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Play is Children's Work


Children expand their knowledge of the world through play. Do you allow time for free, imaginative play with your children?

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Play is Children's Work

, 28.02.2018

Children expand their knowledge of the world through play. Do you allow time for free, imaginative play with your children? tukaj.

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains


Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement.

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Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

, 28.02.2018

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. tukaj.

Teaching Children To Learn From Mistakes


An effective parenting strategy is to train children how to learn from their mistakes. This is really a life skill that can be taught to children of various ages, in age appropriate circumstances.

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Teaching Children To Learn From Mistakes

, 28.02.2018

An effective parenting strategy is to train children how to learn from their mistakes. This is really a life skill that can be taught to children of various ages, in age appropriate circumstances. tukaj.

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It


Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent.

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How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It

, 28.02.2018

Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. tukaj.

Why Exercise Won't Counteract The Effects Of Sitting All Day


I admit it. I'm a standing addict. I use a standing desk when I see patients; at conferences my spot is always in the back so I can roam the edges of the room;

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Why Exercise Won't Counteract The Effects Of Sitting All Day

, 28.02.2018

I admit it. I'm a standing addict. I use a standing desk when I see patients; at conferences my spot is always in the back so I can roam the edges of the room; tukaj.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'


Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers has warned.

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Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

, 28.02.2018

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers has warned. tukaj.

Dr. Norman Doidge | The Power of Thought


Dr. Norman Doidge believes the way we think about brains is wrong, and more research could unlock innovative treatments to serious disorders.

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Dr. Norman Doidge | The Power of Thought

, 27.02.2018

Dr. Norman Doidge believes the way we think about brains is wrong, and more research could unlock innovative treatments to serious disorders. tukaj.

A revolution in understanding pain – interview with the author of ‘Pain is Really Strange’


In this interview Steve Haines, author of Pain is Really Strange, discusses the topic of pain, he explains the reasons behind his choice to write a book about it using the graphic medium and tells us what people can do to manage pain.

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A revolution in understanding pain – interview with the author of ‘Pain is Really Strange’

, 27.02.2018

In this interview Steve Haines, author of Pain is Really Strange, discusses the topic of pain, he explains the reasons behind his choice to write a book about it using the graphic medium and tells us what people can do to manage pain. tukaj.

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain


Editor's note, June 10: We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain.

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Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

, 27.02.2018

Editor's note, June 10: We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. tukaj.

My Smartphone Gave Me a Painful Neurological Condition


A few months ago I started getting headaches, and they were weird. If a bad hangover headache feels splitting, I’d describe these headaches as searing, as if someone had hit me over the head...

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My Smartphone Gave Me a Painful Neurological Condition

, 27.02.2018

A few months ago I started getting headaches, and they were weird. If a bad hangover headache feels splitting, I’d describe these headaches as searing, as if someone had hit me over the head... tukaj.

Without Apology


Babies don’t interfere with themselves.

Babies don’t judge, correct, or evaluate themselves.

They can’t make a mistake because they don’t know what it means to make a mistake.

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Without Apology

, 27.02.2018

Babies don’t interfere with themselves.

Babies don’t judge, correct, or evaluate themselves.

They can’t make a mistake because they don’t know what it means to make a mistake. tukaj.

Many health impacts of aging are due to inactivity—not getting old


This past winter I taught a course titled "Physical Activity and Aging." It was a fun course, and really drove home an issue that I've known for a while, but hadn't previously given a lot of thought:

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Many health impacts of aging are due to inactivity—not getting old

, 27.02.2018

This past winter I taught a course titled "Physical Activity and Aging." It was a fun course, and really drove home an issue that I've known for a while, but hadn't previously given a lot of thought: tukaj.

Why the Floor Is Your Friend


If you’re like most of us, the word “floor” probably makes you think more about tile, hardwood and carpet than friendship....it’s not the first place your mind goes when you think of relaxation, repose and rejuvenation...

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Why the Floor Is Your Friend

, 27.02.2018

If you’re like most of us, the word “floor” probably makes you think more about tile, hardwood and carpet than friendship....it’s not the first place your mind goes when you think of relaxation, repose and rejuvenation... tukaj.

Why do we need to reprogram ourselves?


