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How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy

The pelvic floor muscles help us control our posture and urinary and bowel movements. As we age, our pelvic floor naturally weakens, and this is compounded by pregnancy and childbirth. A strong pelvic floor can help counteract issues like incontinence (involuntary peeing, like when you have a powerful sneeze). How to keep your pelvic floor healthy isn't…
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Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain?

"Have you tried yoga?" is a running joke in the chronic illness community. I've been writing about (and doing!) yoga for so long now that it's hard to remember that there was a time when I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia pain. Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? In this article,…
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Always On – How technology affects your health

In an effort to help my fibro symptoms before my birthday, I decided to try a five-day experiment on how technology affects your health. I vowed to unplug for two hours in the afternoon and do something quiet. That meant reading books, reading magazines, doing crossword puzzles and otherwise avoiding anything technological. I’ll be honest…
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How to Travel Stress Free

I have spent most of the last seven years travelling, and in that time I've become an expert on how to travel stress-free. Most of the time, anyways. On my trips,  there were times when I felt like I had all the energy in the world; I could climb a mountain, go for a run,…
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5 Natural Ways to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia can often be a tough cookie to crack. It has the power to keep you up nearly all night with perhaps a few scant hours of sleep. When this happens consistently, you will begin to feel the toll a lack of sleep has on the body. You will feel tired, moody, and unable to…
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Creativity and Chronic Pain

Every fibromite’s survival arsenal contains two important things: a good laugh and a handy distraction. When we are in pain, whether actually or because our central nervous system has gone berserk, it’s good to get your mind off things. If we focus on the pain, fatigue, or catastrophize our suffering, we won't be taking steps…
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A Guide to Natural Pain Management

Chronic and acute pain in the United States is as high as it has ever been. It is estimated that 20% of all adults experience chronic pain, while nearly 8% suffer from life-changing chronic pain issues. Over 55% reported dealing with some type of pain over the last three months. Given the number of people…
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Yoga For Deep Sleep And Relaxation

Bedtime yoga for deep sleep “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. “ - Thomas Dekker When I was younger my family used to joke that I could sleep through a fire alarm. Yet when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those blissful nights of sleep were traded in for nights…
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The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

For many, getting older means aching bones and creaky joints. By moving the body in different ways we can combat some of the effects of ageing and keep healthier as we get older.  One simple way to keep your body and mind in good health is through yoga for seniors.   A Place for Mom has…
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What Is Mindfulness?

Have you heard about mindfulness? The hype around mindfulness is filling our news feeds with promises of better health and quality of life. So what is mindfulness, how is it different from meditation, and how can it help you live a healthier and happier life? Mindfulness touts many benefits, such as increasing productivity, increasing immune…
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