Happy Brain, Happy Life

Happy Brain, Happy Life

by Annette Pinder An article in Psychology Today by Susan Reynolds and Teresa Aubele, Ph.D. titled Happy Brain, Happy Life states, “If you want to be happy the rest of your life, make sure you keep your brain happy. Neuroscientists say happiness stimulates the growth of nerve connections, improves

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Moving With Intention for Optimal Living: Brain Gym

Moving With Intention for Optimal Living: Brain Gym

By Kelsey Fox Bennett, M.Ed. Most people haven’t heard of Brain Gym® – a form of Educational Kinesiology that uses simple intentional movements to reduce stress in the body and reconnect areas of the brain – but for me, it was and still is a natural part

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Massage is for EVERY Body

Massage is for EVERY Body

Massage therapy is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of conditions By Kristin Martelli, LMT, BCTMB, CPMT In our current health care climate, massage therapy is quickly taking on an expanded role as a viable and evidence based treatment for a variety of conditions. A growing body

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How Music May Improve Health

How Music May Improve Health

Music is an integral part of so many people’s lives, helping to manage anxiety, reduce pain, relax more fully, and experience positive emotions.   Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music often communicates

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The Benefits of Including Yoga in Your Exercise Routine

The Benefits of Including Yoga in Your Exercise Routine

Relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga continues to grow in popularity. In a questionnaire administered every five years as part of the National Health Interview Survey, the National Center for Complementary and

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What Is Inclusion?

What Is Inclusion?

Community inclusion looks different for everyone.  By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Inclusion is a vision in which all people, regardless of abilities, disabilities, or health needs feel welcomed to participate in community activities they enjoy, receive fair compensation in jobs that allow them to use their fullest

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Exercise is Important for Everyone, Especially People with Disabilities

Exercise is Important for Everyone, Especially People with Disabilities

(BPT) – No matter how old or out of shape you think you are, it is never too late to add more physical activity to your life. Regular and consistent exercise can: * Help you control your weight. Along with healthy diet, exercise plays an important role

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Inclusive Playgrounds: How Play Helps All Children Learn

Inclusive Playgrounds: How Play Helps All Children Learn

(BPT) – What do children learn through play? Play helps children grow and learn – how they move, how their muscles work, their tactile senses, vision and hearing, all develop as they play. And physical learning contributes to cognitive development, as children hone their motor skills and

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