By reprogramming ourselves and allowing our conscious minds to take over in our reality, we can strip away all the presumptions made unconsciously about ourselves and the world around us...

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Why do we need to reprogram ourselves?

, 27.02.2018

By reprogramming ourselves and allowing our conscious minds to take over in our reality, we can strip away all the presumptions made unconsciously about ourselves and the world around us... tukaj.

R. C. C. W. D. S. F.


Everything we do creates resistance. It is a fact of life and nature and something we all know through gravitation, friction, drag, uncomfortable feelings and fear, among others...

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R. C. C. W. D. S. F.

, 27.02.2018

Everything we do creates resistance. It is a fact of life and nature and something we all know through gravitation, friction, drag, uncomfortable feelings and fear, among others... tukaj.

Have you ever watched something new on television?


Have you ever gotten into a routine where you watch a television show religiously? When you turn something else on the television, then you think it is fake, or not as good...

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Have you ever watched something new on television?

, 27.02.2018

Have you ever gotten into a routine where you watch a television show religiously? When you turn something else on the television, then you think it is fake, or not as good... tukaj.

Your Brain and Your Body Are One and the Same


Most people’s views of the brain-body divide go something like this: Our bodies gather information, through sight, touch, and sounds. That information gets sent to our brain,...

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Your Brain and Your Body Are One and the Same

, 27.02.2018

Most people’s views of the brain-body divide go something like this: Our bodies gather information, through sight, touch, and sounds. That information gets sent to our brain,... tukaj.

The children being held back at school because their lazy lifestyles mean they can’t stand on one leg


Tens of thousands of children are being held back at school because their sedentary lifestyles have left them lacking basic physical skills.

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The children being held back at school because their lazy lifestyles mean they can’t stand on one leg

, 26.02.2018

Tens of thousands of children are being held back at school because their sedentary lifestyles have left them lacking basic physical skills. tukaj.

Quit Giving My Kindergartner Homework


Last Thursday night, I stayed up late dying pasta six different colors and collecting bottle caps, yarn, googly eyes and buttons so that my 5-year-old could finish his homework...

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Quit Giving My Kindergartner Homework

, 26.02.2018

Last Thursday night, I stayed up late dying pasta six different colors and collecting bottle caps, yarn, googly eyes and buttons so that my 5-year-old could finish his homework... tukaj.

Pains of the computer generation


Our bodies are extremely flexible, which is why we can get used to such a posture rather quickly. We gradually become numb to the warning signs of our contracted muscles and aching joints, and "forget" to feel uncomfortable. Slouching and rigid movements become familiar, and the awareness of the dangers of such a posture is gone. When we start to feel the painful consequences, it is already too late: the damage has been done, and we can no longer relate cause and result.Long-term hunching over the computer can lead to migraines, eye strain, shallow breathing, pain between the shoulder blades, elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ear ringing, mandibular disorders, mid/upper back pain, and calcinated shoulders – if we only mention the most common conditions.Somatic education can help reverse the posture of senilityIn order to make our movement efficient and natural again we need to learn to better control our body and mind. Clinical Somatic Education teaches us to sense all our movements again, and thus detect any postural irregularities. After we learn to eliminate them, we will be able to settle in more comfortable and healthy positions. When we feel better, our spirits will rise; we will become happy with ourselves and with the work we will now do faster, better and more efficiently. And good spirits inevitably push a person up into an upright position of a healthy, motivated and content individual.

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Pains of the computer generation

, 26.02.2018

Our bodies are extremely flexible, which is why we can get used to such a posture rather quickly. We gradually become numb to the warning signs of our contracted muscles and aching joints, and "forget" to feel uncomfortable. Slouching and rigid movements become familiar, and the awareness of the dangers of such a posture is gone. When we start to feel the painful consequences, it is already too late: the damage has been done, and we can no longer relate cause and result.Long-term hunching over the computer can lead to migraines, eye strain, shallow breathing, pain between the shoulder blades, elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ear ringing, mandibular disorders, mid/upper back pain, and calcinated shoulders – if we only mention the most common conditions.Somatic education can help reverse the posture of senilityIn order to make our movement efficient and natural again we need to learn to better control our body and mind. Clinical Somatic Education teaches us to sense all our movements again, and thus detect any postural irregularities. After we learn to eliminate them, we will be able to settle in more comfortable and healthy positions. When we feel better, our spirits will rise; we will become happy with ourselves and with the work we will now do faster, better and more efficiently. And good spirits inevitably push a person up into an upright position of a healthy, motivated and content individual. tukaj.

