Monthly Archives: November 2020

Movement is a Lifestyle Features 14:20 Mia and Puddin




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: Moving2Live’s Mia the Cat and Puddin the Yellow Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA…it’s South of Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Mia the White and Black Cat (M): Climbing the stall bars; Chasing the gray cat around the house; running up and down the stairs

Puddin the Yellow Lab (P): Wrestling with Maggie the Black Lab; sprinting laps around the back yard; hiking in the woods with my Staff (especially if there are fallen trees to jump over);

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? P: I’ve got this one. I’ve read about Staycations on the internet…that pretty much describes our lives…every day for the cats is like a day at the spa, and Maggie and I go on hikes, eat healthy food, and the Staff tends to our needs…it’s like living at a resort!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? M: I’m not picky…I enjoy all of the snacks the Staff provides…if I had to pick a favorite, I’d say the Itty Bitty Pumpkin dog treats

P: I agree with Mia; the dog treats are good, but my favorite snacks are plain Greek yogurt and blueberries

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. M: This might sound weird, but I LOVE olive oil…I used to try to lick the bottle, but the Staff caught me, and now they keep it in a stainless-steel container that doesn’t have drips down the sides.

P: I just love food…but I’m going to go with canned pumpkin…

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? M: I’d like to perfect my dismount from the coat rack…I’m really good at climbing to the top, but sometimes I get stuck and have to ask the Staff to help me get down.

P: A winter hike with at least one stream crossing and several fallen trees.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? M: I’m borrowing Gracie the Cat’s answer from last week. People seem to think movement needs to be scheduled, organized, and/or complicated. They need to learn that all you need to do is get off the bed and move…I get daily cardio and strength sessions, and I don’t ever leave the house.

P: I agree…except that I like to get outside…but movement doesn’t need to be complicated…just go for a walk!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? M: It’s a tie between the first time I climbed the Stall bars and the time I climbed the highest coat rack and couldn’t figure out how to get down.

P: One of my first hikes with Maggie and the Staff in South Park. There was a huge tree blocking the path and we got to crawl through it!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? M: I believe I speak for both of us when I say: NAPS…especially naps on the heating pad…naps curled up in a blanket, or naps in a sunny spot are also excellent.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) M: Wrapped up in a fleece blanket that the Staff keeps in a laundry basket on top of the clothes dryer. It’s white and black like my fur, and sometimes the Staff doesn’t even see me when I’m in there.

P: The single-track trails in Mingo Creek Park. Sometimes I walk off to the side of the trail and pretend I’m a lone wolf (a lone wolf on a leash…but still a lone wolf)

Contact information for Mia and Puddin:
Mia and Puddin do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can follow them through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Paul Sorace- Clinical Exercise Physiologist




Paul Sorace (in his own words): I am a clinical exercise physiologist and personal trainer. I graduated with a BS in Biology from St. Peter’s College and a MS in exercise physiology from Long Island University. I have obtained certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I have been active with these two organizations, presenting nationally, writing and editing, and serving on a number of their committees, and I have obtained fellowship with ACSM.

Show Notes: Paul Sorace, contact info:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.sorace

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
https://www.acsm.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
https://www.nsca.com

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal
https://www.nsca.com/education/journals/strength-and-conditioning-journal/

ACSM Health and Fitness Journal
https://www.acsm.org/read-research/journals-bulletins/health-fitness-journal

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

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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


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 13:20 Gracie and Maggie




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: Moving2Live’s Gracie the Cat and Maggie the Black Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA…it’s South of Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Gracie the Cat (G): Chasing the white and black cat around the house; jumping up to windowsills and bookshelves; pacing while waiting for my staff to serve breakfast and dinner

Maggie the Black Lab (M): Hiking in the woods with my staff (I’m a trail dog); running downhill; wrestling with Puddin the Yellow Lab

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? M: I’ve got this one. Our lives are pretty much a vacation, and I’ve heard the cats don’t like to ride in cars. I did have a road trip with the staff a while ago…we drove to Ohio. On the way, I visited a pet store. People told me I was a good dog. While we were in Ohio, we met Puddin the Yellow Lab and brought her home with us. On the drive home, we stopped at rest stops and a park to stretch our legs. It was great!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? G: Until recently, I only had an interest in chicken flavored cat food…then I discovered pumpkin…wow…best snack ever!

