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STRAWBERRIES & MOVEMENT

STRAWBERRIES & MOVEMENT

We’ve been out picking spray free strawberries for the freezer. At the same time it’s an activity that involves lots of nutritious movement. All the squatting and kneeling is great for a pregnant lady like me Opposite chair and couch sitting, it facilitates and encourages […]

MAKING SITTING MORE NUTRITIOUS

MAKING SITTING MORE NUTRITIOUS

Do you feel that you’re sitting too much during your day? I know that it can be difficult not to sit when you’re at work. For example it might not be possible to get a standing desk to avoid sitting all day. To make chair […]

NEW MINIMAL SHOES WITH TOE ROOM

NEW MINIMAL SHOES WITH TOE ROOM

Are you enjoying your shoes?

I’m enjoying my new minimal shoes from Lems Shoes. More room for my toes compared to most traditional shoes.

They’re very comfortable, light, breathable and without a positive heel.

It’s wellness for my feet and they look great!

It’s an everyday cure for my feet and whole body. Whole-body movement starts at your feet (or arms when hanging).

Are you looking after your feet? I recommend that you do. The rest of your body depends on it!

I love to be barefooted but when I can’t, I go for minimal shoewear. Being barefooted or wearing minimal shoes assist in natural movement. Allowing your body to more naturally and how your body is designed to move.

 

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FAMILY FEET IN FROSTY GRASS

FAMILY FEET IN FROSTY GRASS

This has been a little morning ritual the last months. It’s a great way to wake up and to get grounded. It feels a little wild and crazy 😜 We get a better feel for the weather and what the birds, Icelandic horses and other […]

YES! TO A MORNING WALK

YES! TO A MORNING WALK

I try to encourage our son to be outdoors a lot so I don’t say no when my son asks me to come with him outside on an early Saturday morning. We both get out and move. In addition, I get to move with extra […]

ANCESTRAL MOVEMENT FOR THE MODERN FAMILY

ANCESTRAL MOVEMENT FOR THE MODERN FAMILY

I love natural movement but I don’t have the same freedom as before I became a mum. There’s isn’t much time after work, daycare pick up, cooking dinner and bedtime routine. Instead I focus on the movement I can implement while still doing daily tasks and work.

I rarely sit on a chair or couch and instead I sit on the floor, stand at our standing desk or sit cross-legged on the chair. I also try to incorporate stretches and this way I make positions more nutritious by mixing it up, This brings more variation and mobility into your joints, ligaments, muscles and the rest of what your body is comprised of. Floor sitting and sitting cross-legged is like extending your yoga class by increasing your hip flexibility, which will reduce lower back and knee pain and make everything from walking to dancing easier and more enjoyable. On top of that, floor sitting requires extra movement every time you have to get up and down from the floor. To avoid sitting on a chair or a couch, we decided to live in a couch free home two years ago and I’ve noticed how flexible my hips have become. It feels like it has happened out of the blue since the only thing I’ve done is change my sitting habits.

Another thing that I focus on is the movement required to run a household, do gardeningforage food and spend more time in nature. We’re also upgrading our footwear to minimal footwear which activates more muscles, ligaments etc. in your foot and ankle in contrast to conventional footwear that keeps your feet in a kind of cast. Image using your hands with big bulky mittens. I also believe that we’re seen as the unusual parents when we take our son to a playground because we’re jumping, hanging and balancing like all the kids 😃

On a grey, wet and windy winter day like today, I sit on the floor with my laptop and I like to sit by the window to get exposed to more light during these short days. Over all can be a challenge to get out during the winter in contrast to the warmer and longer days we’ve here in Northern Europe during spring and summer.

The best part is that these incorporated movements and avoiding being sedentary have played a big part in alleviating neck pains that I’ve experienced for many years. You can read more about it here.

 

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HOW MY NECK PAIN HAS DIMINISHED (part 5)

HOW MY NECK PAIN HAS DIMINISHED (part 5)

NATURAL MOVEMENT In the previous posts, I share how our lifestyle-changes within nourishment, toxic free home & personal care and meditation & sleep have improved our vitality and health problems including neck pains that I’ve had for years. If you haven’t read part 1, part 2, part […]


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