Parents 'struggle to get children off devices'


Many UK parents find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or have a bath than turn off their phones, laptops and TVs, a poll finds.

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Parents 'struggle to get children off devices'

, 25.02.2018

Many UK parents find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or have a bath than turn off their phones, laptops and TVs, a poll finds. tukaj.

Why You’re Training Hard And Not Seeing Results


There was a time in my life, years ago, when I was an ambassador for that foolish ‘More is better’ approach to exercise. I was teaching Spin at 6 a.m., yoga at 7 a.m., running on my lunch break...

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Why You’re Training Hard And Not Seeing Results

, 25.02.2018

There was a time in my life, years ago, when I was an ambassador for that foolish ‘More is better’ approach to exercise. I was teaching Spin at 6 a.m., yoga at 7 a.m., running on my lunch break... tukaj.

It’s never just one muscle


Often, when we have pain, there is a perception that there is one particular muscle that is causing the problem. Such as, “Oh its my psoas/piriformis/hamstring” etc.

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It’s never just one muscle

, 25.02.2018

Often, when we have pain, there is a perception that there is one particular muscle that is causing the problem. Such as, “Oh its my psoas/piriformis/hamstring” etc. tukaj.

Stretching Doesn't Work (The Way You Think It Does)


Does stretching make you more flexible? I know the obvious answer to this question, based on what we’ve all been told about the merits of stretching, is, “Duh! Yes!” But it turns out that might not be the case. But it might be the case. At least a little. But not totally. Okay, let me explain.

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Stretching Doesn't Work (The Way You Think It Does)

, 25.02.2018

Does stretching make you more flexible? I know the obvious answer to this question, based on what we’ve all been told about the merits of stretching, is, “Duh! Yes!” But it turns out that might not be the case. But it might be the case. At least a little. But not totally. Okay, let me explain. tukaj.

New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain


A new Cochrane Review shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain.

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New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain

, 25.02.2018

A new Cochrane Review shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain. tukaj.

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues


Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as...

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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

, 23.02.2018

Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as... tukaj.

Carrying bricks


All in a day's work.How to really carry bricks!

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Carrying bricks

, 23.02.2018

All in a day's work.How to really carry bricks! tukaj.

Elegant movement


Video about elegant movement

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Elegant movement

, 22.02.2018

Video about elegant movement tukaj.

Dr. James Andrews, on preventing youth sports injuries: Take time off, don't specialize


One of the nation's foremost sports orthopedic surgeons said Wednesday night in Orlando that the best medicine to help prevent youth sports injuries is to avoid playing year-round and not to specialize in one sport.

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Dr. James Andrews, on preventing youth sports injuries: Take time off, don't specialize

, 21.02.2018

One of the nation's foremost sports orthopedic surgeons said Wednesday night in Orlando that the best medicine to help prevent youth sports injuries is to avoid playing year-round and not to specialize in one sport. tukaj.

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime


Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

, 17.02.2018

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. tukaj.

How imbalances develop


Every body has its own state of homeostasis, perfectly balanced and free from tension, injury, and disease. This is the ideal state of our physical selves, the goal towards which we are always striving. What makes it so hard to get there? Life.

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How imbalances develop

, 26.04.2017

Every body has its own state of homeostasis, perfectly balanced and free from tension, injury, and disease. This is the ideal state of our physical selves, the goal towards which we are always striving. What makes it so hard to get there? Life. tukaj.

Could your thoughts make you age faster?


How can one person bask in the sunshine of good health, while another person looks old before her time? Humans have been asking this question for millennia, and recently, it’s becoming clearer and clearer to scientists that the differences between people’s rates of aging lie in the complex interactions among genes, social relationships, environments and lifestyles. Even though you are born with a particular set of genes, the way you live can influence how they express themselves. Some lifestyle factors may even turn genes on or shut them off.

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Could your thoughts make you age faster?

