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Workout Flow for the Ladies: Syncing Exercise With Your Cycle

June 28th, 2017

By Elizabeth Bechard, BA, RYT Exercise science is just beginning to understand how women’s hormonal shifts affect their muscles, joints, and ligaments. Female soccer and basketball players suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries 2.78 and 3.6 times more often than their male counterparts, and the presence of estrogen and progesterone receptors in bones, skeletal muscles, and ligaments ...

Unexpected Lessons: Science and Food Preparation

June 21st, 2017

By Joanne Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN Experimenting with Food Science and Nutrition I have always been fascinated with food science. My first career aspiration, fueled by dreams of combining and concocting foods in delicious creations, was to work in a test kitchen. My undergrad degree was in Food Science and Nutrition, and although I really loved the lab ...

Stress Hardiness and Resilience

June 14th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Stress is inevitable. It is part of our body’s natural and automatic response to meeting life’s challenges. Yet, we all have our days (or weeks) where stress takes center stage as we attempt to meet the many demands on our time and energy. When stress becomes chronic and we are not able ...

Awareness of Breath Exercise

June 7th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Description of Mindfulness Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to the present moment on purpose with an attitude of kindness and non-judgmental awareness.  As we pay attention in this way, we increase our ability to notice all that is happening within us and around us.  The very practice of noticing, gives us ...

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