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Archive for March, 2015

Acupuncture and Stress

At one time or another, all of us experience stress. These feelings are a healthy response to events in our lives that may feel beyond our control. When we are healthy and the stress is short-lived, we are usually able to recover without too much wear and tear to our overall health. However when the stress is extreme, or if it lasts a long time, our emotional health and ultimately, our physical health begin to suffer. In Chinese medicine stress, anxiety or any other strong emotion interrupts the smooth flow and energy throughout the body. In Chinese medicine, energy flows through a network of pathways. Stress, anger, or any intense motion blocks the free flow of energy in the body….

Protein: Your Spring Training Partner

Whether you are training for strength, endurance or weight loss, cardiovascular health or all the above, it’s vital to give your body the protein it needs to build and repair the muscles you use during exercise. Protein also plays an important role in bone health and in the creation of antibodies that help fight infection. To properly support a training regimen, protein intake needs to be broken down into small quantities, several times a day. For example, add a piece of cheese to your snack. Spreading out consumption in this way is more effective than consuming a large quantity of protein all at once. It is also important to have protein as part of your regular breakfast routine as it…

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