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Complement Your Pilates Routine with Acupressure

Complement Your Pilates Routine with Acupressure

Pilates is an incredible core body workout and is especially valuable for women as they age due to its focus on strengthening the core, which in turn protects the back. Many Pilates moves are reminiscent of yoga poses, but the focus is on the entire ab area, lower back, thighs, and glutes. Read more to find out if Pilates is right for you, and learn how acupressure can complement any Pilates routine. What is Pilates? The goal of Pilates is to engage the entire body. Pilates is for those who are looking to: Become stronger Improve flexibility Increase endurance Become...

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6 Ways To Ease the Pain of a Migraine

6 Ways To Ease the Pain of a Migraine

Easing the Pain of Migraine Headaches Anyone who has suffered from a migraine knows the debilitating pain and powerlessness that is felt. It's estimated that over 37 million people in the U.S. experience migraines, with approximately 2-3 million people experiencing chronic migraines. Whether you experience an occasional migraine or suffer from a migraine regularly, here are some tips to ease the pain and prevent a migraine from happening in the first place. Shut Down Activity When you feel a migraine coming on -- whether you experience an aura, mood swings, head or neck pain, and more -- start your own...

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Using the Q-Flex Post-Exercise

Using the Q-Flex Post-Exercise

Post-exercise recovery is an essential part of your workout routine. It's important to keep in mind that a workout or exercise can be any time your body is working harder than normal, including: Workout class, from spinning to aerobics Athletic event, from softball to a pick-up basketball game, to a professional athletic performance Hiking, either a casual day trip or a longer intensive hike Power walking No matter what your athletic performance level, a proper recovery period is essential to avoiding injury, building muscle, and most importantly, letting you get back out there on another day to continue to improve...

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Alleviating Muscle Pain

Alleviating Muscle Pain

No pain, no gain. Everyone's felt the effects of muscle pain at some point in their lives, and it often interferes with even simple daily tasks. Keep reading to find out what causes muscle pain and how to relieve it. Causes of Muscle Pain Muscle pain is caused by overexerting the muscles from a variety of activities. Most muscle pain is totally normal, particularly if you can attribute it to a certain activity. However, sometimes muscle pain is a sign of a more serious problem, so be sure to contact your doctor if muscle pain doesn't subside. Here are some...

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Acupressure Pressure Points

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Acupressure Pressure Points

Discover Acupressure Pressure Points Acupressure is an ancient Chinese art that is similar to acupuncture. However, unlike acupuncture, acupressure uses manipulation from the hands, fingers, or special tools -- like the Q-Flex -- to apply pressure to certain areas of the body. Much less invasive than acupuncture, acupressure is simple to carry out in the comfort of your own home, or by a professional acupressure therapist. The benefits of acupressure are numerous. When pressure points are manipulated, tension within the body is released, blood can more freely circulate within the body, and the body's healing energy is stimulated to promote...

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