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Why patient--and customer--stories get ignored

Why patient--and customer--stories get ignored | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
"Why are you here today?" Some variation of this question kicks off almost every doctor's appointment for most of us. In this post, doctors explain to other doctors how patients often construct dee...

Via Karen Dietz
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The Healing Relationship that exists in healthcare is of mutual importance for the Patient and Provider. If there is not mutual respect for listening and paying attention How can either Participant Benefit.

 

As a Provider I can't begin to understand what the Patient desires from there Physical Therapy encounter unless I truly listen with empathetic ears. 

 

Who am I say what will work best for one patient, will certainly work for the next if there is not full engagement.

 

And if I do engage completely will this not maximize compliance and fuel the healing process?

 

I would strongly recommend Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, by Saki Santorelli - http://amzn.to/1uytBkV

 

"Within each, the healer and the healed, lies the Wounded and a Powerful Inner Healer. These are the gifts of being born in this world".

 

 

 

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 11, 4:03 PM

What a great article this is. Truly healthcare is being transformed these days. But what still lags behind is understanding how patient stories are directly connected to quality of care.


In fact I'll say that the same principles and experiences shared in this article are very similar to the fate of customer stories in business.


So let's re-orient our thinking and really leverage the power of stories in patient care and customer relationships. This post by Carolyn Thomas gives lots of data and insights that will help us all.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

malek's curator insight, August 12, 12:22 PM

Health educators should also be good storytellers:

You're probably aware of the symptoms of a heart attack patient. But what about " it was cold in the night when an obese man came from a restaurant after smoking, drinking and having a heavy meal."  

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Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How to Relieve Joint Pain Exercise or Supplements

Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How to Relieve Joint Pain Exercise or Supplements | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
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Degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, of the hips and knees is a major source of pain limiting physical activity, quality of life and health. Progressive joint disease leads to potential joint replacement surgery, and contributes to rising medical costs in the Baby Boomer population.

The issue made here is understanding the importance of healthy lifestyle changes as they relate to control of weight gain, physical fitness and functional capacity.

There has been research that looks at the benefits of supplements, exercise and intensive diet as a treatment to decrease pain, improve mobility and daily quality of like. Reducing body weight provides significant relief of stress to joints of the weight bearing joints of the lower extremity, knees and hips.

If you have DJD of the hips and knees, try hiking poles for relief of joint pain.

Prepare your body for activity: exercise, control your body weight, set a goal to hike, engage in a group fitness program, do aquatic exercise. 

There are many options. 

Consult with a medical specialist.

Gain advice as to what exercise program is best for you, and visit a physical therapist (http://bauerpt.com).

If there is meaning in the adventure You will make it happen.

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11 Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are

11 Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
You could be the picture of health to everyone who beholds you, feel generally “okay” on a daily basis without any real complaints, and never really feel compelled to visit the doctor for any specific issue. Plus, you’re Primal, so what could possibly go wrong? Except that many of us, if we stop to think […]
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Are you really connected to Your Health? 

Maybe you think that you are the pillar of health and fitness.

A closer look may reveal areas that are lacking.

This may reflect in poor libido, sleeping habits, energy level, mood, skin complexion, musculoskeletal injury, and food tolerance.

 

Health requires Connection of what you feel, think and do.

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Why patient--and customer--stories get ignored

Why patient--and customer--stories get ignored | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
"Why are you here today?" Some variation of this question kicks off almost every doctor's appointment for most of us. In this post, doctors explain to other doctors how patients often construct dee...

Via Karen Dietz
Randy Bauer's insight:

The Healing Relationship that exists in healthcare is of mutual importance for the Patient and Provider. If there is not mutual respect for listening and paying attention How can either Participant Benefit.

 

As a Provider I can't begin to understand what the Patient desires from there Physical Therapy encounter unless I truly listen with empathetic ears. 

 

Who am I say what will work best for one patient, will certainly work for the next if there is not full engagement.

 

And if I do engage completely will this not maximize compliance and fuel the healing process?

 

I would strongly recommend Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, by Saki Santorelli - http://amzn.to/1uytBkV

 

"Within each, the healer and the healed, lies the Wounded and a Powerful Inner Healer. These are the gifts of being born in this world".

