When you woke up this morning did you feel groggy or did you feel rested? Do your clothes fit the way they did when you bought them? Do you dread a flight of stairs? Maybe it is your knees, ankles, low back or memory reminding you that you are not a teenager anymore. Before you decide your age is to blame consider the following: Feeling out of breathe is not because of old age. Struggling to find clothes in your closet that fit is not because of old age. Forgetting appointments or where … [Read more...] about Stop Blaming Old
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The health of your brain, body and mood is dependent on the health of your spine! Neurology and structure are the bookends of fitness, allowing for optimal endurance, strength and flexibility.1 Alignment and Overall Health Certified PMA Pilates Instructor and owner, Deb Mandeville-Bowen, of Bend Pilates in Bend, Oregon says, “Pilates increases flexibility, strength, balance, lung capacity, endurance, bone density and energy while developing body awareness.” A research study on Pilates also … [Read more...] about Pilates, Balance and Chiropractic
We believe that everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life. This includes you! This is the Health Care Philosophy of The 100 Year Lifestyle: 1. Innate Intelligence You have within you an innate intelligence. Present from the moment you were conceived, this intelligence guides the processes in your body that turn food into cells, eliminates waste products, coordinates muscle contraction and communicates … [Read more...] about What is Your Health Care Philosophy?
Breaking Fake News: Maggots Kill Elephants “We now have conclusive evidence that maggots kill elephants. After 10 years of extensive study and evaluating the carcasses of dead elephants in Africa and India, we have found that maggots are the number one killer of elephants. Researchers have accumulated over 1,000 images showing tiny maggots covering dead elephant bodies, eating their once gigantic structure down to the bone. We must, in all good conscience, eliminate maggots or elephants … [Read more...] about Maggots Kill Elephants
Your spine is the structural support system of your body. At any age - child, teenager, adult or senior - how your spine supports you can be seen in your posture. Posture reveals weaknesses that can progressively worsen under the stresses of daily life as you grow and age. Because your structure, spine and nervous system are the lifeline of health and energy to all the vital organs of your body, it is important to pay attention to your posture before pursuing prescription medications or over … [Read more...] about Posture, Growth and Healthy Emotions
The difference between being on a personal fitness program and going to a cardiac rehabilitation session is quite simply ‘timing.’ Personal fitness is a key element to keeping yourself healthy and living your 100 Year Lifestyle. Cardiac rehab happens after you have had a heart attack. Otherwise, the procedures of each are similar. Many people who are into personal fitness wear a heart monitor to track their results. During cardiac rehab, the cardiac specialists hook you up to a more … [Read more...] about Personal Fitness or Cardiac Rehab
Every pregnant woman wants to bring a healthy and vibrant child into this world. Making healthy choices during pregnancy is a critical component to handling the physical, mental and emotional demands of pregnancy while ensuring a safe birth and long, vitalistic life for both you and your baby. Women’s bodies were innately designed to give birth. When pregnant the hormone Relaxin is produced to relax the muscles, ligaments and tendons to accommodate for the growing baby. As a woman approaches … [Read more...] about Pregnancy, Posture & Fitness
People who are 100 years old are jumping out of airplanes, running races and traveling the world while other people in their 70s, 80s and 90s are suffering and in assisted living centers and nursing homes. Quality of life, activity level and energy have nothing to do with age. Imagine what your life at 100 would look like based off of your current lifestyle choices. Do you get excited or scared? As centenarians, 100 year old people, are proving, how you age is largely dependent on the … [Read more...] about What’s Age Got to Do With It?
Major storms and extreme weather seem to be hitting at an accelerated rate. For those in the path of a hurricane or in a flood zone—or for anyone dealing with the anxiety and hardship of evacuation or relocation—these events can have a variety of negative impacts on health. In terms of your well-being, the stress you may feel from environmental disruptions can be debilitating. Traumatic stress and even PTSD sometimes occur in people who face natural disasters, but any victim of environmental … [Read more...] about Environmental Stress and You
Spring is just around the corner. Do you have the nerve for it? The sunshine and warmer weather can be strong motivators for people to go outside and play. They bring the benefits of natural Vitamin D, fresh air, longer days and the potential to do more. It can also offer changes to your fitness routine as you become more active. As your energy and activity levels rise, your nervous system will be tested in many new ways. Gardening, walking, running, bike riding, organized sports and … [Read more...] about Put More Spring In Your Step