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Running Without Your Legs?…

Running and walking are both great additions to your health and fitness program. They don’t require any special equipment or memberships or scheduling.  You can usually pack your walking or running shoes in a suitcase, and get in a session anywhere you travel. Many people think running and walking requires strong legs. So if they

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What Exactly is a Sports Massage specialist?

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   We asked Greg Eisenberg, LMT, CNMT, to tell us. According to Eisenberg, “Sports massage is a special type of massage that is particularly helpful to athletes, whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional. It is used before, during and after sporting events. There is a variety

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Expecting to Grow Old…or to LIVE Longer?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

“Health Washing” – What it is and why you need to be aware of it.

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Pop quiz… What is 8.5 ounces (251 ml), 82.5 calories, contains 23.8 grams of sugar and is recommended by health experts? Well some health experts.  Definitely not all…just the health experts who are being paid to recommend it. Give up? It’s a mini-can of Coke (available for consumption since

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Top 7 Ways to Reduce Stress (no purchase necessary)

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Recently, I’ve noticed many people (clients, friends, family and colleagues) are struggling with finding a balance between their demanding careers, home life and their health. Folks are going through the day on 5-6 hrs of sleep or less (sleep interrupted by kids or worry), downing tons of coffee or

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Give Up Wheat? Not So Fast……

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Wheat Belly, written by Dr. William Davis, has already sold close to three million copies in 33 countries.  Plus it has spent 100 weeks on New York Times bestseller list. Let’s take a closer look. In The War on Wheat, an investigative report for show The Fifth Estate (the

Apr 01, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

How To Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

(Click the photo to continue reading…) What’s the most important factor when it comes to being successful at life? Your I.Q.? How good-looking you are? Your social skills? Your physical health? According to Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and author Charles Duhigg, the most important factor in determining your success is willpower.  We know this trait by

Apr 01, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Does the time of day you eat determine if you will gain weight?

(Click the photo to continue reading…) It’s simple math right? If two people consume the same exact food, but one consumes a portion of their food late at night, the food will have the same impact on their bodies weight-wise… right? Not according to a study done by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in

Mar 13, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

“Exercise: cheap, effective treatment!”

“Exercise: cheap, effective treatment!” That was the headline of a story in the AJC this week.  And it’s absolutely true!Over the past 20 years, studies have shown exercise to be an effective prescription to treat and to prevent many of the most common, chronic, 21st century diseases.  And the studies are still coming in. According

Mar 13, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

With Knee Pain, The Knee is Rarely the Problem!

It’s true. A pain in the knee (or hip, or back) is really a cry for help. Most often, the body is out of alignment and this misalignment is causing the pain. One common postural fault we see is a posture that has an anterior (forward) tilted pelvis. This tilt causes the legs to rotate

Feb 13, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments