movement matters

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

Movement Matters: For Bone Strength

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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

Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain

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Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain Pretty much anything good for the body is good for the brain. Just as exercise brings more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, so it does for your brain. Studies have shown that just 20 minutes of exercise can ~Increase focus ~Decrease depression ~Improve memory ~Helps you De-Stress… read more