Here are my highlights for this week:
Week of October 18, 2020
Podcast I found fascinating: Peter Attia’s The Drive interview with preventative cardiologist, James O’Keefe. This one is close to my “move well” mission. The first half is about research in support of movement trumping exercise for what I call the “durability of longevity”. In addition, they discuss how those of us over 45 perhaps should consider training less intensely. Learn about both positive and negative kinds of exercise for heart health in this kind-of-science-y podcast. Peter Attia, as the host, is my go-to longevity doc.
New supplement I’ve found helpful: This came recommended by a doctor/author I respect, Dr. Paul Saladino. His new company, Heart & Soil, makes a supplement called Histamine & Immune support. It’s a blend of lung, thymus, kidney, liver, and spleen to provide the diamine oxidase (kidney, thymus) needed to break down histamines. I’m 3 weeks in and am seeing my occasional eczema improve greatly, better than anything I’ve tried. And who doesn’t need greater immune support these days.
Movement Snack* we all need: This one was brought to light by my long-time client, Derek Millender, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and owner of Rise Nation Cleveland, in response to an “a-ha” moment he had during our most recent session. Hop on over to my Instagram for the video on how I taught Derek to sneak big toe mobility work into his training.
Favorite new training tool I’m using: When Covid hit, with gyms closing and daily vitamin D a must, I recommended my clients wear the Rucker 3.0 like a backpack and get into “loaded walking”. Slide one of their weighted plates from 5-20lbs.+ into the pack and break a light sweat with added spinal load, improving cardiovascular health, posture and core strength. I like the 3.0 because it has the waist wrap included, which I think is essential, though you can buy a wrap as an add-on, should you buy another model. You can find me bundled up this fall, rucking around town with a client or friend. Read more about rucking here.
How I’m using my downtime more wisely: Need more hip mobility? Spend time sitting on the ground while watching TV, drinking your morning coffee, etc., switching sitting positions frequently. Use pillows and props to customize. We spend a whole session on this in my Move Well Ed. – Driving School for Your Body program, where I help you make this workable to do within your space and recommend props to use so that it becomes so easy and normal, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.
What mobility problems are you working with right now? I’d love to help.