So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Nociceptive Heel Pain is From Your Hips, Believe it or Not!

So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Nociceptive Heel Pain is From Your Hips, Believe it or Not!

Site of my recent plantar fasciitis nociceptive heel pain, and we have a cat dog standoff! Competitive cycling places a load on your hip or core muscles, especially if you push the hill climbs. This is one thing that will trigger my so-called plantar fasciitis nociceptive heel pain. A few days ago, we pushed to 42-miles, on our way to 100-mile rides, as I work to reclaim my "base bike fitness level." The next ... Read more

Foot Body Health Connection

Foot Body Health Connection

I'm now more aware of the foot body health connection. Why? Because of eight years of research on so-called plantar fasciitis, recent experiences with peripheral vascular disease (PAD), and how my feet tend to ache more as I age. I am in my mid-70s, so no complaints! Want to feel great? Try a reflexology massage, it's amazing. For more info and source of image go to this link. I guess it was a reflexology ... Read more

A Better Old Age Through Conditioning and Body-Awareness Skills

A Better Old Age Through Conditioning and Body-Awareness Skills

Just watching how you turn as you walk will teach you a great deal about the role of your hips in body movement, and how to focus there for solutions to certain aches and pains, including so-called plantar fasciitis, and so-called iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). https://youtu.be/AfyMB--Bcpk Yep, those danged hip rotators, all twelve of them (and most certainly more), cause all sorts of mayhem, so keep them ... Read more

Back to the Basics of How to Train for Aging

Back to the Basics of How to Train for Aging

While writing the second edition of my book on preparing for aging, I wondered the best place to start. Stretching, conditioning, body-awareness, mental, emotional, spiritual? Where? I decided to start with realignment, because it requires your attention and it's a great segue into the most important training of all, body-awareness. It's explained in this old video, I made eight years ago with a Blackberry (great ... Read more

Why Growing Your Own Food is So Important

Why Growing Your Own Food is So Important

Planting the fall garden, while Cat looks on. We live from the soil. No plants, no food, no us. You only care for that of which you are aware. Growing your own food, handling soil that you've carefully nurtured, keeps you in touch with the Biosphere. What do you think would happen if you became out of touch with your kids, your pets, your body? They suffer and in the end this will cause you to suffer, ... Read more

Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient’s Perspective

Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient's Perspective

 You're Not Alone! And You Can Get Your Life Back On Track.  There are lots of helpful people out there, who've been through it and worse. They understand how you feel. They know what you need to know, if you, a family member or friend, are living with aortic disease. Please fill out the brief survey: Much of my work is related to aging, and how we can enjoy our "golden years," whatever comes along. If you want ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. 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.