The Amazing Avocado

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For all the guacamole-lovers out there, this one’s for you! The avocado is a fruit (identifiable by it’s pit) and it has wonderful health benefits.  It grows on a tree native to South Central Mexico. It matures on the tree, but ripens off the tree.  It is a healthy fat, which was mentioned in a previous post, and a delicious snack. …

Easy Posture Exercise: Bruegger’s Relief Position

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Give yourself a break from working on your computer, driving, lifting kids, pushing and lifting other heavy things, and stretch.  The Bruegger’s Relief Position opens and expands muscles and parts of joints that are mostly tight and compressed while doing movements and postures while hunched over and with the arms out in front of the body.  The Bruegger’s Relief Position …

Healthy Fats Are Necessary

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  There is a lot of talk about fat and which types are good or bad for you.  Instead of thinking about whether they are “good” or “bad” I suggest thinking about them in terms of which ones will promote balanced health.  You have a choice as to if you want to create your health or work against your health. …

How to Reduce Inflammation

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A few recent posts ago, inflammation was discussed as a source of pain.  The good news is, there are ways you can reduce and prevent inflammation from occurring, to help modulate, reduce, and prevent pain.  Important to know is that systemic inflammation is not only pain generating, but also a main contributor to all chronic disease.  So by implementing the …

ACHOO!!…Pardon my allergies

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  Allergy season is here, in a very unwelcome way.  One of the most difficult things for allergen sufferers is that they want to get outdoors as the weather gets warmer and the sun comes out, but they know they will have the immediate or delayed consequences of sneezing, runny nose, itchy or dry eyes, or exacerbated sinus problems. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/seasonal …

Aging is not equivalent to pain

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A lot of people seem to think that getting older just means they will have more physical pain.  While it is highly common with age to develop some arthritic joint changes and pain, you do have some control over this.  It does take some thinking though, because if you continue to do what you’ve always done, you will get more …

Why NOT to sit on it

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It is now said that sitting is the new smoking. Most people spend a majority of the day seated in the same or different chairs and positions. This is why it is so important to get out and be physically active. Sitting puts enormous strain on not just your low back, but your hips, middle back, neck, legs and shoulders.  Specifically, it …

Welcome Spring!

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For all of you who are making the most of the warmer spring days and longer hours of daylight, this is for you.  If you were more sedentary through the winter, make sure you start out slow with activity to prevent any injuries.  Here are some additional tips to get you on the right track for Spring health: Take the …

What is the Human Microbiome?

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Did you know that your microbiome weighs about 3 lbs!  That is amazing to me.  The microbiome is made of all the micro-organisms in your body, good and bad.  This is weight you don’t want to lose. To get a better idea of what the microbiome is and how it can benefit you, watch this video, The Invisible Universe of the …

Learn more about your FOAM ROLLER

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Using a foam roller is like giving yourself a deep tissue massage. Some people make it look easy, and it can be, with good form and core strength.  However it is possible to create more problems. The goal of using one is to reduce muscle and fascia tension, reduce pain, and improve joint and muscle functioning. Read more about some tips …