E132 – Non-Therapy Tips For Knee Pain

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss one of the more prevalent summertime issues – knee pain. You may be experiencing knee pain for a variety of reasons, from an issue with the knee itself to issues with other joints and surrounding tissues. While knee pain can be a bummer, there are some specific things you can do with your exercise and between your workouts to help the overall health Read more…

Exercise Tips If Going Down Stairs Bothers Your Knees

Hey welcome back everybody to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week, we are talking to those of you who may be experiencing some knee pain when you go down stairs. What things can you do with your exercise to not necessarily treat the knee pain, but make sure your muscles are supporting your knees and the issue doesn’t get worse? 1) Listen To Your Body Our first tip when your knees are bothering Read more…

E131 – Five Ways To Make The Holidays Less Detrimental To Your Health

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss five things you can do during the summer holidays to help your health stay on track despite the disruptions to your schedule and typical routine. Holidays like the Fourth of July bring a number of opportunities to eat foods and do activities that may be outside of your norm, and Julie and Charlie have some ways to combat the effects this can have Read more…

E130 – Callusing The Neuromuscular System For Life’s Stressors – Interview with Kirk Bradshaw of ATI

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Kirk Bradshaw of Athletic Training Institute (ATI) in Bellevue, WA. Kirk and the team of coaches at ATI utilize Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®), resistance training, and other modalities – including their ADAPT facility – to “callus” their clients’ neuromuscular system to environmental and life stressors. Kirk discusses this “callusing” concept, its role in preventing injury and disease, and how it allows the Read more…

Tips To Recover Better From Your Workouts

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are working out consistently but don’t feel like you are recovering well. What things can you start doing with your workouts and between your workouts to help your body recover so you can continue to exercise on a regular basis? 1) Include Structured Recovery Days Our first tip to help you recover better from your Read more…

E129 – Why Your Plantar Fasciitis May Not Be A Foot Issue

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss plantar fasciitis and why what is often claimed to be one of the most common foot ailments may not actually be a foot issue at all. They discuss what other culprits may be contributing to this foot symptom and how to go about addressing these underlying issues. Check out all of the details in this week’s episode! If you would like to find Read more…

Strength Training Tips For Your Feet

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week, we are talking to those of you who are looking to improve the strength of your feet. What things can you do in the gym to help your foot muscles get stronger? 1) Spend Little Bits of Time In Less-Restrictive Shoes Our first tip to help strengthen your foot muscles is to spend micro amounts of time in flatter shoes or less restrictive shoes. Read more…

E128 – Trainers – Why Understanding Mechanics Is A Must – Interview with Tom Purvis, developer of RTS®

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Tom Purvis, the developer of the Resistance Training Specialist® program (RTS®), as well as ExerciseProfessional.com and PersonalTraining.com. This wide-ranging discussion touches on many topics, including the importance of understanding mechanics as a personal trainer, the difference between making decisions with clients and following protocols, and the role of resistance training in long-term health and function. Check out all of the details in Read more…

How to lift weights consistently, even if you don’t enjoy it.

Welcome back everybody to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week we are talking to you who do not enjoy doing resistance training. You may enjoy going for runs, riding your bike, or taking walks, but when it comes to lifting weights, it’s just not your jam. We get it – resistance training is not enjoyed by everyone – BUT you still have to get it in. Here’s how you can make sure your Read more…