health

A Rant

by Dr. Christopher on April 29, 2011

I hope you don’t mind that I don’t talk about the intricacies of health as much as other health blogs.

I don’t go so far into conventional health information because you can find it anywhere.  

It would be a waste of my time to step on other people’s toes. 

People are unhealthy not because of a lack of information, but because of lacking understanding of their psychology.

Realistically, these 5 unconventionally-absolutely necessary tips give us HUGE bang for our buck when it comes towards health: [click to continue…]

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Work Hard. But Play Harder!

by Dr. Christopher on November 22, 2010

Art is older than production for us, and play older than work.  Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments.  It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness.  ~Eric Hoffer

Monkeying Around - Courtesy of Tambako the Jaguar

 Do you remember the childhood excitement of getting gifts and toys around the holidays?  You couldn’t wait to get the toy out of the box and start playing.  Or you couldn’t wait until you got off of the bus after school and run around with your friends outside.  When is the last time you felt that type of excitement from playing? 

At some point in our lives, we lose sight of the things that truly matter.  We get caught up in grind, waking up to an alarm clock, cruising on autopilot as we go to work, finally to come home where we sit, in a trancelike state in front of the television.  Days, months, years pass by. 

You think to yourself, “Where did time go?”

Maybe you think that you’re too old for shenanigans, that you have too much work to do, or that playing is childish.  Don’t be fooled.  Play is a vital part to the health of ourselves and our relationships.

Don’t let your ego, more commonly known as the “Fun Police,” get you.   The Fun Police will say “Whoa buddy!  You’re having too much fun here.  You better scale it back or people are going to judge you for that.”         

But if a 95-year young man can put himself in his great grandchild’s imaginary world, playing “Pirates” or “Cops and Robbers” or “House”, with a gigantic smile across his face … that teaches us something.  He made it to 95 years with a smile for a reason.         

The excitement of child-like play is still in you.  

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~George Bernard Shaw          

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What Tribe Are You a Member Of?

November 1, 2010

Ben Roethlisberger, NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers tribe, was suspended for four games following inappropriate conduct in his everyday life. When asked what the hardest part of his punishment was, he claimed he didn’t care about the lost income.  He didn’t care about the wins or losses.  He said he just wanted to be […]

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Focus on Posture: Driving

October 25, 2010

People don’t realize. It’s not only the exercise, but also the postures and movements we do twenty-four hours a day that determine the health and fitness of our musculoskeletal system. Even when we sleep, we are unconsciously putting load (or stress) on certain structures that can lead to injury if we don’t let our tissues recover.  That’s why […]

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The Manliest Salad Ever

October 18, 2010

If you really want to feel great after a meal, try a gigantic salad, also called “The Manliest Salad Ever.”  Or “The Womanliest Salad Ever” if you’re a female. The Introduction This is how you  make one.  (Note: for MATURE audiences only.) Just kidding.  You don’t need big biceps or your fists, but you do […]

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Why Saying Thanks Can Help You De-Stress

October 11, 2010

When stressed, depressed, overwhelmed, or just plain down in the dumps, you seek ways out of that sufferring.   Usually, you try adding things to your life.  You buy something new or you consume the nearest sugar source or a glass of wine.    Or maybe you do something new.  You go out to dinner with friends or […]

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