, 25.04.2017

How can one person bask in the sunshine of good health, while another person looks old before her time? Humans have been asking this question for millennia, and recently, it’s becoming clearer and clearer to scientists that the differences between people’s rates of aging lie in the complex interactions among genes, social relationships, environments and lifestyles. Even though you are born with a particular set of genes, the way you live can influence how they express themselves. Some lifestyle factors may even turn genes on or shut them off. tukaj.

Bullshit about posture causes pain & suffering


Keeping it clenched, how far you can roll the wrist forwards and backwards? How does that feel? Comfortable? Easy? Of course not. Would you be comfortable walking around all day with the muscles of the hand, wrist and forearm held in co-contraction? Of course not.

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Bullshit about posture causes pain & suffering

, 24.04.2017

Keeping it clenched, how far you can roll the wrist forwards and backwards? How does that feel? Comfortable? Easy? Of course not. Would you be comfortable walking around all day with the muscles of the hand, wrist and forearm held in co-contraction? Of course not. tukaj.

PHOTOGRAPHER REMOVED PHONES FROM HIS IMAGES AND IT GIVES US A HAUNTING REALITY CHECK


To show how disconnect we are from our social lives, photographer Eric Pickersgill has released a series of photographs from everyday life with an adjustment: Removing all electronic devices!

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PHOTOGRAPHER REMOVED PHONES FROM HIS IMAGES AND IT GIVES US A HAUNTING REALITY CHECK

, 23.04.2017

To show how disconnect we are from our social lives, photographer Eric Pickersgill has released a series of photographs from everyday life with an adjustment: Removing all electronic devices! tukaj.

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine


The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds...

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‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

, 22.04.2017

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds... tukaj.

A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids.

December 9, 2014


This is a follow-up to two popular posts about the problems kids face when they are forced to sit still in school for hours on end without a break. The first, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, was titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” and discussed how being inactive affects students’ ability to stay focused and learn, and in some cases leads to improper diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The next piece was titled“The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class.”

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A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids.

December 9, 2014, 21.04.2017

This is a follow-up to two popular posts about the problems kids face when they are forced to sit still in school for hours on end without a break. The first, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, was titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” and discussed how being inactive affects students’ ability to stay focused and learn, and in some cases leads to improper diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The next piece was titled“The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class.” tukaj.

A coordinated effort for an ‘In-Sync Child’

November 25, 2014


In a hurry-up world in which doing more and doing it faster is often the goal for children no matter how old they are, authors Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman are spreading a different message: Slow down.
Give children time to explore, play, engage in lots of physical activity and do things for themselves and they will get the basic skills they will need for reading and writing, the Bethesda authors say in their recently published book, “Growing an In-Sync Child” (Perigree, $15.95).

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A coordinated effort for an ‘In-Sync Child’

November 25, 2014, 20.04.2017

In a hurry-up world in which doing more and doing it faster is often the goal for children no matter how old they are, authors Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman are spreading a different message: Slow down.
Give children time to explore, play, engage in lots of physical activity and do things for themselves and they will get the basic skills they will need for reading and writing, the Bethesda authors say in their recently published book, “Growing an In-Sync Child” (Perigree, $15.95). tukaj.

The Disease of Being Busy

November 7, 2014


I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy… have so much going on.”
Almost immediately after, I ran into another friend and asked him how he was. Again, same tone, same response: “I’m just so busy… got so much to do.”

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The Disease of Being Busy

November 7, 2014, 19.04.2017

I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy… have so much going on.”
Almost immediately after, I ran into another friend and asked him how he was. Again, same tone, same response: “I’m just so busy… got so much to do.” tukaj.

Touch as nutrition

October 28, 2014


Touch could properly be regarded as a form of nutrition.We mistakenly think that touch occurs on the periphery of our self, a skin thing. But truthfully each surface stimulus travels far into the most hidden interior landscapes of our self, traversing long nerve cells right through the buried spinal core to enter and gather in the deep folds of our brain. It’s not by accident that our skin and brain each are generated from a single ectodermic substance, cascading outwards and inwards as we grow in the womb, because right at the very root and origin of us, we are built to connect the inner and outer worlds.

