Most people only get massages when they want to pamper themselves.
But massages can be a powerful tool for healing your body. It’s been shown to help…
- Reduce the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks
- Improve mobility and reduce arthritis pain
- Improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and aid hypertension
- Inhibit stress hormones, release happy hormones
- Massage is a good substitute for people who can’t exercise
There have been many studies done on the benefits of massage…
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Many people have never had a massage. Maybe you’re one of those people!
If you’ve finally decided to try a massage, there are some things you should know to prepare you for your session.
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You’ve decided that massage is for you…that’s great!
But, you don’t have time, energy, or money to go see a therapist.
That’s OK. I can teach you a 15-minute massage routine you can do on yourself…in your own home!
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For many people massage is a luxury.
Even those with chronic pain from arthritis, joint damage, or muscle strains often can’t afford to see a therapist.
Well, if you’ve seen my recent post about self-massage, you’ve learned a great routine that only takes 15 minutes and will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized.
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Sleep…it’s so restful after a long day…until it’s not.
You know the frustration of restless legs, getting up to pee, the constant chatter in your mind.
You may have even resigned yourself to sleeping less and wilt in front of the T.V. until your eyes droop.
Continue reading “Sleep: Can It Be a Predictor of Heart Disease?”
There are moments in your life, good and bad, that you will never forget. For me, one of those moments was a phone call from a few months ago.
At 5 am my wife was awakened by her phone ringing.
Before she could even say hello, I could hear someone crying on the other end.
Continue reading “Heart Attack: From a Bystander’s Point of View”
Newer, more modern technology is being developed constantly, it may seem like you just bought the newest version of your phone, only to see an ad for the next generation version.
Phones are one example of upgrades being made everyday, but 2016 has also presented some groundbreaking developments in the world of heart health.
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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s only logical that we are concerned about our cholesterol levels. To understand how cholesterol impacts us, we first need to know, why is it both good and bad for us?
Cholesterol isn’t all bad, but there are things we all should know about it for the sake of our health.
Here are some interesting facts discovered in the last few years:
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For several decades tests made for detecting heart disease were inaccurate and unreliable.
Often the test results would give results like false positives, or may have shown someone who actually suffered from heart disease as being perfectly healthy, despite obvious signs and symptoms.
Previously, the most popular method of detecting a heart problem was taking a stress test, which consisted of running on a treadmill for 45 minutes or as long as you could withstand before a doctor encouraged you to stop.
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When most people think of health food they think boring, they think bland, and they think too much hard work and preparation.
Luckily, there are a few simple, wholesome and tasty ingredients that can make any meal a much healthier one.
Not every meal you eat is going to have the perfect balance of nutrients, every now and then you want to indulge your taste buds, but without ruining your diet.
By adding some simple but nutrient filled foods to your meals daily, you can create a healthy and appetizing feast with more flavor and make unhealthy meals more beneficial.
Continue reading “5 Easy (And Healthy) Ways to Upgrade Any Meal You Make”