Posts Tagged "relaxation"

7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Featured, How-To's | 0 comments

7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

By Dr. Sarah Vincent, Naturopath Your immune system is working behind the scenes 24/7 to fight off harmful bugs that might otherwise make you very sick. Here are seven things you can do to keep it in top shape, so that you can stay healthy and  strong throughout your day. 1. Eat your veggies! Malnutrition weakens the immune system. By eating your veggies & fruits, you ensure that your body has all the micronutrients it needs to build up a strong immune system and fight off coughs, colds, and the flu. 2. Decrease your sugar intake. Keep sugary foods (and yes this includes fruits) to a...

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Inhale to Prepare, Exhale to Lengthen

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Featured, Health, Short Entries | 0 comments

Inhale to Prepare, Exhale to Lengthen

If you are just starting out in Pilates or thinking of making it a part of your health and wellness routine, here are my top tips-everything the Pilates novice needs to know. If you are a beginner to pilates, chances are, you have looked into the exercise method through recommendation, friend referral, or just because you have heard from its reputation that it works. Well you would certainly be right; it does work. Here’s how: Six Principles of Pilates Here are six principles pioneered by Joseph Pilates that lay the foundation for all types of Pilates exercise. Centering A main thing...

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11 Tips to Make the Most of Winter

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Featured, Health, How-To's | 0 comments

11 Tips to Make the Most of Winter

The cold weather and holiday season is fast approaching. Picturing yourself in front of the fireplace? Wrapping yourself in warm blankets while holding a mug of hot chocolate? Have you imagined yourself skating at the ice rink or putting on the skis? To make the most of winter, try these 11 tips to stay healthy, energetic and connected. 1. Moisturize - we all know to moisturize our hands and face in the colder drier weather, but did you know to moisturize the inside of your nose? Moisturizing your nose with vaseline or another non-absorbing moisturizer can protect your nasal membranes and...

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Year of the Snake- Year of the Spleen

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Featured, Health, How-To's, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Year of the Snake- Year of the Spleen

(Image: “Snake In Green Nature” by SweetCrisis/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Many Chinese communities all over the world celebrated the Chinese New Year this week and welcomed the year of the snake. A short brief: According to ancient Chinese philosophy, there are two main cycles in nature representing the order of the universe. The first is a cycle of 10 (“stem”) and the second, a cycle of 12 (“branch”). Each branch can be viewed in 3 different perspectives: 2 hours of the day (24 hours divided by 12 branches). 12 months of the year (lunar months). 12 years great cycle. Within the...

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When It Rains It Pours

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Featured, Health, How-To's, Quotes & Thoughts | 0 comments

When It Rains It Pours

I have personally been dealing with a lot of potentially stressful challenges  lately.  Now, the reason I say “potentially” is because nothing is actually stressful until it is perceived by the nervous system as stress.  That said, I have also noticed that many of my clients and friends have been experiencing an abundance of potential stressors recently.    The expression “when it rains it pours” comes to mind in these situations.  It is interesting how this can often be the case in our lives where challenges are concerned.  They can often pile up leaving us feeling overwhelmed,...

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