Intro to Movement and Exercise

Overview page about movement and exercise, with links to sub-topics within the section. read more…

Walk barefoot and in minimalist shoes

I’ve delivered a lot of babies but I never delivered one wearing shoes. When you can, go barefoot or wear minimalist shoes to stimulate your brain and get in touch with the world. When wearing shoes, walk on uneven surfaces such as cobblestones. read more…

Weight Waggers

Weight Waggers is a not-for-profit initiative I founded in 2012 that educates people about how dogs and people can work together to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. Walk out for your workout with your dog. You’ll both be healthier and happier. read more…

Walk with purpose in the real world

I recommend purposeful walking that involves good interaction with the environment. Walk in the real world. Look around. read more…

Move and play with the barefoot brothers

In 2009, at an Exuberant Animal seminar, I met what I call my “barefoot heroes”: Frank Forencich, Barefoot Ted and Mick Dodge. Here you can see three videos from them. This magical weekend changed me. read more…

Stilettos and cowboy boots both bad for feet

My credential to speak on this subject is not my medical degree, but my experience. I’m neither a cowboy nor a stripper, but I know what I’m talking about. Here’s the key point: For most of us, our feet are trained by our shoes. Instead, our shoes should be trained by our feet. Michael Jordan makes his shoes. His shoes don’t make him. read more…

Clumsiness is a sign of a vision problem

Clumsy children have problems of vision or perception. it is quite possible to have perfect eyesight but distorted perception. This skill can be trained. read more…

Move and play to nourish the brain

To keep their brains healthy, children and adults require frequent, vigorous, active movement. Fun and spontaneous movement involves our imaginations, restores our sense of wonder and keeps us fit. read more…

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