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Move Daily Health Podcast
81 minutes | May 31, 2021
Move Daily Health Podcast s2e04 – How to Manage hEDS & HSD, with Move Daily
Join Freyja & guest-host Taylor as they discuss hypermobility type EDS and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD). What it's like to live with an invisible illness Pros and Cons to diagnosis Movement needs, Nutrition needs, Bracing and Treatment Tune-in to the audio or catch the video on Youtube or Vimeo! If you don't want to miss an episode, subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher, iTunes, or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_61W9GLE97A&ab_channel=MoveDailyHealthCoaching Show Notes 1:00– What are hEDS & HSDs? 4:15 – Taylor describes her hEDS story 10:20 – The signs and struggles of growing up with an invisible illness 20:00 – Freyja & Taylor speak to the process (& limitations) with hEDS diagnosis 23:00 – The pros and cons of living with an invisible illness 25:00 – Would an early diagnosis process make things better or worse for people with hEDS & HSD? 32:00 – How labels can hurt people, or help with the right mindset 34:50 – The importance of movement for people with hEDS & HSD, and also of “breaking up” with harmful movement inputs 41:00 – Freyja discusses the key input of movement variability (and safety) for hypermobile bodies 44:40 – Why pain often causes people to move less when it may actually be a signal that more movement is needed 52:20 – We talk braces & mobility aids to the hEDS & HSD populations 58:45 – How to identify appropriate manual treatment techniques for hypermobile bodies 1:02:34 – Taylor and Freyja speak to the importance of nutrition for hEDS & HSD 1:10:30 – Freyja divulges her most impactful, obscure and accessible tools for hEDS 1:14:00 – Taylor shares her most impactful, obscure and accessible tools for hEDS 1:17:20 – Freyja’s book recommendation: The Trifecta Passport by Amber Walker 1:19:00 – Taylor’s book recommendation: The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk Recommended Reading & Listening https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-34-holistic-healing-chronic-illness-amber-walker/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-020-overcoming-insomnia/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/hypermobility-ehlers-danlos-insomnia/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/top-5-ehlers-danlos-hypermobility-considerations-movement-exercise/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/guide-to-better-sleep/ Connect with Move Daily https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher, iTunes, or YouTube We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
60 minutes | May 3, 2021
Move Daily Health Podcast s2e03 – How to Change your Stimulus to Change your Life, with Move Daily
Join Freyja & Dain as they discuss how to objectively measure your true inputs & outputs.
61 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Move Daily Health Podcast s2e02: How to Listen to Your Body, with Move Daily
Welcome to Season 2 of the Move Daily Health Podcast! In today's second episode, Freyja & Dain sit down to discuss: How to listen to your body's feedback in order to know... How to make decisions on movement outputs How to make decisions around nutrition inputs Tune-in to the audio or catch the video on YouTube, either way, enjoy the episode and stay tuned for a great Season 2 lineup! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95WBP5B1qH4&ab_channel=MoveDailyHealthCoaching Show Notes 1:00 – Concept of How to listen to your body & why it matters 4:00 – The argument of age & injury, sickness 6:00 – Purpose of pathologies 21:00 – Freyja explains how to gauge if you're in your body. 22:00 – Your 3 Voices: Ego, Inner Coach, Long-term 27:30 – Mental toughness vs stupidity 33:40 – How emotions impact bodily tension and the need for movement 36:15 – Why it's hard to listen to your body when it comes to nutrition in our society 37:40 – Dain discusses hunger vs cravings 39:40 – Are you hungry? Ask yourself these questions 42:15 – Dain proves the value of knowing how to drink water 44:00 – Trying to lose weight? This is important 46:00 – What signals your body sends when you're not eating enough 50:20 – How to remove focus from the scale 55:00 – Movement and Nutrition homework 57:45 – Book Recommendation: Successful Ageing by Daniel Levitin Recommended Reading & Listening https://www.movewelldaily.com/pillars-of-health/ Research article: Daily Step Count and Postprandial Fat About Move Daily Health Coaching https://www.movewelldaily.com/does-intermittent-fasting-work/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/complete-protein-guide/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/circadian-rhythms/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-28-hiit-exercise-martin-gibala/ Connect with Move Daily https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
54 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Move Daily Health Podcast s2e01: Health Coaching with Move Daily
Welcome to Season 2 of the Move Daily Health Podcast! In today's episode, Freyja & Dain sit down to answer the questions: Who are we? What is Health Coaching? Why Move Daily? Tune-in to the audio or catch the video on YouTube, either way, enjoy the episode and stay tuned for a great Season 2 lineup! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9g3wVTh2Ws&ab_channel=MoveDailyHealthCoaching Show Notes 1:30 – Who is Freyja Spence? 5:45 – Freyja explains EDS and how it has helped shape our coaching approach at Move Daily. 9:00 – Who is Dain Wallis? 12:45 – How Move Daily came to be 20:00 – Who is Roshan Chopra? 21:15 – What is Health Coaching? 28:15 – Why Move Daily? 40:00 – Dain speaks to the importance of nutrition regarding health 45:00 – Your Health Homework! 50:15 – Book recommendation: The Joy of Movement, by Kelly McGonigal 52:00 – Episode recap & takeaways Recommended Reading & Listening https://www.movewelldaily.com/pillars-of-health/ Research article: Daily Step Count and Postprandial Fat About Move Daily Health Coaching https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ Connect with Move Daily https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
64 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 47: Human Movement w/ Gary Ward
Today we welcome to the show human movement expert and author of "What The Foot?", Gary Ward. Over the next 60 minutes we dive into the following: - What is quality human movement? - How gait and foot mechanics determine health and pain upstream in the body. - Are movement compensations truly a bad thing? - What misleading "pain beliefs" are holding you back from living pain-free? If you’ve ever dealt with lingering pain or lost range of motion in your body, you’re not going to want this next 60 minutes of conversation. Enjoy! Show Notes: 0:00 – Who is Gary Ward? 1:30 – Gary explains his affinity for feet and why they’re the key to human movement. 8:15 – We discuss Gary’s Rule #2: Joints act, muscles react, aka, why joints are not dumb. 12:00 – Gary then explains Rule #1: Muscles lengthen before the contract. 19:15 – What is “Nobody-ever-moved-me-itis” and why is it important to regain lost movement ranges to relieve pain in the body? 25:50 – We discuss some of the most common (and untrue) “pain beliefs” that hold people back from moving well & living pain-free. 28:50 – Why pronation of the foot is necessary. 31:45 – Gary explains why assessing gait can’t be “scientifically-backed”. 