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Visualize lung movement to improve your breathing

Visualize lung movement to improve your breathing

Visualizing how and where the lungs move when you inhale helps improve your breathing. The lungs expand outward during inhalation, but they also slide into available space between folded layers of parietal pleura. read more
Strengthening and Stretching Routine for the Diaphragm

Strengthening and Stretching Routine for the Diaphragm

The diaphragm needs its own designated stretching and strengthening routine, just like any other muscle. The diaphragm moves downward when you inhale, expanding the lungs and creating a vacuum. read more
How your upper body is designed for breathing

How your upper body is designed for breathing

The first water-living animals breathed through their skin. This method worked fine if they were small enough and plenty of flowing water was available. read more
Movement and Brain Development in Infants

Movement and Brain Development in Infants

A baby does the BrainDance naturally in the first 12 months of life, as long as it is placed on a smooth, uncarpeted floor. read more
Reflective Teaching in Dance Education

Reflective Teaching in Dance Education

Reflecting about one’s teaching practice is an important part of being a dance educator as well as a learner. An effective teacher prepares a personal mission statement and writes lesson goals based on this statement. read more
Movement is important to early brain development

Movement is important to early brain development

When people dance, they move in a constant interplay of flexion and extension. They close and open, contract and expand, shrink and grow, gather and scatter, yield and reach, collapse and burst, plié and relevé, and fold and stretch. read more
Activity trackers: are they accurate for estimating energy expenditure?

Activity trackers: are they accurate for estimating energy expenditure?

Being able to track energy (caloric) expenditure is of great importance for those pursuing weight loss and weight maintenance goals. But the technology to track energy expenditure (EE) with a high degree of accuracy is still lacking. read more
Blood pressure-related smartphone apps

Blood pressure-related smartphone apps

There are no fewer than 100 hypertension-related apps available for download (Kumar et al. 2015). Most of them allow users to track their BP, BMI, and body weight by entering the data into their smartphones. read more
Using technology to increase physical activity at work

Using technology to increase physical activity at work

Active workstations (e.g., treadmill desks or pedal desks) and adjustable-height work surfaces that allow employees to stand (sit-stand desks) are becoming more commonplace. read more
Entertaining events that promote your facility

Entertaining events that promote your facility

Municipal facilities and small corporate facilities that have tight budgets may not be able to hire quality musical entertainment or performers. That’s OK, because I propose that there’s a fail-safe way to entertain your guests without the expense of professional entertainers. read more
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