Learn from the Animals

IT KEEPS US HAPPY . Studies show that a regular walking routine helps keep depression and anxiety at bay. IT IS GOOD FOR LYMPHATIC FLOW . Although the lymphatic system has lots of vessels, it lacks a pump and is dependent on movement for lymph flow and drainage. IT CAN BE SCALED …

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Listen to the Voice Inside

TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS . At least a few minutes every hour, make sure to get up, walk around, and do some simple stretching. You will be amazed at the improvement in your muscle tension, fatigue, mental clarity, and energy levels when you prioritize these movement breaks, no matter how busy or …

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Love the Troubled Ones

It is up to us to take advantage of our extraordinary bodies and learn to move them in the best ways. In this article, we explored why moving matters and how too much or too little of it, especially for those with autoimmune disease, can be detrimental. The tools outlined …

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Move from Mind to Heart

Here are some ideas that can get you started. WALKING --No movement is as simple and innate as walking, and the possibilities are endless. You can walk anywhere and from a few minutes to a few hours a day, depending on your fitness and strength level. We believe this is …

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Of anyone we've used more that most

This network usually operates under mutual obligation. In other words, you both give and receive support. The four main types of support are emotional, practical, sharing points of view, and sharing information. Having both depth (a few very close, intimate people) and width (a large number of casual friends and …

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Seek the creator everywhere

As any stay-at-home-parent can attest, being mobile and active throughout your day doing errands and housework definitely counts as movement! In fact, if you find yourself at all disabled by your condition, simple everyday tasks such as loading the dishwasher or working in your garden can be a considerable workout …

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Turn to Nature in Bad Times

Sometimes, a less-intense exercise is optimal long-term, or you may find yourself being able to increase intensity over time. A discussion about types of movement best for those with chronic illness is not complete without giving some extra attention to walking--we believe it can be the best exercise for those …

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Words sometimes don't seem to mean much

Further research by Dr Lieberman showed that Tylenol could dull social pain in much the same way as it dulls physical pain. Why does it matter that our brains group physical and social pain together? It demonstrates on an extremely basic level that our connection with other human beings is …

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It doesn't get much better

MOVING TOO MUCH? While it may seem that, by and large, our society has a problem with people moving too little, the truth is that there is a sizable problem with people moving too much. You may think there's no downside to moving, that there is no too much, but …

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Like the wind seen from the window

Due to some of the cultural misinformation, as well as the influence of fad workouts, it can be hard to determine the right intensity level of physical activity for you. This may be particularly true if you are coming from a previously athletic lifestyle or from a completely sedentary lifestyle …

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Ringing ears so you can't hear the silence

No exposure to abusive motivation required! Moving Too Little? The benefits of getting enough physical activity are well understood. Our bodies were made to move and move often. That regular movement is key to achieving and maintaining good health. Just like there is a downside to moving too much, the …

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Seeing it but not being touched by it

If your workout is dependent on the weather, have a backup in mind in case conditions are not favorable. For instance, if you always walk in your neighborhood, have a yoga mat and a DVD at home in case rain interrupts your plans. USE A STANDING OR TREADMILL DESK AND …

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Try a Different Perspective

Not moving enough hasn't always been an issue for me. Prior to developing my autoimmune diseases, I enjoyed hiking and even longer backpacking trips. While it was a challenge, the beautiful walks in nature and the pride in carrying everything I needed on my own back were huge rewards, not …

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Your voice can get just ripped up shouting in vain

A person may believe that the fastest way to weight loss is to burn as many calories as possible, sometimes running, hitting the treadmill or elliptical machine, or attending grueling stationary cycling classes, to the point of exhaustion. FAD WORKOUTS. Occasionally, people feel pressure to join the latest workout craze …

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A different hand will play

These percentages don't measure how much effort or care you put into these aspects of your life; To live a happy, healthy life, it's vital to find your balance between these five domains. Try this meditation to figure out where that balance is. Keeping your eyes closed, think about how …

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A fresh start over

Give them each a gentle rubdown, then move farther down to your calves and shins. End with your feet, giving each a solid minute or two of attention. Give your feet some extra love for supporting you throughout your day. Thank yourself for the loving touch, open your eyes, and …

