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Smile Your Stress Away

Never underestimate the power of a smile. Whether it is genuine or imitated, producing a smile recruits muscles around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, which tells the brain the body is experiencing happy and positive emotions. Research on this phenomenon … Continue reading

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Preventing Postural Problems

Habitual sitting leads to changes in postural alignment. If these issues are not addressed, chronic pain and injury can ensue. Assess alignment and identify potential postural problems that stem from sitting with these checkpoints and diagram. Neck – Forward head posture … Continue reading

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Myths About Strength Training

Low-intensity exercise burns more fat than strength training. Although low-intensity exercises like running or cycling uses fat to fuel muscle activity during workouts, full-body strength training stimulates the increase of lean muscle, which burns calories even when the body is … Continue reading

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Head into the New Year with “SMART” Goals

Goal setting is an important part of any lifestyle change. It is important when setting goals to make them “SMART” goals – shorter milestones that can help you on the way to achieve your overall long-term goals! “SMART” goals should be: Specific – … Continue reading

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De-Stress During the Holidays with Aromatherapy

Stress plagues many of us throughout the year and can cause mental, emotional, and physical symptoms like irritability, heart palpitations, sluggishness, and headaches. The holidays can be an especially stressful time, but you can dissolve your tension and anxiety with … Continue reading

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How to Prevent “Overstuffing”

There is no denying that many folks look forward to an extravagant feast on Thanksgiving. Although this may sound like a recipe for overindulging in high-calorie foods, it is still possible to enjoy all the best foods without going overboard! … Continue reading

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Gratitude Attitude

grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Cultivating gratitude can increase well-being and happiness and lead to greater energy, optimism, and empathy. Try implementing these three practices to develop a … Continue reading

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