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- 27/04/2017What if Life is Happening FOR You not TO You?egoscue.com I'm sure you have heard the old saying: Life happens for you, not to you. But have you given any thought to what that actually means to you? When...
- Producer19/01/20173 Essential Life Hacks for FreelancersThe workplace wellness market is worth a whopping $41 billion.With no boss in sight, corporate wellness is an employment perk that freelancers give up when they go solo.Freelancers are time management ninjas — doing everything from marketing,...
Comments25/01/2017 #13 Karan Johnson#11 Hi Jared,
Thanks for the kind welcome message and sharing my posts in so many hives. Being a newbee, I didn’t even know that some of them existed. I’ll be checking them all out.
I’ve just had a look at Twilight and I wish I came across it before, as I would have tested it and mentioned it in my article.
I think sleep is a work in progress for most of us :)
A huge thank you again for taking the time to read my article and for sharing it.25/01/2017 #11 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR WorkHi Karan,
Great first post on beBee. Welcome!
First things first, for welcomes, I'm sharing in the beBee Interviews and Introductions hive.
I love life hacks! There's even a hive for that. Lots of great tips here...
For posture, I'm sharing to the Egoscue Method hive. I often get back pain from sitting at a desk all day. You might check it out. Covers the exercise and HIIT aspects to, hopefully.
For "me-me" time, have you heard of the Miracle Morning? Sharing there too. Gratitude and reflection are so key. Dang, could share in the Tony Robbins hive too!
I'm still working on sleep. But the blue light helps. f.lux seems similar to an app I've been using called Twilight.
Great stuff! Sorry for the delay. Thank you for sharing all this!20/01/2017 #7 Karan Johnson#3 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it does take a deliberate daily effort to do non-business related things that make a difference to my health. I can only imagine the challenges that your husband faces managing his IT Consulting Company.
It’s great news that he can take holidays more often. A break can do wonders for recharging the batteries. Thank goodness for remote working and competent employees :). Yay, to him exercising at his home office! Please let me know how he gets on using f.lux.20/01/2017 #5 Karan JohnsonHi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you’re so right about the ease that bad habits can be created. I must admit that I worked from my bed or sofa when I started freelancing. I think I was slightly rebelling against anything desk-related, as I spent years sitting in an office :).
Neck strain was a sure-fire sign that I needed to change my ways.
Like you, I now have a simple set-up (a desk and chair) that is much more ergonomic. So yes, good posture is absolutely a big part in keeping ourselves well when working from home.20/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat tips @Karan Johnson. I think it's cool that you recognized what is important and works for you in order to be highly functional without getting ill or having a break down! Because my husband runs his own IT Consulting Co. he doesn't have a choice many times with regards to determining good times to not be on his PC. I will have to relate to him about f.lux you wrote of above, that may help him when he has to be online late at night. He used to take small vacations every 2-3 years but now he can go and not worry because he can work remotely if an issue comes up and he's trained his employees to do much more than they were doing when hired. He related to me he's been taking breaks in his office and doing exercises (his home office, that is). Thanks for this!20/01/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich If I understand what you are saying; I am an agreement..."practicing" optimal static and dynamic posture/movement through spacetime is so very vital for the ultimate ride of a lifetime; and it doesn't require any special "functional furniture"...Jacob hurt his his leg after climbing a ladder to heaven and getting ina scuffle with an angel/velvet rope bouncer.
All because instead of sleeping flat on the ground, he felt he had to rest his head on a "rock pillow"...a most unnatural sleeping position for proper oxygenation and avoiding disruptive episodes of apnea.20/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWellness while freelancing is crucial, @Karan Johnson, because it can be so easy to work in an unstructured manner and create bad habits.
Posture is a big thing to pay attention to, and it can be easy to use regular relaxing furniture with all our smart devices, but I know I am more focused and productive when I practice structural integrity while working. I have a completely bespoke set-up that almost guarantees good posture.
