It doesn’t matter if you’re completely sedentary or a dedicated high performance athlete, you are constantly training your body on how to react to the world. So many diseases and pain points are caused by a lack of movement or by pushing too hard. Here to chat about balance and wellness is Dr. Joe Cooperman, a chiropractor specializing in strength and performance principles.
While diet is supremely important to overall health, so too is movement, mobility, and flexibility. Our diet helps prevent or eliminate inflammation but your movement keeps your body strong and supple.
Dr. Joe joined chiropractic out of a drive to help people live healthier, more painless lives. He is constantly striving to better understand the systems of the body and how they interact to move us through our daily lives.
Listen in as he shares things you can do to start increasing your mobility and flexibility today, and what you should keep an eye on to realize something’s not right. Discomfort is a normal part of growth, both existentially and physically. Pain however is something else.
Joe is truly a wealth of knowledge and his desire to continue to learn and grow in his field makes him one of the top chiropractors in the nation. You won’t want to miss a moment of this episode. Check out the additional resources below if you’re ready to study up on bettering your performance and health.
In This Episode:
[00:00:10] Welcome Dr. Joe Cooperman to chat about overall health and wellness.
[00:04:17] Learn more about Dr. Joe and his background.
[00:06:12] Joe shares something he’s currently fascinated with.
[00:08:01] What is Joe’s superpower?
[00:11:29] Why helping people shift their mindset regarding movement and age is so important.
[00:14:09] How does Joe approach people who are against movement as the path to healing?
[00:16:57] What kinds of mindset shifts do people need to make to prioritize their health?
[00:21:09] Why you have to decide to be proactive.
[00:23:47] It’s important to alter your approach to each new client.
[00:27:28] Dr. Joe shares small changes you can make to reduce pain due to sitting.
[00:31:30] Where can you start to figure out what needs work?
[00:35:01] How do you know what to prioritize?
[00:36:39] Why bad form when lifting is a recipe for disaster.
[00:39:30] You need to have a goal of feeling better, not looking amazing.
[00:40:45] The difference between pain and discomfort is so important.
[00:45:43] Why the body is so fascinating and complicated.
[00:48:55] What does Dr. Joe do to keep moving forward through discomfort in business and life?
[00:53:30] Getting stronger requires stepping out of your comfort zone.
[00:57:29] Why pain sets us free.
[00:59:27] What are some of Dr. Joe’s favorite books?
[01:03:11] Learn more about the difference between mobility and flexibility.
Links and Resources:
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