34:45 – What IS quality movement? 37:40 – Gary gives us a super interesting personal anecdote to highlight just how connected the human body really is. 40:50 – We discuss Freyja’s spinal injury and Gary describes just how intensely an SCM issue can impact everything down to the foot, and how (with the right approach) you can alternatively trace a foot problem all the way up to the head. 45:00 – Why “compensations” and “dysfunctions” can actually be good things. 48:20 – More about Anatomy in Motion and Finding Centre, and why no therapist will ever be able to “fix you”. 52:50 – Gary’s book recommendation: - How to Eat, Move & Be Healthy! By Paul Chek 54:20 – Gary’s daily self-care habit: Daily check-in. 58:00 – One piece of health advice from Gary? Build awareness. 1:00:30 – Where you can find Gary Ward Recommended Reading & Listening: 7 Steps to Take Ownership of Your Body! (Free ebook from Gary) https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-32-bodyweight-training-animal-flow-mike-fitch/ More About Gary Ward Gary Ward is a highly sought-after practitioner, author of "What The Foot?" and creator of the Flow Motion Model, which maps out what happens to the human body during the gait cycle. He is the founder of Anatomy in Motion, where his approach to working with the human body focuses on reclaiming lost movement and function and Gary is known for solving “unsolvable” pain in just minutes. His Finding Centre courses for fitness and therapy professionals alike are immersive experiences into the evolution of human anatomy, physiology and motion. Gary's approach starts with the foot but results in whole body integrated movement solutions to resolve pain faster than other conventional methods. Connect with Gary Instagram: GaryWard_AIM Facebook: Anatomy in Motion Website: www.findingcentre.co.uk If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
37 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 46: Common Health Myths & Beliefs
In today's episode, Freyja and Dain sit down to discuss some very common health myths and beliefs: Is Intermittent Fasting effective for weight loss? Are your 6 hours of sleep really enough? Do you have to be totally pain-free to move? Or should you be chasing soreness instead? Tune in today as we answer these questions and more, on the latest episode of the Move Daily Health Podcast. Show Notes: 0:00 - Why we wanted to discuss common health myths 1:15 - Does Intermittent Fasting work? 7:30 – Are carbs bad for health? 14:20 – Can you really get by with less than 7 hours of sleep? 18:00 – A few book recommendations: - Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker - Successful Aging, by Daniel Levitin - The Circadian Code, by Dr. Satchin Panda 19:30 – Do you have to be totally pain-free to move? 27:00 – Is soreness a signal of success? 31:15 – Do you need a rigid, aggressive plan to achieve your goals? 35:30 – Podcast summary Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-43-nutritional-medicine-eoin-lacey/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-36-muscle-centric-medicine/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-020-overcoming-insomnia/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/hypermobility-ehlers-danlos-insomnia/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/guide-to-better-sleep/ More about Move Daily Health Coaching: https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ Connect with Freyja & Dain https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
61 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 45: What Drives You w/Sascha Müller
Today we welcome to the show our good friend, former professional skateboarder and current German Animal Flow Master Instructor, Sascha Müller. Over the next 60 minutes we dive into the following: - What drives Sascha and how can you discover what truly drives you? - The importance of movement, no matter the methodology. - The multi-faceted benefits of skill-based training. - How to challenge your daily habits and find the routines that matter most for you. Sascha has led an extremely unique life, from the peak of hitting a truly elite trick on the biggest stage, to learning how to step back and transition his life into a more sustainable career. If you're trying to figure out exactly what drives you, the next hour of conversation will be invaluable. Enjoy! Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Sascha Müller? 2:00 - We talk about the importance of pressing pause, especially for entrepreneurs. 5:10 - What does "feeling good" truly mean for Sascha? And what's the thought process he uses to really drill down to identify what matters most? 9:00 - We talk about the importance of have multiple methodologies to take care of oneself. 10:30 - Sascha dives a bit deeper into his background as a professional skateboarder and how he transitioned into a career as a coach. 21:00 - We talk about coaching, and how to help people truly understand the feelings they're chasing, which aren't always clear. 30:00 - The value of rituals and routines, and asking yourself the right questions to make sure you're doing things for the right reasons. 34:25 - Sascha tells a powerful story about educating his daughter about her body. 38:50 - What are some of the biggest lessons Sascha has learned over the years as a coach? 41:40 - How has Sascha's own personal practice evolved over the years? His key: Skill-based training. 53:10 - Sascha's book recommendation: - The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge 55:45 - Sascha's daily self-care tool: Time dedicated to an internally-focused practice; make time for yourself! 57:30 - One important piece of health advice from Sascha 58:35 - Where you can find more about Mr. Sascha Müller Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-32-bodyweight-training-animal-flow-mike-fitch/ More About Sascha Müller As an Animal Master Instructor and former pro-athlete, Sascha is able to engineer tremendous results for his clients. In January 2013 Sascha founded the Amsterdam based company Transatlantic Fitness as a functional products and education company for the BeNeLux market. After 2.5 years of successfully growing Transatlantic Fitness, Sascha opened up a Personal Training and Group Fitness Club in Amsterdam – “MT Fitness”. Nowadays living in Frankfurt, Germany commuting between Amsterdam and Frankfurt after selling the Personal Training business focusing on several other projects which are all around being fit, healthy and happy. In his twenties, Sascha travelled the world as a professional skateboarder. By 2006 Sascha had achieved a global ranking of 12th in the sport of vert skateboarding. After an active career in the action sports world Sascha became team manager for his long time sponsor, “Quiksilver” in Germany and Austria. While working with Quiksilver, Sascha’s passion for sports, movement and fitness grew which motivated him to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Sascha went on to work with Technogym, Powerplate, and Transatlantic Fitness. From 2009 until early 2012 Sascha taught TRX Suspension Training Courses with Transatlantic Fitness all over Germany. After a short period as a supervisor in the Doha (Qatar) Sheraton Hotel, Sascha moved back to Europe in order to follow his passion, personal training and take on new business opportunities. “Coming from an athletic background – training in a 3 dimensional and multi planar manner has always been my passion and made me feel good. Movement is key to a healthy, pain free and long lasting body."