It is a bunch of random bits of furniture, but they are all at the appropriate heights to enable me to not force myself into strange contortionist positions. That is a very crucial aspect of wellness while working from home.
- 12/01/2017It's Gotta Be the Shoes!It's Gotta Be the Shoes!egoscue.com "It's gotta be the shoes!" -- Mars Blackmon Does anyone remember the old Nike commercial where Mars Blackmon (a.k.a. Spike Lee) was asking...
- Producer07/01/2017Egoscue Method BUZZThis is an index of my articles and shares on the Egoscue Method to being Pain Free:The Egoscue Method HIVESTARTING TODAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN PAINBest Warm Up & Cool Down Stretches for Runners (using the Egoscue Method)The Best Way to...
- Producer28/12/2016Fighting Dysevolution: Moving Around and Sitting WellThe ProblemWhat is Dysevolution? Basically, it is in the picture above. And we are suffering because of it. Because of us!I know this all too well, as sitting at a desk all day gives me low back pain, unless I actively prevent or re-align it. That's...
Comments01/01/2017 #29 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR WorkI feel compelled to add this comment:
My intention in sharing this post and on beBee in general is more than Do No Harm. I want to share my personal experiences and passions. Take it or leave it. Hope it helps!
Personally and passionately, I can tell you after breaking my leg in Middle School and having a cast for months, 30 years later I've been walking with my right foot rotated out and often getting knee pain. Yep, realized it because of this method, even after asking doctors in office visits to no avail why I had knee pain.
After applying this pain-free method - no surgery, no PT, no chiro, no POLLYANNA coach, not even drugs from a shrink - I am Pain Free. To me that speaks results and it cost me nothing but a book and a free email exchange (disclosed in their *pricing*).
I would never tell someone to quit their job and join the Moonies. Nor do I pretend to have all the answers. I'm not selling anything. No snake oil involved.31/12/2016 #23 Ian Weinberg#19 There is anestablished body of knowledge used by many specialities who use validated techniques. In the protection of my patients' wellbeing I need to know that a modality is validated and safe . I have not been able to find any objective (scientific or otherwise) validation of the Egoscue method nor details of the accredited qualifications of its founder. I would have expected at the least, a science degree with majors in human anatomy, physiology - specifically neurophysiology (with neuromuscular interface). I'll continue to trawl through the literature and will revert back should I come up with something relevant. Best wishes for 2017.31/12/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#19 #21 This is actually a quite interesting conversation. I have been suffering from a pinched nerve or worse in my neck and I've been afraid to see a Dr. because so many are too quick to push for surgery instead of conservative management as you noted @Ian Weinberg. It's so easy for the best of us to be misled when we aren't familiar with the medical outcomes of many therapies or so called fixes we hear or read about. How do you find a physician that suits one's needs? In my case, a physician that is conservative and using surgery would be a last resort?31/12/2016 #21 Ian Weinberg#19 @Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work This is not about 'doctor' versus 'non-doctor' nor is it about advocating surgery above conservative modalities. I personally am very conservative in spinal treatment - surgery is the last resort. What it is about is ensuring that a person advocating a treatment program has appropriate qualifications from an accredited institution and that they have subjected their work to objective scrutiny. I refer many of my patients for conservative management to accredited individuals. I'll continue this in the next comment ...31/12/2016 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#17 (continued)
What I can tell is a sufferer with terrible posture. I slouch even as I stand - if you can imagine. And I get chronic pain as a result. Will I go see a doctor for each bout? Doubtful :(
I can also tell you that when my wife broke her foot and needed surgury, the doctors where great - and expert - while we had them. Then PT kicked in and the support and effectiveness of healing dropped off dramatically. The other day - years later - I had my wife try the simple foot exercise and they helped better than anything the doctor or PT had been saying.
Re: sitting, we just got new chairs at work. If I sit all the way back, for back rest, in no time I am slouching to form the C-curve - but in the wrong direction.
His book, Pain Free, is from 1998 (based on his work as an anatomical physiologist since 1978 - and I believe I heard also due to pain after Vietnam).
