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The New Year is a perfect time to reinvent yourself.
It can be a fresh start…but when we think of New Year’s Resolutions we tend to think: lose weight or exercise more. Statists show that 80% of people fail at their New Year’s Resolution by February!!! Here are some tips on how to keep your resolution this year:
Think of Health as More Than Just Fitness!
There are ways to help yourself get healthy in addition to focusing on your workouts! Fitness and food are very important, so you’ll want to make sure to help reduce your stress levels! 90% of disease is caused by physical, emotional and chemical stress.
HINT: Do you think this is where Self-Care comes in?
Doing hobbies, that you love to do, going to the beach, getting a facial, Reiki sessions and/or massage - are all great ways to bring down emotional stress. Make yourself a priority by setting yourself up with a regular massage routine. You will experience the most health benefits when it is performed regularly…ritualize it! Ask your professional which program of care is right for you!
How to Make Your New Fitness Routine Work for You!
HINT: Do you want accountability?
The absence of accountability is why most people quit on fitness and food related resolutions.
Instead of tackling your goals all by yourself, set yourself up with a great team like a trainer and/or a nutritionist! When you work out with a trainer and you commit to an appointment, you are more likely to do your workout! When you work out with a trainer, he/she can help prevent injuries by watching and correcting your form to prevent structural changes or injuries! Be sure that your trainer is certified! (Recommendations are available at your request).
The same is true when you work with a nutritionist. They can help you to figure out what food choices are best for you as everyone doesn’t react to food the same way.
You can make an appointment, so you can review your food choices to navigate what works for you and what doesn’t. (Recommendations are also available upon request).
Regardless of the changes you decide to make this year, we look forward to helping you be the best you that you can be with our staff of professionals to serve you and your family!
November is the time for giving thanks and expressing gratitudeand letting that behavior spill over yearlong may boost your health!
So, what is Gratitude?? Gratitude is expressing appreciation for what you have…and while you probably know this…knowing the way is not going the way!
A Study from the University of California found that people who were more grateful had less inflammation and better rhythms of the heart. Besides heart health, gratitude has been shown to lower blood pressure, increase sleep and decrease stress hormones like cortisol- just like with a massage!
Plus when you are appreciative of what you have, it makes it easier to be HAPPY! What a concept!
Here’s where to start!
• Try a gratitude journal: write down one thing every day you are grateful for- the plus is that you can look back the next time you are having a not so good day!
• Stop comparing yourself to others: we are all unique (face it, if everyone was the same then life would be boring!) so focus on what you do best or what makes you different than your friends and family. Having trouble? Ask those close to you what their favorite part about you is!
• Pay attention to the little things: Sunshiny days, a stranger opening the door, learning something new, meeting a new person- all small things that may have happened in your day but noticing these big positives can go a long way!
• Stay positive: What you think about you bring about so thinking happy, grateful thoughts will bring you more positivity…it certainly can’t hurt!
Gratitude is Giving!
We all know how great we feel when we give. Look for extra special opportunities to give the gift of comfort, warmth and security with a gentle massage or a more vigorous reiki experience. What better way to show the people you care about them?
Your massage (and now) Reiki specialist,
90% of disease is caused by physical, emotional and chemical stress?!? The word Disease itself means “Lack of Ease”
We can all agree there is no ease when you are stressed. Instead you can feel:
o Low Energy
o Tense & Achy Muscles
o Rapid Heartbeat
o Frequent Colds
o Clenching Jaw/Grinding Teeth
Massage helps to reduce and manage the symptoms of stress to:
o Decreasing Anxiety
o Enhance Sleep Quality
o More Energy
o Increased Circulation
o Improved Concentration
o Reduced Fatigue
In a society where people are busy and under stress, something often debilitating happens that forces us to stop and check in with our bodies…yes?
Then when a crisis hits us, it brings our lives to an inconvenient change - piling on even more stress, which puts our to-do list a million miles longer once we have recovered.
Start off by listening to your body!
Muscle tension is the bodies way to guard against injury. However, prolonged exposure to stress leaves those muscles in a stressful state. Unfortunately, your muscles can’t just say “Hey, we need to stop, something’s wrong and we can’t handle being like this much longer.” Instead, your body uses signals like discomfort, headaches, stiffness, and pain to let you know that something isn’t right! Dismissing these signs is generally what leads to more severe typeinjuries. Unfortunately, most people just take pain relievers, which generally covers up the pain instead of solving it. Why not decide it’s a great time to simply make an appointment for a massage before it gets any worse?
Decreased Stress with a wellness routine!
Get your body moving regularly by walking, dancing, yoga or some other kind of exercise that you enjoy. Consider meditation or reading an inspirational book. Set a routine for massage, Chiropractic adjusjtments and any other pro-active modalities that help you feel great!
Slow down! Write things down, make a to-do list, approach your tasks one at a time, and make some time for FUN!! Once you get used to slowing your pace down, it will be easier to reduce stress and relax and don’t forget to check in and listen to your body and see what it has to say!