 

 

 

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 11, 4:03 PM

What a great article this is. Truly healthcare is being transformed these days. But what still lags behind is understanding how patient stories are directly connected to quality of care.


In fact I'll say that the same principles and experiences shared in this article are very similar to the fate of customer stories in business.


So let's re-orient our thinking and really leverage the power of stories in patient care and customer relationships. This post by Carolyn Thomas gives lots of data and insights that will help us all.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

malek's curator insight, August 12, 12:22 PM

Health educators should also be good storytellers:

You're probably aware of the symptoms of a heart attack patient. But what about " it was cold in the night when an obese man came from a restaurant after smoking, drinking and having a heavy meal."  

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To Age Well, Walk

To Age Well, Walk | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
Regular exercise reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to a relatively large, long-running study.
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This is a great article showing the benefits of walking to maximize physical ability as it relates to well-being, longevity in this case.
As a physical therapist there is a constant challenge to maximize functional ability in the aging population. This can be complicated by joint limitations related to degenerative arthritis and pain.


The goal then is to provide an individualized plan that can promote gait ability while insuring safety, limitation of pain, strength gains and balance; all required for tolerance to walking.


If one does not have an activity option then functional capacity declines and health consequences ensue.


There are a couple suggestions:
Use a stationary bike to provide increased mobility, strength and endurance gains while promoting a minimal weight bearing dose. Gradual improvements are found to carry over quite well to walking ability.


Additionally, the use of walking or trekking poles are a used with promotion of walking mechanics, balance and duration. I find this an excellent tool to gain confidence in the senior population. Walking poles also provide a great source of upper body exercise.


Walking gets people outdoors, provides social engagement and helps to sustain physical ability through the aging years. These benefits have a direct relation to well-being.

 

@Gretchen Rubin provided this article on linkedin

https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/updates?activity=5877405791031427072&goback=&trk=hb_ntf_COMMENTED_ON_UPDATE_YOU_LIKED

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Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: Start Lean Fitness

Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: Start Lean Fitness | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

Start Lean Fitness

Commit to Change
Start: Intention to Begin
Lean: Trim the Excess
Fitness: Physically Sound in a Healthy Way

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 Start Lean Fitness

Commit to Change
Do You question your fitness and Health?
“What do I want to be able to do, that I am having difficulty, or unable to do now?”
Who am I beginning to rely upon now, more and more, due to my present physical state, or disability?”
What is that image that I want to keep in my head of that person I want to be?”

Follow link and complete form: Commit Yourself to Change
http://rbauerpt.blogspot.com/2013/08/start-lean-fitness.html

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The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity - YouTube

article & bibliography: http://blog.wellnessfx.com/2013/09/04/igf-1-trade-performance-vs-longevity/ get omega-3 report: http://www.foundmyfitness.com/omega3e...
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A great overview of Growth Hormone and Insulin like Growth Factor(IGF-1). @Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. provides great insight to performance and longevity with a thorough reference list.

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11 ways to get fitter without even trying

11 ways to get fitter without even trying | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

We've all heard that buddying up helps you stay motivated but researchers have discovered that we should  be pretty particular with who we take to Pilates. 


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annie garfoot's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:07 AM

In a Kansas State University study, researchers found people burned a lot more calories – as in, 200 per cent more – when they worked out alongside someone they perceived as fitter than them. Make a gym date with a scary-fit buddy- their drive might just rub off on you.

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Squats and Hip Dysfuction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

Squats and Hip Dysfuction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
Struggling with your squat form? We’re going to take a look at the two most common dysfunctions at the hip, how they affect your squat, and what you can do to fix them.

 

 

The hip is one of the most powerful joints in your body and as such plays a pivotal role in many athletic movements. Dysfunctions of the hip musculature can rob you of your athletic performance and lead to a vast and painful array of injuries. The squat is one of the most basic movement patterns of the hip and yet it is often something people struggle to perform with perfect technique. We’re going to take a look at the two most common dysfunctions at the hip, how they affect your squat, and what you can do to fix them.

