Of the 200 different kinds of primates in the world, humans are the only ones with a non-grasping first toe. Since we are no longer tree climbers, our foot has lost its hand-like capabilities in order to become a platform for an upright body. This does not mean, however, that the toes were designed to be inactive. A baby's foot has twenty times the toe-grasping capacity of a shoe-wearing adult. And in shoeless cultures, people retain the prehensile abilities of their feet throughout adulthood, using them for sewing and even threading needles.
What is so special about breathing???
We breathe in , we breathe out, repeat.
For life. Pretty simple isn't it? Or is it?
Upon inhalation, the
abdominal muscles relax and are gently pushed out, allowing the diaphragm
muscle to lower. There is also a simultaneous but slight extension
of the spine. Exhalation involves contracting, or pulling in of the
abdominal muscles, with slight flexion of the spine. The chest
should move very little during normal breathing and should expand only
during forced inhalation and only after the abdominal muscles have
Shallow chest breathing results in the
overworking of chest and neck muscles. As we tend to shallow chest
breathe when under stress, this often leads to headaches and a general
feeling of tightness in the neck and shoulders as the muscles become
Botany Muscle Therapy can now source the Leppin Sport range of supplements and sport fuels, at competitive prices.
among those doing the Body for Life or 12 Week Challenge programmes, Leppin
Advanced Thermogenics are available in 60 or 120 capsule bottles.
Clinic will be closed during the first week of July. I'm going to be
in Australia checking out some potential new products for the
clinic. And my trip just "happens" to coincide with the
running of the Gold Coast Marathon and Half Marathon J.
The duathlon series has started - check out www.duathlon.co.nz
. These events are held in South Auckland, and consist of a run, bike,
run, with a choice of long or short distance.
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