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Mobility Exercises

Mobility Exercises You Can Do In Bed

This is a mobility exercise routine that most can comfortably do while in bed.

Begin with ankle circles while supine, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Follow this up by alternating between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. Read more

 

Portuguese Love Theme from "Love Actually"

Though this video doesn't have any lyrics to sing along with, I'm posting it under "Music & Singing for Health" because taking a 3-minute breather to listen to it with closed eyes, an uncluttered mind, and an unguarded heart is most definitely good for your health. I promise. Read more

 

River, By Joni Mitchell

Though generally thought of as a song for the Christmas season, Joni Mitchell's River gives comfort and empathy all year long and through any season of our lives. We don't have to hit the road or board a jet plane. All we need do to get away for a while is put on our headphones and spend a little time with Joni. Or with Sarah's version below. :)

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Another Way To Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As a followup to a previous post on How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Sugar Regulation, and Body Composition, this is an option for those who may be limited in their ability to do bodyweight squats. Read more

 

Try This To Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Sugar Regulation, and Body Composition

To improve your body's ability to store glucose as glycogen in your skeletal muscles, try doing some body weight squats before each substantial meal. Even one set of 10 to 20 body weight squats is enough to prime and prepare your skeletal muscles to act as receptive storage sites for glycogen. Read more

 

A Simple Way To Care For Your Hips - One Minute Daily

This is a simple way of restoring and maintaining hip mobility at any age.

While sitting on the ground or on a chair, start with your leg straight out in front of you, heel on the ground. Rotate your foot as far as it will go internally and externally and alternate between these two end points, really feeling this range in your hip. Read more

 

How to Gently Break Up Adhesions in a Frozen Shoulder

The definitive cause of frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is unknown. Some believe it is a self protective mechanism to prevent damaged tendons from becoming further damaged. Others point to an autoimmune mechanism that creates inflammation. Read more

 

How to Treat and Prevent Ganglion Cysts

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled bump that forms under the skin near a joint, most commonly in the wrist area, and sometimes in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or foot regions.

The conventional medical view of ganglion cysts is that they are idiopathic, meaning that definitive causes are not known. Ganglion cysts are usually left alone, aspirated, or excised. Read more

 

Achilles Tendon Care

This is a look at a simple and highly effective way of keeping your Achilles tendon and lower calf muscle healthy - runners and other athletes who do a lot of sprinting, cutting, and jumping and who have a history of Achilles tendonitis or tightness in this region can benefit in doing this daily. Read more

 

Take On Me

We're talking away
I don't know what
I'm to say I'll say it anyway
Today's another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, okay?

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or two Read more

 

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