Sleep and Wellness – Why Getting a Good Night’s Rest is Vital to Your Health

10 Dec 2015
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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.

25 Inspirational Health And Wellness Quotes

22 Feb 2015

Sagewood Wellness Center – Health, Wellness and Balance As a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Wellness Practitioner, maintaining balance in body, mind and spirit is a subject that I often discuss here on my blog as well as with my clients. This balance is also the basis for Integrative Mind-Body Therapy which I employ in assisting my clients. I believe that living a balanced lifestyle will typically provide the best health results. Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy journey, and we could all use some inspiration to support us along the way. With this in mind, I wanted to share 25 quotes that relate to health, wellness and yes, balance. They resonate.

How To Set And Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions For 2015

01 Jan 2015

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.

What Is Neuromuscular Therapy And How Does It Differ From Massage Therapy?

27 Dec 2014

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.

12 Great Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Health-Conscious

19 Dec 2014

It’s the last week of the Christmas shopping season, and if you’re like most, you still have some items left on your shopping list (if not the whole thing!) Here are some great health-conscious suggestions for last minute gift ideas, most under $50. It can be hard enough finding the right gift for that special someone as it is, but when it comes to crunch time, Christmas shopping can really get overwhelming. On top of that, you haven’t been able to come up with any good gifts ideas for the health & fitness nut on your list. Or maybe you’re the healthy one and you’re looking for the perfect health &.

How To Avoid Holiday Stress – 8 Simple Tips To Stay Happy And Healthy (Pt. 2)

10 Dec 2014

In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.

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