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How to Work Out Smarter with Kettlebells

How to Work Out Smarter with Kettlebells

If you’re anything like me, when I first set eyes on a kettlebell I thought, “that might just hurt me.” But I soon realized it's not the tool but user error that leads to injury. It was not love at first sight. I questioned “why a kettlebell” instead of a hand weight or a machine? How do I lift “the ball” up to my chest without knocking out my front teeth? If I’m catching it on the back of my...

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Posture for a Pain Free Day with Hashimoto’s

Posture for a Pain Free Day with Hashimoto’s

We all sit hours upon hours each day. There’s no getting around it even with a standing desk, a fancy treadmill desk, or taking frequent breaks. Sitting with good posture feels confusing since we've been told to "sit up straight" with “shoulders down and back.” This feels exhausting! Instead I recommend finding your center in “optimal posture” to minimize pain in your day. But how do I do...

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Frozen Shoulder and Hashimoto’s

Frozen Shoulder and Hashimoto’s

One day you reach up to comb your hair or slip an arm in your favorite jacket and you feel a pull. At first you think nothing of it. Then you notice that washing your hair makes your shoulder feel stiff and achy. You start to lose the ability to lift your arm at all. You can no longer lay on that shoulder in bed. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may have adhesive capsulitis – more...

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Knee Pain and Hashimoto’s

Knee Pain and Hashimoto’s

Do you have knee pain that comes and goes without rhyme or reason? There may have been no logical onset for the pain, like stepping off a curb awkwardly, twisting your knee as you stood up, or pushing yourself too hard at the gym. Your knees simply ache without a clear cause or what we in the medical world call a “mechanism of injury,” or MOI. As a chiropractor for the last 12 years and a...

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How To Warm-up Before You Work Out With Hashimoto’s

How To Warm-up Before You Work Out With Hashimoto’s

A solid warm up before you work out sets you up for success keeping you injury free. But a sloppy warm-up or no warm-up at all can lead to a debilitating muscle tweak or compressed joints. Especially as women struggling with Hashimoto’s, we need our warm-up to wake up our core and stabilize our joints. But what does this look like? There are so many warm ups out there, what’s the right one?!?...

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3 Ways To Make Squats Not Suck With Hashimoto’s

3 Ways To Make Squats Not Suck With Hashimoto’s

Squats, a love affair. They are like the mentor that pushes you to be your best self and challenges you to be better even when it annoys you in the moment. But it feels so good after, like a breath of fresh air and a revelation. Squats don’t make my heart sing, but they are so good for my knees, hips, and back, especially when I was full on struggling with Hashimoto’s. That’s right, I said...

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To Workout Or Not To Workout With Hashimoto’s

To Workout Or Not To Workout With Hashimoto’s

Ladies! You've been diagnosed with a thyroid disease, specifically Hashimoto's. At first the diagnosis felt devastating, confusing, and in some cases, a relief. Now you have a name to describe what you’re feeling day in and day out, which is symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, and depression. What you've noticed is you're probably falling into one of two groups.
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5 Ways to Beat Fatigue with Hashimotos
5 Ways To Overcome Hashimoto’s Fatigue

5 Ways To Overcome Hashimoto’s Fatigue

The fatigue with Hashimoto’s can feel crippling, debilitating, and life altering. I know, I’ve lived it, which doesn’t really feel like “living” at all. Not the living us women with families and drive dream of…a dream of an abundance of energy, vibrant and radiant, and someone that attracts and puts out good energy. I was far from this dream and slept 12 hours a night just to feel like I...

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What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Hashimotos
What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Hashimoto’s

What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Hashimoto’s

Ladies! When you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, what does your doctor recommend when asked, “what should I do for exercise doc?” In my experience, most doctors don’t work out, let alone strength train, so their recommendations may be a bit “biased.” You know as well as I do that exercise, working out, and moving your body, whatever you want to call it is essential to feeling better when you...

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