The Truth About Stretching

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Does it help or hurt? Should you do it before or after a workout? Experts sort through the many mixed messages.The benefits of a regular exercise routine are undisputed. But how to start that routine — literally what to do first — is far less clear. Should you stretch before you exercise? From Zumba instructors […]

Got Sit Bone Pain?

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I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At that time Patricia had recently “pulled a hamstring”. Her major symptom was pain at her sit bone (ischial tuberosity) when folding forward, secondary was that it would also hurt when sitting for long periods, especially […]

Loving your Liver

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The premise behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that we have energy in our body called “Qi”. TCM believes that every organ has its own Qi Energy. The organ/qi that is associated with the spring is the Liver. Since spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change, it is a good time to […]

American College of Sports Updated Medicine Physical Activity Guidelines

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As of July 2011, ACSM has released new recommendations on the quantity and quality of exercise. Changes are listed below but a notable addition is neuromotor exercise (sometimes called functional fitness training) which focuses on improving and maintaining motor skills like balance, coordination, gait, and agility. According to ACSM, neuromotorexercise can be especially beneficial for […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 6 – 30-Minute Tension Release Hip Openers

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Find yourself stiff? Is it hard to get up from your chair or the ground? Today on day 6 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge, we are bringing you a 30 minute practice of hip openers to allow your body to flow and move more easily. You may be sore tomorrow, but if you keep […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 4 – 30-Minutes Aligning and Refining Practice Standing Poses

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Today we are on day 4 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge! How are you doing so far? Today’s practice is 30 minutes, perfect for a good workout that you can surely fit into your busy schedule. These poses are designed to give you a good stretch, align your body, and strengthen your muscles for […]

What’s For Fitness? Tip #21 Get Up And Get Moving (In Bed)! Your 5 Minute Wake-Up Workout!

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Good Morning Wake-Up Routine: Guaranteed to Energize Your Body, Mind  & Spirit For A Joyful And Productive Day Ahead! Your alarm goes off. Ugh! You’ve hit the snooze button and buried yourself under pillows and other soft comforts, contemplating the inevitable reality that you have to leave this womb. But – you promised yourself that you’d […]