 


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THE PYRAMID OF SUCCESS

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:49 AM

Coach John Wooden - A Life Coach That Just Happened To Use Basketball As A Platform For His Lessons

When we see this wonderful "Pyramid Of Success" we will realize that John Wooden's long winning streak in the sport of basketball was no accident.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of
self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to
become the best you are capable of becoming.
~ John R. Wooden, Head Basketball Coach, Emeritus

Enjoy the pyramid!

( Source: http://goo.gl/cH7s7 )


http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/the-pyramid-of-success/

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Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away

Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
According to experts and research, spot-burning fat is impossible. Here's what that means for your workouts.

 

How often do you encounter promises like “Whittle your waist!” or “Trim your thighs!” or “Flatten your belly!” in magazines and marketing? Probably pretty often.

Which is why the fitness myth is so pervasive, and why it’s worth busting again: 

 

“There’s no evidence that working a muscle inspires your body to mobilize the fat next to that muscle group,” says Refine Method founder and exercise brainiac Brynn Jinnett, who went to Harvard and then studied kinesiology and the movement patterns of professional athletes. “You can’t decide where the weight is going to come off first,” she says. (Though it’s a bummer.)


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Dr. Michael Berglund's curator insight, March 8, 10:58 AM

Thank you. Needed someone to write this article. Doing abdominal crunches or "buns of steel" exercises do not promote weight loss in that area. They just strengthen the muscle. So what you end up with is a strong muscle underneath whatever depth of fat you started with.

 

Cardiovascular activity is the best way to burn fat.

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A Champion's Vision: Success Lessons to Learn From Bill Russell

A Champion's Vision: Success Lessons to Learn From Bill Russell | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

Bill Russell, is one of the most celebrated athletes in the history of sports. Read more to learn the success lessons that you can apply to your business.


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Jeremy Wayne Seipp's curator insight, February 17, 4:08 PM

The "Believe it or not" tale of Bill Russell

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7 Benefits of the Bulgarian Split Squat

7 Benefits of the Bulgarian Split Squat | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
How to perform the Bulgarian split squat and why you should do it regularly.
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The Bulgarian. or Single Leg Squat, is a great technique to isolate the unilateral thigh and gluteal. Performed with the rear foot on a bench or step, using dumbbells or kettlebells as resistance.

If you are just starting a strength program perform the exercise with body weight only. Avoid having the knee pass over the front toe when bending down.

Tip:

Place your front toe against a wall(facing the wall) and when you bend down, knee approximately 4-6" from floor, the front knee should almost touch the wall that your toe is against. As you bend downward the shin angles forward, your back angle should approximate this shin angle.

 

Do you have questions? leave a remark and I will help you out. I have my clients perform this exercise routinely in rehabilitating injuries at http://bauerpt.com

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, February 14, 1:55 AM

The Bulgarian. or Single Leg Squat, is a great technique to isolate the unilateral thigh and gluteal. Performed with the rear foot on a bench or step, using dumbbells or kettlebells as resistance.

If you are just starting a strength program perform the exercise with body weight only. Avoid having the knee pass over the front toe when bending down.

Tip:

Place your front toe against a wall(facing the wall) and when you bend down, knee approximately 4-6" from floor, the front knee should almost touch the wall that your toe is against. As you bend downward the shin angles forward, your back angle should approximate this shin angle.

 

Do you have questions? leave a remark and I will help you out. I have my clients perform this exercise routinely in rehabilitating injuries at http://bauerpt.com

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What Happens To Your Body After Just One Workout

What Happens To Your Body After Just One Workout | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
To reap the full range of life-extending, heart-protecting, sleep-promoting, obesity-thwarting benefits of exercise, you're going to have to get some regular activity. In fact, about two and a half hours a week of it.

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Powerful Workout Perks

  1. Your DNA can change
  2. You'll be in better spirits
  3. You may be protected from diabetes
  4. You'll become more focused
  5. Stress will fade


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Something is better than nothing!

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Powerful Workout Perks

  1. Your DNA can change
  2. You'll be in better spirits
  3. You may be protected from diabetes
  4. You'll become more focused
  5. Stress will fade


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Guidelines for Returning to Training After an Injury

Guidelines for Returning to Training After an Injury | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
Injuries are an unfortunate part of every athlete’s life. The road to recovery depends on the injury placement and severity. Here are some guidelines to help you get back into your training.
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Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?

