Exercise

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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Exercise May Fight Cancer

The list of benefits from exercise seems to grow every day. Recently, a study out of Denmark, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that exercise may fight cancer. While it may seem intuitive that the improved health that comes along with exercise may help to prevent cancer, researchers have grappled with the notion that in [...]

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“Choosing Wisely” in Physical Therapy – Exercise for Older Adults

Recently, the American Physical Therapy Association released their “ Choosing Wisely ” recommendations for patients and physicians regarding Physical Therapy treatment. As I discussed in an earlier post this year, the “ Choosing Wisely ” initiative was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine in an effort to fuel discussion about the rising cost of [...]

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How can Craniosacral Therapy help those with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a sideways curvature of the spine” – can be responsible for a broad spectrum of physical complaints, ranging from mild backaches to disabling pain and limited tolerance for physical activity. While many successful treatment options are available that improve dysfunctional curves of the spine, including bracing and [...]

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Study shows yoga can help improve pelvic floor strength and decrease urinary incontinence

According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, a study published on April 25, 2014 in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society) reports that a yoga training program, designed to improve pelvic health, can help women gain more control over their urination and avoid [...]

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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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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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Craniosacral therapy helps a trapeze artist reach new heights.

Last month, I worked with a young woman who recently took up the art of trapeze. Very fit and active to begin with, she was surprised to find how physically demanding this new activity was, especially on her core and low back.  Performing beautiful, well-timed and fluid motions while suspended from her hands, knees or [...]

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