Tips for Making Your Dogs Part of Your Active Lifestyle – FitLabPGH Video Podcast


This week’s FitLabPGH Podcast release is a video podcast providing tips for making your dog(s) part of your active lifestyle. If you are looking for individual advice on dog health and nutrition, we STRONGLY encourage you to consult your veterinarian.

Listen to the audio, or enjoy the Labradors in the video podcast.

Our goal is to include our dogs in our active lifestyle…throughout their lifespan. That means that our movement practice is NOT all about us…we need to make choices to keep the dogs healthy and safe.

Tip 1: Create an active lifestyle for your dogs. Take them for walks or runs. Give them time and space for doggy play. And help them maintain a healthy weight. Active dogs at a healthy weight are less likely to get injured than dogs carrying extra weight. Yes, this means monitoring food and treats to prevent overeating (or undereating). Dogs do not know how much food they need. Ask your vet for advice. Side note: the Labs love the pumpkin treats from Portland Pet Food Company. We split 1 treat into 6 pieces, and each dog thinks she’s getting 3 treats!

Tip 2: Don’t overwork the dogs. This is year-round advice, but it is especially important on hot summer days. We get out early, seek shade and soft surfaces, let the dogs set the pace, and make frequent water stops. Maggie is a water snob and only Berkey Filters filtered water in her Nalgene bottle makes a walk complete.

Tip 3: Let the dogs set the pace. Once you get a dog, your movement practice is no longer ALL about you. We’ve all seen a reluctant dog being dragged along by a focused runner…PLEASE don’t be that dog owner.

Tip 4: Start slowly when introducing your dog to a new movement practice. Whether you have a puppy or a dog who isn’t used to regular movement, start slowly, and gradually build up to a longer movement routine. Side note: don’t “GO Hard” or “Crush It” every day. Listen to your dog, and watch for signs of heat stress or overwork. Include active recovery days in your dog’s routine…remember, the goal is to create a movement routine that your dog can enjoy throughout its lifespan.

Take home message: get outside, and enjoy moving with your dog. While you may sacrifice a bit of fitness to make your dog part of your movement lifestyle, the mental health and quality of life rewards provided by your dog make the “sacrifice” worthwhile.

Check out the FitLabPGH Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for tips and hacks to help you, and your dog(s) move more…move better…and stay safe…throughout 2021.

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel (posted on Instagram too)

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

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Paul Swift- Master Bike Fitting Technician & Educator (Repost)


In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with Paul Swift. This episode was originally released on 6/3/2020 – the show notes are available here: Show Notes.

Give a listen and hear how Paul went from racing bikes to building a bike fitting company, and how he continues to help people get on their bikes and ride…safely and comfortably.

Paul Thompson- Masters Runner – Repost


In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with Paul Thompson. This episode was originally released on 1/27/21 – the show notes are available here: Show Notes.

Give a listen and hear about the role running has played in Paul’s life, and how he continues to make running, and movement in general, part of his lifestyle.

Matty Lansdown- Researcher, Health Coach & host of ‘How to Not Get Sick & Die’ – Repost


In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with Matty Lansdown. This episode was originally released on 1/20/21 – the show notes are available here: Show Notes.

Give a listen and learn about his role as a health coach, his podcast, “How to Not Get Sick and Die,” making healthy changes…and much more.

Snacks That Keep Us Moving – FitLabPGH Video Podcast


This week’s FitLabPGH Podcast release is a video podcast providing a look inside the FitLabPGH Snack Bin. This is what WE use to fuel our 60-90+ minute movement sessions…primarily hiking, biking, and running. If you are looking for individual advice on nutrition and food choices, we STRONGLY encourage you to consult a registered dietician.

Listen to the audio, or enjoy the Labradors and cats in the video podcast.

What is Ben looking for in a movement snack? It should be able to be stored in a pocket or pack; it is approximately 100 calories; and it doesn’t upset his stomach. For Ben, that means no stevia, monk fruit extract, or sugar alcohols. Everyone’s body is different. Experiment to find what works for you. When in doubt? Consult a registered dietician. The goal is to get outside, enjoy moving, and avoid the dreaded mid-workout bonk/crash/insert your favorite term here.

So here’s the current inventory of our Snack Bin:

  • Baby food – pear, mango, spinach (Lisa has not endorsed this option)
  • Mini Clif Bars – chocolate chip or crunchy peanut butter
  • Whole Wheat Fig Bars from Nuts.com (individually wrapped for convenience)
  • Trail Mix – make your own, or head to Trader Joe’s
  • Sport Beans (Lisa’s favorite cycling snack). Want to save money? Buy Jelly Belly jelly beans
  • Honey Stinger mini waffles (warning: they may crumble in a pocket or pack)
  • Skratch Labs Energy Chews – Sour Cherry (2 “warnings” – they contain caffeine and they get sticky when temps get too warm)
  • Papa Steve’s No Junk Raw Protein Bars – vegan and whey protein options, many flavors, all “real food” ingredients
  • Infinit Nutrition Performance Coffee Cold Brew protein powder, a.k.a., protein for coffee lovers

Take home message: get outside, enjoy moving, and pack snacks to fuel your movement session. Even if you’re planning a fairly short session, be prepared…you never know when a hike or bike ride might become an outdoor adventure.

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel (posted on Instagram too)

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

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Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller MD- Forest Bathing & More – Repost

In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller. This episode was originally released on 2/17/21 – the show notes are available here: Show Notes.

