Category Archives: Exercise

Fitness Classes

I don’t know how common this is, but many of the stretching/strengthening exercises in my first fitness class at a local senior center (yes, I am that old.) involve bending forward with the back in flexion and few or no … Continue reading

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Habit Formation, Exercise and Posture

As much as possible, the brain converts repeated actions into automatic routines or habits in a process called chunking. Once chunked, behavioral routines require minimal attention or mental energy to perform. All that’s needed is a cue (or trigger) that … Continue reading

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Yoga

As a teenager I dabbled in it, but either injured myself as when I tried a yoga headstand and strained my neck, or began wondering what all that extreme twisting and bending was doing to my joints and ligaments. I … Continue reading

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