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Exercise – get more from less

By head2toejess | January 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Exercise – get more from less

At the start of each new year, many people choose to start an exercise program. Below is some useful information to support you to create a program that matches your interests, fitness level and experience, family situation, budget and health. Sometimes I see people complicate things so much that they end up confused with all…

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What in the world should I eat?

By head2toejess | August 28, 2014 | Comments Off on What in the world should I eat?

There is so much information out there about what we should eat. One thing that we can be certain of, is that there is no single diet that works for everybody and there is no quick fix. And it’s not all about what we eat…how we eat is just as important.  This is why I…

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Improve your health in less than 60 seconds

By head2toejess | August 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Improve your health in less than 60 seconds

This brief exercise can be done in your chair at your office or home, in your car or out at the park.  It can benefit anyone, especially those with a repetitive occupation such as driving, sitting, caring for children or standing.  It will boost oxygen delivery and blood flow, helping to improve posture, reduce pain,…

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6 Week Meditation Course – Manage stress through meditation

By head2toejess | August 21, 2014 | Comments Off on 6 Week Meditation Course – Manage stress through meditation

Meditation is a method of stilling the conscious mind by changing brain wave frequency. By moving from ‘beta’ brain waves, which is the normal conscious functioning state, to ‘alpha’ brain waves, we quiet the conscious mind in order to bring about deep relaxation and stillness. Our body is designed to deal with short bursts of stress,…

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The Magic of Bone Broth

By head2toejess | July 20, 2014 | Comments Off on The Magic of Bone Broth

Most of us have heard of supplements for joint pain and arthritis that provide glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, gelatin and MSM.  Bone broth, made from bones and meat of chicken, beef and or fish are packed with these great factors and they are effectively delivered to the areas of the body that need them the most.…

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How to avoid a ‘stitch’

By head2toejess | July 13, 2014 | Comments Off on How to avoid a ‘stitch’

That pesky abdominal pain with exercise, often referred to as a ‘stitch’ is thought to be related to diaphragm distress.  The diaphragm is a muscle that runs horizontally across our trunk, dividing the chest and abdominal cavities.  The stomach hangs from the diaphragm through peritoneal ligaments.  Bouncing movements such as running with a full stomach…

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10 Body Facts And How Osteopathy Can Help

By head2toejess | June 25, 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Body Facts And How Osteopathy Can Help

Did you know…..? Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream and makes up just 2% of your body mass. It is important to have a well-functioning diaphragm to maximise oxygen intake, with minimal effort. When your diaphragm is dysfunctional then your body starts to rely on its accessory breathing muscles (in…

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6 Quick Stress Busters

By head2toejess | June 9, 2014 | Comments Off on 6 Quick Stress Busters

Stress is something that can and probably will have an effect on everyone’s life at least once. We all cope with stressful situations differently, and some people seem to have the ability to cope with more stress than others. If you feel that you are feeling stressed, here are some strategies that you can do…

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How to improve your sleep

By head2toejess | May 16, 2014 | Comments Off on How to improve your sleep

Sleep deprivation is now considered a known carcinogen alongside exposure to cigarettes and asbestos.  We all know that lack of sleep can impair many of our functions including concentration and memory.  It has a cumulative effect on the body, especially with the addition of stress and poor diet. This combination can be absolutely detrimental for…

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How is your posture?

By head2toejess | April 22, 2014 | Comments Off on How is your posture?

Poor posture is a contributing factor in many cases of shoulder pain, rotator cuff issues, tennis elbow, neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, asthma and many more.  Did you know making small changes in your posture could have significant benefits on your overall health, improve your mood, oxygen levels in your tissues, your energy and…

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