In 2012 we lost Stephen Covey, the author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen’s books and life work affected many people in a positive way. With 2012 coming to a close and 2013 around the corner, I want to pay respect to Mr. Covey with my own Seven Habits of a Healthy Life.
Fall is here. Depending on where you live in the world, raking leaves is an annual activity of daily living. For those of you with osteoporosis, osteopenia or low bone density and for people with low back pain, you need to pay special attention to your technique when you rake your leaves. Here is some [...]
Depending on where you live, you shovel in the winter (the snow out of your driveway) and you shovel in the spring and fall (the soil in your garden). Shoveling is one of the regular activities of daily living you will encounter if you are a gardener so you should make sure you do it [...]
When you are working around the house or on the garden, one of the frequent activities of daily living you will have to perform is the lifting of heavy objects. If you do not follow proper lifting technique you could cause low back pain or other injury. If you have low bone density, osteopenia or [...]
Mowing your lawn is one of the regular activities of daily living you have to do throughout the spring and summer and into the fall. However, poor grass cutting technique can lead to back pain or compromise your posture which, in turn, can lead to increased risk of fracture. Those of you with low bone [...]
Weeding your garden may not be one of your favorite activities of daily living (ADLs) but it is essential if you are a gardener and it is something you will regularly have to do through the growing season. But are there ways that you can make the weeding process safer if you want to avoid [...]
Is your quest for the perfect posture causing you low back pain? I have client who is a perfectionist. I have coached her to be more careful about her posture and alignment. She follows everything I say – to the letter. I have encouraged her to flex from the hip and avoid flexion of the spine. As [...]
When you live in certain climates, shoveling snow is an activity of daily living (ADL) we all have learned to accept. But are there things that you should do, and positions and movements you should modify if you have osteoporosis and have to face the snow fall in your driveway? The answer is yes. In [...]