55 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 44: Moving Through Trauma w/Lacy Alana
Today we welcome to the show Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker & Circus Artist, Lacy Alana. In this podcast we discuss topics such as: - Circus arts & improv theatre meet trauma therapy. - What is neuroception? - Disordered eating. - Facing fears as a way to retrain the nervous system. Lacy is a woman of many skills, so if you're fascinated by the nervous system or working through your own trauma, please tune in today as you're sure to learn a few things about your body and the subconscious mind that drives us all. Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Lacy Alana? 2:00 - How did Lacy come to combine her therapeutic practice with improv and the aerial arts? 5:15 - What is the Yes and Brain model, and how does improv theatre tie into trauma therapy? 10:30 - We discuss neuroception, and how movement can act as a vehicle to liberate the nervous system. 17:00 - Lacy talks about her experiences working with medical professionals and the importance of empathy within the medical experience. 22:45 - How did Lacy successfully fuse the circus arts with traditional psychotherapy? 26:00 - The power of overcoming fear and having success 30:00 - We talk about the importance of breath work not just for circus arts, but for trauma therapy 35:00 - How does Lacy get people started with circus, which most perceive as a very advanced practice? 38:15 - We touch base on disordered eating and how it's often not about food at all. 44:40 - The danger of metrics. Find what feels good, and lean into it! 47:00 - Lacy's book recommendation: - Being a Brain-Wise Therapist, by Bonnie Badenoch 49:20 - Lacy's daily self-care tool: Unstructured play time 50:50 - One piece of health advice from Lacy: When do you feel most passionate and alive? Live there more often. Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-017-purpose-through-fitness/ More About Lacy Alana Lacy is a Psychotherapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a consultant, speaker, & trainer, a program founder & director, an improviser, a circus artist and a writer. Professionally... Lacy provides traditional psychotherapy services, and also eclectically combines her clinical expertise with her passion for improv theatre and the aerial arts. Accordingly, she has created several innovative therapeutic and arts programs for at-risk youth, autistic youth and adults, and youth and adults who present with co-morbid mental health challenges. Lacy blends tenets of improvisational theatre with therapeutic pedagogy to provide education for other helping professionals, trainings in corporate settings, and experiential therapy groups that address a wide range of challenges, including eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma symptomology. Lacy is also a circus artist and teacher with a specialty in static trapeze. She teaches both youth and adults, including specialized adaptive programming. Outside of her clinical work, Lacy professionally performs both circus and improv, and writes academic, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Connect with Lacy Instagram: @Yesandbrain Facebook @Yesandbrain Website: Yesandbrain.com Email: Yesandbrain@gmail.com If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
69 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 43: Nutritional Medicine w/Eoin Lacey
Today we welcome to the show educator and Functional Medicine Consultant Eoin Lacey. In this podcast we discuss topics such as: - The 5 ways to make a deposit in your health bank account. - Is a calorie just a calorie? - Sleep as the foundation of health. - The importance of feeling hungry. Eoin has almost 25 years of experience in the industry and is a renowned health and performance educator, so this is 60 minutes you're not going to want to miss! Show Notes: 0:00 – Who is Eoin Lacey? 6:00 – The five reasons for why people exercise. 7:40 – Eoin outlines the benefits of the online health platform, especially in this day and age. 12:00 – Why a calorie isn't a calorie. 16:00 – "Stress eats your bum." It's not about being able to manage more stress, it's about becoming more resilient to stress. 18:30 – Eoin explains why the human body is like charging a cell phone. You must recharge it at night. 19:45 - The 5 ways to make a deposit in your health bank account. 23:15 - The importance sleep (~knowledge-bomb alert~) 28:15 - The fundamentals for detoxification in the body. Listen up! 31:15 - Why it is moronic to do a 'juice cleanse' without also keeping dietary protein intake high. 34:30 - Philthy. McNasty's. 35:20 - Why you need to get your blood tested if you're going to follow a plant-based diet. 40:40 – We chat about Time-Restricted Eating, Intermittent Fasting, and the importance of feeling hungry. 52:30 - Advice for shift workers. 55:40 - Eoin's book recommendation: - Full Focus Planner, by Michael Hyatt (And we chat about the benefits of using a journal) 1:01:15 – Eoin’s non-negotiable daily self-care habits. 1:02:20 – Eoin's one piece of health advice: Own your choices. 1:07:35 – Where you can find Eoin Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.amazon.ca/How-reach-levels-Corporate-Performance-ebook/dp/B0886K3B5P/ https://www.amazon.ca/How-reach-levels-Corporate-Performance-ebook/dp/B0883XBRXQ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-020-overcoming-insomnia/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-27-science-of-health-performance-dr-marc-bubbs/ More About Eoin Lacey Eoin started his career in the health industry in 1996, in Fitness and Leisure Management and went on to be part of the management team of Irelands largest health clubs with over 11,000 members. Understanding that everyone responds differently to exercise. Eoin began his studies in Physical Therapy, Corrective Exercise and Advanced Strength and Conditioning. Realizing that in order to deliver a professional personalized approach to health and well being , more individual time is needed with each person. This brought Eoin into the Personal Training realm and together with John Connor and Stephen Ward forged the beginning of what is now the largest chain of Personal Training and Nutrition Centres in Ireland , the Irish Strength Institute. As Eoin looked after more and more clients and athletes it became fundamental for success to devote more and more time to continuous education. This directed Eoin's education to Functional Medicine, Sports Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Active Release Techniques, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Biomedical Medical Acupuncture to name a few. With Eoin love of continuous education and presenting, Eoin now travels the world giving workshops, presentations and seminars on a wide range of health, fitness and nutrition topics. To date Eoin splits his time between his Clinic in Malahide, managing the ISI Centre of Excellence and teaching for his US Educational Company ICANS. Connect with Eoin Instagram: @ISIHealth Eoin Lacey Performance Consultancy Irish Strength Institute If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
60 minutes | May 25, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 42: The Art of Manual Therapy w/Dr. Chris Klachan
