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Guest post! Are Your Health Goals Overwhelming You? Here’s How to Take the Stress Out of Your Fitness Resolution

by Paige Johnson of LearnFit.org Photo courtesy of Pixabay by Skeeze Would you like a year with less doctors visits? With fewer asthma attacks? With the ability to keep up with your children (or grandchildren)? If these are goals for your life, consider making health and wellness a priority this year. If you’re [...]

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Opioids come under scrutiny by the CDC

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines related to the prescription of highly addictive pain medications, called opioids. These drugs – including Vicodin and OxyContin – are responsible for 40 deaths from overdose each day in the United States. The guidelines are intended to equip doctors to make better choices about type and [...]

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The “Choosing Wisely” program – Empower yourself with information.

The American Board of Internal Medicine has launched a new educational initiative called "Choosing Wisely," in an effort to open a dialogue about the rising cost of health care, empower patients, and minimize unnecessary and ineffective medical treatment. From the ABIM Foundation website: Choosing Wisely ® aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping [...]

Exercise: It’s never too late, and every little bit helps.

A new study, which will be released in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows that even one hour per week of moderate or vigorous activity in those middle-aged or older can help to prevent major chronic disease, memory loss and physical disability. "Exercise" was defined very broadly by the researchers, including [...]

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Craniosacral Therapy and Yoga in the news.

Here's an interesting clip from an interview with the CEO of Aetna health insurance. In it, he discusses utilizing Craniosacral Therapy and yoga to manage severe pain from a ski accident. You can watch the clip here: Aetna interview on MSNBC

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What is a “release” in the context of Craniosacral Therapy?

Simply stated, Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle hands-on treatment approach allows tensions deep in the central nervous system to release, so that it can function optimally. By doing this, it also helps every other system in the body relax and self-correct as needed. When doing Craniosacral work, a therapist may note to themselves, or [...]

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Pump up your brain.

We all know how important exercise is for our bodies - it keeps us strong and flexible, keeps our hearts and lungs healthy, and is a great reliever of stress. But did you know it can also increase the size of your brain, and prevent degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease? In a recent study [...]

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Anger in the hips, and other “energy cysts.”

Several years ago, when I was going through a Yoga teacher training program, my instructor said, "Occasionally you may notice a student in your class become emotional when doing a hip-opening pose. We tend to hold emotions like sadness and anger in our hips, which can be released through some yoga poses." At the time, [...]

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Be smart about drug side effects.

In the last few weeks, several of my clients have reported adverse and uncomfortable experiences related to prescription medication. When digging a bit deeper in to their stories, I found that these experiences could potentially have been avoided. Two of these cases in particular illustrated very clearly how important it is that we educate ourselves [...]

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