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Alcohol’s Effect on Health

Does drinking alcohol help your health or is it better to just say no? For some people the benefits outweigh the risks; for others the risks are far greater than the potential benefits.
So, who exactly is a candidate for safe, moderate drinking, and who is not? To find out, r…

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Podcasting: The New Stealth Marketing Tool

If you have been thinking of adding a podcast to your website for promotional purposes but have been put off by the learning curve involved, fear not. These days, posting Web audio in the form of an easily downloadable podcast is as effortless as making a phone call.
A comp…

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Pilates and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most meaningful and remarkable experiences in a woman’s life. Physical radiance, the surge of endorphins, and excitement about becoming a mother for the first time or again are among the most enjoyable benefits. However, pregnancy is also a physically and emotionally taxing experience because of the pain and discomfort that can go hand in hand with anatomical changes.

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Pilates and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most meaningful and remarkable experiences in a woman’s life. Physical radiance, the surge of endorphins, and excitement about becoming a mother for the first time or again are among the most enjoyable benefits. However, pregnancy is also a physically and emotionally taxing experience because of the pain and discomfort that can go hand in hand with anatomical changes.

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Four Methods to Mitigate Stress

There’s no way to avoid stress altogether—pressures and tensions are a normal part of everyday existence. But repeated and prolonged stress can do damage to your mind and body. Learning to protect yourself from the effects of chronic stress may help you live a longer, healthier life, according to the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine of Massachusetts General Hospital in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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Feedback From the Field

In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, we asked: Do you offer complementary body work such as massage therapy or Feldenkrais as a profit center? What lessons have you learned from offering these options? Here’s what you had to say.

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Feedback From the Field

In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, we asked: Do you offer complementary body work such as massage therapy or Feldenkrais as a profit center? What lessons have you learned from offering these options? Here’s what you had to say.

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The Alphabet Soup of Nutrition Terminology: Part 2

Staying abreast of emerging nutrition research studies can be a real challenge for busy wellness professionals. Half the battle is making sense of the terms used to describe new scientific findings. One day “genetics” is making headlines, while the next day everyone is talking about the “glycemic index.”

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Maximizing Motivation, Minimizing Fear

What keeps some people motivated to return to your classes week after week, while others have a harder time? According to experts, they may be afraid. "People avoid situations where they think they may fail," says David Conroy, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the sport psychology lab at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

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Emptying Your (Head) Trash

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day to exercise!” “My injuries prevent me from doing yoga now that I am older.” “I tried Pilates once, and it didn’t do any good.”

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Iyengar Yoga Promotes Well-Being in Cancer Survivors

Last year alone some 213,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news is that 2 million women have survived. Many women with breast cancer seek complementary interventions that will enhance their quality of life. However, research is lacking about whether programs such as yoga also benefit immune function.

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Survey Finds Personal Training on Top; Aerobics on Decline

SAN DIEGO-Personal training still is the most successful program for retaining newcomers, according to a survey by IDEA Health & Fitness Association.The survey showed a growing trend toward putting people first before choosing the mode of exercise, which is reinforced by the variety of programs now available to meet a wide range of consumer needs regardless of age or physical condition, say…

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Let’s Get Virtual

&The Press-Enterprise Brenda Maston knocked herself out sculpting her butt, abs and thighs after she signed on several months ago with a personal trainer. "She put me on a diet and targeted trouble spots between my waist and knees," says Maston. "The results were absolutely amazing." Just one thing was missing: her instructor, Angie Lustrick. …

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