M: I agree with Gracie about the pumpkin. I’m also a big fan of berries, plain yogurt, and carrots.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. G: Chicken or turkey…I’m not sure why the staff doesn’t make it for me more often…they seem determined to give me chicken-flavored cat food, which is fine, but…real turkey breast is better

M: That’s a tough call…frozen fruit…probably strawberries, but mango is also delicious

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? G: I’d like to jump from the floor to the top shelf in the office in one leap…so far, I’ve had to stop at the desk on the way up

M: I don’t have a bucket list item, but I’d like to do another hiking challenge where we get a medal at the end.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? G: I’ve got this one. People seem to think movement needs to be scheduled, organized, and/or complicated. They need to learn that all you need to do is get off the bed and move…you don’t even need to leave the house.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? G: I have explored every shelf in the house…even the ones close to the ceiling.

M: Long single-track hikes in Mingo Creek Park…sometimes we even have to jump over or crawl under fallen trees that are blocking our path.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? G: I believe I speak for both of us when I say: NAPS. It’s important to get enough rest. Bonus points for varying your napping location throughout the day to maximize the ability to nap in a sun spot.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) G: A folded up comforter in the windowsill of the utility room. It’s usually quiet, and it gets the morning sun.

M: The blacktop outside the Observatory at Mingo Creek Park. When we summit Mt. Mingo, the staff gets on the ground and hangs out with me while I scratch my back on the blacktop.

Contact information for Gracie and Maggie:
Gracie and Maggie do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can follow them through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Melissa Boswell & Hannah O’Day- BOOM- Biomechanics on our Minds Podcast Hosts




Melissa Boswell (in her own words): I am a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. My current research bridges the fields of biomechanics, psychology, and computer science to understand not just how we move, but how we think about movement and our motivation for being physically active. My commitment to an active lifestyle, coupled with my passion for understanding human movement, motivate my passions in monitoring and improving movement with novel wearable technologies. I also enjoy science communication, including as a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM). I facilitate positive, creative environments, and continuously seek to challenge myself through learning, new experiences, and meeting new people.

Hanna O’Day (in her own words): I am a Boston native, now a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. I have been lucky to be part of many diverse spaces where adaptability, creativity and communication are key. My current research involves both biomechanics and neuroscience to better understand what happens in both our bodies and brain when movement doesn’t go as planned. Particularly, I study how people with Parkinson’s disease walk, and what happens when they have trouble with their mobility and work to design adaptive, personalized and smarter therapies to improve their quality of life. I have loved connecting with patients and people, at the many interfaces and junctions that my research brings me to. Most of all, I love learning and sharing stories. I have loved being a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM), which has brought so many stories, connections and laughs. I am excited to continue innovating cultures and environments that are inclusive, fun and diverse.

Show Notes: Melissa Boswell and Johanna O’Day, contact info:
Website: https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BiomechanicsOOM

https://twitter.com/melissaboswell_

https://twitter.com/johanping

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Lisa MacFadden, PhD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamacfadden/

Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Lisa MacFadden, released 9/23/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/09/23/lisa-mcfadden-phd-director-of-engineering-applied-science-at-sanford-health/

Stanford University Bioengineering
https://bioengineering.stanford.edu

Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM) Podcast
https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

National Biomechanics Day, The Biomechanics Initiative
http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org

On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)
https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/

How I Built This with Guy Raz (podcast)
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

On Purpose with Jay Shetty (podcast)
https://jayshetty.me/podcast/

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes (podcast)
https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/

The Dirtbag Diaries Podcast
https://dirtbagdiaries.com

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

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