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26 07, 2017

Technology and the Millennials

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Will discusses the impact of technology on the computer generation with guest Daniel Schwartz of WatchingInSilence.com.

6 07, 2016

Using A Stick For Fun, Effective, And Sustainable Movement

By |July, 16|Living With Technology|0 Comments|

Regarding exercise and movement, let’s replace hard work with efficient work – aiming for the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. Your willpower, or “spirit,” reflects your determination to make wise choices. Determination embodies your spirit. That’s why we say one is “spirited,” or “in good spirits.” Your spirit is your willpower – “she had the spirit to live,” or “he had the spirit to make it.” This forms our attitude or drive and becomes the “spirit of our success.”

Getting and staying in “good spirits” can be facilitated by movement. Simple movement. Effective movement. Movement that allows you to explore with your body while freeing your mind to go anywhere and everywhere.

And with that, I present the first of a series, simply titled Using A Stick. With too many choices and too much information, complexity becomes the tendency. With VitalBody, we seek to simplify. Simple movement. Effective movement. Foundational movement. And most important, sustainable movement. You can practice what this video demonstrates anytime, anywhere, and almost anything can be your stick – you’ll see when you watch the video, which I hope you enjoy while you enjoy the game of life.

20 06, 2016

Awareness Of How Your Body Moves

By |June, 16|Living With Technology|0 Comments|

We talk about having body awareness. Does that extend to awareness of how your body moves? This video explains why that is important. Building a relationship with your body necessarily includes understanding its physical capabilities in every moment – because the demands of your life impact your body in an ever-changing manner. Creating your own awareness of movement just makes good sense.

13 06, 2016

Getting More Out Of Your Gym Workout

By |June, 16|Living With Technology|0 Comments|

This video explains basic principles of movement and exercise that universally apply to all gym workouts. Ask yourself why you are going to the gym – what do you intend to gain as a result? This video will help you understand some of the choices and options. We don’t believe in “no pain, no gain.” Rather, we believe in all gain, no pain. Watch the video to learn how.

17 05, 2016

One Human Instinct – Always in Our Service

By |May, 16|Exercise, Living With Technology, Posture, Stretching|0 Comments|

Some are born lucky. Others are born rich or marry into money. Still others create endless streams of opportunity. And perhaps when we can’t answer yes to the aforementioned, we can easily feel entitled.

But in other ways, the playing field remains level. Certain attributes of the human condition we have control over, starting with the meaning we assign to the events of our life. And yes, positive events lead us to assign more pleasant meanings.

Now, a lot can affect this ability – injuries, lifestyle, obesity, etc., but we’ve all got a trump card in this particular card game. The body is amazingly self-regulating and self-maintaining. The evidence becomes clear if you simply move your body in a random manner for about a minute or so. You will notice a universal and profound sense of your body taking over. This is different than the traditional movements associated with standing, sitting, walking, driving, texting, etc. Magically your body, not you, initiates safe and effective movements designed to loosen you up and return you to homeostasis. You don’t have to think, just show up.

We only have so much energy to expend each day before we must rest and recover. The more efficiently […]

10 05, 2016

Enhancing the Benefits of Walking

By |May, 16|Exercise, Living With Technology, Posture|0 Comments|

You spend a lifetime in your body, so why not enjoy it? Now, some consider their body simply as a vehicle to transport their head from point A to point B. Others are quite focused on and interested in engaging and using their body. Obviously, some activities, like sex, are very body-centric. That said, a happy body means a better sex life – and vice versa.

Beyond sex exists the practical matter of relying on our body to get around and help manage our life. After sleeping, sitting, and standing, walking represents the next level of activity for the body. We certainly don’t walk as much as we used to in a given day. Paradoxically, we often plan to “go for a walk” as a way of getting some activity and breaking up the routine – sort of like we walk ourselves now instead of just the dog.

Your walk, like your talk, proves unique to each of us – involving the same pace, length of stride, arm movements, etc. And while walking gets proper accolades for being a beneficial activity, that’s true… to a point. But the challenge associated with walking reflects the problem in virtually everything you do with […]

3 05, 2016

Stretch, Move, Walk Around… Instead of Sitting at Work All Day

By |May, 16|Living With Technology|0 Comments|

The realities and consequences of our sitting all day become obvious… yet overlooked… except to our bodies.

Actually, our bodies emerge as the brave soldiers here, now doing what they were never designed to do: SIT. Hour after day after week… too bad our IRA’s are not accumulating assets like this.

With that in mind, any time spent NOT SITTING helps. Think in terms of “movement moments.” The computer doesn’t need breaks, but your body does. Getting up and simply walking around a bit won’t remedy the situation when we still have six more hours of sitting today.

So yes, there must be a method to your movement. For starters, think in terms of random movement. Examples are: lightly shaking out your body, randomly moving your joints around, raising your arms over your head, and shifting your weight back and forth while standing. After a minute of this, you will experience an amazing phenomenon – your human instinct to stretch.

The human instinct to stretch is best exemplified by watching infants, toddlers, and pets when they first wake up. What do they do? They stretch. But it doesn’t look like yoga, does it? Or calisthenics. It’s more, well, organic, individualized and random – […]

26 04, 2016

Improve Your Posture, Improve Your Performance

By |April, 16|Exercise, Posture|0 Comments|

 

Each of us has a built-in solution to the impact of technology on our body (think of the software built into a computer) — our built-in instinct to stretch. Your body wants to correct and improve your posture so it stays efficient, saves energy, and lasts longer. Discover how all it takes is a minute or two away from the computer for some random, loose, shaking type movements.

19 04, 2016

A Little Attention on our Posture Goes a Long Way

By |April, 16|Living With Technology|0 Comments|

I mentioned in my book that technology is neutral, that it becomes “good” or “bad” based on what we do with it and how it impacts us. This is most apparent when technology directs our attention. This condition is summed up well by Linda Stone: “We manage our time. We don’t manage our attention.” Especially attention to our posture. …

Stone is a consultant focused on technology trends and their effects on consumers. Her work, in part, centers around the difference between multitasking and what she calls “continuous partial attention” (CPA). Multitasking comes from a desire to be more productive and efficient. There is a point, though, when we have to ask ourselves just how effective we are: are we gaining anything from the “process,” or just going through the motions? Has our brain converted to automatic pilot handling several routine activities at the same time, with little learning or enjoyment involved?

In contrast, Stone refers to continuous partial attention as “… always on, anywhere, anytime, anyplace behavior involving a sense of artificial crisis. We are always on high alert when we pay continuous partial attention.” The motivation behind operating this way is the desire not to miss anything. So, if we don’t pay too close attention to any one thing, […]

12 04, 2016

Where Awareness Helps With Execution

By |April, 16|Personal Growth|0 Comments|

Over time, we can have various “awarenesses” about a particular matter of our life, say, our job. You may be evaluating your job and what you like and don’t like about it, and what influenced you and gravitated you towards your particular occupation to begin with.

If you’re planning to change your job or in some way improve its condition, then you are seeking certain awarenesses to help formulate your decision making and ultimate execution. Ask yourself what you need to know in order to make the best decision possible. Ask yourself what would most greatly aid in your execution of it.

As we go through life, we collect “awarenesses” every bit as much as we collect our physical stuff. Much of it can be passed off as mental trivia, but those awarenesses that drive our behavior are critical to understand because within that lies effortless behavior modification. There’s a big difference between the idea of retraining yourself and that of slight modifications and/or course corrections. “Keeping it real” means having your perspective dialed in, too.

Scale of awarenesses from “just noticeable difference” to an intensely urgent feeling of needing to escape. The most efficient and least (destructive) point of execution is […]