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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 4:20 Nala Rae

Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Nala Rae

Where do you consider “Home”? North East, Pennsylvania

What are your three favorite movement activities? Jumping to catch my ball, running with the hooman cousins, and protecting mine house from the stray cats!

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The hoomans took me to some strange big house once. There were other hoomans and they threw some circle thing for me! There was another dog there too, but she was old and wasn’t happy about how fast I was! The only downside to this place was it took 4 hours to get there! That’s a lot of running for this metal thing we were in!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Peanut butter on the bananas is the best!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Peanut butter and those cold sweet potatoes! Thems are yummy in my furry tummy!

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I’d love it if my hooman would let me run in the mountains, but she says we don’t have any that’s easy to get to.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? A leash really holds you back, somedays!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? I once ran as fast as possible from a bee. I left my hooman because I was so scared. That was pretty crazy because I went to someone else’s door and I thought it was mine, until my hooman found me!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love to bite frozen peanut butter out of my bone toy while the hooman does my hip therapies! Helps me to ignore her and I get food!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) I had lots of fun working at this place my hooman’s dad kept calling Pet Supplies. I get to meet all the hoomans, while babysitting mine! She falls a lot, so I gots to be there to help her up or keep others away.

Contact information for Nala Rae:
Nala Rae lives with her hooman, Hallie Buckel, who we Featured on 6/4/20. You can follow Hallie at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halbuck2018/

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

Sam Wood DPT- Physical Therapist & Runner and Spartan Racer

Samantha Wood PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist, an avid ultra-marathoner, obstacle course racer, and a Major in the California Army National Guard. Sam graduated from the U.S. Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in 2011 and holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Lipscomb University (2007). She served 7-years active duty in the Army as a physical therapist deploying to Afghanistan in 2011-2012.

Over the past 20-years Dr. Wood has competed in foot races from 1 to 100-miles and has represented the U.S. Army in cross country, the marathon, orienteering, and obstacle course racing throughout the U.S. and around the world. In 2017 Sam competed with other Army officers in Season 2 of the NBC show, “Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” where her team placed 3rd out of 24 teams. Sam’s passion for movement has led her to place in the top-25 Elite Females at the Spartan World Championships 4 years in a row while finishing multiple 100-mile running races, winning the Leadwoman race series, and maintaining her military fitness.

Dr Wood was a previous guest on the Moving2Live Podcast, episodes released 9/27/17 and 10/11/18;
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/27/podcast-05-17-sam-wood-part-1/

Show Notes: Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Contact Information:
E-mail: wood.ultra@gmail.com

Website: https://www.dynamicptcos.com/our-practice

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wood.ultra

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM
Northwest Foot & Ankle and Inventor of Correct Toes

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Dr. McClanahan, released 3/13/19 and 3/27/19
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/03/13/dr-ray-mcclanahan-dpm-northwest-foot-and-ankle/

Army-Baylor DPT Program (Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy)

Slow Jogging

“Conclusions Drawn from a Comparative Study of the Feet of Barefooted and Shoe-Wearing Peoples”
Phil. Hoffmann, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1905;s2-3: 105-136

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Information on Selecting Running Shoes

Dr. Ray McClanahan’s Shoe Liner Test (Stand on shoe liner to test fit of shoe)

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Executive Director, Natural Running Center

Two Rivers Treads, Ranson, WV

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee
Barefoot Running and Barefoot Walking

“Crash Course on Running Shoes” by Dr. Samantha Wood

Softstar Primal shoes

Bedrock Sandals

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Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

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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



David Lobur MD Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center

Information about Dr Lobur:  Dr. David Lobur is a board-certified internist and Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) certified practitioner, who provides expertise from both of these healing disciplines to help guide his patients upwards from the depths of complicated medical issues to the pinnacle of towering health. Dr. Lobur is the Owner of Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center.  He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree (MD) from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He performed his Residency and Chief Residency at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, where he continued to work as a hospitalist until 2015, when he began seeing functional medicine patients.  In January 2016 he joined forces with Dr. Franne Berez at Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center, which he was elated to purchase in March 2018.  He loves working with patients via functional medicine and takes great pride and joy in the journeys he takes with them.  He is excited about the future of the practice and cannot wait to see what further adventures await him in his own life with the compass of functional medicine guiding his way.  Dr. Lobur and his wife Jaclyn have 4 children.

Show Notes:
 Dr. David Lobur, Owner, Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center, Contact Information:
E-mail: davidloburmd@gmail.com

Website: http://www.drlobur.com

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Peter Thomas, DC, ATC, Motion for Life

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Pete Thomas, released 1/21/18; Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/01/21/podcast-3-18-peter-thomas-dc-atc-motion-for-life/

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

“Super Size Me” Documentary by Morgan Spurlock

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Dale Bredesen, The End of Alzheimer’s

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv


Listen to podcasts on YouTube

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