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Yoga for Everything

Photo by Alexy Almond from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 9, 2021 The term yoga has become one of the biggest umbrellas in the world of health over the past few decades as it has transformed from its spiritual and…

Use It or Lose It, Part 2

Photo by Sriyoga Ashram on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 16, 2021 Last time, we talked about the gradual loss of muscle mass that is a natural part of the aging process, beginning as early as one’s…

(Why We Don’t) Do the Right Thing

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 9, 2021 All pandemics considered, human health is generally speaking in a better place nowadays than ever before. Despite the effects of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the grotesque impacts of…

Use It, or Lose It

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 19, 2021 While bone loss, or osteopenia leading to osteoporosis, may be the headliner condition aging adults are most aware of, loss of muscle mass, called sarcopenia, may have equally…

Good Lordosis (it’s not about Covid)

Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 15, 2020  The word ‘spine’ comes into common metaphorical use in several ways, mostly to indicate strength of character. If you are spineless you are weak or…

Get a Grip

Photo by Kelly Sikkema  Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 14, 2020  Do you think you could hang from a chin-up bar for 30 seconds without your hand grip failing? How far could you walk if you were carrying…

Are You Gonna Eat That?

Diet is right up there with religion and politics as a topic that will often create acrimony or even outright hostility among folks who don’t see eye to eye, so if you find anything hard to swallow in what follows,…

Don’t Cramp My Style

What happens when the nerves within your muscle tissue become abnormally excitable or confused? That muscle will involuntarily contract, tense and shorten, resulting in what is called either a spasm or a cramp, or any number of other less print-worthy terms. Lasting…

It’s a Stretch

Photo by Anupam Mahapatra Can you touch your toes without bending your knees? Can you scratch that itch in the center of your back? How about doing the splits the way you could when you were on the Cheer team…

Fascia-natin’ Rhythm

Around the exercise and movement world, connective tissue known as fascia was once scraped aside as unimportant by anatomists studying the more self-explanatory tissues such as muscle and bone. These days fascia is being understood as a vital class of…