You are right, nothing has really changed, per recent discussions with one of his clinics. I have read stories of people having surgery and still being in chronic pain - to have it finally alleviated with these simple e-cise(TM) exercises. I am not saying to ignore a doctor and do these. I am suggesting if nothing else is working the whole premise is to do certain e-cises - and none of them should ever cause pain. And unlike traditional treatments that treat the source of the symptom, this looks at muscle memory and postural imbalances sometimes at the other end of our bodies that are actually causing the pain.
I am always looking for the best strategies. Do you have any readily available links?
Again, I respect you reading, your comment, and look forward to any more feedback!31/12/2016 #18 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#17 Fair enough, Dr. @Ian Weinberg! I totally respect that. Especially since "I am not a doctor" and you are! :)
Curious your thoughts on the other posts I have in https://www.bebee.com/group/the-egoscue-method and per http://egoscue.com/features/who-we-are. Perhaps you have just given your final thoughts, but I hope not...
I have never read that anyone at Egoscue claims to be a doctor. Per http://egoscue.com/faqs,
"Can I still see my chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist or other health practitioner while doing Egoscue?
Yes, Egoscue can be used in conjunction with many different healing modalities. That being said, Egoscue’s goal is to return control of your health back to your hands so, ultimately, you aren’t dependent on another person or machine to achieve an optimal state of health. Egoscue’s “hands off” approach educates you on what you need to do to fix yourself."
(to be continued)30/12/2016 #17 Ian Weinberg@Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work Sorry to put a dampener on things but it's important to put things into perspective. Firstly sitting - should definitely not be at the edge of the seat, with pelvic tilt and extended spine (lumbar lordosis). This compacts the facet joints and stresses ligaments. Rather, sitting should be supported by back rest and lumbar wedge. Much of Mr Egoscue's work is not new - it's used by physiotherapists, biokineticists and chyro's. There is also no scientific validation of Mr Egoscue's work. As a pioneering spinal surgeon I'm somewhat sceptical of this program.29/12/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR WorkLisa, on a daily basis and even throughout the day, try this:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/the-sharp-1-thing-you-can-do-for-a-pain-free-body View moreLisa, on a daily basis and even throughout the day, try this:
It is something I need to be doing more during the day too. It's called the Static Back and looks passive but is anything but and helps so much more than the back. It gets back, neck and shoulder all in alignment and more... I believe Pete describes it really well in a YT video. Close
- 10/12/2016Prepare your body for walking with posture exercises.www.oregonexercisetherapy.com Walking like all activity requires postural balance. Restore your posture with these exercises designed to help you walk pain...
Comments10/12/2016 #1 Wayne YoshidaThanks for sharing this @Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work. As a "non-athlete," I've always "warmed up" by doing whatever event - golf, football, tennis, skiing - I would start slowly and then pick up the pace. Now that I am getting older - I need to change my routine.
- Producer09/12/2016What a Pain in the... BACK!How would you like to fix chronic back pain IMMEDIATELY as well as prevent it in the future?As someone who works at a computer all day long, has bad posture and probably does not exercise enough, I often get back pain. It has been this way, on and...
- 07/12/2016The Hotel Workout for Road Warriors (and You Vacationers, Too!)egoscue.com This article was written by Pete Egoscue and originally appeared on Sonima.com Eating out most, if not all, meals is one of the lures of travel...
- Producer01/12/20164 Non-Surgical Treatments for Knee PainYou may find yourself with knee pain while engaging in activities such as walking, running, kneeling, and sports activities such as basketball or golf. If you are struggling to complete these activities without knee pain, a visit to an...
Comments02/12/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#2 Here's the hive (group here on beBee) I created:
... I'm sharing your post there now!
A quick intro:
A more thorough one:
- 24/11/201622 November 2016 by John Elder
It's Thanksgiving week! Come Thursday, many of us will be gathered around our table stuffing our faces with incredible food while surrounded by friends and family. It's a time to gratefully reflect on all that we so gratefully have, while creating memories and establishing family traditions that will carry on for generations to come.
But, unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn't alleuphoric all the time. For countless readers, Thursday will include pain. Physical pain. Their knee pain will rear its head because they've stood in the kitchen too long preparing the amazing meal. As a result, they'll have to sit down to alleviate their pain. For others, sitting around the table will cause their back to flare up, and they'll need to get up and move around in order to loosen things up.
Many will experience this up-and-down pattern throughout their day. But I wonder if they'll truly realize what's happening when they sit down or stand up in order to positively impact their symptom. What's actually happening, whether they fully understand it or not, is that their body is telling them exactly what needs to happen, what needs to change, in order to be pain free. Their conditionhasn't changed when they sit down or stand up--they're still bone-on-bone in their knee, for example--their positionchanged.
When clients tell me about their pain, I get excited! I'm not excited that they're inpain. I get excited about the opportunity they have to learn about their body and their condition. I get excited when they're able to connect the posture-pain dots and link standing or sitting too long to their pain. Even more importantly, I get excited when they realize that changing their position is what leads to changing their condition.
What's truly exciting for me is the story they'll be able to tell their friends and family. They'll share with them how they prevented surgery when they were told it was imminent. They'll be able to tellGiving Thanks for Your Painegoscue.com It's Thanksgiving week! Come Thursday, many of us will be gathered around our table stuffing our faces with incredible food while surrounded by...
- 19/11/2016EGOSCUE - EXERCISES FOR FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN
From the owners of the Egoscue Clinic in Austin, Texas, here are three exercises you can use if you are suffering from foot or ankle pain. Try them out and then give us feedback, we'd love to hear from you at Austin@Egoscue.com!Egoscue - Exercises for Foot and Ankle Pain From the owners of the Egoscue Clinic in Austin, Texas, here are three exercises you can use if you are suffering from foot or ankle pain. Try them out and...
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- 20/10/2016Great feedback about health and fitness from real people not science.What 10,000 people can teach you about health and fitness. An inside look at our latest fitness survey results.www.precisionnutrition.com What are the most common issues men and women struggle with when it comes to getting healthy and fit? This article explores our...
- Producer08/10/2016Tennis Warm-Up and Cool-Down to Prevent InjuryThese dynamic stretches take only 10 minutes to warm up and 9 to cool down - worth the time to prevent tennis injury! Watch and do the exercises, with Pete Egoscue guiding as you go. Pete says, "If you can conceive of an activity, your body is...
- Got Back Pain When Sleeping? Here’s How to Fix It (In Pictures)
by Alexander Heyne from his site, modernhealthmonk.com:Got Back Pain When Sleeping? Here's How to Fix It (In Pictures)modernhealthmonk.com How To Fix Back Pain When Sleeping Why is it that kids (or people who don't seem to have back problems) can sleep in the strangest, most bizarre positions, but never seem to have any pain? How is...
- The Truth Behind Lower Back Pain – The Ultimate Back Pain Guide (Part 3 of 3)
by Alexander Heyne from his site, modernhealthmonk.com:The Truth Behind Lower Back Pain - The Ultimate Back Pain Guide (Part 2)modernhealthmonk.com *** This Post is Part of a Multi-Series on How To Fix Your Back Pain Forever. For immediate relief, read this post (it actually works). To Read Part one (Why Cavemen Don't Have Back Pain) Click...
- Why Cavemen Never Had Back Pain- The Ultimate Back Pain Guide (Part 2 of 3)
by Alexander Heyne from his site, modernhealthmonk.com:
(Part 1 was "4 (Rarely Used) Things You Can Do Right Now for Immediate Lower Back Pain Relief".)Why Cavemen Never Had Back Pain- The Ultimate Back Pain Guide (Part 1)modernhealthmonk.com [ Side note: this is part 2 of a 3 part back pain series. If you need immediate relief visit part 1 which shows you proven techniques that work quickly. ] *** I have permanently fixed the vast...
