Exercise & Workouts

Sauna and Exercise: A Powerful Pairing

When it comes to sauna and exercise, the hot question that many people have is: “Sauna before or after workout?” But what about practicing sauna and exercise at the same time? Exercise in sauna? Although these two things are not often thought of as going together, recently the idea of exercising in an infrared sauna(…)

7 Simple Rules for Stretching

The importance of stretching is not a recent discovery. However, there is very little scientific study and development of ideal stretching technique. Guy Voyer, DO, has spent decades developing a physiologic understanding of how, when, and why to stretch based on anatomy, biomechanics, histology, and biochemistry. He has developed simple rules for stretching specific muscles(…)

Myofascial Stretching for Hydration and Tissue Health

Myofascial Stretching is a relatively new technique that’s gaining popularity as an effective way to treat and prevent joint injuries—especially among athletes. Very different from classic stretching techniques, Myofascial Stretching utilizes precise postures and highly coordinated movements to target the fascia surrounding specific joints and muscles. If you read my previous post, you know that(…)

ELDOA for Autonomic Health

The autonomic nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that regulates your “vegetative function”—the actions of your organs which occur without conscious thought or effort. Involuntary body processes controlled by this system include: blood flow, heart beat, breathing rate, body temperature, hormone production, metabolism, digestion, bowel and bladder function, sexual response, and more.(…)

Yoga and ELDOA: What’s the Difference?

ELDOA is a relatively new form of exercise often compared with yoga. Although there is some overlap between yoga and ELDOA, the two types of classes are actually very different. One is more holistic and encourages a free-flowing mindset, while the other is more analytical and intentional. Because of these key differences, many yogis find(…)

How to Increase Brain Health with ELDOA

Did you know you can increase brain health with ELDOA? Through intelligent and coordinated movement, you can improve the nourishment of the central nervous system and thus improve the function of the brain and spinal cord. Keep reading to learn more about how to increase brain health. Fascia and Connective Tissue If you read my(…)

ELDOA for Athletes

The ELDOA method—which encompasses the many exercise techniques taught by Dr. Guy Voyer, including his acclaimed ELDOA—is a powerful tool for athletes! It reduces the harmful effects of intense training, improves mechanics, and enhances overall performance. For the general population, ELDOA is great for tissue restoration, organ function, spine health, and more. Athletes in particular(…)

Tips for Endurance Training

Endurance athletics is a popular sport and important pastime. But endurance training can be hard on your body without good nutrition, sleep, and monitoring.1-2 Do you enjoy long, moderately-paced activities like long-distance racing, marathon running, or cross-country skiing? Follow these nine tips for safe and effective endurance training, designed specifically for endurance athletes. Nine Tips(…)

ELDOA for Healthy Heart, Lungs, and Organ Function

Protecting the health of vital organs like the heart and lungs is hugely important. Did you know you can achieve healthier organ function with ELDOA? In my previous blog post on fascia, I explained how the ELDOA method of exercise helps create an environment in which fluid flows more freely through the fascia and connective(…)

How to Stay Motivated: A Five-Step Guide

Many people struggle with figuring out how to stay motivated along the path to fitness. If you can tap into your natural inner drive, you will be far more likely to succeed. It’s important to design an individualized fitness program that allows you to experience success and pleasure along the way. This five-step guide provides(…)