Posts in Exercise and Movement
5 Tips for Walking Your Way to Better Health

Spring is just around the corner, and after the long winter months most of us are ready for sunnier days and more time spent outdoors.  Even if you've been following an indoor exercise regimen or participating in winter sports, there's just something special about that first springtime walk—lacing up your shoes, heading out the door and pausing to inhale a deep breath of fresh air, fragrant with the promise of blooming plants and flowers.  Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your walking routine:

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Ergonomic Exercises Help Ease Workday Strain

Sitting at a desk much of the day, working on a computer, can place demands on the muscles of your body that cause pain and discomfort.  By observing a few simple exercises, you can minimize those issues and improve the quality of your workday.

As with any type of close work, using a monitor can place some serious demands on your eyes.

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Tai Chi for Fitness and Mental Clarity

Right now is a good time to focus on ongoing fitness practices that can help to keep us healthy all year long.  One daily practice you may want to consider is Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a series of physical postures, or "forms", which are linked slowly and precisely by meditative movement.  It originated in China more than 1,000 years ago and is considered a martial art that is practiced primarily for its health benefits, including reduction of tension and stress.

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