Why The Way You Breathe May Be Causing You Pain

Why The Way You Breathe May Be Causing You Pain

At rest, an adult will take more than 20,000 breaths in a single day. The overwhelming majority of which are involuntary, meaning we don’t have to think about it. We don’t need to focus on our lungs filling with oxygen or expelling carbon dioxide. We don’t need to worry about how much air we inhale or when to breathe deeply or quickly. It just kind of happens for us. But what if I told you that the way you breathe may be causing your shoulder, back and neck pain?

A MassRealty.com review: A Complete Wellness Program Awaits You at Ethos Fitness + Performance

A MassRealty.com review: A Complete Wellness Program Awaits You at Ethos Fitness + Performance

Ethos Fitness was born from an aspiration to improve people's health. Owners James Weedall and Jessica McCutcheon-Schour united in their mission to foster good health through fitness, nutrition, and mental balance. "Strong together" is their motto, which means that practicing strength training as a member of the Ethos community is the building block of better health and fitness. Achieving a positive mindset and believing in one's abilities to improve are also essential to the Ethos fitness journey.

Why you NEED TO move (every damn day)

Why you NEED TO move (every damn day)

Exercise is fake work- simply put.
Exercise is work that we (humans) have created to make up for all that we (humans) no longer do.
If you agree with the theory of evolution, it should make sense that for the VAST (like 99%) majority of our human existence has been spent do very physical real work.

I’m referring to it as real work because it includes shit that, if you didn’t do, you would die, quickly.

Should you do the StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge?

Should you do the StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge?

Recently, I read a quote about a goal that stuck with me. “Goals are like planning for a vacation. If you don't know where you're going how do you pack for it? If you don't know what your goal is, how do you plan for it?” Many people, including myself, have had fluffy, non specific goals set. “I want to be leaner/stronger/insert random non-specific thing here.” However, the when and how is never fully defined. The TSC is a great goal to set in place, create a plan for, and complete.

What I eat in a day w/Coach Jess

I love food.  I love it to celebrate with, to mourn with, to ease sadness with, to plan trips and days around; I just love food.  For a good chunk of my life, I also hated food and, frankly, feared it.  It was a cause of angst as a teenager and most of my 20’s.   I had a love hate relationship with food and with dieting. I was on WeightWatchers on and off since I was 16, I have done south beach, I have restricted calories, I have tracked food, but I have never succeeded with any of these for longer than a few weeks. For the last 2 years, I have not been on any specific “diet”.  I follow some basic nutrition rules that work for me and been the most successful.

So what changed 2 years ago? 

“What I eat in a day” w/Coach Jay

“What I eat in a day” w/Coach Jay

By the time you read this, I will have hacked away at the utter bullshit I will end up writing about my day to day life and only give the stuff that matters. It will give you what I eat, and why I eat it, and how I came to making these choices through a rational, honest and committed structure. You will also notice that many of my feelings around food mirror those of Joey Tribbiani and that lad Bruce from Matilda.