The Science (and Joy) of Stretching

The Science (and Joy) of Stretching

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  “It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a super inducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.” ~ Thomas Henry Huxley Ask different scientists or physicians, and they will not all agree on what is the most limiting factor for flexibility and what you …

Create your own natural first-aid kit

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Arnica, Bromelain & Goldenseal – nature heals…and it’s easy to create a collection of alternative first aid remedies. No matter how conscientious and careful we may be, sometimes we get hurt. In some cases or emergencies, conventional medical treatment is necessary. However, many first-aid injuries can be treated with natural remedies that may be even more appealing since they support …

If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated! How much is not enough?

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Summer lavender lemonade? Yes please! Have a sip, and test yourself – do you know the signs of dehydration? You probably know in theory that when the temperatures kick up and you become more active in the summer, you should make an effort to stay hydrated. But how much liquid is necessary? How do you actually know if you, or …

Summer Bummers

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How to prevent BBQs, flip-flops and trampolines from ruining summertime playtime with unnecessary injuries. Summer should be all about fun. But, according to the Center for Disease Control, more than 29 million people are treated in the ER for injuries every year, and summertime is by far the busiest hospital season. Almost half of all unintentional injury-related deaths in the …

Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

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  Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that seeks to access structural layers of muscles and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding the muscles). The slow, concentrated strokes focus on releasing chronic muscle tension and adhesions (knots) in these layers that lie far below the surface of the body. The term ‘deep tissue’ encompasses different styles of massage …

Natural Remedies for Common Hush-Hush Ailments (for Men)

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Go Deep – doing a colon or liver cleanse is like getting your transmission flushed. Is it 30,000 miles yet? Sometimes it’s embarrassing, and we don’t like to discuss it in public, but trust us, you’re not alone. Many men are affected by these common quandaries at some point in their lives: athletes foot, jock itch, bad breath or temporary …

Yoga and Running

Yoga and Running: The Perfect Match

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  “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy At first glance, running and yoga might not seem to go hand in hand. But actually, they are a perfect match. Yoga can help to alleviate the sore backs, knees, hips, …

Natural Recipes for Sunscreen this Summer

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Coconut oil may be the most popular to use as a natural sunscreen, but red raspberry + carrot seed oil can offer even better protection! According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), approximately 75% of commercial sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that are directly linked to cancer and are known to disrupt hormones. You might want to think twice about what …