Today we welcome to the show our good friend Dr. Chris Klachan. In this podcast we discuss topics such as: - What to look for in a quality manual therapist - The reality of pain sensation vs. tissue damage - Some great advice for runners - Why you should never totally write off any one treatment modality Chris has a wealth of experience in the manual therapy space and you're not going to want to miss this 60-minute conversation. Tune in now! The Move Daily Health Podcast is unsponsored and does not receive any financial or product compensation from third parties; we strive to amplify valuable, up-to-date health information and to serve as a free resource to all populations. If you have the means to do so, we are now collecting donations to give back to Food banks and School Food & Gardening programs, as we believe all children should have equal access to food, water, and education. Thank you for your consideration, as a better future is built through one small action at a time: donation button is at the bottom of all podcast pages. Show Notes: 0:00 – Who is Dr. Chris Klachan? 5:10 – When reality contradicts the science brain: How an elite manual therapist is born. 7:25 – Chris outlines is approach, and why he uses such a wide range of therapy modalities. 11:30 – Why a good practitioner does what's needed, not just what the patient wants. 14:45 – We chat about the disconnect between pain sensation and the underlying pathology (or lack thereof). 17:45 – Why test-retest is important for bridging the psychological gap between pain and function. 21:25 – We talk about why positive imaging doesn't always equate to pain and can often be asymptomatic. 25:30 - Chris details the importance of movement assessments within the manual therapy space. 29:20 - The importance of ergonomics, and how many chronic issues come from poor daily patterns (like typing & texting). 31:10 - Runners take note: Most people do need to be taught how to run. 36:00 - The sign of a good practitioner. 39:00 - What issues does Chris seem to treat the most often? 40:40 - The importance of strength training for runners. 42:45 – Chris details how he would go about finding a good manual therapist. 46:30 - Why you shouldn't write off an entire type of treatment modality based on one bad experience. 50:30 - What advice would Chris give to a young chiropractor? 53:15 - Dr. Klachan's book recommendations: - Peak, by Dr. Marc Bubbs - Range, by David Epstein 56:00 – Chris’ non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Meditation and movement 57:15 – Dr. Klachan's one piece of health advice 58:55 – Where you can find Dr. Chris Klachan Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-27-science-of-health-performance-dr-marc-bubbs/ More About Dr. Chris Klachan Dr. Chris Klachan graduated from University of Waterloo in 2003 with honours in Kinesiology, specializing in ergonomics. Prior to becoming a chiropractor through Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010, he focused his efforts as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in progressing performance and function through exercise and movement. As a therapist, Chris administers a Functional Integrated Therapy approach including orthopaedic and biomechanical assessments to better understand patient needs. Driven by the assessment, a blend of contemporary acupuncture, Active Release Technique, fascial abrasion, kinesiology taping, and joint manipulation/pumping is used to treat both athletic and non-athletic injuries. Chris has always been passionate about assisting with concussion symptom rehabilitation and is a Shift Concussion Management provider. In the pursuit of driving performance through treatment, he has worked with ALTIS to develop his performance therapy skill set. Chris thoroughly enjoys working with general population as well as individuals moving and competing at all levels. From recreational runners to professionals with the National Ballet of Canada,
45 minutes | May 11, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 41: Pain Principles & Self-Management
In today's episode, Freyja and Dain sit down to discuss pain principles and how to best self-manage pain and injuries during periods of time (like lockdown) when you might not have access to a practitioner. What factors heighten pain sensitivity? Does pain always equate evenly to tissue damage? How can you manage chronic injuries without access to your practitioner? Tune in today as we answer these questions and more, on the latest episode of the Move Daily Health Podcast. Show Notes: 0:00 - Podcast explanation and disclaimers 2:00 - The difference between passive treatment and active treatment 4:00 – Explaining tissue adaptation 6:15 – Factors that heighten pain sensitivity 10:00 – Freyja explains how pain does not equate to tissue damage 12:30 – Disclaimer on use of NSAIDs and anti-histamines 14:20 – What daily stimuli are your body more or less exposed to during lockdown? 16:00 – The importance of nasal breathing for pain and anxiety management 22:40 – Overcoming the fear of movement 24:00 – A personal anecdote on pain sensitization (not for the faint of heart) 27:30 – Freyja explains how movement changes pain sensation 29:30 – Reflexive relaxation techniques to down-tune the nervous system (classical music for the win!) 32:30 – Recap of relaxation and down-tuning techniques 33:45 – Disclaimer on over-treatment 35:00 – Go to the floor & reduce loads on joints to facilitate self-management techniques 36:30 – Quick hits for back pain 38:10 – Quick hits for shoulder & neck pain 41:25 – Quick hits for hip, knee & foot pain 42:55 – Be nice to yourself 43:30 – Freyja’s book and podcast recommendations: - The Polyvagal Theory, by Stephen Porges - Coronavirus: Gabor Maté on How Your Past Is Affecting Your Present | FBLM Podcast Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-39-oxygen-advantage-patrick-mckeown/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-episode-015-barefoot-strong-dr-emily-splichal/ 5-minute foot release Short Foot (long version) Short Foot (short version) More about Move Daily Health Coaching: https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ Connect with Freyja & Dain https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
63 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 40: Gut Health & Poop Talk w/Jackie Mirkopoulos
We all poop. But what is your poop telling you? Today we welcome back to the show our first two-time guest, digestive health expert Jackie Mirkopoulos. In this podcast we discuss topics such as: - How to overcome to stigma of discussing poop - Strategies for both bloating and constipation - What a healthy stool actually looks like - Why "superfood" is a junk marketing term that means nothing If you want to get more out of your daily bowel movement, tune in now and satisfy your #fecalfascination. Show Notes: 0:00 – Who is Jackie Mirkopoulos and why are we talking about poop? 3:45 – How does Jackie help people overcome the embarrassing stigma of discussing poop and gut health? 7:00 – We discuss the connection between travel and constipation. 11:15 – Strategies for preventing and overcoming constipation. 15:00 – How dietary fibre can actually exacerbate constipation symptoms for people with IBS. 16:00 – A shout-out to the Squatty-Potty! We also talk about the importance of having knees above hips for optimal pooping. 18:20 – More on hips: Why going for a walk can help you poop. Move the body, move the bowels. 21:15 – Can't figure out why you're bloated? We discuss the wide range of causes, and how to triage the problem. 29:15 - What does your poop look like? Jackie tells us what a healthy stool should look like. 32:30 - We rail on quinoa, which is incredibly hard for humans to digest. Down with quinoa! 36:45 - Jackie explains why the term "superfood" is asinine. It is a marketing word, don't buy the hype. 40:30 - Everyone is an individual, so no, you shouldn't be eating the same diet as your partner or friends. Do what works for you. 43:30 - It's OK to say no when you're offered food. People who love you want you to be healthy and feel good. Don't take crap from people who try to force-feed you. 48:30 – Some big advice from Jackie: Sometimes the best cleanse you can do, is a cleanse of your social circle. 