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199 How Long COVID Changes the Nervous System and Breathing

199 How Long COVID Changes the Nervous System and Breathing

Long COVID is a serious issue. And in July 2021, it was added as a recognized condition that could result in a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But what is Long COVID? And why are only some people affected by it? Emerging research has found a...

198 Soleus Push Up – a Magic Metabolism Boost?

198 Soleus Push Up – a Magic Metabolism Boost?

A few months ago there was a video circulating on social media of a “groundbreaking” new find that can boost metabolism just by doing something called the soleus push-up. You know I was intrigued. And the study was promising - research participants did show an...

197 Mobility Floss – the Best Fix for Joint Pain

197 Mobility Floss – the Best Fix for Joint Pain

When it comes to joint pain, whether it’s chronic or from a new sprain - the first tool I grab is always my mobility floss. But when I first learned of mobility flossing (aka voodoo bands), I gave it the side eye and dropped it in my basket of tools, thinking I...

196 Standing desk vs sitting desk – which is better?

196 Standing desk vs sitting desk – which is better?

Is it better to sit or stand for work? Maybe you have a sit/stand combo desk that allows you to do both. Or maybe you’ve been looking at getting a treadmill so you can spend your workday moving. If you’ve heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and now you’re...

195 Hormones and Headaches with Dr. Meg Mill

195 Hormones and Headaches with Dr. Meg Mill

Headaches suck. And while my tension headaches were resolved through structural and movement work, that’s not always the case. Because sometimes, headaches aren’t structural - they’re hormonal. I’m joined today by Functional Medicine Practitioner and Doctor of...

194 What are electrolytes?

194 What are electrolytes?

I used to think electrolytes were only needed if you were doing a super hard workout, but since i’ve been supplementing with them, I’ve been feeling great. Which has me wonder - do you need electrolytes or can you get rehydrated from water alone? Because you can get...

193 Vagus Nerve & Relaxation

193 Vagus Nerve & Relaxation

Raise your hand if you’re stressed 🙌 Honestly, even if you don’t feel super stressed, your physiology still does. Spending time inside, under artificial lights, staring at screens, only to go outside and get into your car and drive around is incredibly...

192 Compensation Patterns and Injury Recovery with Holly Middleton

192 Compensation Patterns and Injury Recovery with Holly Middleton

Things don’t always feel the same after an injury. Let’s say you sprain your ankle, and after a few months you notice your back starts hurting. They couldn’t be connected… right? Your body is super smart and efficient. Andd it will do everything it can to get you from...

191 Pronation vs. Supination – which is better?

191 Pronation vs. Supination – which is better?

If you’re a runner or have foot pain, you may have been told that you over (or under) pronate. And you may have also been sold a highly engineered shoe or arch support to help. And while for some this may resolve the pain, for others, it’s just a bandaid. But what...

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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