5 Ways to Live a Fit Life

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By Roman Mica If living a fit life were easy, everybody would do it. But they don’t, because staying fit is hard work and often requires a complete change of lifestyle. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, and that certainly doesn’t mean that you should not give it your best effort. Why? Because the benefits of living a fit life are …

Stretching After Exercise: Does it Aid in Recovery?

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by William A. Sands PhD, CSCS Learn about the body’s adaptations to different types of post-workout activities. Did you know that serious stretching after a workout is contraindicated for recovery? Instead, avoid serious stretching after training and use a mild exercise to cool down. Recovery Recovery means to return what was lost. In exercise, we think of recovery as more …

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Sports Massage for Tight Calf Muscles

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Sports massage can help relax tight muscles, improve flexibility and the overall condition of a muscle. The following sports massage guide is intended for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting any self help treatment. IMPORTANT: Before starting any massage treatment the therapist will check for contraindications (if any apply to you, then massage is not allowed). …

14 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You To Know

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We got the inside scoop on how to have the best rubdown ever. By Leah Fessler September 30, 2014 It’s no surprise that a massage can seriously soothe your mind and body, and you already know a solid rubdown has impressive health perks, like better blood circulation, amped immunity, anxiety relief, and even improved sleep quality. But beyond the obvious, …

Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage

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 Preliminary Information Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals. The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome. This information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and …

What is Sports Therapy

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What is Sports Therapy? Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant …

Recent Research Provides Evidence of How Massage Therapy Heals

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June, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 06 | Contributed by Jolie Haun and Derek Austin Why does massage make sore muscles feel better? How does massage promote healing? What are the biological mechanisms of massage therapy? These are questions that clients, patients, practitioners and researchers ask all around the world and have been considered since the days of Hippocrates. Massage is a …

How Can Massage Help My Health and Wellbeing?

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Expert Contributor: Beth Burgan, MA, MFA | Reviewed by: Dale Healey, DC Generally, people use massage for either general relaxation and wellbeing, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals. Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include: Physical relaxation Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves …

Massage Away Depression and Anxiety

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A friendly touch can do wonders for boosting your mental health November 3, 2011 | By Sara Altshul What it is: Massage therapists use arm, hand, fingertip, and elbow pressure to treat physical and emotional problems. The word massage comes from the Arabic word mass’h, which means “press gently.” What traditional medicine says: Therapeutic massage was first described in China about …

Yoga for Weight Loss?

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By Colette Bouchez, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on July 21, 2006 It can help you find your bliss, and some say yoga may also help you shed those extra pounds. Jennifer Aniston does it. Reports are that Liv Tyler, Halle Berry, Madonna, David Duchovny and supermodel Christy Turlington do it, too. Many professional athletes are said to be doing …

10 Steps to a Trim Tummy

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Lose weight with yoga, forget fad diets and agonizing workouts By Carla Mckay for the Daily Mail Published: 22:56 GMT, 1 February 2015 | Updated: 09:55 GMT, 2 February 2015 Most people imagine that yoga is something gentle and mindful, not a form of exercise that will help shed excess pounds. But it’s also a fantastic way to get, and …