Sickness and Excercise: When is it time for a break?

It is widely believed that exercising when you feel sick can not only make you feel better but may help you heal. According to blog Healthuni, if you follow the “neck rule” exercise can be OK. The “neck rule” argues that if you have any symptoms above the neck it is safe to continue with your regular exercise. That means stuffy noses, headaches,… Read more »

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to fill yourself up “on the go” while not giving-in to fast food. We love smoothies that do more than just eliminate hunger! Check out this awesome recipe that boasts anti-inflammatory benefits: Ingredients 1/2 C Coconut Flesh 1 C Frozen Cherries 6-8 Basil Leaves 1-2 C Coconut Water or Water… Read more »

Benefits of Pilates

Exercise plays a large part in maintaining well-rounded health. Pilates, a low intensity work-out method that involves stretching, provides a wealth of benefits to your muscles. Here are a few of the amazing benefits that Pilates has to offer: Pilates focuses on the core, which results in stronger abdominal and spinal muscles. Pilates workouts result in toned… Read more »

Big Bags Aren’t Always Better!

The bigger the bag, the bigger the problems! While we use our backpacks, briefcases, and purses to store important items, it is crucial to not overload ourselves with unnecessary weight. Here are a few problems that can result from toting a heavy bag: Increase risk of developing  scoliosis or kyphosis Tension headaches resulting from constant pressure… Read more »

5 Benefits of Stretching

Many of us have incredibly busy lives and find it difficult to make time for exercise. The stresses of life can bog us down, making our muscles sore and stiff. While we encourage daily exercise, putting aside a few moments for stretching is also be beneficial. Take a look at a few ways that stretching can… Read more »

Simple Lower Back Exercises for Better Mobility

Lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year, and is the most common reason people are missing from the workplace. It can be caused by a number of things such as complicated structure of bones, strained muscles, poor posture, obesity, or even psychological stress. Try out some of these simple exercises, and regain mobility… Read more »

Preventing Pain: Simple Ways to Avoid Back Troubles

We write many blogs on how to alleviate back pain but have yet to provide a preventative piece. Taking the proper steps to protect your back is an excellent way to stay on top of your health. Check out these habits that help maintain a healthy spine: Get Those Bones Movin’ Having a regular pattern… Read more »

Vitamin D: The Sunlight Vitamin

Exposure to natural sunlight encourages our bodies to produce a very important mood-boosting vitamin that is essential for a healthy lifestyle- vitamin D. It has an incredible effect on mood and happiness, and lack of this precious vitamin can spike the risk of developing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Why is Vitamin D so Important? When a person… Read more »

Common Headache Triggers

All too often, headaches intrude on our lives suddenly and unexpectedly causing terrible pain and crippling us for hours. Could it be possible you are doing something to invite an accidental headache? Check out these surprising triggers: Weight Research has shown that women with a BMI of 30 or more have a 35% higher chance of getting… Read more »

Ways to Improve Blood Circulation

The circulatory system is responsible for delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the cells of your body. All too often bad habits inhibit the job of this necessary process. High cholesterol, hypertension, and varicose veins are a few of the signs of results of having poor blood circulation. Check out these ways to better your health… Read more »