If you spend a lot of time at a computer, behind the steering wheel, cooking, washing, basically doing anything with your arms, then this is the stretch for you!
It helps to relieve the tightness in the front of the shoulders (the pec major muscles on the chest) & helps to improve chronic postural issues – like “Upper Crossed Syndrome” & “Forward Head Posture” – which can be major contributors to headaches & neck pain.
I like to hold each of the 3 positions for exactly 30 seconds, so the set will take 90 seconds total. And I repeat it each time I make a cup of tea – while waiting for the kettle to boil.
Try it out – you’re going to love it! Just remember that a good stretch will feel slightly uncomfortable but never painful. If it hurts, you’ve pushed it too far and need to back off a little.
Happy stretching! 😃
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Tagged Connective Tissue Health, Holistic Health, How To, Lifestyle, Massage Therapy, Medowie NSW, Natural Pain Relief, Pain, Stretching
Life Extension Magazine: Resveratrol Combats Leading Causes of Death
A 2010 international conference found that resveratrol operates via twelve key mechanisms to combat five of the ten leading age-related causes of death in the US.
Studies released since that time further clarify and amplify the power of resveratrol to prevent, and in some cases reverse, the biological changes associated with chronic disease and aging. Compelling evidence is now available for resveratrol’s ability to favorably modulate factors implicated in the onset of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
Read the full article here…
Posted in Herbal Medicine, Holistic Health, Nutrition
Tagged Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, heart disease, Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Longevity, Natural Medicine, Nutrition, stroke
managing inflammation naturally and effectively
The term inflammation is derived from the latin ‘inflammare’ which means ‘to set on fire’! Inflammation can easily be identified by redness, heat and swelling (most often, but not exclusively, with accompanying pain). Many common conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune conditions are chronic inflammatory conditions. The exposure of cells and tissues to chronic inflammation causes significant damage and if left unresolved causes cellular impairment and loss of functional tissue, not to mention the associated pain.
Our friends at Nutrimedicine have put together this Patient Handout, to explain a little more about it & what you can do: Click here to view the PDF…
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Tagged Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Diet, How To, Inflammation, Injury, Lifestyle, Longevity, Pain