49:45 - How social media can subconsciously affect your behaviours and opinions around food and nutrition. 52:00 - Jackie's big take-away message: Tune into your body. Ask questions and be objective. This is how you achieve health. 55:00 - We wrap things up with a few minutes talking about "period shits"; how to support digestive health through your monthly menstruation. 59:00 – Jackie’s book recommendations: - The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz - Pandora's Lunchbox, by Melanie Warner - Salt, Sugar, Fat, by Michael Moss 1:00:00 – Jackie’s non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Morning meditation and stretching 1:01:30 – Jackie’s one piece of health advice 1:01:45 – Where you can find Jackie Mirkopoulos and keep up with her latest work and retreats Recommended Reading & Listening: Video: Evolve Holistic Abdominal Massage https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-episode-001/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/digestive-health-solutions/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-019-the-vagina-bible/ More About Jackie Mirkopoulos Jackie is an Intuitive Healing Artist with a combined 17-years of experience, both working and teaching in the health and wellness industry. After starting with a kinesiology degree, she has committed herself to life-long learning and professional excellence, striving to always find the most beneficial and effective modalities to help her clients reach their optimal health. A hands-on specialist, some of Jackie's modalities of choice include massage therapy, Chi Nei Tsang Thai Abdominal Massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, movement re-patterning, and breath and energy work. Jackie most recently became a certified Culinary Nutritionist, marrying her passions for food and health into one big life-changing collective. She also studied Mindful Meditation through the University of Massachusetts’ Mindfulness Institute and incorporates mindfulness into every aspect of her daily life and teachings. Her #1 mission is to get you tuned into your own body and to apply whatever works best for...
61 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 39: The Oxygen Advantage w/Patrick McKeown
We all breathe. It is a subconscious function of life. What happens when we breathe chronically through the mouth? How does nasal-breathing lead to improved health, body composition and performance? Today we welcome to the show renowned breath expert Patrick McKeown to shed light on the value of conscious breathing. From crooked teeth and weight gain to attention deficit disorders and mental health concerns, Patrick dives deep into the negative impacts of mouth-breathing and the how the simple act of nasal-breathing can change your life. Tune in now! Show Notes: 0:00 – Who is Patrick McKeown and how did he become a breath expert? 3:00 – Patrick explains why breathing isn’t a function of the mouth. 5:25 – Allergies? Congestion? Rhinitis? You can still nose breathe. You just have to train it. 9:15 – How mouth breathing contributes to sleep apnea and chronic health concerns. 10:50 – The connection between nasal breathing and emotions/focus/mental health. 13:35 – The importance of nasal breathing for athletes 18:15 – Big nostrils are a benefit! 20:20 – We discuss how mouth-breathing negatively affects the development of children: - Facial structure - Crooked teeth - Attention deficit issues - Free resource to help children breathe properly: https://buteykoclinic.com/buteykochildren/ 27:00 – How does a diet high in processed food affect breathing quality? 31:30 – We discuss the benefits of mouth-taping at night: Better concentration, better breath, better energy, etc. 34:25 – How do we get children to breathe through their noses? 37:00 – The value of breath work for chronic diseases and disorders 40:00 – How breath work helps create a focused mind and a better quality of life 45:00 – Some social commentary on Social Media vs. a rise in mental health issues 48:30 – How nasal breathing contributes to maintaining a healthy immune system 50:45 - Patrick details how to improve your breath hold time 57:00 – Patrick’s book recommendation: - The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt - Breath, by James Nestor 57:30 – Patrick’s daily self-care tool 58:30 – Patrick’s one piece of health advice 59:15 – Where you can find Patrick McKeown and keep up with his latest work Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/health-habits/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-016-breathing-techniques/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-27-science-of-health-performance-dr-marc-bubbs/ More About Patrick McKeown Patrick is the President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is also a member of the Management Board and the Advisory Faculty of the International Academy of Breathing & Health. Patrick was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and later studied in the Moscow clinic of the founder of the Buteyko Breathing Method, the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko. He was honoured to be awarded a Diploma in the Buteyko Method by Professor Buteyko. Patrick’s current professional affiliations include being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK), a Member of the Physiological Society (UK), a Member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, a Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Breathing & Health. From a very young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26. This life-changing discovery motivated him to change his career in order to help children and adults who suffered from similar breathing problems. Following his time in Russia in 2002, Patrick has been teaching the Buteyko Method in Australia, USA and throughout Europe. He has penned seven books, including three Amazon.com best sellers, and has been invited to speak at dental and respiratory conferences throughout the world. In collaboration with the University of Limerick & Limerick University Hospital in Ireland,
56 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 38: Movement Optimism & Pain w/Dr. Greg Lehman
To move or not to move? When in pain, this is always the question. Today we welcome to the show Dr. Greg Lehman, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, and of champion of movement optimism. Greg is a globally recognized advocate for evidence-based physiotherapy. He joins us today to dive into the importance of movement when it comes to pain, to debunk some of the common misconceptions on the topic, and to explain how cartwheels can be the cure to back pain... can being the operative word. Tune in now! Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Dr. Greg Lehman and why did he go to school to become both physio and chiro? 5:30 - What is the Biopsychosocial Model and how does this apply to pain? 9:00 - If someone is avoiding movement due to pain, how can we get them around the psychology that movement is part of the problem, as opposed to the (research-proven) solution? 13:00 - What does Greg's manual practice look like today? 17:00 - Greg talks about his dissatisfaction with how chiro was taught, and how this led to the creation of his course. 19:15 - We discuss some of the common misconceptions regarding causes of pain. 23:10 - What does "normalizing pain" mean? Is it reasonable to think you should be 100% pain-free all the time? 28:40 – Greg tells us how one of his patients once resolved her pain through cartwheels. We dig into some common myths regarding the human body and pain: 31:30 - Are backs fragile? 