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Five Exercises for Reducing Stress

Stressed out? Start moving. Exercise is one of the best tricks to reduce stress, as it releases “feel-good” endorphins into your body, boosting mood and helping you to relax. However, not all exercise is stress relieving. Research has tied some forms of exercise, particularly endurance workouts, to increased stress hormones. Carving out 20 to 30 […]

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Stretches to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

The bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in your body are designed to move. Sitting for long periods of time in one position, physical activity and injuries can create stiffness in the back and neck, limiting mobility of the bone and muscle structure, which can result in back or neck pain. What you need to relieve […]

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Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy isn’t simply about relaxation; it is also about healing the body. Even our ancient ancestors used massage therapy for healing. Today, many healthcare providers recognize massage therapy as preventative and restorative healthcare. Massage therapy relaxes and improves the mechanical function of the body. Our bodies respond to the physical touch of massage in […]

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How Your Pillow Choice Can Reduce Back Pain

Do you have back or neck pain? What kind of pillow are you using? The firmness or lack of firmness of your pillow may be exacerbating your back pain. Soft down or feather pillows offer little support for your back and neck; the firmer the pillow, the more structure and support it provides.  If you are […]

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