Is Body Awareness And Movement Training A Viable Information Niche Product?

Is Body Awareness And Movement Training A Viable Information Niche Product?All I need to know I learned from my cat

I'm having a great time, but limited success (which is normal at this stage), marketing the results of our research on plantar fasciitis treatments, but this is probably because my real focus is on body awareness and movement training, a much more important topic for most of us wanting to stay active into old age. This is certainly an area where value can be added to people's lives, as they work to hold ... Read more

How To Survive In Science, And Have Fun Doing It – Follow Your Dreams

How To Survive In Science, And Have Fun Doing It - Follow Your DreamsJet d'Eau Geneva Switzerland

Follow your dreams, as you never know where they might lead. A CAREER IN TOXICOLOGY, BECAUSE I WANTED TO SPEAK BETTER FRENCH - HOW ODD! Over 40 years, I learned a lot about how to survive in science, but I never did want to kill rats for a living. Due to one of my dreams, however, I entered the field of Toxicology (Science of Poisons), where 'The Dose Makes The Poison (though people argue about that). Rats, ... Read more

Body Awareness Training Allows You To Put The Load Where You Want It – To Swim Smooth

Body Awareness Training Allows You To Put The Load Where You Want It - To Swim Smoothpsoas muscles

Your best teachers are often your students, which is true when it comes to body awareness training, because as you guide them it causes you to think, "That's great advice, but do I do that?" The best running book I ever read, 'Running With The Whole Body,' by Jack Heggie, showed me how to shift load, during running stride recovery, from my hip flexors to my spinal spring. Recently, I was giving some swimmers ... Read more

What Is Science When It Comes To A Disease That We Don’t Understand?

What Is Science When It Comes To A Disease That We Don't Understand?Man looking under light for his keys

an·ec·dote ˈanəkˌdōt/noun (from Google) a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. "told anecdotes about his job" synonyms: story, tale, narrative, incident; More an account regarded as unreliable or hearsay. Our Plantar Fasciitis Research Data, Just One Example Among Hundreds: "ANONYMOUS: Hello, I've been ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments Comparison, Benefit Over Risk Assessment – A Picture Is Emerging

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments Comparison, Benefit Over Risk Assessment - A Picture Is EmergingPlantar Fasciitis treatment data analysis graph

As there is no consensus on the cause of plantar fasciitis, and we had to fix mine twice (pain!!), we initiated our research program, using the only source of available data, people's stories on the Internet. Most of our research data come from Facebook, especially Monica's Site, Decoding Plantar Fasciitis, in addition to Plantar Fasciitis Support Help, Plantar Fasciitis Help And Support, and Plantar ... Read more

Running As We Age, Moving From Skill To Force And Back Again, Or Getting It Right The First Time?

Running As We Age, Moving From Skill To Force And Back Again, Or Getting It Right The First Time?Matthew, running

"Running form mistakes can aggravate injuries. The most efficient and gentle running form is a “shuffle.” The feet stay next to the ground, touching lightly with a relatively short stride. When running at the most relaxed range of shuffling motion, the ankle mechanism does a great deal of the work, and little effort is required from the calf muscle. When the bounce off the ground increases, the foot pushes harder and ... Read more

To Remain Active Into Old Age As An Athlete, Knock Off The Booze For High Quality Training

To Remain Active Into Old Age As An Athlete, Knock Off The Booze For High Quality Trainingbeetroot juice, red urine,

"Even if you’re not experiencing the symptoms of a hangover, elite sports nutritionist, Matt Lovall, adds that “exercising the day after drinking alcohol can mean you have an all-round lower quality training session or sporting activity." DrinkAware.Co.UK As I work my way into my 70s, trying to stay active into old age, I've noticed that my body does not handle alcohol so well, especially if I have a hard ... Read more

Reach Across The Generations To Stay Active Into Old Age

Reach Across The Generations To Stay Active Into Old AgeNigel's drone

If you want to stay young and active into old age, stay in touch with the younger generation, and your inner child will thank you for it. Great weekend in Asheville, NC, as I managed to visit with my youngest son, Nigel, a dentist, and his son Nolan (5 years old), a bundle of energy. You can see Nolan on the front cover of one of the books in the side bar of this blog, the boy with loads of blond hair, holding my ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Junk Science, Epicycles, Sample Bias, And The Ongoing Mystery Of Plantar Fasciitis

FitOldDog's Junk Science, Epicycles, Sample Bias, And The Ongoing Mystery Of Plantar FasciitisEpicycle math of planets

A friend of mine, a scientist I respect, took a look at my recent investigations of the underlying basis of plantar fasciitis, and declared that I was doing junk science, my data were riddled with sample bias, and there were better, scientific ways of doing this. He proceeded to cite an article on the subject, as an example of how the mystery of plantar fasciitis should be investigated, through logical experimental ... Read more

Spring Has Sprung, Do You Want To Be A 50 Plus Ironman?

Spring Has Sprung, Do You Want To Be A 50 Plus Ironman?Old guys running

The first time I sat on the beach in Lake Placid for my first full Ironman race, in 2007, at age 64 (I think I was 64), I was really nervous. In fact, scared might be a better term. Now, when I do these things, I'm just excited, but I still ask myself, as I wait for the gun to go off, "What the hell am I doing?" But I do it anyway, and never, ever, regret it. As I was rebuilding one of my websites the other day, ... Read more

Disclaimer: this publication does not provide medical advice. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.