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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.

Night Time Relaxation Tricks

Cold weather, working, shopping, baking, traveling, socializing“  If you are ready to unwind, here a few of my favorite before-bed calm-downs:

Fun Fit Games for TV Watching

www.meganmerchant.comA healthy alternative to drinking games (unless your beverage is water); try these fit games during your next TV marathon, sporting event or holiday movie time.

Mini-Workout: At Your Desk

Need a pick-me-up at a desk job?  Pass this around to your fellow desk coworkers that look overstressed; they will thank you for it (especially when they reach number 5!)

Are you already thinking “How Can I?”

Mini-Workout: Indoor Sports

You'll only need a soccer ball, basketball, or a soft 12" ball to play with these activities.  Try them out the next time your kids or pets need to burn some energy and want to play with you, or you're waiting through the commercials of a sports show.

Thanks To You!

www.meganmerchant.comAs a special thank you to my reviewers and friends that share this new website, when this page reaches 25 followers, we will have our first contest! All I can say is it will be SUPER fun“ so spread the word and we can get it started! Upcoming posts: Mini-workout: Indoor Sports (Hide your breakables!) Fit Games for TV Watching Thanks for reading, and spreading the great news!

Mini Workout: For Airplane and Car Passengers Obviously, this is NOT for the pilot of any vehicle!  But for those of us along for the ride, here are some exercises you can enjoy (so long as you don’t distract the driver“)

Sneaky Workout: Burn Wait Time and See Who Notices So you are standing around waiting for a great store sale, a movie theater ticket, or waiting to board an airplane.  Here’s a sneaky workout for you will that will burn the waiting time away: 1.  Shoulder Retraction/Depression:  Standing tall, pull your shoulder blades back and down, reaching your finger tips toward your heels.  As if someone poured ice down your back, squeeze the muscles together between your shoulder blades.
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