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Five Exercises for Gardeners

Integrative bodyworker Janet Matthies explains her family’s love of gardening and her 5 favorite resistance exercises to keep you fit for a summer in the garden. If you are at all like my family you are really putting some effort into thinking about what a healthy diet looks like. Some things you may be thinking… Read More Five Exercises for Gardeners

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Managing Anxiety – Ideas for Active Lifestyles

Anxiety is a huge problem in our society, and can be debilitating for those who suffer from it. Integrative bodyworker, Janet Matthies offers practical help. There are many symptoms associated with anxiety and often our current medical model will prescribe medication to help alleviate and/or manage those symptoms. This article will identify anxiety symptoms and… Read More Managing Anxiety – Ideas for Active Lifestyles

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Chinese Medicine Treatment for Little or No Sweating

Sweating too much may be embarrassing; however, a lack of perspiration can be a life-threatening problem. When the body stops sweating or does not perspire enough to cool itself, it can lead to overheating and vulnerability to heat-related diseases such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Medically, little or no sweating is called anhidrosis.… Read More Chinese Medicine Treatment for Little or No Sweating

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Power Training for Cycling

Resistance training corrects posture and muscular imbalance while building strength which benefits cyclist in many important ways. A cyclist must boost performance by applying enough force to the bicycle while simultaneously reducing external forces such as wind resistance. Contrary to this, increased weight on the cyclist increases inertia, requiring a great amount of effort to… Read More Power Training for Cycling