Give a listen and learn about the mental and physical benefits of getting outside, spending time in nature, and making time to move…and much more.

Connor Moriarty- Director & Founder at Reset Outdoors- Psychotherapist & more


In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with Connor Moriarty of Reset Outdoors. This episode was originally released on 4/7/21 – the show notes are available here: Show Notes.

Give a listen and learn  about mental healthy, movement, being outside…and more

James Wilson Strength Coach and Internet Entrepreneur

In case you missed it, the Moving2Live Podcast wants you to check out our podcast interview with James Wilson. This episode was originally released on 2/3/21 – the show notes are listed below.

James Wilson (in his own words): Owner of MTB Strength Training Systems. Former strength and conditioning coach for the Yeti World Cup Team. Strength coach for 4 different National Championships in 3 different MTB disciplines. BJJ purple belt and owner of a small BJJ school. 2018 IBJJF No Gi World Silver Medalist in age bracket.

Show Notes: James Wilson, contact info:
E-mail: bikejames@gmail.com

Websites:
https://www.bikejames.com

https://www.pedalinginnovations.com

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mtbstrengthtrainingsystems/

https://www.instagram.com/bikejames/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtbstrengthtrainingsystems/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
https://www.issaonline.com

T-Nation
https://www.t-nation.com

Power to the People! Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American By Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Power-People-Strength-Training-American/dp/0938045199

Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder and Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc.
https://www.strongfirst.com/about/pavel-tsatsouline/

Brett Jones
Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Brett Jones, released 3/6/19; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/03/06/brett-jones-strongfirst/

Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Gray Cook, Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor
https://www.functionalmovement.com

Dr. Stuart McGill
https://www.backfitpro.com

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation By Steven Johnson
https://www.amazon.com/Where-Good-Ideas-Come-Innovation/dp/1594485380

Born to Run, By Christopher McDougall
https://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189

Paul Swift, Master Bike Fitting Technician and Educator
https://www.thecyclepoint.com

https://www.bikefit.com

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Paul Swift, Master Bike Fitting Technician and Educator, released 6/3/20; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/06/03/paul-swift-master-bike-fitting-technician-educator/

“The Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto” by James Wilson
https://pedalinginnovations.com/the-flat-pedal-revolution-manifesto/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

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Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org

Connor Moriarty- Director & Founder at Reset Outdoors- Psychotherapist & more


Connor Moriarty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He earned a dual master’s degree from Arcadia University in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Counseling Psychology with a certification in Trauma and Recovery.

While his work is grounded in validated theories and techniques, Connor is also creative, continuously developing his capacity for meeting client needs with innovative strategies. Connor feels most at peace in the great outdoors. He is most drawn to water and trees, particularly places where there are both! Connor is a certified ACA level 1 kayak and stand up paddle board instructor. Since integrating CliftonStrengths into his work, Connor’s approach has become even more unique and effective. With a focus on behavioral and organizational sustainability, the Reset Outdoors Ascent program is the first strengths-and-nature based team conditioning program in the United States.

Show Notes: Connor Moriarty, contact info:
E-mail: connor@resetoutdoors.com

Website: https://www.resetoutdoors.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/resetoutdoors/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResetOutdoors1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/resetoutdoors/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller
https://integrativeinitiative.com

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller, released 2/17/21; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2021/02/17/suzanne-bartlett-hackenmiller-md-forest-bathing-more/

Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc. by Gary Erickson
https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Bar-Integrity-Passion-Business/dp/0787986712

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/313183/the-body-keeps-the-score-by-bessel-van-der-kolk-md/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

Listen to podcasts on YouTube

Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH

Kelly Kuhn Physical Therapist talks about running injuries & common training errors


FitLabPGH recently did a Facebook Live with Kelly Kuhn, MPT, CSCS, PES, Cert-TMD, Cert-MST.  We talked about running injuries and common training errors.  Below is a link to a a video, or listen along, just like a normal podcast

If you don’t know Kellie–  (in her own words): I became a physical therapist and a CSCS almost 18 years ago because I was an athlete and wanted to work with athletes. I started my career in Florida, my home state, working with athletes. Over time I began to work more with every day pain and injuries as well and realized that the same “athlete” principals apply to everyone. But, I also really began to focus on running as my way to stay connected to the athletic population. I just love getting people moving and back to what they love doing no matter what it is and feel that changing the way we look at and approach pain, movement and exercise can have major benefits to our overall well-being.

Show Notes: Kelly Kuhn, MPT, CSCS, PES, Cert-TMD, Cert-MST, Contact Information:

E-mail: Kelly@kellykuhnpt.com

Website: https://www.kellykuhnpt.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellykuhn_pt/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KKuhnPT/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrskuhn09

Links mentioned in the Podcast:

Jeff Galloway Training Program

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/

Chris Johnson, MPT, ITCA

Cinder Block Training Program

https://www.zerenpt.com/goods.html

Paul Thompson, Masters Runner

https://liveboulderrunbolder.wordpress.com

Check out the episode of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Paul Thompson, released 1/27/21. Link:

http://www.moving2live.com/2021/01/27/paul-thompson-masters-runner/

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD

http://activeeatingadvice.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, released 9/3/17. Link:

https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/09/03/podcast-36-18-leslie-bonci/

 Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel (posted on Instagram too)

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org

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