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Pancreas-Spleen: Exercises for Healthy Meridians

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, earth elements are particularly important in times of transition. They keep us grounded and protected during turbulence, and allow us to bloom and grow during times of peace. However, though the spleen meridian thrives in times of peace, that does not mean they revile conflict. One of their greatest strengths is seeing both sides of an argument and mediating a compromise.… Read More Pancreas-Spleen: Exercises for Healthy Meridians

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Why Do Athletes Dislike Stretching So Much?

There is definitely a better way to stretch, one where you will see the benefit. In this article, I would like to help you to the truth behind flexibility, understand how important stretching is for you, learn the role stretching plays in your workout, and help you think outside the box to incorporate new programs that include stretching throughout your entire workout so you eliminate the need to stretch afterward.… Read More Why Do Athletes Dislike Stretching So Much?

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Five Exercises for Gardeners

Integrative bodyworker Janet Matthies explains her family‚Äôs 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