Archives for April 2012

Lemons & Lemonade

Today, I found myself with 2 back to back cancellations/rescheduled visits… what do you do with extra time in your day?  While nap was high on the list… here’s a few things I found keeping me busy (& up to date). Thanks to the internet I was able to turn the lemons I was handed into something finer….

  • Catch up on my subscription to Research Review Service.  If you want a taste, here’s some free samples.  RRS 
  • Logged into my Back Letter Subscription (thanks to my ISCRS membership) and skimmed April’s edition.  Back for a more detailed review soon.
  • Checked out the great Cubos blog. Always impressive.  Going to miss having Jeff in Marietta with me this weekend for the R2P course.  Really looking forward to working with him next month in Daytona Beach, FL.  Not just for the weather, but an opportunity to share ideas with someone as well versed as Jeff.
  • Shared some informal conversation with some great professionals (Perry & Mat).
  • Remembered to clear my schedule to attend Dr. John Taylor’s seminar.

I love finding a few extra minutes in the day.  In hindsight, I probably should have gotten away from this chair and my computer.  I hear movement is good.  Maybe I’ll do that next time.

A Few Quick Thoughts

Is your chair killing you?

1. Why sitting sucks??   http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/172/6/494

Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults

Conclusions  Prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity. Public health programs should focus on reducing sitting time in addition to increasing physical activity levels.

Video on this same subject:


2. How much do we know?  How much do we need to admit we do not understand?  A glimpse at why we must all be ‘comfortable with uncertainty’ as we prescribe, instruct, and educate our patients.


3. What are some people thinking about when the work out? Thanks to Phil Snell, DC for bringing this to my attention (it looks nothing like his videos @ www.myrehabexercise.com.  At some point people will begin to get the concept that training should focus on long term athletic development in kids and long term athletic participation in adults.  Thinking of specific adaptation to imposed demand…. I have no idea what this guy is training for.

 


4. Maybe yoga isn’t for everyone.  Another example of why exercise must be thoughtfully prescribed and caution should be used by non-clinical folks working with those who have clinical conditions.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2012.00545.x/abstract;jsessionid=567DC952E4D1FE4F92B86AF3928875A6.d02t01