Tag Archives: Physical exercise

Lose Weight with a Good Night’s Sleep – Ten Tips for Sweet Slumber

From premature aging to a compromised immune system, the side-effects of sleepless nights can add up, according to Barbara Harris, editor-in-chief of Shape magazine and author of Shape Your Life: 4 Weeks To A Better Body — And A Better … Continue reading

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The Lactic Acid Debate – somatic research

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True or false: massage after exercise assists in the removal of lactic acid. Answer: false. The research overwhelming refutes this commonly held and frequently exclaimed belief. The lactic acid debate has raged for a century, and for the past two … Continue reading

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Exercise Do’s and Don’ts When Feeling Ill – How to Help–Not Hinder–the Healing Process

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Most people get hit with allergies, colds and other minor ailments throughout the year, and when they do, the issue of exercise often arises. Should you skip exercise altogether until the bout passes? Or should you tell your trainer you … Continue reading

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Moving Through Life Toward Health

We’re busier than ever with longer workdays, less leisure time, shorter lunch hours, longer commutes, and more demands than ever before. We may even be in a job that doesn’t fulfill us, yet we spend most of our time there. … Continue reading

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101 Ways to be Happy

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Do you want to be happy? Of course you do, who doesn’t?!  Here are 101 easy ways to achieve a better, happier life! It’s not things that make us happy but our experiences. Travel can have a profound effect on … Continue reading

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The Ancient Art of Achieving Balance

When you think about protection, what do you think? Car insurance, health insurance, home insurance? Being physically strong and well-trained? Regular check-ups, vitamins, herbal preparations? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and qigong meditation, the focus is on the balance of … Continue reading

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Moving Through Life Toward Health

We’re busier than ever with longer workdays, less leisure time, shorter lunch hours, longer commutes, and more demands than ever before. We may even be in a job that doesn’t fulfill us, yet we spend most of our time there. … Continue reading

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The Energy of Weight – Managing Obesity, Part 1

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National obesity figures are at an all-time high — and growing. Weight is no longer just a personal problem, it’s a national problem requiring immediate attention. In California alone, obesity is costing the state $22 billion per year.1 That’s in … Continue reading

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Embrace the Moment

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The American Dream. This phrase draws people to our country by the thousands. The idea that greatness can be achieved, even when starting with nothing, is the touchstone of our Western culture. We live in a society where great value … Continue reading

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Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care

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If you look at the natural world around you, you’ll be surprised by what it can teach you about your own self-care. We can attune to the cycle of the seasons, letting that awareness bring a healthy balance of self-care … Continue reading

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