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Saving Your Back While Shoveling (Sponsored by River Valley Chiropractic)

One com­mon cause of back injuries dur­ing the win­ter is snow removal. The wrong body mechan­ics while shov­el­ing snow can put stress on the lower back and lead to a painful mus­cle strain, or more seri­ous back injuries, such as a her­ni­ated disc. A few tips can help you avoid back injuries dur­ing the snowy […]

 

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Want To Try PiYo

What is PiYo and why is every­one talk­ing about it? PiYo (or Yogalates) is a type of exer­cise that is a blend of Pilates and Yoga. The Pilates part strength­ens and tones the body, while the Yoga part pro­motes mind­ful­ness and relax­ation. As such, PiYo pro­vides a total mind-body work­out. Come try PiYo, with me, for […]

 

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Finding Peace of Mind

Con­tem­po­rary life is a rush of chaotic, dis­parate events that push and pull us to and fro and causes much dis­tress. Many peo­ple are seek­ing a way to quiet down their minds, bring­ing much-needed peace to their day-to-day exis­tences. Peace of mind is one of the most sought-after com­modi­ties in mod­ern soci­ety. While peace of […]

 

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Why Do I Workout

  Let’s be hon­est.  I don’t look like this when I exer­cise.  First, I turn bright red.  Not reg­u­lar red…seriously, boiled lob­ster, “is that woman hav­ing a stroke” bright red.  Sec­ond, I sweat…a lot!  It drips off my nose.  It runs down my back.  Even my knees get sweaty.  But the truth is, I don’t […]

 

 

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How Well Are You Sleeping

How well do you sleep?  Me?  Not so great.  I’ve never been a very good sleeper (just ask my mom.) As we get older it seems we crave sleep more and more, but find our­selves toss­ing and turn­ing for any num­ber of rea­sons. This incred­i­ble app uses the accelerom­e­ter in your iPhone to track your […]