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How to Avoid Shin Splints

The weather is gorgeous. You love running or walking outdoors, taking in the sun while working up a sweat. Suddenly, one day, the fronts of your lower legs are so painful that you can’t even take a normal stride, let alon...

Sara Hauber demonstrates how to correctly do a squat.

The Best Exercise for Your Legs

The squat You’ve heard the word. You’ve seen people at the gym (mostly men), loading a heavy bar on their shoulders and grunting as they do various versions of the exercise. And you’ve read that squats are a g...

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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...


Sara Hauber instructs how to do Pigeon pose without risk of injury.

Can You Avoid Being Injured by Yoga?

When not taught or performed safely, yoga can cause all manner of joint and soft-tissue injury. I’ve seen it time and time again when students, usually new to yoga, come to me for joint rehabilitation because they have be...

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The Tennis Ball: Your Body’s New Best Friend

How is a tennis ball magic? I was reminded of this little body-saving gem after realizing that weeks and weeks of sitting at my desk had wreaked havoc on my spinal erector muscles (due to my severe scoliosis). I felt tied up, t...

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Want Better Health & Fitness? Set SMART Goals.

In my last two posts, I told you all about how to use a vision board to define the true health and fitness outcomes you want to achieve and then revealed that vision boards mean nothing unless you create a concrete action plan ...


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Take Action: Make Your Healthy Vision a Reality

Vision boards were the topic of my most recent CGN post. Did you make yours yet? Are you more clear than ever about what it is you want to achieve with regards to your health and wellness? If so, that’s great! As any coac...

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A Vision Board for Your Health

Vision boards are a mainstay in life coaching and popular self-help circles. The theory behind vision boards is that if you can see or visualize what it is you want or the outcomes you want to achieve in your life, business, or...

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Core Strengtheners that Really Stop Back Pain

In my last post, I rocked your world by revealing that crunches don’t help you relieve back pain. Now, after an agonizing two weeks, I’m here to appease your curiosity and give you the good news: You can get rid of ...


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Should You Do Crunches for Back Pain Relief?

Back pain. If you’re a frequent desk jockey, like most of us these days, your back hurts more than you’d care to admit. Sitting is just brutal for the health of your back and your overall well-being, as I’ve a...