35:30 - Why are people so concerned with "glutes not firing"? 38:30 - Does imaging that shows damage (a bulging disc, for example) mean that you are indeed injured and should change behaviours? 40:10 - Is it bad to lift with a flexed spine? 43:50 - Do we all need to have "perfect posture"? 46:00 - Is sitting the new smoking? 47:30 - What does Greg read? Nerd books! - The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan - Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson 49:00 – Greg's non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Sleep. 49:45 - How is Greg staying sane while self-isolating during the current COVID pandemic? 52:10 – Greg’s one piece of health advice 54:00 – Dr. Greg Lehman's contact details Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-022-running-healthy/ More About Dr. Greg Lehman, BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT Dr. Greg Lehman is a registered physiotherapist with more than 20 years experience in the rehabilitation field. In addition to Greg’s training as a physiotherapist he has been trained as strength and conditioning specialist, chiropractor and a kinesiologist – obtaining a Master’s in Spine Biomechanics while publishing numerous peer-reviewed publications. Greg is a globally recognized advocate for evidence based physiotherapy. Teaching thousands of therapists in more than 25 different countries a science based approach to the best practice strategies of rehabilitation. Greg is a sought after Keynote speaker on topics ranging from persistent pain, exercise prescription and sport related injuries at numerous world-wide conferences. His course for therapists “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” is a highly attended continuing education seminar given in more than 35 different countries to thousands of therapists to date. Personally, Greg is a father of 3 girls, who drive him to be active in gymnastics, tumbling, rock climbing and running. Greg has personally dealt with persistent pain and while currently functioning well focuses on meaningful activities despite occasional flare-ups. Connect with Dr. Greg Lehman Twitter: @GregLehman Website: GregLehman.ca Website: MovementOptimism.com Website: OAOptimism.com - Coming soon! If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
58 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 37: Introducing Coach Roshan Chopra
Move Daily is growing! Today we welcome to the podcast Movement Coach Roshan Chopra, the newest member of the Move Daily Team. Rosh has been a personal trainer for the past 5 years, is a former Cirque Du Soleil acrobat, and is an Animal Flow Master Instructor. He is passionate about movement, golf, science fiction and escapism. Adding Rosh to the Move Daily team allows us to better serve clients in the Greater Toronto Area, and we're excited to (officially) welcome this talented man and wonderful human to the family. Tune in today to learn more about Coach Roshan Chopra. Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-32-bodyweight-training-animal-flow-mike-fitch/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-025-pillars-of-health/ More About Coach Roshan Chopra Rosh, a life-long mover, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education in Primary Studies. He grew up competing in gymnastics and trampoline in Canada then went on to spend four years working as a professional acrobat with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. Throughout his years as an athlete he became an accredited coach in men’s artistic gymnastics as well as men & women’s trampoline, thereby starting his coaching career and eye for movement. On return to Toronto five years ago, Roshan entered the health and fitness industry full-time as a Personal Trainer and Educator. His fondness of teaching and movement led him to become an Animal Flow Master Instructor in Canada as part of the Animal Flow Team in 2016. Roshan and Freyja both had the privilege of teaching Animal Flow and Kettlebell Certifications for DTS Fitness Education, an education company in Toronto. Roshan is an avid student and, as a Move Daily team member, is dedicated to ongoing education to better serve clients. His exploration of a wide range of movement disciplines helps him better serve and motivate clients to return to a higher level of strength, mobility, and function necessary for their lives. You can now find Rosh teaching Animal Flow and demonstrating some bad-ass handstands all over Canada. Current Certifications and Training: B.A. Psychology B.Ed. Primary Studies DTS Level 1 DTS Barbell Certification Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1 DTS Kettlebell Fundamentals and Advanced Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 Functional Range Conditioning Neurotyping and Assessment Level 1 Precision Nutrition Level 1 Men’s Level 2 Gymnastics Coach Level 2 Trampoline Coach Connect with Coach Rosh Instagram: @StrongMad Contact us! If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
46 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 36: Muscle-Centric Medicine w/Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
Are you looking to build a better body? Improve your health? Age well? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then today’s podcast is for you. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an industry-leading health practitioner with an emphasis on Muscle-Centric Medicine. From the benefits of animal-based protein to the importance of mindset, today we bust some myths and give you the hard facts about health and aging. Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon and what is Muscle-Centric Medicine? 3:45 - Why is muscle mass so important as we age? 7:00 - What is the Lyon Protocol? 10:00 - We discuss some of the biggest misconceptions about protein intake; *Red meat trigger alert* 13:00 - But what about Game Changers? 16:00 - Dr. Lyon discusses her experience with the Vegan diet. 20:30 - We discuss the importance of knowing your “Why”, and how success all stems from having the right mindset. 27:15 – How much protein per day or per meal do people need? 32:00 – Why can young people eat whatever they want and grow, while older people lose muscle readily if they don’t consume enough protein? 34:00 – Is it necessary to increase protein relative to physical output. 35:15 – Who needs to lift weights? 36:45 – The one exception to the rule. 39:15 – Gabrielle’s book recommendations: Relentless, by Tim Grover Atomic Habits, by James Clear Overcome, by Jason Redman Amino Acids: Biochemistry and Nutrition, by Guoyao Wu War of Art & Turning Pro, by Steven Pressfield Anything by Mark Devine (new book coming out March 25th!) Gabrielle is releasing a book within the next year; stay tuned! 43:15 – Dr. Lyon’s non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Lists. 44:40 – Gabrielle’s one piece of health advice 45:05 – Dr. Gabrielle Lyon’s contact details Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-episode-012-protein-dr-stuart-phillips/ More About Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine physician specializing in Muscle-Centric Medicine. She leverages evidence-based medicine with emerging cutting-edge science to restore metabolism, balance hormones and optimize body composition. Gabrielle has brought unparalleled results to her patients with personalized advanced nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action plans that leave no stone unturned. When you work with Dr. Lyon, you will enter into a partnership that will bring you long-term success and life-changing breakthroughs in every aspect of your life. She will help you gain clarity and a deeper understanding of what aspects of your body, mind and health need healing—and then customize a strategic action plan to put you on the healing path so you can get your life back. Dr. Lyon attended the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in Family Practice. She also completed her research fellowship in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to her foray into medicine, Dr. Lyon was a national semifinalist in Fitness America, a professional fitness model and nationally ranked figure competitor. Gabrielle's ongoing work is focused on metabolism, muscle, and body composition optimization. As a nationally recognized authority, Dr. Lyon is a regular speaker, sought after expert and educator. Dr. Lyon sees patients in New York City. Connect with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Instagram: @DrGabrielleLyon Twitter: @DrGabrielleLyon Facebook: @DoctorGabrielleLyon Website: DrGabrielleLyon.com If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
