May 14, 2020

Dear Readers, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Here in Massachusetts, we've been staying at home for over two months now, and what began as a scary and surreal experience has only become more so. These are some of the ways I’m coping with the high l...

May 12, 2020

2020 Update: How are you doing? I'm feeling all over the place. I’m up, I’m down. I have moments of, “I can do this. I have a lot to be grateful for. There are some real silver linings here.” Then, within hours, I can completely swing to the other direction. I go from...

January 27, 2018

A bad flu season, ongoing allergies, the common cold -- it often feels like our bodies are fighting off round after round of infections and stress. While we can often keep things at bay with our healthy habits (enough sleep, good nutrition, exercise, and daily self-car...

January 11, 2018

The Squat. We squat intuitively and effortlessly as toddlers, but as we get older, that skill is often lost. Here are the highlights of how (and why) to squat. 

To quote Mark Rippetoe, "the squat is the only exercise in the weight room that trains the recruitm...

January 3, 2018

A muscle knot (aka an adhesion) is a painful area of muscle tension--a very common condition. Most people notice knots in the their shoulders, backs, and necks (especially in the upper trapezius and levator scapula muscles). 

But what are these...

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