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097 Raina LaGrand: How Emotions and Trauma Are Held in the Body

097 Raina LaGrand: How Emotions and Trauma Are Held in the Body

Are emotions really held in the hips? Today’s guest has all the reasoning behind why they are. I’m joined by somatic therapist, coach, and educator, Raina LaGrand. We cover everything from how emotions and trauma are held in the body, how to get reconnected to...

096 The Best Post Workout Cool Down

096 The Best Post Workout Cool Down

Have you ever been so sore from a workout that you felt it for a few days after? Soreness is the result of working hard (yay!) but the lingering inflammation and impact on how you move is a bummer.  I’ve tested and tinkered with this one over the years - including...

095 How Adaptogens Work with Samantha Attard

095 How Adaptogens Work with Samantha Attard

Stress can manifest in a number of ways - it might be trouble focusing, difficulty sleeping, or hyper vigilance. But when I also started losing hair by the handful this past year - I knew I needed something else. Adding an adaptogen to my supplement regimen did the...

094 What is Arthritis?

094 What is Arthritis?

It's estimated that over 54.4 million people in the US have been diagnosed with arthritis. But does having arthritis mean you have to have pain? (Hint: nope) In today’s episode, I’m demystifying arthritis so you can understand what’s going on and be a better advocate...

093 What is Carpal Tunnel and is Surgery the Only Option?

093 What is Carpal Tunnel and is Surgery the Only Option?

Carpal tunnel has become the blanket term for any wrist pain. But the carpal tunnel is a totally normal structure that all of us have. So why does it hurt and what can you do to prevent it? If you have wrist or hand pain and are interested in exploring all of your...

092 Why Stretching Doesn’t Work

092 Why Stretching Doesn’t Work

Better flexibility comes from your brain trusting that you can move safely - not your muscles magically getting longer. So why is stretching always recommended when you have pain? And is there something else you can do (that’s faster and has longer-lasting results)?...

091 Workout Consistency During the Holidays

091 Workout Consistency During the Holidays

Whether it’s the nebulous days of WFH or the holidays throwing you off track - if you haven’t locked in your workout habits yet, there’s no time like the present. Consistent movement will bring ease to your mental and physical health unlike anything else.  In today’s...

090 Mobility, Workouts, and the Journey to Pain-Free with Lisette

090 Mobility, Workouts, and the Journey to Pain-Free with Lisette

Going from worried about surgery to pain-free in 6 weeks is not only possible - my guest today made it happen. I truly believe that you can change the unchangeable - and Lisette is a perfect example of what taking back control of your body and self-care actually looks...

089 How Does Muscle Memory Work?

089 How Does Muscle Memory Work?

Have you ever heard that muscle memory and muscle confusion are the “secret” to getting stronger? I hope I’m not the only one who imagines tiny brains inside your muscles when you hear “muscle memory”. To be honest, the science behind what’s actually happening is...

About the Show

If you’re ready to break up with all the things you’re doing that only give you temporary relief and learn how to get on the fast track to feeling amazing every single day (without it being overly complicated or unsustainable) – The Body Nerd Show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain – you don’t have to accept aches and pains as a part of getting older.

Your Host: Alexandra Ellis

Self-Care + Wellness Coach, Body Nerd, and Creator of AE Wellness

Hi! I’m your host, Alexandra Ellis, and I’m a coach, writer, occasional yogi, kettlebell devotee, and 100% Body Nerd.

I’ve made it my life’s mission to better understand how the body works to help you take back control of your self-care, strength, and injury recovery.

With my degree in Exercise Biology, experience in physical therapy and athletic training, and almost 10 years of training people in body-weight strength and stretch programs, I now teach people in months what took me so long to figure out: how to get out of pain and get stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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