Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Oct 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

In their newly released book “Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors” the authors provide a practical well thought out approach to restore strength, flexibility, and quality of life. Both authors, Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo are Occupational Therapists and Certified Pilates Instructors. In addition Ann Marie is a breast cancer survivor, a yoga and tai chi instructor and Reiki Master. Naomi is also a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Certified Hand Therapist. Why Pilates for Breast Cancer? According to the authors one of Joseph...

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Enhancing Movement and Stability with Your Eyes

Jul 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Enhancing Movement and Stability with Your Eyes

I recently attended the fabulous Wanderlust Festival in Stratton Vermont. At the end of a class the instructor encourage us to take the peacefulness we’d just cultivated out into the festival. Specifically he advised to be selective at what we chose to look at and to resist the urge to see everything. As our eyes dart around, so too does our mind. To stay peaceful and centered keep a calm and steady gaze. In yoga practice we use drishti, a visual fixation or gaze point to enhance the steadiness of our postures. When on a boat, we look to...

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Fitness for Real Life

May 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Fitness for Real Life

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING- You’ve probably heard the buzz word “Functional Training” for a few years now, but do you know how to incorporate functional training into your fitness routine and why it’s so important? As the weather warms up (finally!) we head outside to get our yards cleaned up and garden planted or maybe you’re dusting off your golf clubs and tennis rackets. With some sensible conditioning using the principles of functional training you’ll be ready for the digging, lifting, bending, squatting and rotating, plus...

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5 Heart Health Boosting Exercises

Feb 11, 2014 | 0 comments

5 Heart Health Boosting Exercises

It’s a well proven fact that cardiovascular exercise is the key to improving the health of your heart. Many types of exercise will get your heart pumping and provide great heart boosting benefits. These 5 great exercises will boost your heart health, plus find out the surprise bonus that has nothing to do with exercise.

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A Pain in the Neck!

Nov 21, 2013 | 0 comments

A Pain in the Neck!

Find out what to do about your nagging neck pain -- you just might have an overuse syndrome known as "Text Neck"

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5 Ways to Avoid Weak Brittle Bones

Oct 29, 2013 | 0 comments

5 Ways to Avoid Weak Brittle Bones

If you think weak and brittle bones are only for the elderly or people with bad genetics –think again! As soon as you blow out the candles on your 30th birthday cake your bone mass starts slowly decreasing. Bone loss is easy to ignore because it's sneaky and silent. Then for us women, around 50 and amid the hot flashes -it attacks with a vengeance! But whether you are still approaching or have already past the half century mark you can take action NOW to avoid a future of brittle bones and debilitating fractures from Osteoporosis. 1 out of 3 women over 50 will have a painful fracture due to osteoporosis –Will you be one of them?

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4 Steps to Reboot Your Fitness

Sep 9, 2013 | 0 comments

4 Steps to Reboot Your Fitness

September always signals a fresh start, return to routines and re-setting goals for the remainder of the year. It's the perfect time to reboot your fitness routine. Learn 4 tips sure to get you back in action and motivated to stick to your fitness regime.

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5 Ways to Add the Fun Factor to Fitness

Jul 26, 2013 | 0 comments

5 Ways to Add the Fun Factor to Fitness

Are you ready to Bust out of Boredom and mix up your fitness regime?  Summer time is a great time to mix it up, challenge yourself and add the fun factor.  If you’re feeling unmotivated by your exercise routine try these 5 tips for making it …well, less routine. 1. Make a Splash!  There are so many options when it comes to exercising in the water.  Not only is working out int the water gentle on your joints, it’s great for toning your muscles too.  Go for a swim in a pool, lake or the ocean.  Do a water aerobics class...

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5 Best Wrist Strengthening Exercises

Jun 26, 2013 | 0 comments

One part of the body that gets overlooked for exercising is the wrist. When it comes to strengthening the arm, people are more focused on the biceps, triceps and forearms. Exercising your wrist has lots of benefits, including strengthening your grip and forearms, as well as helping to prevent injuries, and these exercises listed below can be done in the convenience of the home or office. Let’s take a look at five wrist strengthening exercises. The only equipment you’ll need is free weights, curl bar, and a small exercise ball or gel...

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7 Tips to Avoid Tendonitis

Jun 19, 2013 | 2 comments

7 Tips to Avoid Tendonitis

‘Weekend warriors’, people that exercise hard only on the weekends, are prone to tendonitis. But so are people that jump into their tennis and golf games in the spring or summer after a winter off or engage in an overly rigorous weight lifting routine. The key to treating tendonitis effectively and easily is to catch it early!

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