Maybe asking that question is part of the problem?
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Robin Williams: 10 Insightful / Inspiring Quotes

10 profound quotes from the late Robin Williams.

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Tell a funny story. Share a comic from the paper or the internet. Express yourself with abundant enthusiasm. Try bringing a smile or laughter to someone across from you. It really is the "best medicine.

 

We have all been blessed to laugh with Robin Williams.

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, August 13, 9:47 AM

Robin Williams will be sorely missed!

Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 13, 10:17 AM

I agree with business consultant Karen Dietz that Robin Williams was a rare talent who had the unique talent of making us laugh at ourselves.  He will be missed.  Aloha, Russ.

Christian Wasinger - theNLPexpert's curator insight, August 13, 2:40 PM

The sudden passing of Robin William's came as a shock to many. He will life on in so many ways, one of which are these 10 quotes.

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Can you thrive Under Stress during Challenging Life Situations?
I wrote a…

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Can you thrive Under Stress during Challenging Life Situations?
I wrote a Huffington Post blog addressing 5 ways to reduce stress levels. Read full… - Randy Bauer - Google+
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What do You do With Your Stress?
To Thrive Under Stress is a challenge to us all.
Life changing events:
     Love lost
     A lost or seriously injured loved one
     Out of work
are but a few of stressful life events.

+Jj Virgin goes on to list 5 Research-Proven Strategies to Naturally Reduce Stress from her post in the HuffPost
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jj-virgin/stress-and-anxiety

By taking a path of equanimity, neither over-reacting or under-reacting, to the highs and lows of life events is a challenge to us all.

We can take the advice to eat well, get good sleep and practice relaxation, or seek the help of support of friends or professionals.

Most importantly we must look at the lessons Life has to offer. Stress can be good(Eustress), it can also Eat Us Up(Distress).

Stopping to look at these "stressful events' can bringmeaning that allows us to Thrive and Be Well

Stress can provide resilience to face whatever comes our way.

I would like to recommend a book by *Saki Santorelli, Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine.

:http://amzn.to/1k6EXGL

This is an ellouquint writing of the client:practitioner relation that exists in a mindfulness approach to healing and well-being.
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Strength training for female athletes

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Strength training for female athletes: Increase your strength speed and stamina for free at the amazing new Peak Performance sports science Library

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Prior to engaging in moderate plus intensity of strength or resistive training proper technique and neuromuscular coordination principles must be applied. 

If adequate preparation is not made as a valuable component to the progression of the young athlete injury can be sustained, and overall performance is minimized. 

It is not always how hard you train, but how SMART you PREPARE to TRAIN.

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Warren Potash's curator insight, May 27, 10:23 AM

Training to play sports is most important every year

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#JointInjuryNews: NFL Draft prospect Brandon Coleman of Rutgers used mental…

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#JointInjuryNews: NFL Draft prospect Brandon Coleman of Rutgers used mental strength in knee injury rehab, trainers say - http://qoo.ly/t6gp - Bauer Physical Therapy - Google+
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Fear of reinjury can overcome an athlete from return to play. It takes strength of muscle and mind. Great post

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State of Health: Prevention is What Matters

State of Health: Prevention is What Matters | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers analyze the state and future of their industry. Read all the posts here.I have been in the health industry for the last forty-five years.

 

In the last decade or so mounting research has shown how lifestyle changes, including exercise, stress management, and diet can prevent almost ninety percent (90%) of chronic illnesses in our society. It is now known that only five percent (5%) of disease-related gene mutations are fully penetrant.

Randy Bauer's insight:

Thank you Dr. Chopra for the brief and to the point stand on well-being in our society. I look at 3 words that make up HEALTHY = HEAL + THY +. HEALTHY. Health and well-being require attention to maintain balance. To change there must be attention. As a practicing physical therapist for 25+ years I am discovering more and more that it is not what I can do to heal and promote one's health, rather how I can help my patient/client discover the strength and power that lies within. Connecting with the Self through health tracking is a great step. Until then we must give the facts, effects on gene expression and benefits of Health Action, to reduce the risk and promote well-being. Life is a constant Vigil, so is Our Health.

