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Archive for May, 2017

Stretches for reducing Stress
Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Small doses of stress help us rise to challenges by making us more alert, focused and energetic. But trying to balance our personal and professional lives sometimes throws things out of sync and causes negative symptoms such as aches, pains and stiffness. Research has shown that people in high-stress environments experience chronic shortening of neck and shoulder muscles from holding their bodies tensely. Free your body of stress with these easy stretches: Neck release Begin sitting tall with your back and neck straight. Slowly tilt your head towards your left shoulder hold the stretch for 10 seconds. Repeat on the right. Shoulder rolls Stand with your arms hanging limp at your sides. Slowly trace large circles with your shoulders by…

Posted on May 9th, 2017

Not only can those brand new high-heeled shoes cause pain in your feet, they can cause low back pain as well. In fact, poor footwear can cause difficulties in the feet, knees, hips, low back and all the way up the spine. Generally, the best shoes for your body are relatively flat and provide adequate support. Try these tips to reduce the pain on those high-heels days. Shopping for shoes Shop in the afternoon or evening, as your feet tend to accumulate fluid and swell throughout the day. Choosing a shoe Choose a heel height that you can walk in gracefully. The effect of a high heel is easily negated by a clumsy walk. Try to choose a shoe with…

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