July 3, 2019

Summer, Sandals, and Smiles Right?  Unless your sandal choice promotes poor foot mechanics and inefficient movement which can lead to foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back pain or worsen the pain you already cope with due to arthritis and/or injuries.  This is important for...

October 16, 2016

Whether you're neck, hip, feet, hand and back muscles are tight and sore from your daily duties at work, in the garden, lifting children, or the myriad of activities you do daily; self-myofascial release followed by stretching can drastically improve how your body feel...

September 23, 2015

1. MyCalmBeat App created by

I love this app!  Wherever you may be with your phone, click this app to practice slow, deep breathing.  You can adjust the number of breaths per minute as you improve as well as the amount of time you practice.  Availab...

July 29, 2015

We grew up doing sit-ups in gym and for sport conditioning to improve our abdominal strength and endurance.  Through the years, studies and spine experts, such as Dr. Stuart McGill, have shown us safer and more effective ways of training the core.  The core musculature...

May 12, 2015

Doing sit-ups actually involves motions that lead to undue stress on the spine predisposing the spine to bulging and herniated discs. Fitballs, medicine balls, bands, and a variety of body weight exercises such as planks will strengthen your core, protect your spine, a...

May 7, 2015

Watching this 90 second video summarizing a study conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL will convince you to eat organic for your and your children's health.

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