Movement & Exercise

Guest Blog: Sara Shupe – Cabins in Minnesota: A Pain in the Neck!

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If you have ever been to Minnesota during the summer months, especially around the 4th of July, you would first notice one thing: everyone leaves their office at the same time on Fridays! Where is everyone going?  Why can’t they go there any faster? If you are like me, you do not often frequent Fridays-in-Minnesota-in-the-summer. The… read more

Guest Blog: Sara Shupe – Where Is Your J.O.Y.?

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Where is your J.O.Y.? When was the last time you jumped for joy? Maybe when your toddler walked for the first time, your scary medical report came up as nothing, or you heard the rarely-heard phrase from your teenage, “you were right, Mom.” Now a harder question, when was the last time you jumped for… read more

CareGiving for Minor to Chronic Injury

caregiving for pain

It’s Never Fun to Deal with Pain. Whether it is your own pain, or you are a caregiver for someone else, dealing with pain can take over your world for a time. I know. In 1997 I was told I had to have knee surgery, that it was the only way to end my knee… read more

Movement Matters: Strengthens Your Lungs

exercise strenghtens your lungs

Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs Are you winded when you climb stairs quickly? Hopefully not, but if you are you can improve this, and possibly more quickly than you expect. (Read my Personal story at the end of this post!) Your body is designed to get better at what it does regularly with intention. Livestrong.com says… read more

Movement Matters: For Bone Strength

bone strength

Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied to your muscles, if you can excuse the pun. At birth humans have 270 bones, but many of these fuse together as a child becomes an adult, leaving adults with 206 bones. Good trivia you can share at the next party! But… read more

Stay Active is an Immune Support Habit

stay active immune support habit

Movement Matters, Most of the Time Staying active and moving your body enough to break a sweat for at least 30 minutes a day is a good habit for health. But should you stay active when you start to get sick? Many people are inclined to call it quits at the gym at the smallest sniffle.… read more

Injured or Ill? 7 Tips to Get Back In The Game

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Illness or Injured? 7 Tips to Get Back in the Game No matter what your “game” is: Sport Family Work …illness or injury can knock you out. I’d know. As a mom, wife, business owner, and athlete, tearing my ACL affected everything. Now I am back to almost 100% and life is more fun, more… read more