How to Exercise When You Have Long-Term Health Restrictions

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A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program. Where there has been significant injury, significant recovery is required. When living with a disease or condition that affects your long-term ability to engage in physical activity, exercise can be a double-edged sword. It releases endorphins that help you feel good, a welcome feeling when the frustration of physical limitations is also present. Exercise also … [Read more...]

The Connection Between Leaky Gut and Joint Pain

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A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. Stiff, painful fingers? Aching knees? A chronic pain in the back? We often attribute these ills to an unfortunate effect of aging. It’s arthritis, we say, resigned. But what if the pain in our joints was actually caused by an imbalance in another part of the body, in the gut? A recent article in The Atlantic magazine reviews several … [Read more...]

The 7 Primal Movements – Part 2

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This is a Whole9 guest post by Peter Hirsh, a nationally certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor who has been teaching and training with kettlebells for over ten years. I recently wrote a post that talked about The Seven Primal Movements and how they are the basis for all human interaction with the world. The bend, squat, lunge, twist, pull, push and gait are infinitely combined to move your body in the physical world and to manipulate objects of all description. The beauty of … [Read more...]

Do You Need to Go to a Detox Doctor?

Do you need a detox doctor?

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. With so much information available online (including this series) on how to remove toxins from your body, some readers may wonder when, if ever, you should see a doctor to help you with the process. The short answer is: when you’ve tried a detoxification process on your own, and you’re not seeing progress, or when what you’ve tried … [Read more...]

Exercise and Attention Deficit Disorder

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A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. If you have lifelong trouble maintaining focus, can’t organize yourself or others, you fidget all the time, and are forgetful to the point where it regularly interferes with your daily functioning, you may have ADHD. You might avoid tasks that require long-term focus (such as school work) and fail to finish tedious duties … [Read more...]

What I learned about hard work at a Biohacker conference

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A Whole9 guest post by Skyler Tanner, an Efficient Exercise Master Trainer with an MS in Exercise Science. In October of 2014, I had the opportunity to represent the sister company to Efficient Exercise, ARXfit, at the 2nd annual Biohackers conference in Pasadena, California. I wish I could tell you all about who spoke and what they had to say, but I was hustling as the “Science Guy” for the salesmen at the ARX booth. While there I was texting with Dallas something smarmy about some … [Read more...]

The 1-2-3 Heart Rate Monitoring Training Approach

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Whole9 guest post by Coach Rut, who has over a quarter century of fitness coaching experience and holds academic degrees in biology and physical education, and Master’s degrees in exercise physiology and sports biomechanics. Overall, I find heart rate monitors useful but annoying. Most people who buy them use them only as a speedometer, which completely defeats the purpose. Another annoyance stems from the total anal controlling behaviors that develop when an athlete starts training with a … [Read more...]

The Mental Side of Fitness

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A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program. There’s more than one road to Rome. You can select a traditional weight lifting program. You can choose a bodybuilding program. You can choose a bodyweight-only training program. The most important thing is that you select a program that you enjoy and are excited about. Once you’ve selected a program to take you to your “Rome” (whether it be a deadlift PR, a … [Read more...]

Why Organic Matters

Why Organic Matters

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. Step One: Go Organic It’s hard to eat healthy. Strike that: it’s hard to know HOW to eat healthy. First, people are advised to eat a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables. Okay, done. But as we understand more about pesticides and other chemicals used in produce to make it look model-fresh and enhance its shelf life, we … [Read more...]

Building Core Strength

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This is a Whole9 guest post by Peter Hirsh, a nationally certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor who has been teaching and training with kettlebells for over ten years. There are three main reasons that most people would find building core strength to be desirable: athletic performance, prevention or relief of back pain, and vanity. Let’s suppose that you are motivated by all three of these factors, prioritized in an order decided by what motivates you most as an individual. For … [Read more...]