Girls on the Run

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What lessons has exercise taught you? In my blog posts, I tend to always go towards the “feelers”–as in I like to explore meaning or purpose behind working out.  I can’t help it.  For me, working out is about so much more than staying fit!

Posted by Julia Venable Dec 20, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Alternative Medicine: Attacking Chronic Pain Head On

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Chronic pain is a medical condition that affects the lives of millions of people daily, often for reasons that escape most doctors. It can be caused by nerve damage, several types of illnesses, or even psychological ailments like depression. Treatment for chronic pain also varies greatly, with some doctors prescribing several medicines to cover their patients’ many types of pain and other doctors recommending lifestyle changes to stop the pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be feeling fed up with trying all the new medicines your doctor has been prescribing you in the search for the perfect solution to your particular type of pain, prompting you to consider other options. Luckily, although many more traditional doctors do not consider non-drug intervention to be a form of treatment, there are many other ways to treat chronic pain through behavioral changes that can be just as effective if not more so than pain relieving drugs. If you are looking for a new solution to your chronic pain, try some of these changes to your diet and behavior to significantly lessen or possibly even erase your pain:

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Dec 09, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Does This Attitude Make Me Look Fat?

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I had a really interesting conversation with a few friends the other day. We were talking about what types of clothing makes us look the most trim. The answers ranged from no clothes at all, to sweaters and long pants, and a few options in between. While we were talking I made the comment that sometimes I look and the mirror in the morning and I think,

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 29, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

How to Benefit from Aquatic Exercise without Knowing How to Swim

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An Aquatic Drama

 A 2 person play in 1 act

Characters:

Aquatic Specialist (AS):
a professional with certifications in aquatics, lifeguarding, cpr, and first aid, who works with people in water and possesses knowledge of the human body and the properties of water

New Aquatic Person (NAP): 
person who has not been in a pool for a long time or perhaps never been in a pool

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Nov 26, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Holiday Food….Holiday Pounds…

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This one is going to be short and sweet, contain wise words from my mother (she’s brilliant) and may help you put the reigns on all the extra holiday calories.

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. I saw a someEcard the other day that said “Every time someone puts up a tree before Thanksgiving, an elf drowns a baby reindeer” I think this was aimed at the departments stores that put their Christmas decorations up before Halloween even happened…

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 25, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Married to the chair – Just wait for it.

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It’s fall here in Alabama and every year I wait for these two trees at work to put on their party dresses and turn the most brilliant shade of red! Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Growing up in Miami I really didn’t get to experience what fall was all about; I mean palm trees don’t exactly change colors when October rolls around. So now every year I anxiously await the changing of the colors, and this year my two trees were slow to show. All the other leaves had changed and were starting to fall to the ground but not my two trees; they were just barely starting to turn. So every morning I would drive in to work to see if today would be the day they shined. And FINALLY after all the other trees had turned and I began to think that my two trees just weren’t going to show off this year- they did! So of course it got me thinking. Every year I give God the props for the beauty He created and those two gorgeous trees that just love to show off His handiwork. So why would I even doubt that their party dresses would eventually come out, which was a perfect reminder of LIFE this fall as well.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Nov 18, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

$45 to go for a run?

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This one is short and sweet, but highly opinionated. I have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of my friends who are participating in 5k and 10k races, fun runs, adventure races, even a race up the stairs of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled to see so many of my friends living healthy, active lifestyles and I wouldn’t be completely opposed to a race titled “The Hot Chocolate 10k” on a chilly November weekend in Chicago, but……why are we paying so much money to go for a run?

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 14, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Sleeping Postures for Better Rest

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During our sleep, we remain stationary for hours. This obviously creates stress for back muscles and ligaments. Besides, during a sound slumber, the muscles get relaxed and the healing speeds up. Hence, it is important to align the spine correctly during sleep. The American Chiropractic Association approved and recommended two methods of sleeping. Sleeping on the back is desirable and sleeping on sides is acceptable but sleeping on the stomach is not the ideal position.

For individuals who are wheelchair users, sleep is the only time to relax the back muscles. Hence, they must be positioned correctly to prevent any further stress. Let me assure you, the choice of mattress has a role in this.

Posted by Katy Reeve Nov 12, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Healthy Perspective: Lessons From Some Leaves

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It’s fall y’all!!! While the peak of autumn has already come and gone in my home state of New Hampshire, my favorite season has finally arrived in Alabama, my current state of residence.

Posted by Katie Henley Nov 04, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

How to Remodel Your Home for Seniors

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As Seniors begin to age it is important to start to think about the ways to renovate your home so it’s easier to get around in a safe and independent manner. Many seniors and caregivers must learn how to remodel their home to provide a safe environment so loved ones can enjoy home for longer periods of time. This means no more worrying about safety issues or needing assistance with common daily activities, and greater independence during this part of their life.

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Nov 01, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments