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Benefits of Bikram Hot Yoga and What You Need

By | January 19th, 2017|Inspiration, Yoga|

Guest article on Bikram yoga (aka hot yoga) written by Yoga and Fitness Instructor Emily Brathen. Done in a room with a temperature of 104 degrees and 40% humidity, hot yoga or Bikram yoga as it’s popularly known is practiced for 90 minutes and consist of serious postures including 2 breathing sessions. It’s not only beneficial [...]

How Being a ‘Couch Potato’ Can Be Linked to Increased Anxiety Risks

By | January 11th, 2017|Anxiety, Eating Clean, Exercise Habits, Guest Bloggers, Healthy Living|

Live Well Guest Blog Post by Sarah Biel Not many people are aware that being a couch potato can alter the structure of the brain and the shape of neurons which potentially causes damage to the heart and can be detrimental to your mental health.  Several studies have been carried out on links between sedentary [...]

Health Benefits of Strength Training

By | November 23rd, 2016|Exercise, Fitness, Strength Training|

Guest Blog Post by Fitness Professional Patrick Lenhoff Strength training is very beneficial to many people because it offers quite a bit of protection from a variety of ailments, and it helps to keep a person healthy. When people complete workouts, they can increase their body’s immune system to ward off diseases and colds. There [...]

How to Develop Morning Exercise Habit

By | November 19th, 2016|Exercise, Exercise Habits, Fitness|

Guest Blog Post by Ultra Marathoner Dan Chabert I don't think I've ever known someone who has complained about having too much time on her (or his) hands. Practically everyone I know leads a life that is filled to the brim with obligations related to career and family, if not also so much more. It's not surprising [...]

Lack of Physical Activity as Dangerous as Smoking

By | November 10th, 2016|Exercise, Lifestyle Habits, Physical Inactivity, Sedentary Lifestyle|

Guest Blog Post by Health & Fitness Expert Margaux Diaz According to the CDC, 80% of American adults don’t meet recommended exercise guidelines or more precisely, only one in five people meet both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise recommendations. Even without official reports, it’s safe to see that most people aren’t overly active nowadays. Somehow, comfortable [...]

EASY LOW IMPACT CARDIO EXERCISES FOR EASING BACK PAIN

By | November 7th, 2016|Back Pain, Cardio Exercises, Pain Relief|

Guest Blog Post by Fitness Blogger Kelly Joyner Lower back pains can significantly withhold you to minimum normal daily activities and for some, even prevent them from undertaking their normal exercise routines. Nonetheless, even though backrest is important, to prevent further loss of strength and stiffness it is important you do any type of activity. [...]

Tips on Choosing the Perfect First Massage

By | October 31st, 2016|Massage Therapy, Pain Relief, Percussion Massager, Percussive Massage, Personal Massager, Relaxation|

By Guest Health Blogger Tina B. Connors Planning to get a professional massage for the first time in your life? If yes, then one of the most pressing questions on your mind right now would be, “what type of massage should I go for?” When you are looking for a massage therapy, you find a [...]

Best of Both Worlds: Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

By | October 25th, 2016|Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Pain Relief, Percussive Massage|

Guest Blog Post by Jenny Morris Chiropractic treatment and massage therapy work hand-in-hand when it comes to pain management. Combining these two different yet closely related approaches can speed up recovery of sore muscles as well as other medical ailments. Recent polls actually show people use both massage and chiropractic therapy to treat back pain, [...]

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need a Day?

By | October 17th, 2016|Exercise, Fitness, Walking|

Guest Blog Post by Fitness Blogger Annabelle Smyth In many ways, exercise is the panacea for several physical ailments, illnesses, and conditions. Your doctor would likely be the first to tell you that by incorporating regular exercise into your routine, you can prevent several chronic illnesses and lessen the effects of several others. But how [...]

Self-Myofascial Release Tips for Easing Muscle Pain and Tightness.

By | October 11th, 2016|Fitness Bloggers, Muscle Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, MyoFascial Pain, MyoFascial Release, Percussive Massager|

Do you suffer from myofascial muscle pain, soreness or muscle tightness? Self-myofascial release can help! "Whether you’re an athlete pushing your limits or a desk jockey, give it some time and a musculoskeletal injury will occur sooner or later. It can come from developing a faulty movement pattern when you walk, run, do housework or [...]