The Skinny on Ballet

  In our family we LOVE eating. We are by no means obese, but if we can pick between an apple and a plate of pasta, we will go with pasta every time. For a couple of years now we have been dancing around the most annoying subject in my house – ballet...
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Benefit from Yoga

Yoga practitioners have been touting yoga’s powers, both mental and physical, for thousands of years. So, is yoga the panacea that so many believe it to be? Though it certainly can’t cure all ailments, it does offer significant benefits. You don’t...
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Relieve anxiety, stress and depression with exercise

It’s a well-known fact that exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Did you know that regular physical activity also has benefits for your mental health? Exercise can help people with...
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Flexibility for lower back pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and can be caused by muscle strain, incorrect posture, overuse and injury to either muscle, ligaments or discs that support your spine. Mismanagement of muscle injury can, over time, lead to an imbalance in the spine which in...
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How fit are you really?

Exercise is a vital part of being strong, healthy and physically fit. If you would only exercise two or three times every week you would see an impressive improvement in your daily life. More energy, strength and the ability to run around without getting tired would...
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Exercising with Arthritis

There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella term of arthritis, and also many different causes. In order to better understand what happens when you suffer from arthritis, let’s take a look at how joints work. A joint is the place where one bone...
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Signs of injury – when to seek help

If you have any form of injury, is is most likely that you will need to take time off from training to recover, rest and regroup. If you’re not willing to stop all forms of exercise, there are ways to maintain fitness while recovering. Injured athletes and avid...
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Wellness Part 2 – A look at Physical Wellness

In Part 1 we looked at the components of holistic wellness and important factors for achieving overall optimum health. In Part 2 we discuss Physical Wellness – physical fitness, good nutrition and lifestyle choices. Physical wellness speaks directly to lifestyle...
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A look at Holistic Wellness

In this 2-part series, we take a look at the elements of wellness and the areas involved in disease and health. Wellness is represented as a state of health related to your lifestyle, and takes a proactive and preventative approach to achieve optimum health. It is an...
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Popular dieting myths busted

In our age of information, it is easy to get confused by conflicting information where your diet is concerned. This short collection of food and dieting myths will set the record straight and will set you on the path for balanced eating. Myth 1: Foods like celery,...
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The Skinny on Ballet

  In our family we LOVE eating. We are by no means obese, but if we can pick between an apple and a plate of pasta, we will go with pasta every time. For a couple of years now we have been dancing around the most annoying subject in my house – ballet...

Benefit from Yoga

Yoga practitioners have been touting yoga’s powers, both mental and physical, for thousands of years. So, is yoga the panacea that so many believe it to be? Though it certainly can’t cure all ailments, it does offer significant benefits. You don’t...

Relieve anxiety, stress and depression with exercise

It’s a well-known fact that exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Did you know that regular physical activity also has benefits for your mental health? Exercise can help people with...

Flexibility for lower back pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and can be caused by muscle strain, incorrect posture, overuse and injury to either muscle, ligaments or discs that support your spine. Mismanagement of muscle injury can, over time, lead to an imbalance in the spine which in...

How fit are you really?

Exercise is a vital part of being strong, healthy and physically fit. If you would only exercise two or three times every week you would see an impressive improvement in your daily life. More energy, strength and the ability to run around without getting tired would...

Exercising with Arthritis

There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella term of arthritis, and also many different causes. In order to better understand what happens when you suffer from arthritis, let’s take a look at how joints work. A joint is the place where one bone...

Signs of injury – when to seek help

If you have any form of injury, is is most likely that you will need to take time off from training to recover, rest and regroup. If you’re not willing to stop all forms of exercise, there are ways to maintain fitness while recovering. Injured athletes and avid...

Wellness Part 2 – A look at Physical Wellness

In Part 1 we looked at the components of holistic wellness and important factors for achieving overall optimum health. In Part 2 we discuss Physical Wellness – physical fitness, good nutrition and lifestyle choices. Physical wellness speaks directly to lifestyle...

A look at Holistic Wellness

In this 2-part series, we take a look at the elements of wellness and the areas involved in disease and health. Wellness is represented as a state of health related to your lifestyle, and takes a proactive and preventative approach to achieve optimum health. It is an...

Popular dieting myths busted

In our age of information, it is easy to get confused by conflicting information where your diet is concerned. This short collection of food and dieting myths will set the record straight and will set you on the path for balanced eating. Myth 1: Foods like celery,...