Sitting is harmful to your health!

This is not good news for many of us!

Too much sitting can be deadly, even if you exercise

“Regular exercise doesn’t erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review reveals.

Combing through 47 prior studies, Canadian researchers found that prolonged daily sitting was linked to significantly higher odds of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dying.

And even if study participants exercised regularly, the accumulated evidence still showed worse health outcomes for those who sat for long periods, the researchers said. However, those who did little or no exercise faced even higher health risks.”

Read more here…..

And here’s a great little App to help you accomplish your goal of not sitting for prolonged periods:

Office Stretches





How humans run!

This is a great video about why and how humans run.  It’s our evolutionary destiny!

Foam rolling is not fascial release!

I’m so glad that someone has finally agreed with what I’ve been saying for many years and they’ve produced a video explaining how foam rollers and Graston Technique is not affecting the fascia in the way they claim. Those modalities may still be effective for what they do but they don’t change fascia the way Structural Integration does.



This is beautiful! Visualizing how a dancer moves energy! Sweet!

Finally! Research shows the importance of Fascia!

Scientific research is being done that shows the advantages of working with Fascia!

This video is 32 minutes long but well worth it if you’re interested in Structural Integration (aka Rolfing), Yoga, Acupuncture, massage, health, fitness or have any kind of body pain. It’s in German but has English subtitles.

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

This is a really neat little film about something very simple that will improve your health.

10 Ways to Improve Your Posture

Saw this article and thought it was pretty good.  Too bad they don’t mention massage or especially Structural Integration although they do mention yoga a couple of times.

10 Ways to Improve Your Posture

Ancient Moves for Orthopedic Problems

Jason Lee

FASTER THAN AN OPERATION The triangular forearm support may relieve shoulder pain in those with injured rotator cuffs.

With the costs of medical care spiraling out of control and an ever-growing shortage of doctors to treat an aging population, it pays to know about methods of prevention and treatment for orthopedic problems that are low-cost and rely almost entirely on self-care. As certain methods of alternative medicine are shown to have real value, some mainstream doctors who “think outside the box” have begun to incorporate them into their practices.

One of them is Loren Fishman, a physiatrist — a specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital. Some in the medical profession would consider Dr. Fishman a renegade, but to many of his patients he’s a miracle worker who treats their various orthopedic disorders without the drugs, surgery or endless months of physical therapy most doctors recommend.

Read the rest of this article in the New York Times

The Real Fountain of Youth: Exercise

I saw this article in AARP. Yes, I’m old enough to be a member of that organization 😉

The Real Fountain of Youth: Exercise