Fitness · Health · Running · Stress Reduction · Stretching

3 Morning Stretches To Get You Going

Wake Up Sleepy Head! You know the feeling, you try to get out of bed but your body feels stiff and slow to move. It’s hard enough not to hit the snooze button one more time without your body screaming at you to stay still. You might wonder why, since you’ve been resting for +/-… Continue reading 3 Morning Stretches To Get You Going

Pelvic Organ Prolapse · urinary incontinence

Wait! Stop! I gotta pee! (Oops, too late)

I can’t remember when it started but it was undeniable and unstoppable. I would sneeze and simultaneously pee my pants. I chalked it up to having had two kids and just slapped on a panty liner and went about my day. The OB/GYN said, “Kerry, you’ve got low muscle tone and you should really start… Continue reading Wait! Stop! I gotta pee! (Oops, too late)

Fitness · urinary incontinence

EMBARRASSED, FRUSTRATED, DISCOURAGED…MORE AWARE?

Thank you to our guest blogger, Brooke Sulahian for sharing her story and for her work in founding Hope For Our Sisters Seven years ago, after my first pregnancy, my body was damaged.  It no longer worked as it had before.  Whenever I ran, jumped or sneezed, I found myself wet with urine.  (It is… Continue reading EMBARRASSED, FRUSTRATED, DISCOURAGED…MORE AWARE?

Fitness · Stress Reduction · Surgery Recovery

Your Ability to Relax

In December of 2016 I underwent major surgery that required a long healing period and was plagued by numerous complications. My frustration level was at an all time high while my tolerance level was at an abysmal low. After my surgery I was in a lot of pain. I knew my ability to relax around the sensations was… Continue reading Your Ability to Relax

Fitness · Health · Weight loss

Magic-Pill Morning Drink

Every morning I get my brain and my body revved up for the day by drinking a nutrient dense concoction of ingredients.  Ancient wisdom has known the numerous benefits of these ingredients, that science is beginning to prove. I started with warm lemon water and raw honey on the advice of my dear friend and… Continue reading Magic-Pill Morning Drink

Fitness · Health · Stress Reduction

Best video on Foam Rolling!

Many thanks to Mike Perry, owner of Skill Of Strength for this excellent video on foam rolling. Mike addresses several key factors that many other videos haven’t addressed: Pain should not be a part of a foam rolling practice. Foam rollers are not torture devices but tools to help you move and feel better. The IT band,… Continue reading Best video on Foam Rolling!

Fitness · Health · Stress Reduction

7 Minutes to Melt Stress

Release work and stretching have been proven methods to help melt away physical tension while reducing mental stress. This simple practice using tools from one of my favorite companies, Soma System or your own homemade version, can make a lasting impact when practiced regularly. Take one minute per technique or if time allows, spend as long as feels good! 7  Minutes to… Continue reading 7 Minutes to Melt Stress

Fitness · Health · Running

Your Best Run Is Yet To Come

Whether you are a seasoned runner wanting to improve or a newbie starting out, there are some tips and tricks to successful, pain free running. Increase your odds of having your best run by learning how to care for your body with nutrition, mobility work, strengthening techniques, self myo-fascial release and a flexibility practice. Create an amazing running practice First, let… Continue reading Your Best Run Is Yet To Come

Fitness · Running

A flexibility practice for runners

If you’d like to extend your longevity in running and potentially take home a medal in the years to come, add this flexibility practice to your routine! Most runners I know just want to get out and enjoy their run. They’ll often skip a flexibility practice as a result. I also know that most runners have aspirations of… Continue reading A flexibility practice for runners