Megan Merchant's blog

Mini-Workout: Burn and Drop Stress“Let it go, let it go, let it go“”  Here is a quick, feel-good, stress-reducer for all ages on this last week of 2010!Arm Circles:  Arm out straight like the letter “T” draw circles the size of a baseball 10 times forward and 10 times backward.  Repeat the size of a beach ball.  Relax your arms to your sides and follow it with a few shoulder rolls forward and backward.  Feel the neck tension slip away! 

Battle Blues with Balls, Balloons, and“ Socks?

www.meganmerchant.comGet rid of your indoor boredom with these games and a few house-hold items.  For adults as well as kids...Game On!Balls

Inside Acupuncture, Part II

Inside Acupuncture, Part I After a conversation with my extended family and hearing my Uncle finally experienced migraine relief with a few acupuncture sessions, I thought I’d ask my acupuncturist friend Jaymie Hettler for some feedback:

Fitness with a PURPOSE

www.meganmerchant.comRecently I was bored with my fitness routine and was not motivated to get out of bed for it.  My parents asked me get their mail while out of town (an hour drive to and fro).  So I packed a lunch for myself and the kids, determined to play outside while stopping by.  I saw a rake on the ground in their yard and one thing led to another...  My kids and I ended up bagging 9 bags of leaves and enjoying 2 hours outside; it was fantastic!

Fitness Location Perks: Why You Return for More

www.meganmerchant.comWhat aspects of your fitness routine are helping you return to it day after day?  If you have a set fitness goal, choose a format you will enjoy and continue on the path to achieving it:

Back Bulge, BL Trainers, and More (Prize) News

www.meganmerchant.comWhat's great, and not so great, in fitness posts this week?

How To: Gift your Beloved Unknowns?

www.meganmerchant.comTeachers, coworkers, party hosts, neighbors...  What are some great gifts to thank the amazing important people in your life that you may not know that well?  Let’s idea share!

How to: Buy a Great Massage“If I wanted to buy someone a massage for myself or as a gift, what do I need to know?” Massage expert and friend of mine, Ilse Hernandez-Allen (DOM, LMT, BA, P-Doula), answered a few questions for me in regards that I’m so happy to share with you all. 1.  Why experience massage?  “The primary benefit would be relaxation, but also improved breathing, stress reduction, improved sleep and digestion, great energy, and much more.

The Obstacle in Our Path"In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway.  Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.  Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
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