Tag Archives: flexibility

Elevate your sport performance

October 16, 2012

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by Laurie Breeden —  In sports competitions, having the edge means winning. Integrated Movement eXercize (IM=X) is a cross-training system that integrates resistance and cardiovascular training into Pilates moves, and can help you win. It is designed to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone while strengthening the spine and abdominal core. The regimen complements traditional […]

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The importance of warming up and cooling down

September 27, 2012

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by Scott White —  Like any machine, the body needs to get ready for use. Before you race a car, you rev the engine and warm it up enough so that it performs at its best. Similarly, our bodies need warming up before any major physical exertion, be it work around the house/office, athletic events […]

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Repetitive stress relief

September 6, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  We live in a fast-paced and demanding world. Whether we are making phone calls and handling appointments on the way to work, or text messaging throughout the day and sending e-mail late into the night, many of us seem to always be on the go. The overuse of our bodies to […]

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Rolfing® creates change

August 27, 2012

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by D.J. Cross —  In the 1960s, Dr. Ida P. Rolf said, “If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with yourself and Earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Rolfing Structural Integration.” Contrary to popular […]

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Relieve stress with massage in the workplace

March 5, 2012

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by Nina Laveson —  “Stress in the workplace has been labeled the number one health problem in the United States, with costs to American industry estimated at billions of dollars,” said Dr. Paul J. Rosch, a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at New York Medical College and president of The American Institute of Stress […]

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Rolfing® is the answer — no matter your age

March 1, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  As we grow older, we tend to restrict our activities; our lives slow down. We sit at our computers, perform a repetitive job or play one sport (golf, for example). Usually, we forget to stretch. One day, our joints do not move as well as they did; we have lost our […]

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Stretching and strengthening your fibromyalgia away

March 1, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions today. Once believed to affect 2 to 4 percent of the population, that estimate has climbed in recent years. Chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body for more than three months is the leading definition of the illness, […]

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Take time to stretch

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  As we age, our muscles tighten and the range of motion in our joints decreases. This can impact even the most active lifestyles and hinder normal day-to-day activities. Tasks that used to be simple, like zipping up a dress or reaching for a can on the top shelf, may become […]

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Tai chi engages mind and body

February 25, 2012

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by Jana Stolins —  “There was a sense of stillness and meditative gracefulness about it,” said Dr. Bruce McFarlane, a retired family physician, as he described what first attracted him 17 years ago to the ancient Chinese tradition of set movements known as tai chi. He soon learned to achieve a calm fluidity, which requires […]

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