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by Rochelle Ballard March 13, 2017

How can we create sustainability as we age?  It's not something you think too much about until we feel pain, discomfort, or limitations in our mind and body.  As an avid surfer, I surf as much and as long as my body allows me to most of the time.  When I retired off of the World Championship tour in 2007, I was only surfing for a little over an hour and had to get out of the water because my body was in more pain than my surf session was enjoyable.  I was constantly getting massages, adjustments and practicing yoga.  It all was very helpful but I still continued to have chronic pain and patterning behavior that took my spine out of alignment.  Today I can surf for 2 to 3 hours in a session without feeling limitations and chronic pain.  
 What I learned is that resistance stretching created strength in the muscles, which supports the spine and length in the connective tissue, (fascia) providing more endurance and less pain.  Also being aware of over stretching and hanging from your joints brings endurance and loner lasting joints, ligaments, tendons, and discs.  Using resistance bands is helpful in building muscle with proper technique.  Another awesome benefit of resistant bands is the quick twitch in the muscle fibers sharpening the reaction time of the muscles and the nervous systems response time.  Using a full body of breath from the bottom of the pelvic floor to the top of the crown or head bring more oxygen, blood flow, and energy into the body and brain.  

If you want to learn more, continue following my posts and blogs and when your schedule allows, come join us on Kauai for an Adventure and Wellness Retreat. 



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