chased by a Tiger"). Sitting and a sedentary lifestyle is also lack of movement (leading to the adaptive stress response), hence the new slogan "sitting is the new smoking".

Physical inactivity is the 3rd leading cause of death in...

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