Is Golf Really Exercise?

by Admin on January 28, 2019

Some associate the sport with retirement, while others look at it as an “expensive” hobby. The question that has always remained, however–is playing golf a good-enough exercise? Does it serve as a form of workout?

The World Golf Foundation estimates that golfers who walk an 18-hole course clock over 5 miles and burn up to 5,000 calories.

But here’s the rub: About two-thirds of golf in the U.S. is played in motorized carts. Some resorts and private courses even restrict walking and require carts.

Why is cart  use so dominant?

  1. Carts are a source of revenue for golf clubs.
  2. They enable golf facilities to get more people on the course and get them around the course faster.

…and another huge reason…

3. Carts can help older people and others unable to walk long distances keep playing the game.


SAMSUNGHow Prepared Are You to NOT Become a National Statistic?

What you need to know right here in Green Valley/Sahuarita, Arizona!

If airplane crashes caused over 600 deaths a day, 365 days a year, would you be concerned?

Can you imagine the hysteria and chaos this would cause?

Would you fly again? Of course not! All airplanes would be grounded!

Our country would be paralyzed!

What if you were told that over 225, 000 are killed and over 2 million people maimed and disabled every year…year after year from modern medicine…would you believe it?

Well, you better believe it. In fact, it even has its own name:

“Iatrogenic Disease”

To those unfamiliar with the term, Iatrogenic Disease is defined as a disease caused by medical treatment.

That means doctors, hospitals, medications, etc.

Sounds far-fetched and ridiculous? Think again!

Why Aren’t We, As a Society, Aware of This?

Because the real causes are hidden! Most medical coding only describes the cause of organ failure and does not identify iatrogenic causes at all!

Death by Medicine

A comprehensive research article, Death by Medicine, authored by Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, and Dorothy Smith PhD, described in excruciating detail how the modern American medical system had bumbled its way into becoming the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.

From medical errors to adverse drug reactions to unnecessary procedures, heart disease, cancer deaths and infant mortality, the authors took statistics straight from the most respected medical and scientific journals and investigative reports by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM), and showed that on the whole American medicine caused more harm than good.

Just What Are “They” Going to Do About It?

 They, meaning government health officials, are obviously concerned and worried about this country’s reputation for safety in our health care system.

The problem is that, as it always is with government, things move at a snail’s pace when change is needed, and as I mentioned before, this country has yet to have in place an adverse event reporting system.

Since it seems that “they” don’t have definitive answers or solutions, who does?


WE” Do, That’s Who!

We must, as a society, begin practicing self-care instead of healthcare.

What I have been telling you is not intended to frighten you, but there must be a wake-up call because we’re heading toward a half of million people annually that aren’t waking up!


We must start making informed choices about our health. Imagine that, making intelligent decisions about our own well-being.

It is quite obvious that relying on our healthcare system and the government to make these decisions for us, about us, just isn’t working.

It’s time to quit subjecting our bodies to misguided medical interventions and to reward ourselves with the healthy minds and bodies that come from taking control of our lives by emphasizing proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

I consider the fact that there are three predominant influences on health: physical activity, dietary patterns, and our willingness to make changes. Basically what this means is that lifestyle is our medicine. Period.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I named my program…


We can change the world or change ourselves. And when we change ourselves we can change the world.

Doctors are trained to think about patients through the lens of disease.

That model is archaic and useless. What I have told you previously proves that.

Functional Medicine

Remember that term. It’s about to change your life.

It did mine! Much more on that later!

I personally love mysteries, as I’m sure you do, and I’m going to throw you many clues.

But hang on.

Listen up for a second. I have something I want to give you free of charge.

I would like to offer you a complimentary thirty minute, one-on-one consultation with me to discuss your concerns and issues!

Of course, we have to melt our schedules together, and as you can probably guess, mine is very tight.

But no matter what, I will always make time for you!

Love ya,

Thumper at Mind to Motion Pilates Plus


P.S.  Listen to this, its brilliant. Tom Blue, the chief strategy officer for the American Association of Private Physicians put it this way:

“Most of us have three types of insurance. We have auto insurance. We have home owners insurance. And we have health insurance. And in two of those instances, we have a very clear and healthy understanding of what insurance is there to do: with our car and our house.

We have insurance to help us avoid financial ruin in the unlikely event of something catastrophic. We’re paying to manage a risk. Your house burns down. That’s bad. Your insurance can step in and save you from financial ruin.

Imagine what your house or car would look like if you believed that anything insurance doesn’t pay for is unnecessary. I mean you would be out of gas. Your tires would be flat. You would have burned up your engine. Your gutters would be falling off.

You would have a dilapidated home and a dilapidated car!

If you want to see the human equivalent of that belief, just have a look at the declining health in our population.”


The History of Pilates, animated

December 13, 2012

This is a fun little video I found on Even though it is animated, it actually has a well done history of Joseph Pilates and contrology. Enjoy!!

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100 years with Isabelle Norstad, Pilates Green Valley keeps her going!

July 23, 2012

Our long time client, Isabelle Norstad has done pilates with Thumper three times per week. On August 3, 2012, she turned 100 years young. We wish her a very special birthday from all of us at Mind to Motion Pilates Plus in Green Valley AZ! Below is a link to an article on Isabelle in […]

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April 15, 2012

More people are turning away from traditional medicine for illness and injury recovery and instead seeking alternative forms of care. Pilates is a huge contributor as one of these methods, in addition to chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and yoga which are growing in popularity as natural, nonsurgical ways to help people gain a deeper understanding of their […]

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Pilates: More for Men than Women?

April 14, 2012

Think Pilates is just for girls? Actually, men need it more than women. Perhaps the most remarkable asset of Pilates is its versatility. It was designed by Joseph Pilates to be a universal regimen that can benefit the healthy and the injured, the young and the old, and men and women. However, given the specifics […]

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Better Body with Pilates and Yoga

March 27, 2012

Check out this article published in the Wall Street Journal. You don’t have to be a professional athelete to enjoy the same improved performance in your daily life. Equipment Pilates and yoga are available to you here in Green Valley. The only thing I would add is that another way to improve foot health is […]

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Avery’s Attitude by Thumper

February 15, 2011

“What is your favorite color,” I asked 8 year-old Avery.   His answer. “The color of puppies.”   Hi, I am E.D. “Thumper” Thornton, owner of Mind to Motion Pilates Plus in Green Valley, Arizona and a great uncle to Avery Campbell. Avery is an incredible young man affected by autism.   I would like […]

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5 Ways to Make Changes by Dr. Oz

April 19, 2010

Breaking the Chains The real key to lasting change — always passing up doughnuts for a fat-free yogurt with berries, for instance — lies somewhere between what we know and what we do. It’s what we think. So if change has you stymied, try these five thought-changers from Lisa’s new book, US: Transforming Ourselves and […]

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