PODCAST EPISODE 164. Practical Advice on Eliminating Pain Without Medication or Surgeries


Pain serves a purpose. It pinpoints where our limits lie. It helps us grow stronger and more resilient. But sometimes it overstays its welcome, interfering with our quality of life.

While medication, surgeries, and other invasive treatments are all options on the table, sometimes the solution to controlling and eliminating pain lies in understanding the human body – i.e., where the buttons are and create balance or alignment using non-invasive techniques.

In this episode, I’m joined by Chris Kidawski, who is the founder and CEO of Influential Health Solutions. Chris goes by many titles that he has picked up over the last two decades working in the wellness and fitness industry. He is a speaker, an author with more than 7 books to his name, and a coach.

As he reiterates throughout our conversation, Chris is big on helping people from all walks of life heal from the inside out. He achieves this noble quest courtesy of a client-centered practice geared towards manipulating...

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Use Your Foam Roller for a HIIT of Cardio

foam roller hiit Jan 28, 2019

You have that foam roller sitting in the corner collecting dust. Why not pull it out and use it to get a cardio boost? In this video, I demonstrate four exercises for you to do Tabata-style. (Then, when you're done, get to work on rolling out your achy muscles!)

Set a timer for 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest, for eight rounds. You'll go through the list top to bottom, changing the exercise each time your work interval begins. (There are several free timers in the app store, just search "tabata timer")

Depending on your goals for the day, you can use this as a warm up, a stand-alone four minute workout (great for a quick energy boost at work!), combine it with another cardio tabata, or use it for a cardio burst within a weight session.

Quick cardio sessions like this are easy to work into a busy day at the office. Instead of reaching for that sugary snack when you're lacking energy and the brain fog is thick, get up and move. There's loads and loads of research to...

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