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Tag Archives: Janet Matthies

Why Do Athletes Dislike Stretching So Much? 


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Integrative Body worker Janet Matthies explains why it is so important to stretch properly after exercise and offers an alternative – flexibility training. The regiment of stretching after exercise has been around for a long time and, in my opinion, has not progressed very much. Stretching has always been something you are told to do […]

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Five Exercises for Gardeners

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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 […]

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Managing Anxiety – Ideas for Active Lifestyles

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 […]

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Lower back pain – What causes it and how to fix it

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Janet Matthies explains why lower back pain often originates in the hips and hamstrings, not the back at all. She offers 2 simple stretches to help fix the problem. Helping yourself with muscle pain or strain can be a very daunting and challenging venture! When a muscle hurts, more often than not, the cause of […]

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