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Health Benefits of Adaptogen Herbs and Supplements: Adapt-tastic!

Have you ever heard of adaptogen herbs? Wonder what they are and how they can potentially help you? You’re familiar with many herbs for their cooking benefits, but there are many herbs that have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. This guest post will help you understand how a little dapt’ll do ya!

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Stumbling Blocks are not Walls: Setting New Fitness Challenges After Surgery

On July 20 I had foot surgery. Now I am in training to walk a half- marathon in mid-October. Am I realistic, foolish, too old or a role model for women who want to be active? Can the mind and the matter cooperate on this adventure?

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Spark Your Brain with Exercise

4 Tips from brain and exercise expert, Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: Use exercise to “youthen” (aka anti-age); Play more; Challenge yourself daily; and Get IMMEDIATE results of a certain kind when you engage in aerobic workouts. So if you want to get smarter, younger, and stronger in brain and body, read today’s post.

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Back Stretches: Wrong and Right Way Tips

Have lower back tightness? Need to stretch your lumbar region?
Don’t become the Hunchback of Notre Fame by making the most common back stretch mistake, which is ….

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End of Summer Trip to Rancho la Puerta

We went to Rancho la Puerta spa in Tecate, Mexico to hear Dr. John Ratey speak about his book “Spark.” We also hiked, relaxed, made new friends, laughed, goofed off, had a cranio-sacral treatment and ate organic, delicious, vegetarian food. Such a lost weekend!!!!!

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How Yoga Can Help Your Mind

While we’re away, our guest post expert is at play: Welcome Phil Tucker who shares ho yoga can lower your stress levels, help you achieve clarity, mental well being, and consequently enjoy life more. Doesn’t that sound good? Read, then relax into the corpse pose. Aaaaahhhhh

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Finding Neutral Spine

Neutral spine – that natural and ideal position where your spine maintains its natural curvature and the pelvis is not at war with you. How do you find neutral spine whether standing or lying? Tip the bucket; check the clock; read our post; and view our video. Or suffer from flat back or hunched back syndrome.

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Bicep Curls: Wrong & Right Way

Hip helper, wrist helper, hamburger helper are all ways to make a bicep curl seem easier, but that are wrong! Well, maybe not hamburgers. If you want to know the wrong and right way to perform a bicep curl, just click-a-trick this link.

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Fire those bad habits

4 Stages to Healthier Habits

Do you have a health habit you want to improve? There are 4 stages of behavior change. Yup, only 4 and you can count them on the hand that isn’t holding a cigarette, remote control, or cream puff. Want to know what they are?

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One-Legged Workout

As some of you may know, I had surgery on my foot last week. At my post-op visit, the doc used the word “horrific” to describe my big toe joint (bone spurs, zero cartilage, bone-on-bone) when he got in there during the surgery. But he didn’t say I couldn’t work out the other parts of my body! Read to discover just a few of the exercises that can still be safely done…

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