Defeat Aging with Activities

Defeat Aging with Activities

“The body never lies.” – Martha Graham Let’s face it, getting old isn’t for sissies. I have heard this mantra many times over the years of seeing bodies walking in and out of my office. The good news is we can do something to improve the aging experience. I know what you’re thinking: this girl has lost her mind, how …

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Avoid Holiday Headache Triggers; Enjoy the Holiday

Avoid Holiday Headache Triggers; Enjoy the Holiday

Oh, how my head aches! That all to familiar pain pulsating at the temples or base of the skull, the burning sensation down the neck and between the shoulder blades – these are classic symptoms of a primary headache, which could be a migraine, cluster or tension type headache (TTH). A TTH is the most common type of primary headache …

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Treat and Beat that Annoying Injury

Treat and Beat that Annoying Injury

“You can overcome anything if you don’t belly ache.” — Bernard M. Baruch There’s nothing worse than in injured athlete or exercise enthusiast. Suffering waves of depression, they are overcome with thoughts of “losing” fitness. They obsess over what they eat, and the potential for weight gain haunts them until they can return to the regular activity, not to mention …

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Take Steps to Break the Chain of Stress, Pain

Take Steps to Break the Chain of Stress, Pain

Pain is a universal problem. It can limit our ability to work, exercise, travel, and enjoy leisure time. Pain is also the No. 1 reason for doctors’ visits. Pain can be caused by a number of sources, including mental and emotional stress, poor posture, repetitive stress injuries from daily work, accidents, muscle injury from exercise, or side effect of another …

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Exercise Provides Strength for Life’s Balancing Act

Exercise Provides Strength for Life’s Balancing Act

“Fitness is imperative if we are to find ourselves, win self-respect, and meet life’s challenges.” – Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen from “Dare to Win” The best advice I can offer to seniors is to keep moving. Movement, balance, strength, endurance and flexibility are essential in establishing and maintaining your health throughout the aging process. In order to maintain …

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Relief for Your Tired Aching Dogs!

Relief for Your Tired Aching Dogs!

You have spent 10 hours on your feet at work and you’ve just finished up a 10 mile hike; you are wondering if your feet will ever recover. You may be experiencing related pain in your back, knees, or hips. Standing, walking, or running for long periods can result in problems to the foundation of your body: your feet! Foot …

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Limber Muscles Can Help Ease Low Back Pain

Limber Muscles Can Help Ease Low Back Pain

Most adult Americans suffer from low back pain at some point in their life. In my years as a licensed massage therapist, the majority of my clients have complained of and sought manual treatment for their low back pain. If your pain is severe or persistent, see your doctor. Low back pain can occasionally be a symptom of more serious …

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You CAN Balance Your Act

You CAN Balance Your Act

You CAN Balance your Act “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Last article I talked about pain and the fact that it is a universal problem. I offered six ways to take action: *Think positively *Establish new and healthy habits *Get active; …

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Gain Flexibility with Expanded Concept of Stretching

Gain Flexibility with Expanded Concept of Stretching

Gain Flexibility with Expanded Concept of Stretching I know, I know, here we go again — another article on stretching. Do you belong to the “stretching doesn’t work” club? We need to bust the myth that stretching provides no benefits. To do this, we first need to understand the basic, but misunderstood, science of stretching. The most common type of …

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RSI — Repetitive Stress Injury — Be Aware and Prevent Injury

RSI — Repetitive Stress Injury — Be Aware and Prevent Injury

Your’re slumped over your desk, furiously typing away. Instant messaging keeps dinging at you…. Just a few more minutes…. You glance at the clock, and it’s already 11:30 a.m. and you realize you haven’t moved since you got to your office at 8:00 a.m. The burning sensation between your shoulder blades is now to painful to ignore. As you get …

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