All posts tagged: Friday 5 Spot

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 15th

No comments

I interact with hundreds of patients each week and get asked a lot of questions.  On Fridays I like to share some of the answers I give and hope it has value for you.

Something I’m eating?  Recently I’ve been enjoying cauliflower pizza.  For those that don’t know – this is not pizza with cauliflower on top but rather pizza with a crust made from cauliflower.  By not having the bread crust, the glycemic impact (response to sugar) is not there and I can enjoy eating pizza without feeling sluggish.  I’ve been eating these a couple times a week for dinner with a large salad on the side.

Something I’ve been enjoying for exercise?  Rather than do all my leg exercises using both legs at once (as I did for decades), I have switched to almost all single leg movements for the past few months.  I’ve noticed that it has helped my running and my knees feel more stable when I aggressively push off such as when sprinting, jumping or lunging.

Something I use that’s been helping?  Last year as a birthday gift I got an inversion table.  I use mine regularly and it helps a ton.  I don’t usually fully invert but go back far enough where I get a great stretch but no head rush.  I remain there for 2-3 minutes and do that 4-6 times a week.  It alleviates significant amounts of tension in my spine and at the end of my busiest days I rarely feel stiff or sore.

Something I’d recommend more people do?  I encourage people to get up earlier.  So many people sleep in until the last possible second and their morning turns to chaos if anything slows them down for even a second.  Most days I am up by 5-6am and really enjoy having more time to get primed for the day.  It can be tough at first but it’s totally worth it.

Quote I love: “If you have children who love and respect you, this too can be a sign of your success.” – Les Brown

Want More?

  • Make sure to follow Dr. Kenney on Instagram @Coloradochiropractor
Matt KenneyDr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 15th
read more

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 8th

No comments

I interact with hundreds of patients each week and get asked a lot of questions.  On Fridays I like to share some of the answers I give and hope it has value for you.

1.  Something I’m eating:  There’s a place in Castle Rock that I love called Vitality Bowls.  Though it’s not totally the same, I replicate one of their bowls called the Nutty Bowl and eat it regularly at home.  Here’s how I make it:

I get packs of Acai from Costco.  I put two in a blender with almond mild and spinach and mix until it’s a soft but not soupy consistency.  I put that in a large bowl and then on top I put cut up bananas, blueberries, slivered almonds, granola, chia seeds, a few tablespoons of peanut butter and a drizzle of honey.  Powers me up!

2.  How often do I exercise?  At minimum I do something every day to be active.  I walk my dog and push my littlest one in his stroller probably 2-3 miles a day.  I workout with weights Monday thru Thursday for about 20 minutes each session (quick and intense, no wasted time), I do 2 longer runs on the weekends and if I don’t have anything planned for a day I’ll do something quick at my house like battle ropes, tire flips or burpees.

3.  What am I training for?  My next race is the Antelope Canyon 100 in Arizona in March.  This will be a 100-mile run that must be completed in 30 hours or less.  I ran the Leadville 100 in August and this race will give me a chance to fix some of my mistakes.

4.  Book I love:  One of my favorite books ever is “Unbroken” by Louis Zamperini.  This book is an amazing testament to the power of never quitting, not complaining, finding solutions and overcoming.

5.  Quote I love:  “Most people quit at 40%.” – David Goggins

Want More?

Make sure to follow Dr. Kenney on instagram @Coloradochiropractor

Matt KenneyDr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 8th
read more