I Struggle With Hip/Neck/Knee/Shoulder Pain. What Are Your Recommendations?

Woman looking concerned while dealing with discomfort in her hips, neck, knees, and shoulders.

A 2006 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics found that 1 in 4 U.S. adults experienced pain that lasted a full day during the previous month and 1 in 10 had pain that lasted a year or more. And in the 65 and older population the […]

I Want To Be Able To Squat – How Do I Start?

A joyful woman squatting by a pool.

Squatting is a natural movement pattern that has almost gone extinct in the modern, chair sitting, shoe wearing world.  I’m not talking about the gym squat – the loaded weight training squat seems to be a staple of body building to this day. Nope, I’m talking about the dynamic human squatting patterns used by our […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Balance

Balancing on a piece of bamboo: A skilled woman maintaining her equilibrium on a narrow bamboo plank.

We spend a surprising amount of time balancing on one leg. Seriously – if your fitness tracker was smart enough, it would tell you that about 80% of the time you spend walking is actually on one foot at a time. Although we can mask poor balance with momentum, it can lead to a major […]

18 Tips To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor (That Aren’t Kegels)

Woman is squatting in Padar Island, Indonesia.

Tired of feeling like your pelvic floor is holding you hostage? If you’re an active person (or you’d like to be), dealing with pelvic pain, hip pain, sneeze pee, diastasis recti, prolapse and other pelvic floor issues can be a real downer. I’ve been there myself – and I want you to reclaim the activities […]

This Surprising Bio-Hack Can Help You Increase Your Strength & Mobility

Woman floor sitting on a bar with ocean view.

Floor sitting (sometimes referred to as “ground living”) is an underrated practice that has numerous benefits for your overall health and well-being. While it may seem uncomfortable or unnatural at first, sitting on the floor can improve your mobility, increase your metabolism, build your muscle mass, help fix problems you didn’t even know you had […]

Whole Body Health Starts With Happy Feet

Happy healthy feet surrounded by flower petals.

We put our feet through a lot, don’t we? We stuff them into shoes that are too tight, walk on un-foot-friendly surfaces every day, and barely give them a second thought until we’re rudely interrupted by a blister or bunion. But our feet are the unsung heroes of our bodies, always ready to carry us […]

Why Kegels Aren’t Helping Your Pelvic Floor (And What To Do Instead)

Petra sitting looking upset

If you’re among the 1 in 3 women with pelvic floor issues like sneeze-pee, pain, or prolapse, you’ve probably tried Kegels. Anything to get rid of that “argh” feeling when you run/cough/laugh/trip over the dog, right? And if you’ve been wondering why your symptoms still aren’t improving, you’re likely not alone. As I was mapping […]

How Do I Transition To Minimalist Shoes?

4 different type of minimal shoes.

Here’s the thing: if you want a body that feels great and works at its best, you’re going to need to think about your shoes. It’s surprising to most people to learn that most conventional footwear is really terrible for our feet. Wearing shoes the shoes we think are totally normal actually creates weak, stiff […]

Tight Forearms? Elbow Pain? Try These Mobility Exercises

Woman point at her painful elbow.

If you feel like you’re glued to your keyboard these days, you’re not alone. Since COVID, so much of our life happens on our phones and computers. This can take a big toll on our bodies. Typing a lot can create really tight forearms, which sometimes leads to elbow pain like tennis elbow and golfer’s […]

Build Stronger Hips With These Simple Tips

A woman gracefully lounging with a confident posture, emphasizing her strong and well-defined hips.

Hips are so key. Weak hips mean bad balance. Tight hips don’t feel good. Hip replacement stats are through the roof (and it’s not because hips just wear out, people, it’s because no one is using them right). Hips need movement like the desert needs the rain. And I also know that lots of us […]