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Mobility Matters

Are you feeling your age?  When you get out of bed in the morning, are you stiff in some spots or maybe sore?  I often hear people say they “slept wrong.” Maybe it takes a few minutes to get things warmed up. Or you don’t feel completely balanced when you walk, like your parts aren’t

May 24, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised for some length of time. Working your

Mar 29, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Don’t Watch Your Weight!

It’s that time of year again. “Lose weight now” messages from the $60 BILLION diet industry are everywhere! This diet industry thrives because none of their products works for more than a few weeks.  The entire industry is a wash, rinse, repeat–endlessly–profit center. But the biggest problem is that weight is the wrong thing to

Dec 27, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What are Beliefs and Why Do We Care About Them?

Beliefs are not facts. They are only interpretations or value judgments you make about yourself, your experiences, and the world around you. They are the meaning we assign to things. For example: If you weighed yourself and your weight did not change this week, it is a verifiable fact. But you may conclude that your

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Healing Touch of the Dove

My clients often hear me talk about their myofascia tissue and how it’s actually in charge of the body. If you’ve ever had a situation that doesn’t quite get fixed despite massage and/or chiropractic adjustments, this may be what’s…Click Title to Continue behind the problem. Iris Mack, owner of Healing Touch of the Dove, is

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Should You De-Tox?

I‘ve been approached recently by people selling detox devices, wraps, pills, etc. They want me to sell them to my clients. For the most part, I’m not interested. Why not? 1. If someone truly needs detoxing, and some people do, they need professional diagnosis and care. That’s outside the scope of my practice, and to

Oct 23, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stress: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Usually, we hear about the bad effects of stress.  But it actually has a good side.If you’ve been challenged by a situation or a problem at work, you’ll work hard to find a solution. That’s stress.  When you find the solution, that stress was productive, problem solved, you can stop your stressing, and recover.  When

Oct 14, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Making These Mistakes?

Does the thought of getting back in shape give you a headache? You’ve probably tried a couple of things already.  And now, you just can’t seem to get started again, even if you know it’s the right thing to do. Why is that?  Because your emotional memory is a memory of  failure.  And that part

Jul 03, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 13

Does Your Back Hurt? by Ann-Marie Giglio This is one of the few specific exercises I’ll recommend this year:  Plank. If you only have time to do one exercise, do this.  Plank is great for your back! Lie on your stomach on a hard surface.  Slide your hands under your shoulders, fingers spread.  Make sure

May 24, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 12

Finding Balance By Ann-Marie Giglio I own two  businesses. One is in fitness, one is writing. And I need to find balance. Luckily, I’ve been forced to think about them both for months. And I’m beginning to see the light. Seems that running on a regular basis is what keeps my bulbs lit. My brain

May 08, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments