#148 Shoulders

We carry a lot on our shoulders these days: giant purses, laptops, and the consequences of bad computer posture and hours of cell phone use. It’s no wonder that a lot of us have shoulder pain! Daphnie helps explain what our shoulders are made of, what causes all that pain, and what exercises we can do to strengthen our body’s biggest and most complicated joints. Plus, we go taco crazy in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: How to find a PT near you, Dr. Laura’s website if you need a chiro in NYC, Joanna’s grown woman backpack, Popsocket phone grip, Our episodes on Chest Muscles, Triceps, Arms, and Back Muscles



#111 How to Build Muscle

Show us your muscles! Fitness media is really gendered: women are told to only focus on losing weight, and men are encouraged to bulk up in crazy ways. So, let’s take it down a notch and talk about how and why normal people should build muscle in a healthy, sustainable way. Plus, we spark joy with a Listener Question.

Links in this episode: Our episode on Bones and Calcium, Marie Kondo’s book on organizing, Donate your prom dresses through WGIRLS

#098 Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura Roos

Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.

Links in this episode: Dr. Laura’s website and Instagram, Find chiropractors around the country with the same specialties as Dr. Laura, Mayo Clinic info on chiropractic care, More on Sacro-Occipital TechniqueOur Acupuncture episode with Sara Vaccariello

#093 Exercise: Why Bother?

Lots of people don’t exercise. You might be one of them. (Don’t worry, there are a lot of you.) In this episode, we’re going to try and convince you that it’s worth your time. Already exercising? We’re going to tell you which workouts are worth your time and which workouts are like tossing your time and energy down the drain. Plus, we discover a remarkable crouton in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: Our "Stress" episode, Mayo Clinic on Exercise and Depression, Fitness Blender free online workout videos, Daphnie’s HIIT It! classes

#064 Bones and Calcium

Bones are weird, right? We don’t think about them much, but they’re what keeps us from being a bunch of empty skin sacks. Daphnie explains what our bones are made of, how we can keep them strong, and what we can do to change them for the better. Plus, we answer a Listener Question about gluten-free breakfasts.

Links: The Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis and Scoliosis, Video about yoga therapy and Scoliosis, Alexander Technique, Posture monitor, Gluten-free banana pancakes, Breakfast rice porridge recipes, Cup 4 Cup gluten-free flour, King Arthur gluten-free mixes