high heels, flats, tenny shoes or barefoot??? Sunday, May 26 2013 

i discovered katy bowman through continuing education I participate in to keep current in this ever-evolving field of the human body—not the human body but the field—ha!  is aerobics the right way, or is it anaerobic,  running,  walking,  high intensity training or short bouts several times a day—–will we ever have a straight answer to any physical exercise how-to-do-it-right concern????  i found a resource that actually does answer quite a few exercise questions.  it is titled Every Women’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: the new science of healthy feet, by katy bowman, ms.  katy bowman is a biomechanist who teaches use of proper body mechanics for health. her book is not only easy to read but full of practical application along with preventative and corrective exercises that we all(men, women and children) can benefit from.  i have used many of her exercises for myself and in training clients.  i appreciate her work along with her desire for the general public to have useful information that can be applied “at home” or along with your own doctor, therapist or trainer’s help. you can purchase her book through the website www.alignedandwell.com,  amazon or like me, download it free through your library on your ipad, kindle or other electronic device. if you are a client(or my sister:)) this is a homework assignment—-let me know what you think—–

moms with young children don’t skip over this.  she provides critical and helpful information on how shoes hurt or help bone formation.

following are excerpts from provided from her blog with permission of use for bloggers:

Who should read Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet?

Women with foot pain. D’uh. And, woman with spine and sacro-iliac pain, low bone density, massage therapists, women’s health professionals, yoga, Pilates and exercise teachers, runners, and anyone interested in the body and human science.

Women whose feet feel fine. Because 80% of them will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder at some point in their lives. Then there are knee and hip surgeries. People who don’t want these ailments should know how their shoe choices and foot mechanics contribute to these situations.

Health professionals. The role of musculoskeletal alignment in health is well researched and well documented in scientific journals, but is not in the training of most medical and wellness professionals. This is continuing education.

thanks tina! Tuesday, Apr 10 2012 

Patricia is a fabulous trainer. For many years, she has helped me not just to do the short-term things that produce temporary change but to develop a healthy mindset and lifestyle. Her workouts are always just what I need. Patricia is incredibly knowledgable and she follows the latest research so she can introduce great new ideas and techniques to her clients. Over the last year, my teenage daughter participated in Patricia’s boot camp. She had so much fun, she took it twice! The things that excites me most is that she continues to do the exercises she learned in the camp. Thanks to Patricia, my daughter is on the road to being healthy. I believe my investment in Patricia’s services is one of the greatest investments have made for the total well-being of my family.

thanks lea! Tuesday, Apr 10 2012 

one of my friends, patricia jones, is a fitness trainer and has been trying to

whip me into shape for a couple of years. even though i get discouraged by

my middle aged shape, i still know i am much stronger.

life is easier and safer with a little strength. i used to dread carrying in

heavy bags of groceries, but now it’s a breeze. sickness rarely knocks at

my door, because i am fit. if i do catch a virus, it doesn’t hang around too

long.

besides strength and cardio fitness, patricia adamently urges me to also stay

flexible. apparently flexibility is our body’s best friend. (http://www.4-womenshealth.com/flexibility_benefits.html) i used to struggle touching

my toes but now can reach the floor with flat palms.

patricia asked me to post a pic:

well, her ears look a little like mine.

check out patricia’s blog for some simple, reasonable fitness tip. she is

devoted to the Lord, her family, friends, and fitness!!!!

https://simplyfit2.wordpress.com/

love,

lea

“it is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He

makes my feet like the feet of a deer . . . He trains my hands for battle.”

psalm 18: 32-34