Wellness

“What we do for ourselves is often more important than what medicine can offer us.”

​Our Wellness portal aspires to educate and empower you so that you can take preventive measures towards improving your health. On our Wellness Blog you’ll find trustworthy articles from our coaches and wellness ambassadors in mind/body health, nutrition, and lifestyle habits, with an emphasis on ancestral health principles. However, we don’t claim to have all the answers. We encourage our members to comment on our wellness posts and share their own experiences managing their health.

Getting help when you need it is crucial in building your resilience. For many people, using their own resources and the kinds of strategies that we suggest on our wellness page may be enough for building their resilience. But at times, an individual might get stuck or have difficulty making progress on the road to resilience. That’s why we’re offering two new health services.

Health Coaching

Health coaching is a partnership between the coach and the client to guide the client along their own journey towards better health. This means that a coach will support you in the goals you’ve set for yourself, starting right where you are. Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions and failed to keep them? Well, a coach can guide you through a goal setting process that’s appropriate for you, your lifestyle, your background, your environment, and your own learning style. Health coaching takes into consideration your whole wellbeing: fitness and nutrition, of course, but also your spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Pain Management and Injury Rehab

Does an injury or chronic pain keep you from participating in recreational activities, exercise routines or just enjoying life more? If you’re dealing with an injury, or musculoskeletal pain, we can help rehab your injury, resolve your pain and get you back on your feet and enjoying life again. Our coaches can give you strategies, corrective exercises and mobility protocols to rehab your injury, desensitize your pain and improve the quality of your life. We offer encouragement and support while empowering you to take action and giving you the confidence to live life to the fullest.

Wellness

Active Resting Is Good for Your Joints and Aging Well

Active Resting Is Good for Your Joints and Aging Well

“Your next position is your best position” Most people don’t give much thought to sitting for prolonged periods of their day, whether that’s sitting in front of their computer screen at work, focused intently on their job, or relaxing at home watching their favorite...

How Our Ancestors’ Sleep Habits Might Help You Sleep Better

How Our Ancestors’ Sleep Habits Might Help You Sleep Better

When I was developing my UC Davis OLLI class, (Ancestral Actions for Healthy Aging), I focused on four lifestyle behaviors that contributed to our early ancestors’ survival success. They were how humans evolved to be physically active, to eat, to socialize, and to...

Don’t Underestimate Your Acts of Kindness

Don’t Underestimate Your Acts of Kindness

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou Maybe you consider yourself a kind and caring person but feel like you lack the confidence, time or resources to...

It’s Time to “Rethink” How We Manage Pain

It’s Time to “Rethink” How We Manage Pain

“One of the major reasons why pain becomes immortal in our bodies is how we feel in our minds” – Haider Warraich, physician and author of The Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain We’ve all had to deal with pain at some point in our lives. The most common are...

Pain Could Be A Plea To Change Your Lifestyle Habits

Pain Could Be A Plea To Change Your Lifestyle Habits

Let me start by saying that I’m sympathetic towards those dealing with chronic pain. I realize that each person experiences pain differently depending on a number of factors, mainly our biology, psychology, and social environment. I’ve had my own agonizing and...

The Path to Good Health is a Journey, Not a Destination

The Path to Good Health is a Journey, Not a Destination

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John “The Penguin” Bingham Attempts at improving our health through rigid exercise or exclusion diet programs have failed most people, and for good reason. First, our bodies never...

Your Guide to Mindful Eating and Movement

Your Guide to Mindful Eating and Movement

How can we make healthy eating pleasurable and indulgent, and how can we make physical activity inviting, inspiring and fun? We can start by changing the word “diet” to “healthy eating”, and changing “exercise” to “physical activity”. Research and other science...

It’s Never Too Late, So “Keep Trying” to Do Your Best

It’s Never Too Late, So “Keep Trying” to Do Your Best

“You can get it if you really want But you must try, try and try, try and try You'll succeed at last” - Lyrics from the song, You Can Get It If You Really Want, by Jimmy Cliff Overcoming challenges in life, no matter how hard or how long it takes, is the way we...

Your Feet Were Made for Walking, Not Your Shoes

Your Feet Were Made for Walking, Not Your Shoes

“Despite all of our technology (including shoes), our bodies are just not ready for a world so completely tamed by our desire for comfort” - Scott Carney, author of the book What Doesn’t Kill Us If we can optimize our walk by changing our environment, the same can be...

Optimize Your Walk for Better Health

Optimize Your Walk for Better Health

“The most essential of all human movements is the ability to walk." - Dr. Stuart McGill There are certain biological needs that sustain human life. We need oxygen to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, and shelter to sleep. The one that is least appreciated in our...

Social Support Benefits Everyone Involved

Social Support Benefits Everyone Involved

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another” – Charles Dickens In a recent survey of over 2,000 people, half of the participants said it was hard to prioritize their health due to being too busy and not having enough time, and also not having...

How Our Beliefs About Aging Can Impact Our Longevity

How Our Beliefs About Aging Can Impact Our Longevity

"I will never be an old man. To me old age is always 15 years older than I am" - British Artist, Francis Bacon There’s currently a popular series on Netflix titled Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones. If you’re not familiar with Blue Zones, they’re a number of...