31 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 35: Understanding & Overcoming Cravings
In today's episode, Freyja and Dain sit down to discuss cravings, regarding both food and exercise. Are cravings genetic? What is your body really trying to tell you? From salt cravings and snacking to runner's high and adrenaline rushes, we touch base on the cravings that- when left unchecked- consistently lead a decline in health. Tune in today to see what the research says, and how you can best understand and overcome the cravings that might be holding you back. Show Notes: 0:00 - What are cravings? 1:00 - Myths about food cravings 2:00 - What about salt cravings? 3:50 - Are cravings genetic? 5:40 - What are the biggest triggers for cravings? 6:10 - How to avoid snacking. 7:25 - What about caffeine cravings? Is a lack of sleep associated with cravings? 8:20 - Why water intake is important for fighting off cravings. 9:00 - Summary for how to overcome food cravings. 10:25 - How much water per day do we actually need? 11:45 - What about adrenaline/endorphin cravings from exercise? Do you always need HIIT training or always need to go for a long run? 15:30 - How to feed an adrenaline/endorphin craving without beating up your body. 17:30 - Craving the weights? Here's how to scratch that itch without succumbing to injury. 21:00 - We speak to the importance of mobility work and recovery days. 23:00 - Words are powerful. Check how you're addressing your exercise choices. 24:20 - We summarize exercise cravings, and how to counterbalance to take great care of your body over time. 26:30 - Our book recommendation regarding cravings and habit change: - Atomic Habits, by James Clear 27:00 - Freyja's self-care advice to help manage exercise cravings: Hire a coach. 28:00 - Dain's self-care advice to help manage food cravings: Don't bring the wrong food into the house. 28:40 - Freyja's one piece of health advice: Don't box yourself into one movement modality. 29:40 - Dain's one piece of health advice: Reverse engineer your schedule to make sleep priority #1 Recommended Reading & Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-28-hiit-exercise-martin-gibala/ https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-33-making-health-habits-stick-dr-mary-jung/ More about Move Daily Health Coaching: https://www.movewelldaily.com/movement-and-nutrition-coaching/ Connect with Freyja & Dain https://www.movewelldaily.com/contact-us/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
74 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 34: Holistic Healing for Chronic Illness, w/Amber Walker
Have you ever battled an unexplained chronic illness? Have clinical tests failed to provide answers for erratic digestive concerns? Today we welcome to the podcast Dr. Amber Walker to discuss her book Mast Cells United, and her long journey through holistic healing. From environmental toxins like mould, to explaining why certain foods will digest well one day but not the next, we touch base on mast cells, EDS, and much more in today's episode on living with chronic illness. Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Amber Walker and what is her story with chronic illness and MCAS? 6:30 - How did Amber get into Physical Therapy and how has her own patient history influenced her path? 11:00 - What are mast cells? What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)? 19:45 - We discuss the process of getting "labels" from chronic illness, including misdiagnosis, and how to get away from identifying as any one label. 23:00 - How accurate is IgE food allergy testing? Amber discusses her patient experience with these kinds of tests, and why certain foods are sometimes fine while sometimes they can set off a reaction. 28:30 - We talk about the environmental factors that contribute to MCAS and chronic illness, notably mould toxicity. 32:15 - Amber touches on food supply and choice of cooking & beauty products. 33:00 - What about wifi and EMFs? 34:40 - We talk about the importance of using a quality water filter, no matter where you are. 36:30 - The importance of sleep hygiene & breath work for chronic illness. 37:45 - We talk about resources for re-wiring the nervous system and calming down sympathetic response. 45:40 - Keeping a focus on overall toxic load, not just food, not just mould, everything adds up. 48:15 - How exercise can help or hinder chronic illness. 59:30 - We discuss the importance of relationship and support, and blocking out the negativity of certain people. 105:20 - Amber's book recommendations: - The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk - Toxic, by Neil Nathan - The book of Joy, by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu 107:20 - Amber's non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Making time for spirituality & making time for patients 109:00 - Amber's one piece of health advice: Healing is possible. 1:11:45 - Where you can find Amber Additional Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-episode-013-lets-talk-functional-medicine-with-dr-sharon-kelly/ More about Dr. Amber Walker: Dr. Amber Walker, PT, DPT, CFMP, is a physical therapist graduate of Regis University who has been working with patients for over a decade. She began her career in northern Peru, where she worked in clinics and hospitals, taught at continuing education events, conducted research, and started a public health project for children with disabilities as a volunteer with Catholic Medical Mission Board. Upon returning to the U.S., she mainly focused her clinical practice on sports medicine, spine pain, TMJ dysfunction, and swimmer-specific injury prevention. As affiliate faculty with Regis University, Amber has returned to Peru five additional times for leadership in conferences, university-sponsored clinical education, and service learning opportunities with DPT students. Over the years, Amber gained valuable additional training in manual therapy and exercise through the Ola Grimsby Institute, functional dry needling, and comprehensive strategies for the chronic pain and chronic fatigue patient populations. She now specializes in working with patients who suffer from chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, dysautonomia, mast cell activation disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, migraine headaches, and chronic viral, gastrointestinal, and bacterial issues that influence immune system function. Amber is certified in Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling and completed her Certification in the practice of Functional Medicine (CFMP®) in 2020. She is also trained in Craniobiotic Technique (CBT), a natural method of restoring proper immune function that directs the b...
