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The Flipping 50 Show

Let's start Flipping 50 with the energy and the vitality you want for this second half! I solve your biggest challenges and answer questions about how to move, what to eat, and when, along with the small lifestyle changes that can make the most difference in the least amount of time. Join me and my expert guests for safe, sane, simple solutions for your second (and better) half!

Jun 26, 2018

Pain-free exercise would be my hope for everyone. You know you need to exercise. You have a desire to exercise – and definitely to feel better. If you’ve got chronic pain, this is your episode.

You don’t have to be an athlete for exercise to make you better: better at preventing disease, enjoying a full life pursuing your goals and passions without limits; a better mom, partner, friend, employee or boss, just, better. My guest today is a returning guest here to talk about pain and the brain.

Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT teaches you how to retrain your brain and body so you can live the joy-filled and pain-free life you deserve. He is a doctor of physical therapy, functional nutritionist, integrative pain expert and #1 bestselling author of Heal Your Pain Now.  He is known for integrating neuroscience, nutrition, psychology and movement into simple treatments for lasting pain relief. Dr. Joe’s mission is to quickly and compassionately heal your pain and reverse the global pain epidemic.

We’ve been talking about pain in the past month if you listen live, because it’s been Arthritis Awareness month. I’ve addressed this and it’s no accident it’s summer when so many of us are inspired to move more but not all of us can move as much as we’d like to… chronic pain is a reality for many of us.

As someone flipping 50, you may be juggling the needs of hormones and your chronic pain – or caring for loved ones who are. Today’s episode covers how we can do more pain-free exercise, and really, just do more... of what we love.

Questions for the pain-free exercise interview:

  • What does the brain have to do with pain?
  • What does emotion have to do with pain?
  • What if you’re scared to exercise?
  • Are there exercises to avoid?

Key points from this episode:

  • The importance of your reaction to a warning or contraindication about exercise
  • Why when you feel danger you’re more likely to be susceptible to pain
  • What sleep deprivation has to do with pain
  • 3 Questions that help you know if sleep disruption may be contributing to pain

My favorite “pain-free exercise” quotes from Joe:

“Slow and steady wins the race”

“You can still be sore and safe”


The natural solution most successful in treating depression and anxiety among:

  • Cognitive therapies
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety meds
  • Is… __________________. (Don’t miss this!)