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Know Thyself: Daily Readiness Manager

Know Thyself: Daily Readiness Manager

“Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of Nature: If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside. If you ignore the wonders of your own house, how do you expect to find other wonders? In you is hidden the Treasures of Treasures. Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods.” The Oracle At Delphi   Minimize Injuries, Maximize Performance Intelligent solutions seeking out marginal gains: Those one percent differentiators that will take you from good to great.   The primary limiters of human physical movement and performance is our biological state and how well we interact with the ground and gravity. Our ability to function and perform is limited by how well we can recover from a multitude of seen and unseen stressors, in addition to managing ground reaction forces that move up the body and cause injury problems. At Upright movement, we have previously addressed these limits with our Regeneration Guidelines, Daily Regeneration Monitor, Daily Readiness Index, Standards, Movement Signature, and now our Daily Readiness Manager. We feel that UpRight Movement has a responsibility to you and thus we are constantly evolving to be better, so that you’re better, and able to pass that “better” along to others in your life. We think of the Daily Readiness Manager as a “Pre-Flight Checklist” that can help you achieve the results you want. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. UpRight Movement is a Force...
Personal Success Meter: For Your Health, Fitness, and Life

Personal Success Meter: For Your Health, Fitness, and Life

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie   Generally, fitness is assessed in four key areas: aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. UpRight Movement takes fitness Further. The UpRight Movement program goals are to optimize human locomotion, health, and fitness (utilizing sound fundamental, transitional, and functional movement patterns balanced with recovery). This helps restore True fitness: the ability to consistently thrive and function within the demands of your environment.   “The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.” Jonathan Swift   We view fitness, like life, as a big picture, long term process… So we created a checklist to help us all measure our daily progress toward success. We understand how it feels to be busy, and know that sometimes you don’t have more than a minute or two in your day to check in with your wellness and fitness goals. The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For further assistance see UpRight Movement’s Regeneration Guidelines.   Click Here For: PERSONAL SUCCESS...
The Pre-Flight Checklist: Monitoring Readiness

The Pre-Flight Checklist: Monitoring Readiness

“Omne Trium Perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect) Latin phrase   Minimize Injuries, Maximize Performance Intelligent solutions seeking out marginal gains: Those one percent differentiators that will take you from good to great.   The primary limiters of human physical movement and performance is our biological state and how well we interact with the ground and gravity. Our ability to function and perform is limited by how well we can recover from a multitude of seen and unseen stressors, in addition to managing ground reaction forces that move up the body and cause injury problems. At Upright movement, we have previously addressed these limits with our Regeneration Guidelines, Daily Regeneration Monitor, Standards, Movement Signature, and now our Daily Readiness Index. We feel that UpRight Movement has a responsibility to you and thus we are constantly evolving to be better, so that you’re better, and able to pass that “better” along to others in your life. We think of the Daily Readiness Index as a “Pre-Flight Checklist” that can help you achieve the results you want. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. UpRight Movement is a Force Multiplier supporting you with its Regeneration Guidelines. Click Here For: On-Line Daily Readiness...
Master the Essentials: 4 Sources of Athletes’ Reduced Risk For Injury

Master the Essentials: 4 Sources of Athletes’ Reduced Risk For Injury

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau   Injury/Pain is not the enemy it is a signal from your body that requires responsibility.   To reduce your risk of injuries a proactive approach is fundamental, involving a practice that places an emphasis on the four UpRight Movement Principles of: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. Here’s how to protect your investment in yourself by maximizing four of the leading sources of success.   1. Restorative Sleep: Wake and sleep with nature’s rhythms of light and dark. Expose yourself to fresh air and natural sunlight daily. Avoid caffeine after 12 PM. Avoid alcohol and try to minimize consumption of grains, sugars, and artificial sweeteners close to bedtime. Start winding down 2 hours before bedtime and dim the lights in the house, (incl. TV and Computers). Make bedroom dark and cool. Rest when tired, and sleep deeply by 10 PM for 8-10 hours. 2. Restorative Nutrition: Hydrate your body with quality water- approximately .5 – 1 oz. per pound of body weight. Minimize your intake of other beverages like sodas, energy drinks, fruit juices, teas, coffees, and alcohol. Limit your intake of processed-grains, sugar, artificial sweeteners, nicotine and/or narcotics. Nourish your body with quality, fresh, nutritious whole food that is optimal for your genetic needs and health. Eat breakfast soon after awakening. Chew your food thoroughly, enjoy and be grateful for your food, which supports your life. Eat regularly, avoid eating when overly hungry, and eat slowly until satisfied. 3. Durability: Develop Quality Symmetrical Mobility, Balanced Posture, Motor Control, Postural Control, Efficient Movement Pattern Skills, Optimal Strength...
Nutrition: Fuel For It

Nutrition: Fuel For It

“Food is far more than fuel; it’s a language that programs every function of your cells.” Catherine Shanahan, MD, Deep Nutrition   Due to UpRight Movement’s dedication to providing you with “best in practice” services we are now referring clients to Origins Nutrition (Nutrition Services) if we feel they could benefit from nutrition counseling in their wellness program. To help fulfill our shared vision and sense of responsibility to upgrade lives, we offer 10 – 20% savings on our services when...
When Hungry, Eat. When Thirsty, Drink. When Tired, Sleep.

When Hungry, Eat. When Thirsty, Drink. When Tired, Sleep.

“Look to the season when choosing your cure.“ Hippocrates   All of the natural world lives and thrives with cyclical rhythms. As the sun shines upon one horizon, the moon beams upon another; one offers a time for more movement and the other for more rest. The seasonal rhythms of Spring and Summer have more temperate weather and longer days that support new life and increased activity, while the shorter days of Fall and cold Winter temperatures offer opportunities for restoration and regeneration. Often the period between October and April marks the cold and flu season across the Northern hemisphere. Perhaps a few reasons that can leave us more vulnerable to illness are: Decreased outdoor exposure of light and air Increased indoor exposure to people who have the cold/flu Increased Holiday Stress Increased Sugar and Alcohol consumption With these added holiday-season stressors, it may be even more important during this time of the year to balance your life and support your health and fitness. Consider the upcoming change of seasons as an opportunity to pay attention to how your body feels and practice balance. This might include more cheer, rest, sound nourishing food, appropriate restorative movement; and perhaps less guilt, food deprivation, and excessive workouts. The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. You can power your recovery, health and performance with UpRight Movement’s support and its Regeneration...