60 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 33: Making Health Habits Stick w/Dr. Mary Jung
If you’ve ever struggled with maintaining diet and exercise habits, this podcast is for you! Today we welcome to the podcast Dr. Mary Jung. Mary is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jung’s passion is researching the self-regulation of health behaviours, primarily the promotion and adherence to physical activity and healthy diets. If you're looking to improve your health habits, Mary gives you the tools you need in today's episode! Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Dr. Mary Jung and how did she start down her path into exercise psychology? 5:30 - How did Mary maintain her health throughout her college years, through pregnancy/motherhood and ultimately as an industry leading researcher? 7:30 - We discuss misinformation regarding the "safety" of exercise. Spoiler alert: Anything is better than nothing. 10:00 - Mary dives into the topic of self-regulation, avoiding negative self-talk, and the power of words 14:00 - Why "should-ing" people to exercise doesn't work, and the psychology behind this phenomenon 18:40 - How can people learn to effectively self-monitor? Frequency is key! 20:45 - How have self-monitoring strategies changed over the years? 23:00 - We discuss the difficulty with self-regulation and why it can be do hard to honestly track food or exercise intake. 26:30 - Has Mary found any trends in the different areas of Canada regarding diet and exercise? 28:40 - Another plug for the importance of nature for overall health & well-being. 30:00 - How important is environment/social support when it comes to creating & maintaining new health habits? 32:20 - The impact of self-perception on health habits. 34:30 - How learning self-compassion can be the most important tool for people who are trying to overcome chronic disease. 41:00 - We talk mindfulness and how making conscious choices for the love of your body is the true key to health. 42:45 - Is HIIT training safe? 46:00 - How successful has the DPRG program been in teaching people self-regulatory tools for real life? 47:30 - Another example of why is so important to track adherence when you're starting a new habit. 49:00 - What keeps Mary motivated in her line of work? 52:30 - Mary's book recommendation: - Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown 54:45 - Mary's non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Meditation 56:25 - The one piece of health advice that Mary would like to share with you: Be nice to yourself, you are worth it. 58:10 - Where you can find more about Mary and her research. Additional Listening: https://www.movewelldaily.com/move-daily-health-podcast-28-hiit-exercise-martin-gibala/ More about Dr. Mary Jung: Dr. Jung is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Michael Smith Foundation Health Research Scholar. Mary’s passion is researching the self-regulation of health behaviours, primarily the promotion and adherence to physical activity and healthy diets in people living with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jung directs the Diabetes Prevention Research Group (DPRG) and strives to see evidence-based lifestyle interventions implemented in the community to serve those in need. Connect with Mary: Twitter: @DrMaryJung Small Steps for Big Changes UBC More About the Diabetes Prevention Research Group (DPRG): The Diabetes Prevention Research Group (DPRG) is focused on researching the promotion and maintenance of lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise) for individuals at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This includes, but is not limited to, research working with children and adults with prediabetes, women who have experienced gestational diabetes, or adults who are sedentary and are overweight or obese. DPRG Website: https://dprg.ok.ubc.ca/ If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review!
57 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 32: Bodyweight Training & Animal Flow w/ Mike Fitch
Today we welcome to the show one of our good friends, Mike Fitch, the creator of Animal Flow. Over his 18 years in the fitness industry, Mike has developed multiple bodyweight training programs including the Bodyweight Athlete Program and Animal Flow. Today we dive in deeper to the AF system, discuss the many benefits of bodyweight training, and even have Mike give his latest film recommendations. Mike is also a good friend so you're in for a great conversation! Enjoy! Show Notes: 0:00 - Who is Mike Fitch? 2:00 - Mike details his humble beginnings in the fitness industry 6:45 - How did Mike gravitate to bodyweight training, and ultimately, create the Animal Flow system? 10:15 - What drew Mike to bodyweight training? #humility 11:45 - We discuss the cognitive benefits of Animal Flow, and the importance of the language within the AF system 15:10 - What is Animal Flow good for and who is it good for? We dive deep on all the benefits of the system. 22:00 - Mike talks about some of the main benefits of bodyweight training that he experienced in the beginning. 24:45 - Why weight-training "strength markers" are arbitrary and not for everyone. 27:00 - The importance of progressions- and patience- in bodyweight training (and why social media can hurt people) 28:45 - Dain throws out a plug for the Animal Flow ON Demand channel (link below). 32:15 - We discuss why injuries aren't random, and how bodyweight training helps you tune into your body to better prevent injury. 35:15 - What does Mike's current training look like? 39:15 - How has the fitness industry changed over the past 10 years? 40:45 - We talks about the Animal Flow Master Instructor team. His one piece of advice? "Don't work with shitty people!" 44:15 - Mike praises the Animal Flow Instructor group and how they truly are a family. Again, community is critical for health. 49:15 - Need movie recommendations? Mike gives you some! 52:15 - Mike's book recommendations: - The Story of the Human Body, by Daniel Lieberman - Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari - The Emperor's Handbook, by Marcus Aurelius 53:40 - Mike's non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Morning coffee & movement 54:00 - Where can you find Mike and learn more about Animal Flow? 55:00 - A shout-out to upcoming events in Boulder, CO More about Mike Fitch and Animal Flow: Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator and movement coach with over 18 years experience in the fitness industry. As the founder of Global Bodyweight Training, Mike has developed multiple programs that focus on skill-based bodyweight training, including the Bodyweight Athlete Program and the main topic of our discussion on this podcast, Animal Flow. A gifted communicator and teacher, Mike loves sharing his experience and knowledge. He has taught thousands of individuals around the world as a featured presenter at major fitness conferences, as a contributor and subject of countless media pieces, and through both online and in-person educational courses. Animal Flow is a ground-based movement made fun, challenging and effective that's designed to improve the function and communication of the 'Human Animal'. The system is designed to improve strength power, flexibility, mobility, and coordination for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. Connect with Mike Fitch: Instagram: @MikeGBT More About Animal Flow AnimalFlow.com Animal Flow ON DEMAND Instagram: @AnimalFlowOfficial If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: Please subscribe to The Move Daily Health Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review! Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode!
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