Lesson 5: How to Counteract the Repeated Stresses of Daily Life and Fitness

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Painful problems aren't usually caused by just one incident.

Far more commonly, they are at least partly caused by years of smaller, repeated stresses that added up in the body.

With this page, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite strategies to counteract these stresses that add up because of our work, daily habits, and athletic and fitness activities.

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How to Run with a Large Chest (And How I recommend most People RuN)

OK, I know this seems like it would be a joke! But I created this to help the thousands of women around the world frustrated with this problem. It is also the way that I recommend most people run to have less stress on their legs and avoid injuries.
I had taught "Pain-free and Efficient Running Workshops" for a few years at Compass Chiropractic.
Then one day I had a female patient come in who was doing a 5k the next day. I asked if she felt ready.
"Yes, I'm ready for the running. Honestly, the biggest concern is always that my chest might give me a black eye or that some spectator might film me and put me on Youtube!" she shared with a laugh.
I realized that the same strategies I'd been recommending that help most runners be less likely to be injured would also help these ladies run more comfortably.
I taught that patient some of these simple strategies.
Then I decided that I should create a video to help women around the world with a similar problem.
And since asking my wife, a staff member, or a friend to be my model felt awkward, I decided just to be my own model!
Click through to view the video on Youtube and view the comments.  You can see that it has been helpful for women around the world.
Ultimately, I recommend that all beginning runners and especially those with larger chests make their running smooth and "not-bouncy" as taught in the video below 🙂

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