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 out 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 and do what you dreamed of when the cold kept you indoors. As your energy and activity level rises, your nervous system will be tested in many new ways. Gardening, … [Read more...] about The Nerve of Spring
Health Care 100
Every day we turn on the television or read an article online to find out there is a new treatment for our condition. The list of treatments that temporarily alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms we are feeling such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, stomach aches, fever, skin rashes, etc. is endless. While these treatments may help us feel better in the moment, all too often the symptoms return right after the treatment is stopped. Many people are told they must take a medication forever, … [Read more...] about Treating Symptoms and Conditions
A healthy spine and nervous system is the foundation of flexibility. For some, just getting to the gym constitutes going past their comfort zone. For many, participating in circus gymnastics has become an accessible and exciting way for them to get physical, build skills and enjoy the excitement of moving the body. Instead of the usual cardio and weight-lifting, most of these gymnastics focus on specific awareness of the body along with the strength to isolate these specific areas in … [Read more...] about The Foundation of Flexibility
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
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
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?
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