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Tips on Starting an Exercise Routine

Tips on Starting an Exercise Routine

We all know that exercise is an important part of being healthy but that doesn’t make it any easier to stick to a consistent routine. Here are a few suggestions to try. I hope they help inspire a confidence in you that blossoms into a healthy lifestyle change.

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Mom life Series - Putting your oxygen mask on first

Mom life Series - Putting your oxygen mask on first

I’m not claiming to be an expert in motherhood; I’m just a new mom navigating returning to work, maintaining my identity, surviving sleep deprivation, and staying balanced. As a health provider, I educate and encourage the importance of self-care. As an over-tired momma, I understand how prioritizing personal care is not easy. My pregnancy and birth experience were both pretty uneventful. Physically, however, I ended up with diastasis recti (abdominal split), a gnarly cesarean scar, knee pain, and general deconditioning. With returning to work, chasing sleep, preventing total house disaster and loving on a sweet baby, finding time to rehabilitate is difficult. Although it feels selfish at times, I have to make the conscious decision to put my health and fitness first. I find I am a better mother, wife, PTA and person when I’ve prioritized myself. Here’s how I put my oxygen mask on first before “adulting”….

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Workplace Ergonomics

Workplace Ergonomics

Most people in today's society spend a large portion of their day sitting at a desk. If you have a desk job, you can probably relate to the never-ending aches and pains that come along with prolonged sitting. Here are 3 things you can do about it.

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Another Fitness Self-Reflection Activity

Another Fitness Self-Reflection Activity

For those of who had fitness goals, have you met them? Did you write them down? Were they actually measurable goals, or just things you wanted to work on? If you have not made any progress or just completely forgot about your goals, let’s identify why and think of a new plan of action.

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has certainly gained popularity recently in the health and nutrition world. Unlike many fad diets and nutritional crazes created by the media, there is actually plenty of research to support the health claims associated with intermittent fasting. When used appropriately, intermittent fasting can have some pretty profound benefits for your body.

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Why Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Why Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique that has profound health benefits. We use this technique quite often in a physical therapy setting, but it is widely used in many other areas including yoga, meditation, and athletics. Diaphragmatic breathing causes the lungs to expand more efficiently than thoracic breathing. Read more....

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