If you could improve your employees’ health and reduce absenteeism, would you? “I threw out my back.” “I was injured at work.” “I’m on disability.” The stinging pain points of missed work from back pain: Scary statistics of back pain in the USA “Low back pain (LBP) is the most common type of back pain, […]
He dropped in on earth and stayed a while by Gwenn Jones, CPT September 28, 2023 The man was an island of sorts, dependent on no one. This man, true in fatherhood and friendship, was a subtle invader—unique and quietly rebellious in a world of brainless conformity. Others artlessly drifted toward him. He was never
How often do you feel wrist pain in yoga? Let’s improve that with these suggestions for relief. by Gwenn Jones, CPT June 15, 2023 Improving hand placement in your yoga practice can be the difference between wrist hell or, ahhh, mo better. Stressed wrists are something we all feel occasionally. First, respect the signs of
Ever had a frenzied ordeal inches from your face? Did you wonder how you might cut and run with no bloodshed? by Gwenn Jones, CPT May 25, 2023 Among the endearing, history-laden towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills sits a precious king of the Mother Lode. My several visits to this tender territory begged a
Streamlining the farmer’s walk 2X per week spawns gangsta-like power by Gwenn Jones, CPT April 10, 2023 Q: What is a healthy hurricane for the body, yet simple for the brain? A: The perfect recipe called the Farmer’s Walk. As a functional training specialist, I’m all over this like hot lava whether you’re a gym
I never miss Saturday mornings with TV’s Earth Odyssey. My prep is crucial: 1) cushions fluffed, 2) piping hot French roast, and 3) my laptop. Laptop? Yep, now guns are loaded. Article by Gwenn Jones, CPT March 22, 2023 Lion photo by jean wimmerlin on Unsplash Flamingo photo by Alan Emery on Unsplash Animal TV
Refining focus to take your stretch to the highest level and reclaim your body by Gwenn Jones, CPT September 1, 2022 A little harmony is offered here to follow-up YG’s article on Better Body Function: Effective breathing during stretching is a vital contributor. Smooth, steady breath relaxes the muscles while increasing circulation. All things great.
How to know if you are doing Forearm Plank correctly and what muscles plank pose works by Gwenn Jones, CPT Aug 9, 2022; updated Jan 3, 2024 Any powerhouse in the land of functional exercise is mega-mighty to me, especially when it locks in results. As a certified Functional Training Specialist, I shoot for the
The Good Club converts looming ruination to reclamation INTERRUPT, DISRUPT, DESTROY… A hard-hitting, dark composition representing reactions of today’s unthinkable wave of fraud and violence – against the innocent. This piece was written during a particular week of severe and unnecessary acts in the U.S.. Honest thoughts are torrent here. [Not for the weak-stomach.] by
They may appear unappealing with their aged appearance and shriveled texture, but raisins are whole, nutrient-dense, and minimally processed foods that are extremely versatile in the kitchen. They can be rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, energy, and electrolytes. by Meenakshi Nagdeve; last updated June 16, 2021; Medically reviewed by Vanessa Voltolina (MS, RD) Known to
Just when you think yoga savasana couldn’t get better… this easy-peasy, cheap prop will bring you to new ecstasy. It will enlighten you, release you, and seduce you into yoga paradise by Gwenn Jones, CPT July 18, 2022 Yoga Savasana might seem ineffectual if you’re relatively new to yoga practice or have a distracted mind.
Whether a Corporate VP or a stay-at-home parent, use this constructive advice to pull you out of depression from this writer’s own experience by Gwenn Jones, CPT May 26, 2022; updated June 30, 2023 Group fitness has flipped far and away from the old 80s coddle to young skinnies in shiny tights. (Thank you.) Still