Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

You’ve Had a Back Attack. Now What?

YOU LIFTED a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your back is excruciating.  So what to do? First, some reassurance. Though a back injury can knock you out of commission, a vast majority of people feel much[…]

Salt Reduction May Help to Improve Sleep

by Nicole Gregory on May 10, 2017 Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up the nightly urge to pee (and so deliver a better night’s sleep): Cut your salt intake. Research presented at the 32nd European Association[…]

3 Easy Steps for Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season

So what can you do so that your time off can be used for a vacation, a retreat, or a business conference instead of at home feeling miserable? What can you do to avoid cancelling your appointments or exposing your clients?  Rest is still the best medicine for sure if you do get it, but[…]

Is it Allergies or a Cold?

In the Pacific Northwest, a great summer has led to a long allergy season. This gives us a chance to make sure we’re prepared, says Dr. Mark La Shell from the Allergy and Asthma Department at Kaiser Permanente Washington. Use our seasonal allergies action plan as a quick, easy cheat-sheet for allergy season prep. Cold and allergy symptoms often overlap,[…]

Coconut Oil – Healthy or Hype?

June 26, 2017  By: Chef Tse Coconut oil has long been hailed by people in the culinary industry as a great alternative to traditional fats. Unlike most oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature – think nature’s version of Crisco. I use it in anything from stir fries to baked goods. But like all fats,[…]

10 Foods to Improve Your Acid Reflux

March 21, 2017  By: Providence Health Team Do you have a burning feeling? If you frequently experience heartburn or discomfort in the abdomen or chest after eating, you may have acid reflux. Don’t worry; you are not alone. A recent study suggests that 60 percent of the population experience acid reflux at some point. About 20 to 30[…]

3 Alternative Methods For Reducing Your Child’s Back-To-School Anxiety

August 01, 2017  By: Providence Health Team As parents, you hope that your child’s classroom will be a place that allows kids to develop their mind, build relationships and explore the world around them. That’s why it’s so disheartening to see your child deal with anxiety in school. Anxiety can manifest in many forms such as[…]

Ultimate Guide to Fitness

By: Andrea Blair Cirignano, Certified Yoga And Group Fitness Instructor Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds, tone up or maintain the current figure you’ve already worked so hard for, this is your ultimate guide to fitness. Discover the basic vital knowledge you need to get started and learn more about goal-setting, how to stay[…]

Popcorn: Is It A Good Snack

POPCORN HAS the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you’ll find in one sourdough pretzel. Perhaps that explains the huge increase in demand for bagged pop­corn. According to market research firm Mintel, 54 percent of Americans surveyed in 2016[…]