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Touch as nutrition

October 28, 2014, 18.04.2017

Touch could properly be regarded as a form of nutrition.We mistakenly think that touch occurs on the periphery of our self, a skin thing. But truthfully each surface stimulus travels far into the most hidden interior landscapes of our self, traversing long nerve cells right through the buried spinal core to enter and gather in the deep folds of our brain. It’s not by accident that our skin and brain each are generated from a single ectodermic substance, cascading outwards and inwards as we grow in the womb, because right at the very root and origin of us, we are built to connect the inner and outer worlds. tukaj.

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis

October 27, 2014


Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Consider Dr. Norman Shealy’s statements, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The truth he states exposes a gapping hole in modern medicine that explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.

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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis

October 27, 2014, 17.04.2017

Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Consider Dr. Norman Shealy’s statements, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The truth he states exposes a gapping hole in modern medicine that explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation. tukaj.

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

October 26, 2014


A post I published in July titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” seems to have struck a nerve with readers, who continue to read it in big numbers. The piece was by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, who said that kids are being forced to sit for too long while they are in school and are being deprived of enough time for real physical activity. This, she said, is affecting their ability to learn and in some cases leading to improper ADHD diagnoses.

Here is a follow-up post by Hanscom in which she talks about how to get kids moving in class and some of the mistakes teachers are making. Some of her suggestions may be controversial. For example, she takes issue with a method that some teachers say they are using with success — having students sit on bouncy balls. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England.

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The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

October 26, 2014, 16.04.2017

A post I published in July titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” seems to have struck a nerve with readers, who continue to read it in big numbers. The piece was by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, who said that kids are being forced to sit for too long while they are in school and are being deprived of enough time for real physical activity. This, she said, is affecting their ability to learn and in some cases leading to improper ADHD diagnoses.

Here is a follow-up post by Hanscom in which she talks about how to get kids moving in class and some of the mistakes teachers are making. Some of her suggestions may be controversial. For example, she takes issue with a method that some teachers say they are using with success — having students sit on bouncy balls. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England. tukaj.

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

October 26, 2014


The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog.

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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

October 26, 2014, 15.04.2017

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog. tukaj.

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

September 30, 2014


When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

September 30, 2014, 14.04.2017

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life. tukaj.

The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All

September 30, 2014


The world can be a crazy place, we all know that. And giving in to the fear that is endlessly manufactured by the media is a constant temptation on the path to fitness greatness. It’s also true that sometimes sh!t gets real, and we need to be prepared to adapt instantly. Why? Because…

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The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All

September 30, 2014, 13.04.2017

The world can be a crazy place, we all know that. And giving in to the fear that is endlessly manufactured by the media is a constant temptation on the path to fitness greatness. It’s also true that sometimes sh!t gets real, and we need to be prepared to adapt instantly. Why? Because… tukaj.

Losing Our Touch

September 3, 2014


Are we losing our senses? In our increasingly virtual world, are we losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what?

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Losing Our Touch

September 3, 2014, 12.04.2017

Are we losing our senses? In our increasingly virtual world, are we losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what? tukaj.

Myelination: a primer on how skills are built

July 14, 2014


Give up. Quit now. Stop. You’re stuck with the abilities you have now for the rest of your life. If you aren’t good, you’ll never be good. Greatness is born, not earned. You can’t improve. Ever.

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Myelination: a primer on how skills are built

July 14, 2014, 11.04.2017

Give up. Quit now. Stop. You’re stuck with the abilities you have now for the rest of your life. If you aren’t good, you’ll never be good. Greatness is born, not earned. You can’t improve. Ever. tukaj.

Neuroscientists say handwriting is good for you

June 24, 2014


Using our keyboards saves us lots of precious time, but writing by hand has lots of benefits.Researchers have shown that children who know how to write by hand learn to read faster. They are also better at retaining information and coming up with new ideas.“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated. There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain,” Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris, told The New York Times.

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Neuroscientists say handwriting is good for you

June 24, 2014, 10.04.2017

Using our keyboards saves us lots of precious time, but writing by hand has lots of benefits.Researchers have shown that children who know how to write by hand learn to read faster. They are also better at retaining information and coming up with new ideas.“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated. There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain,” Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris, told The New York Times. tukaj.

WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

June 12, 2014


A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’ve noticed that this is a fairly common problem today.

