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We Earn the Body We Have

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters What does that mean? It means that we are a product of our injuries, our training, our compensations, and our accumulated thoughts and movements over our lifetime. It’s a basic law of bio-mechanics, the Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand principle (SAID). When we sit more than an hour

Nov 02, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

How I trained for my 30-mile bike ride: NOT!

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters To be honest, I knew about this trip for months. I planned it myself, with my daughter and son-in-law. I knew she wanted to rent bikes and ride “around” on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland. But “30-miles” was never a part of the conversation…I should have known these

Sep 26, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are you over 50?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters “If only I could fit in my clothes—or  just feel like myself again!“ Sound like you? I know exactly how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me:  Let me not

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

How Do We Measure Success?

Lately, I’ve been noticing ads for fitness programs that promise things like bikini bodies or getting ripped or losing 15 pounds–all in only two weeks. Those sound like goals, but my first thought is: What’s next? After you get that ripped, 15-pound lighter bikini body, what’s the next target—a smaller bikini? My second question is

Feb 28, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Preventing Cancer: It’s Never Too Late To Start

Here’s a thought to wrap our heads around: We now know that NOT exercising is actually a risk factor for cancer, like smoking. For over a decade, research has shown that exercise is a protective factor for preventing all kinds of conditions and diseases including cancer.  But recently, the anti-cancer effect has come into focus.

Nov 15, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Over 60?

Once we reach a certain age, whatever that number might be, a few things come into focus. Our priorities and goals shift. And our lives change. For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important when I hit 60. Suddenly, I could see the end of my life. The clarity was startling.

Nov 03, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Is this toxin in YOUR food?

Imagine for a moment that a poisonous substance somehow got into 74% of the processed food in your local supermarket. Eat too much of this toxic substance and you’re headed for a life filled with hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. You do some research and find out a few startling things:

Aug 24, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

We’ve Had Some Alarming News About Sugar Lately…

We’ve had some alarming news about sugar lately. It is a much bigger health problem than previously thought. According to a new government report published in the May issue of the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, young U.S. adults are consuming more added sugars in their food and …Click Title to Continue  

Jul 06, 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