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Does Diastasis Recti Cause Pelvic Floor Disorder?

Can diastasis recti cause pelvic floor disorder, or is diastasis recti simply associated with pelvic floor disorder, or neither? These are the questions that have consumed me the last few days. Why? Beats me. It’s like an uncatchy song stuck in my head. Nevertheless, the questions are important. If diastasis recti (DRA) can CAUSE pelvic … Continue reading Does Diastasis Recti Cause Pelvic Floor Disorder?

Does Neutral Posture Matter?

Your posture should be like Switzerland, cheesy and neutral. Okay, maybe not cheesy, but definitely neutral. Or maybe not. I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before: Keep the natural curves in your spine while performing daily activities, such as lifting, sitting, standing, and exercising. But what is neutral? I answer that in this post. First, … Continue reading Does Neutral Posture Matter?

Does Barbie Give Girls a Bad Body Image?

I’ve noticed two distinct sides in the debate about Barbie. One group exclaims that Barbie presents an unrealistic view of the female form and directly contributes to a negative body image for the scores of women who played with her as little girls. In the most melodramatic version of this critique, the doll haunts us … Continue reading Does Barbie Give Girls a Bad Body Image?

Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More

Diet and exercise have become so commingled in our cultural discussion of health that I’m surprised we don’t have a compound word for it. Perhaps we can call it “diercise” or “exerdie.” Hmmm. We probably don’t want the word “die” in there. Either way, diet and exercise go together like peanut butter and jelly (unless … Continue reading Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More