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WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

June 12, 2014, 09.04.2017

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’ve noticed that this is a fairly common problem today. tukaj.

My Life Without A Smartphone

June 3, 2014


Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m sure that I’ve been judged as out of touch, but I’m actually kind of proud that I’ve held out this long.

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My Life Without A Smartphone

June 3, 2014, 08.04.2017

Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m sure that I’ve been judged as out of touch, but I’m actually kind of proud that I’ve held out this long. tukaj.

Positive body image

May 24, 2014


I’m Taryn Brumfitt, mother of 3, a writer, speaker and Founder of The Body Image Movement. My role is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by teaching women the value and power of loving their bodies…from the inside out!

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Positive body image

May 24, 2014, 07.04.2017

I’m Taryn Brumfitt, mother of 3, a writer, speaker and Founder of The Body Image Movement. My role is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by teaching women the value and power of loving their bodies…from the inside out! tukaj.

Inspiration vs. Motivation

May 19, 2014


It may seem like a subtle distinction, but the worlds of motivation and inspiration are millions of miles apart.A lot of people use the words “motivated” and “inspired” interchangeably. But I’ve found something different to be the case.

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Inspiration vs. Motivation

May 19, 2014, 06.04.2017

It may seem like a subtle distinction, but the worlds of motivation and inspiration are millions of miles apart.A lot of people use the words “motivated” and “inspired” interchangeably. But I’ve found something different to be the case. tukaj.

The Limits of ‘No Pain, No Gain’ – NYTimes.com

April 24, 2014


Exercise makes us tired. A new study helps to elucidate why and also suggests that while it is possible to push through fatigue to reach new levels of physical performance, it is not necessarily wise.

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The Limits of ‘No Pain, No Gain’ – NYTimes.com

April 24, 2014, 05.04.2017

Exercise makes us tired. A new study helps to elucidate why and also suggests that while it is possible to push through fatigue to reach new levels of physical performance, it is not necessarily wise. tukaj.

Just Press

March 31, 2014


Original Strength, the five resets presented in OS, restore the body’s foundation for strength and movement. For us adults, this is a beautiful thing. The very movements that built our resilient bodies as children are still the very movements that can rebuild and return our resilient bodies as adults. These movements, these resets, are programmed, or “hard-wired”, inside all of us.

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Just Press

March 31, 2014, 04.04.2017

Original Strength, the five resets presented in OS, restore the body’s foundation for strength and movement. For us adults, this is a beautiful thing. The very movements that built our resilient bodies as children are still the very movements that can rebuild and return our resilient bodies as adults. These movements, these resets, are programmed, or “hard-wired”, inside all of us. tukaj.

Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter?

March 31, 2014


The research into the relationship between quick thinking and methodical reasoning could take some time to decipher.

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Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter?

March 31, 2014, 03.04.2017

The research into the relationship between quick thinking and methodical reasoning could take some time to decipher. tukaj.

5 Reasons To Full Squat

March 22, 2014


The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. Due to industrialized society’s heavy reliance on chairs and modern footwear however, it has become a position that many people have difficulty achieving.

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5 Reasons To Full Squat

March 22, 2014, 02.04.2017

The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. Due to industrialized society’s heavy reliance on chairs and modern footwear however, it has become a position that many people have difficulty achieving. tukaj.

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

March 19, 2014


Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking, when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, children of the past created their own form of play that didn’t require costly equipment or parental supervision. Children of the past moved… a lot, and their sensory world was nature based and simple. In the past, family time was often spent doing chores, and children had expectations to meet on a daily basis. The dining room table was a central place where families came together to eat and talk about their day, and after dinner became the center for baking, crafts and homework.

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The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

March 19, 2014, 01.04.2017

Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking, when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, children of the past created their own form of play that didn’t require costly equipment or parental supervision. Children of the past moved… a lot, and their sensory world was nature based and simple. In the past, family time was often spent doing chores, and children had expectations to meet on a daily basis. The dining room table was a central place where families came together to eat and talk about their day, and after dinner became the center for baking, crafts and homework. tukaj.

What happens to our foot when we wear traditional running shoes?

March 18, 2014


When looking at the traditional running shoe, or almost any shoe that is customary in our society, one observation becomes common- the heel. What is the reason that shoes have heels? That is a very good question. The origin of the heel dates back to King Louis XIV of France in the 1660s which was used amongst regal to demonstrate power. It obviously has been passed on through the years in both fashion and normal anatomy to shoes, but is it needed?

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What happens to our foot when we wear traditional running shoes?

March 18, 2014, 31.03.2017

When looking at the traditional running shoe, or almost any shoe that is customary in our society, one observation becomes common- the heel. What is the reason that shoes have heels? That is a very good question. The origin of the heel dates back to King Louis XIV of France in the 1660s which was used amongst regal to demonstrate power. It obviously has been passed on through the years in both fashion and normal anatomy to shoes, but is it needed? tukaj.

22 Habits of Unhappy People

March 17, 2014


In my opinion happiness isn’t something that you are born with. Happiness is something that happens through a series of experiences, habits and realizations over the course of your life. This isn’t a guide to try and fix people who are clinically depressed, but a series of things I have learned over my life that have shaped the way I look at life and the world. It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience. Instead of telling you things you should do to increase your emotional satisfaction, I’ve created a list of bad habits you should try to correct. Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person.

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22 Habits of Unhappy People

March 17, 2014, 30.03.2017

In my opinion happiness isn’t something that you are born with. Happiness is something that happens through a series of experiences, habits and realizations over the course of your life. This isn’t a guide to try and fix people who are clinically depressed, but a series of things I have learned over my life that have shaped the way I look at life and the world. It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience. Instead of telling you things you should do to increase your emotional satisfaction, I’ve created a list of bad habits you should try to correct. Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person. tukaj.

Study explains how brain training improves performance on a given task

March 17, 2014


Revealing pattern of changes detected in brain using MRI as ‘trained’ subjects show improved self-control

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Study explains how brain training improves performance on a given task

March 17, 2014, 29.03.2017

Revealing pattern of changes detected in brain using MRI as ‘trained’ subjects show improved self-control tukaj.

Beliefs and thoughts alter cells in your body: Dr. Bruce Lipton

March 17, 2014


Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, advocates the idea that we have significant control over our biology, and with our intentions and beliefs we can ‘reprogram’ or ‘control’ our genes and our lives. This challenges the traditional scientific belief that genes control life and people attribute their illnesses to genetic dysfunctions.

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Beliefs and thoughts alter cells in your body: Dr. Bruce Lipton

March 17, 2014, 28.03.2017

Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, advocates the idea that we have significant control over our biology, and with our intentions and beliefs we can ‘reprogram’ or ‘control’ our genes and our lives. This challenges the traditional scientific belief that genes control life and people attribute their illnesses to genetic dysfunctions. tukaj.

Balancing old and new skills

March 10, 2014


To learn new motor skills, the brain must be plastic: able to rapidly change the strengths of connections between neurons, forming new patterns that accomplish a particular task. However, if the brain were too plastic, previously learned skills would be lost too easily.

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Balancing old and new skills

March 10, 2014, 27.03.2017

To learn new motor skills, the brain must be plastic: able to rapidly change the strengths of connections between neurons, forming new patterns that accomplish a particular task. However, if the brain were too plastic, previously learned skills would be lost too easily. tukaj.

Reasons Not to Stretch

March 7, 2014


Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

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Reasons Not to Stretch

March 7, 2014, 26.03.2017

Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof. tukaj.

Body atlas reveals where humans show emotions

January 30, 2014


Chests puffing up with pride – and happiness felt head to toe – are sensations as real as they are universal. And now we can make an atlas of them.Researchers have long known that emotions are connected to a range of physiological changes, from nervous job candidates’ sweaty palms to the racing pulse that results from hearing a strange noise at night. But new research reveals that emotional states are universally associated with certain bodily sensations, regardless of individuals’ culture or language.

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Body atlas reveals where humans show emotions

January 30, 2014, 25.03.2017

Chests puffing up with pride – and happiness felt head to toe – are sensations as real as they are universal. And now we can make an atlas of them.Researchers have long known that emotions are connected to a range of physiological changes, from nervous job candidates’ sweaty palms to the racing pulse that results from hearing a strange noise at night. But new research reveals that emotional states are universally associated with certain bodily sensations, regardless of individuals’ culture or language. tukaj.

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