Randy Bauer can be contacted at http://bauerpt.com

and blog at http://rbauerpt.blogspot.com

 

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Five Exercises That Could Radically Improve Your Posture

Five Exercises That Could Radically Improve Your Posture | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

Sit up straight:: five of the best posture exercises:

 

Try these exercises to help improve your posture and remind yourself

what it feels like to really stand up straight.

 

Back pain reliever

 

Most of us spend too much time sitting down, and this shortens our anterior hip muscles (a group of muscles that attach to the front of pelvis in various ways – namely the hip-flexors, quadriceps and psoas). In turn, this pulls the pelvis forward into a tilt to the front, and can eventually lead to back pain and poor posture because it creates an exaggeration to the curve of our lumbar spine.

 

"By stretching these muscles, we help to keep our pelvis in neutral alignment," says Jan Keller, a postural correction specialist. If you have a lower-back ache or tightness, this may offer instant relief.


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"I want to build a healthcare community..."

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The immortal phrase that should bring everyone out in a sweat; whether client side or agency side. Building an online community is one of the hardest things to do, not simply in healthcare. It needs considerable investment, time, research, and also a little bit of luck. 

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Of course you have a website now. Make sure that your web pages are loaded with your main keywords, so that they have a natural flow of content . Also make sure that the word can be found somewhere in the titles ( at least your top three )Once you have that all set up , make sure that you have set up the links to those pages through the site pages on the Internet.Read for more information:

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Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, March 14, 4:53 AM

So much to do...

Vigisys's curator insight, March 15, 6:58 AM

Une communauté c'est bien, un réseau de soins numérique c'est mieux, mais le challenge est encore plus grand ! C'est ce à quoi nous nous adressons avec nos projets Indesir.fr et vigidiab.fr. 

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Two questions that can change your life

A video excerpt from Daniel Pink's DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us...

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An eight-week yoga intervention is associated with improvements in pain, psychological functioning and mindfulness, and changes in cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia

An eight-week yoga intervention is associated with improvements in pain, psychological functioning and mindfulness, and changes in cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

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A positive treatment approach for those experiencing and treating fibromyalgia.

 

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Barbara Sweeney Rabin's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:37 AM

Awesome research!

Randy Bauer's comment, February 16, 11:54 AM
Thanks Barbara, I can use this as reference for a few clients I am working with. Take care, Randy
Barbara Sweeney Rabin's comment, February 16, 12:45 PM
You are welcome Randy! Glad to help! It's important we share all this great research.
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Keep it lean for longer life

Keep it lean for  longer life | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it
Being lean - but not too thin - is the recipe for a long life, according to researchers.

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Pete Carroll Makes All Seahawks Players Take Yoga And Meditate

Pete Carroll Makes All Seahawks Players Take Yoga And Meditate | Bauer Physical Therapy | Scoop.it

The Seahawks believe their kinder, gentler philosophy is the future of football.

 

The big idea is that happy players make for better players. Everyone in the facility, from coaches and players to personal assistants and valets, is expected to follow Carroll's mantras regarding positivity of thought, words and actions. "Do your job better than it has ever been done before," he tells them. Yelling and swearing are frowned upon, and every media interview with a player or coach ends with a thank-you to the reporter. And in a trial program entering its second year, a group of 15 to 20 players is undergoing Neurotopia brain-performance testing and has worked with Gervais to create status profiles -- updated every week on an iPad app -- of what's going on in their lives, how much sleep they're getting, their goals and how they're dealing with stressors.

 

Offensive tackle Russell Okung raves about the program Pete has in place, saying that meditating is now one of the most vital parts of his training.

 

“Meditation is as important as lifting weights and being out here on the field for practice,” Okung said. “It’s about quieting your mind and getting into certain states where everything outside of you doesn’t matter in that moment. There are so many things telling you that you can’t do something, but you take those thoughts captive, take power over them and change them.”


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Pamir Kiciman's curator insight, February 19, 7:23 PM

For all who have rescooped this or anyone trying to read the full article, I had linked to a text-only version but that service is not available. Here's the original on ESPN:

 

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9581925/seattle-seahawks-use-unusual-techniques-practice-espn-magazine