Every time I see this meme, it cracks me up. If your sense of humor is anything like mine (a little goofy & occasionally “inappropriate”), then I’m sure you love it as much as I do.
But, of course, having to see a doctor about back pain is no laughing matter for the person in pain! And, too often, we’re left feeling like this guy—completely disassociated from our spine…with the whole thing in our doctor’s hands.
That’s why I wrote my book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief” (now available for preorder on Amazon—link in profile) to empower people to understand their backs so they’re equipped to care for them in ways that relieve and prevent pain. To that end, I also provide info to help you effectively communicate with your doctor (definitely better than this guy!), including a list of questions to ask when your doctor recommends prescriptions, surgery and/or therapies, so you feel confident to be fully involved in the process and make the right decisions for your body and overall health. #backpain#backpainrelief#backpainexercises#practicalbackpainsolution#practicalbackpainrelief#betteroptionsforbackpain#backexercises#relieffrombackpain#backpainrecovery#movebetter#feelbetter#selfcare#selfcareforbackpain
Spent #SundayFunday getting into the holiday spirit baking gluten-free cookies and getting schooled on how to decorate them by my beautiful, talented daughter @taketwotreats . These are the ones the adults (including @donovan.santas ) decorated. The kids had a blast doing theirs but very few were left uneaten for photographs afterwards .
Here’s the gluten-free cookie recipe I’ve used the past few years for Christmas cookies. It’s not quite as rich as the real gluten ones but they taste pretty darn good and hold up well for decorating. If gluten is an issue for you, give these a try:
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour + more for rolling/dusting (be sure your flour includes Xantham gum; otherwise, add 1/2 tsp)
Cream the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl at medium speed. Add the egg, water, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Blend until well mixed. Slowly, add the flour, mixing on low until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 90 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Roll out dough to 1/4 thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place on baking sheet—being sure cookies don’t touch. Depending on the size of your cutters, you may have 20-30 cookies. Bake one baking sheet at a time on the middle rack for 11-14 minutes until just a little golden begins to show on edges (but not much). Cool on baking sheet for 4-5 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating. #glutenfreecookies#glutenfreexmascookies#glutenfreechristmascookies#glutenfreeholidaycookies#glutenfreebaking#cookiedecorating#holidaycookies#holidaydecorating#holidaycookiedecorating#familyfun#familyfunday#holidayfun
Sorry it’s been a few weeks since I posted a new #MinuteMoFlow …thanks to all of you for your kind comments and messages about how much you like them and miss me posting them. So, for you, today, I made time for a quick #MoFlow. It’s short and sweet but still great for hips, hammies and t-spine. And it’s one you can do anywhere—even outside on a beautiful, windy Wisconsin Fall day.
If you’ve missed past “MinuteMoFlow” posts, that’s what I call a minute-long (or less) mobility sequence that takes you through all planes of motion and hits primary areas needed for most lifts, sports and daily-life activities.
Specific Instruction Details/Tips:
You can make your straddle as wide as you’re comfortable for the hip hinge into the lateral lunge. I went a little narrower than I usually would because the ground under me was uneven and I wanted to ensure a bit more stability for balance. The last movement I demo’d is a Warrior One with a lateral reach (excellent hip flexor release) but you can also do it as a lunge with your back heel up.
Remember, I’d love to see you practicing these flows. So post your videos and tag me @MobilityMaker with the hashtag #MinuteMoFlow so I can check you out getting your mo flowing. #minutemoflow25#mobilityflow#mobilitymatters#movemore#movebetter#morethanyoga#mobility#minutemobility#minuteflow#mobilitycoach#mobilityminute#getyourmoflowing