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Across lines, invisible hands are held

Tell yourself that life is hard sometimes, but you are always here for yourself. You deserve to take a self-compassion break whenever you need one, and you can take one whenever you need one. Eating well, sleeping deeply, managing stress, and other practices that provide a well-rounded holistic self-care routine …

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Alone, the possibilities are enormous

I also find that my connections with my spouse and family are much more meaningful when I am not distracted by this technology. It is a continual struggle, but I find when I give attention to these practices, my health flourishes. Don't Let Stress Management Stress You Out! It seems …

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Step by step, day by day

Stand underneath the showerhead, allowing the water to run over your head and your face. Feel it wash away the grime of the day. As the water flows down your body, feel any impurities being swept away with it. Turn so the stream is focused on your back, and let …

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The door stands open

Practice it. Visualize all the good things around you entering your body as you take in a breath of air. Hold it for a moment and allow the good things to settle in, then watch as all the negativity rushes out as you exhale. Continue for a few breaths until …

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To breathe is not enough

Here are some of the biggest reasons why you need to make movement a priority. IT PREVENTS DISEASE . Those who exercise regularly have a lower chance of developing heart disease and diabetes, having a stroke, getting certain kinds of cancers, becoming obese, and developing other health problems. IT STRENGTHENS BONES …

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My lord I think I found someone

Or do you see a trend of physical activity (eg, lifting weights, going for a run, yoga)? Note the trend(s) and boil them down to find your needs. For example, you might have a need for relaxation or a need to move your body. Now that you know your …

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Adventure and Attitude Go Hand in Hand

Had to follow Mark Twain, I explained. He looked around. Did I miss signs for the Mississippi? To obtain the air the angels breathe, you must go to Tahoe, I recited, paraphrasing Twain. Ah, that's nice. Wish I could just up and do that, move here, he said, head back …

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Nurse and Patient

You may not get a referral unless it is visibly bad: a few hormonal spots once a month, requiring you to break out the heavy-duty concealer, is not on a par with the suffering of people with the severest cases. Ask for that referral if you need it, or pay …

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Perspective

Our metabolism operates in a circadian fashion and is largely under the influence of melatonin. Light cycles correspond with taking in nutrition, so eat early in the day and expose your body to light upon awakening. Avoid eating rich meals at night for the reason that your metabolism grows increasingly …

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Re-Attaching

There, an intrepid team of researchers, Thomas Wehr, Norman Rosenthal, and Alfred Lewy, tried turning winter into summer with a light box--just a standard fluorescent ceiling unit like we have in office ceilings, but set on a table close to where he would sit. Kern quickly snapped out of a …

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Strong Enough to Ask for Help

FOREARM PAIN AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Forearm pain has many causes, including hereditary conditions, injuries (like fractures and sprains), compressed nerves (like carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome), overuse, and wear and tear on the elbow and wrist joints (like tendinitis and tendinopathy ). Nerves may be compressed by poor …

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The Adventure of Change

Treatment of dysbiosis can be multiphase and generally takes time. First, it may be necessary to kill off the worst offenders with conventional or natural antimicrobial agents. Next, beneficial strains of flora must be slowly reintroduced, and dietary modifications may be necessary to starve out certain species or feed others …

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Yet a Word May Change Your Life

While there are endless possibilities for moms to feel excluded, nothing hurts more than when your child is excluded. The pain and anger are intense. And children will be excluded--from birthday parties, sleepovers, playdates, sports teams, you name it. Unfortunately, being excluded is part of life. And what makes feeling …

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Be bitter or surrender to love

That being said, there may be some reintroductions that may not be possible for you, at least if you want to continue to see the benefits of being on the Autoimmune Protocol. Later-stage foods like dairy, nightshades, and grains can be a lifelong problem for some, but it is up …

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Become more fully conscious of your own being

PROBLEMATIC INGROWN HAIRS, known as pseudofolliculitis (and pseudofolliculitis barbae for the beard area), or more commonly as razor bumps' orshaving bumps'. This inflammation of the hair follicles and the surrounding area is due to hair being trapped in the follicle. It is caused when fragile Afro hair is removed …

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