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
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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
Do you know someone that woke up with an injury or illness and attributed it to sleeping? It is not uncommon to hear people say something like, 'I just woke up with it.' While sleeping in awkward positions may trigger aches and pains in the morning, there are usually underlying conditions that are the cause of the problem. Jacob Riis, esteemed reporter and colleague of Theodore Roosevelt once said, "look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much … [Read more...] about I Just Woke Up With It
Explaining unexplainable health problems may be simpler than expected, especially when you consider how many times young children fall every day? Think about how often people consume unhealthy foods, drinks, over the counter and prescription drugs. How much stress are we under at work and at home? It is irrational to think that you can eliminate the cause of a problem by temporarily covering up the symptom with drugs. Let's start with falls as an example. According to Introduction to Infant … [Read more...] about Explaining Unexplainable Health Problems
Isn’t it time you stop chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems down the road. When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. Bacteria thrive in a climate that is 98.6 degrees so your body’s Innate Intelligence raises your … [Read more...] about Stop Chasing Symptoms