- 4 (Rarely Used) Things You Can Do Right Now for Immediate Lower Back Pain Reliefmodernhealthmonk.com NOTE: Please use this information at your own risk. If you have a serious back issue do NOT do these and go see your doctor. Around my early 20's I got my first real desk job. I worked in a high...
Comments04/10/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work4 Immediate Back Pain Fixes - For People with Desk Jobs!
by Alexander Heyne from his site, modernhealthmonk.com!
I can vouch for "#1 Egoscue Method" in this share, having used it often.
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My shares: https://www.bebee.com/bee/jaredwiese?t=posts03/10/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#1 Mine just did! I can't take credit for explaining it much yet. But I'd focus on the Egoscue Method, with which I've had great luck. Have never seen this combo and will be doing tonight. Author, Alexander Heyne, has this in 3 parts. I will be getting it all out there!
In this link I shared/buzzed, jump down to 4 Things You Can do Right Now For Lower Back Pain Relief - #1 Egoscue Method. 4 pages to print out :)
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- ProducerThe Best Way to Heal Pain NOWIf you have pain anywhere in your body, you owe it to yourself to try this right now!Following is an excerpt from Pete Egoscue's "#1 Move to Do for a Pain-Free Body" post and video, with my key points, comments and testimonial in bold. How I Know...
Comments05/01/2017 #24 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR WorkYou know, I tried this the other day ... and it worked!
You ever get a pain in the back of your neck when you've been out in really cold weather? It's because your body automatically tightens up from the extreme cold - when you feel the "cold in your bones". For me, I was actually in pain after a short walk!
Well, a simple lying position got rid of the neck/shoulder pain in 2 minutes!30/12/2016 #18 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#17 Thank you very much for reading, commenting and giving it a go. I
I read about your move and hope it all went well. I can certainly understand your "moving" pain from using muscles you and your body forgot you had. That's precisely why this should help.
I can tell you it's no gimmick. Best wishes for a muscle recovery ;)
Welcome home...29/12/2016 #13 Wayne YoshidaThanks Jared. I think I may have been doing something like this by accident. Often, when working under my car, I will take a break and relax by lying on my back on a mechanics' creeper and move my legs up onto the chassis, and take a nap. It is really relaxing.
One of my workouts for my knee includes a Shuttle Systems machine. It is similar to a leg press machine, but instead of being seated, the user is on their back, and the pushing moves the body. I like it, it feels good.29/12/2016 #8 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#2 Amazing Max. Egoscue can do the same. It puts your body back - your muscle MEMORY (;) back - the way it was intended. Nothing miraculous. Common sense, really. Physiology. I bought the guys book like 25 years ago and recently contacted a clinic. Nothing has changed with any latest fads. Based on real, anatomy.
- Producer01/10/2016STARTING TODAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN PAINThis statement refers to a method for removing chronic pain. It comes from Pete Egoscue's book, Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain. It's about The Egoscue Method. A method that works! (See the hive for more...
Comments23/10/2016 #6 Jared 🐝 Wiese➡Finding YOUR Work#5 ALLISON, I am so excited for you! The book does not disappoint. It really does give YOU simple movements for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy and manipulations.
I've read and personally heard stories of people getting surgery and so being in pain!23/10/2016 #5 Allison ObrienI am si excited to check out this book! My husband had been dealing with severe chronic pain for years that has been unsuccessfully managed with high doses of different narcotic medications. He went through a life threatening experience about 5 years ago when his pain management doctor was transitioning him from fentanyl to methadone. The methadone has caused an increase in as well as the addition of numerous health issues for Christopher over the past years as well! I am always keeping my eyes out for anything that could possibly be an effective alternative to his current pain management medications which in truth, are not managing his chronic pain at all and! The benefits of the various high doses of pain medications Christopher has been prescribed over the past several years, in my opinion, absolutely have not out-weighed the increasingly severe side effects that have caused! I am grateful to have found this book and look forward to reading it! I am also glad to have found this hive that will hopefully give me the opportunity to make some amazing new connections!