Oh the irony! When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to stay up late and never go to bed. It felt as though going to sleep, whether at night or for naps, was more of a punishment than a necessity. Little did we know then just how much sleep we actually needed. As we get older, and we find ourselves wanting some much needed rest, the need for more sleep becomes less important than getting quality sleep. Recent studies and science have shown that the need to meet minimum sleep requirements is, in fact, vital to our health, no matter what our age. Why We Need Sleep.
Recent studies have shown that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to overall health, but a few adjustments in posture or your workspace can make a huge difference.
I love to hike! It’s a great way to stay active and healthy and I really enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Between the gorgeous weather and all the beautiful locations to choose from, South Orange County is a hiker’s dream.
(An Easy and Practical Guide to Mindfulness and Its Health Benefits) As a wellness practitioner, I often get asked about meditation, the meditation process, and the associated health benefits of practicing mindfulness. The buzz-words for meditation these days is “mindfulness practice”, or “mindfulness meditation”. I believe it’s because people have this mistaken notion that meditation is a lofty goal, and that you need to be a devoted yogi, or Meditation Master, who can reach a state of peaceful bliss every time they sit down to meditate. Which is not true…. So being “mindful” of the present moment seems easier to accomplish, but mindfulness and meditation are essentially one and the.
It’s that time again! 2015 has arrived and if you’re like half of the population, you’re probably looking at setting some New Year’s Resolutions centered around losing weight, getting healthy or being more happy. Other top areas of focus for resolutions are improving career, being more organized, stopping smoking, improving relationships and spending more time with family. As you can see from the above graphic, less than half of all people actually take the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Additionally, of those that do make resolutions, 75% of them will abandon them within the first week of the new year. Even worse, statistics show that 88% of all.
As a Neuromuscular Therapist, this is a common question that I often hear. For the purposes of this article, I will assume that everyone reading it, at some point or anther, has had a typical massage. Spas, massage therapists and physical therapists will often offer relaxation massage programs and while they can serve limited needs, a program of Neuromuscular Therapy can be much more effective in alleviating minor, severe and chronic muscular pain. What is Neuromuscular Therapy? Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and.