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Foam Rollers: They Hurt So Good

Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!

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Cardio is Dead; Long Live Cardio

Is cardio really “dead?” Or are we going to be soon if we stop doing aerobic exercise and drop even more activity from our lives? For years we’ve been told to work out aerobically 5-6 days per week. Now we’re told to forego it. What fitness tips should we follow and what is hype we can safely ignore? How can you know what actions to take (aside from reading our blog and sending us your questions to address)?

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Challenge Yourself to a Healthier You

Summer is officially over, the new school year has begun, and the lovely outdoor weather of Fall beckons. A perfect time to set yourself up for a fitness challenge.

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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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