Why Do We Hurt? Part-1

Etienne Asselin, July 13 2021

Why do we hurt? How come people have varying pain tolerances? How come papercuts hurt more than broken bones? How come we experience physical pain during heartache? The answer is a complex one. As you'll soon find out, whether we hurt cannot be solely distilled down to a cause & effect relationship between tissue damage and pain. In fact whether or...

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The Paradox of The Fitness Industry

Etienne Asselin, July 13 2021

by Etienne Asselin, mhRTS To go deep we must go wide. This may seem odd initially, however I think you'll find that the more we look at it, the more it holds true. You see, the human animal can not be reduced down to a specific type of therapy or strategy. We can not be distilled down to any domain in a vacuum. The laws that govern tissue adaption,...

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Movimiento es Vida

Etienne Asselin, March 11 2021

Movement is a fundamental requirement for life. From the rhythmic nature of our breath, to the perpetual movement of atoms, to the health of our joints... Movement is an inescapable component of living. In fact many neuroscientists believe that the human brain evolved primarily as a means to create more (and increasingly complex) movement... but mo...

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Self-efficacy, posture & emotions

Etienne Asselin, July 14 2019

Is our current understanding of the body too myopic? Have we forgotten the "whole-istic" (holistic) nature of the body; the interdependence of the organism? From the childhood song "the thigh bone is connected to the... hip bone" we have been taught that the body is connected. We have known that there is a certain "connectedness" within our physiol...

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Humanity - Our Key

Etienne Asselin, July 13 2019

From our reflexes to our heartbeat, the human experience is dependent on automation. We get to experience a beautiful stream of consciousness all while the body largely takes care of itself. In fact, even consciousness itself is due to millions of reactions far beyond our reach. Our mere existence is a result of the automation of this incredible or...

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