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Weekly Health Wrap Up

Get Rid Of Shoulder Pain With A High-Five

When it comes to shoulder health ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ, most folks are eating the equivalence of McDonalds every day. ๐ŸŸ They only use their shoulders in a very small range of

motion. So they get weak, stiff, and in pain. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ But a simple, and extremely quick, high five, can go a long way towards helping you maintain healthy shoulders for decades! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ


Village Principle: #EscapeTheSedentary: Why Chronic Cardio Is Bad for Health

Most mornings, I walk to work๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ. It takes about 15 minutes each way. I have a car ๐Ÿš—and a bike๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ, which are both faster than walking, but I really enjoy having 15 minutes to transition between home and work and work and home each day. ๐Ÿก๐Ÿซ

On my walk each morningโ˜€๏ธ, I see 2-3 people in my neighborhood ๐Ÿ˜ with their garage doors open, pumping away on various pieces of cardio equipment. You know, ellipticals, peloton bikes, rowing machines, treadmills, etc. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ” And I wonder, do they believe this is what it takes to lose weight and get healthy?โ”After talking with thousands of people at our gym and PT practice looking to improve their health, I can tell you that, YES, most folks, despite a mountain of evidence, believe chronic cardio is the ultimate health-giving activity. ๐Ÿ›‘ Well, hit that big red stop button on your treadmill, because itโ€™s a MYTH. ๐Ÿ›‘

Any cardiovascular exercise that pushes your โค๏ธ heart rate past 180 beats per minute-age causes you to burn sugar for fuel instead of fat.๐Ÿ”ฅWhen we burn sugar for fuel, we crave sugar and our body attempts to replace it by signaling you to seek out sugary foods. Further, burning fat (which is what we want, right?) gets shut off when your body switches over to sugar burning mode.

Pushing as hard as you can on your peloton in the name of getting the highest number of watts/hour creates oxidative stress in the body. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

So what to do instead?



๐ŸงนDo chores

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐ŸฝPlay with your kids/grandkids

๐Ÿ‹๏ธLift heavy things

๐Ÿง˜ Lay on the ground


๐Ÿšด๐ŸฝCycle (at a low intensity)

A caveat: If you LOVE biking, running, etc. feel free to go for it. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝIโ€™d suggest most of your training be at a heart rate of less than 180-age. So if youโ€™re 50, that means less than 130 beats/minute. โฑ


Village Product Review: Chirp

The Chirp wheel was featured on Shark Tank๐Ÿฆˆ and now blows up my Instagram feed on the daily๐Ÿ“ฑ. But does it actually work?๐Ÿค”

Not any better than a foam roller or the yoga wheel you can get at Marshalls for 20% of the cost.๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฒ

I give this thing: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ /5


โ€ขSolid back-popping ability

โ€ขComfy foam on the outside


โ€ขPrice to value: $60 and you can get what is basically the same thing for $10-$20 at Marshalls

โ€ขEasy to fall off the sides


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