Welcome to the LVBRVRY

Mythology is great … if you’re studying comparative religion. Not so great, however, when considering your own health and wellbeing. There are too many myths out there surrounding our health. We are bombarded by information. Articles, blog posts, headlines all go viral regularly. So how do we determine what is myth versus what is true? How do we sift through all the muck to find the really good stuff? What should we believe and what do we take with a grain of salt?

I’m not interested in spreading misinformation. So you’ll find no fad diets or workout recommendations here. What you will find, however, are articles that discuss current research in the fields of psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology and how it all applies to movement, complete with references.

These are long form, densely packed articles that I produce occasionally. This allows you to bookmark the article and consume it in bites, taking your time through each and reviewing the references to come to your own conclusions about the topics presented.

The goal is not to convince you of any one way to move. The goal is to arm you with a body of knowledge that will help you make better decisions in accepting or rejecting any fitness- or movement-based content you regularly consume. In the wise words of James Madison, “knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

Be master of your own movement. Empower yourself with the knowledge freely provided here.

Heart Rate Variability: Finding the Pulse On Your Emotions

  Contents I. Intro II. A Model of Neurovisceral Integration III. Psychological Flexibility IV. Heart Rate Variability and Emotion Regulation V. Improving Your Heart Rate Variability VI. References     Introduction “Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.” —Jane Goodall In Heart Rate […]

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Heart Rate Variability: Finding the Pulse On Your Recovery

  Contents I. Intro II. What Makes Your Heart Beat? A. Intrinsic Cardiac Nervous System B. Autonomic Regulation of the Heart III. Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia IV. What the Hell is Heart Rate Variability?” V. Reactivity Hypothesis VI. The Training Edge VII. Tracking Your Heart Rate Variability V. References     Introduction “For every affliction of […]

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Mvmnt and Neurogenesis: Maintaining and Rebuilding the Brain

  Contents I. Intro II. The Hippocampus, Hippocampal Neurogenesis, and Neural Plasticity III.What are Neurodegenerative Diseases? A. Alzheimer’s B. Parkinson’s C. Huntington’s IV. What’s Movement Got to do With It? A. Does the Type of Exercise Matter? V. References     Introduction In the beginning came the cell, and the cell was without form and […]

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Yoga and Physiology: the Science of Movement and Mood

  Contents I. Intro II. On the Science of Yoga III.The Actual Science IV. The Vagus Nerve V. Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Systems VI. Polyvagal Theory VII. Vagal Tone and Behavior VIII. Putting it All Together IX. References     Introduction Yoga is downright amazing. We move, we flow, we stretch, and we get to listen […]

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