Nervous system aggravation

The nervous system is where it is at. It’s vitality. Things that weaken it include lack of poise, poor food, and over training. It’s suboptimal to have a run-down nervous system. Here I’m going to talk about calmness, exercise, and eating and how they affect your nervous system. Really, this is about vitality and how doing doing these… Read More »

Kids getting sick and then you getting sick

This year we all stayed healthier. Perhaps it was the combination of the warmer winter and healthier immune systems (that is, being able to sleep—last winter Ruby was still waking us up routinely). Until just this last weekend. We had pink eye, ear infections, and a nasty cold. The kind that makes your body ache and gives you… Read More »

The Benefits of Dynamic stretching

There is really no good way to write about this topic—you just need a video. But one thing that should be in text form is the benefits. The benefits of dynamic stretching. It’s one of those things that’s hard, but when you do it, you just feel better. It really makes the muscles of the legs feel strong,… Read More »

Sunday training

A sunny cold day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Just finished a workout consisting of swings, kettlebell military presses, pull ups, and goblet squats. Four sets of five – then a set of 16 double kettlebell cleans. It’s a pretty good finisher. I’ve been regular with dynamic stretching and my legs feel great. Two consistent weeks in a row, and… Read More »

Poise

“I am calmly active. I am actively calm. I am a Prince of peace sitting on the throne of poise, directing the kingdom of activity.” Paramahansa Yogananda I’ve been thinking a lot about this word lately. Main reason I’m thinking about it is that I had some issues with premature ventricular contractions a while ago. They still come… Read More »

Strengthening the furnace

Lately I’ve had this idea in my head that I need to work my furnace. By furnace I mean I need to train my wind more—my heart and longs. I also mean I’m too damn sedentary. In the winter, I just don’t walk enough. It’s cold outside and I don’t bring the right shoes. Blah, blah, blah—excuses. But… Read More »

Single Leg Balance – a quick reminder

It’s really important to do something to improve your balance and your hard-pressed to beat single leg balance. One, it’s not difficult. All you have to do is just stand there. 30 seconds to one minute per foot, 3-5 times per week. Or everyday just to keep it simple. And while you do this, you’re strengthening your feet,… Read More »

Daily habits and the destruction they can cause

Most of health lies in daily habits and there are a few that are pretty straightforward—keeping caffeine, alcohol, and sugar intake low, exercising, and meditating are great habits that lead to increased health and well-being. Now that things are normalizing with Ruby at 16 months and mostly sleeping through the night and I’m more adjusted in my new… Read More »