Wellness Wednesday – 8/19/20
WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Tying Your Shoes Should Not Be a Pain in the Neck
Whether you’re a serious athlete, or seriously not, regular stretch therapy can positively affect your performance, from increased range of motion to increased flexibility; and Massage Envy’s membership options are flexible, even if you’re not.
Chiropractic Influence: We call it the Streto Method, but you’ll call it relief. Developed by a doctor and chiropractor, the Streto Method employs active stretching techniques inspired by chiropractic practices.
Top Down Technique: We start at your head and work down to your toes, stopping to focus on key areas specific to your needs.
Personalized Approach: We listen to your needs and goals and then work with you to gain the results you’re looking for.
Here’s What To Expect:
– Wear comfy clothes that allow you to move freely during your stretch session.
– Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your personalized form indicating medical history.
– Your session time includes up to 10 minutes for consultation with your stretch provider before and after your stretch session.
– Your Total Body Stretch session takes place in a relaxing, private room.
– After a brief warm-up, your stretch provider will begin the Total Body Stretch session starting with your neck and progressing down to your feet.
– Each stretch is held for a minimum of 30 seconds, and your stretch provider will ensure your comfort with expert guidance.
– Communication is key. Tell your stretch provider what areas you’d like to target, what might be causing you discomfort.
– When your session is complete, you’ll be provided with recommendations for future sessions to maintain your best results. Remember, each session builds on the last one, making Total Body Stretch part of your regular wellness routine.
WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB
Have You Considered Re-Wilding Your Lawn?
Having second thoughts about mowing, raking and watering your lawn? Re-wilding your lawn can have a positive effect on the environment and your wallet.
Two percent of the land area of the entire United States is covered by lawns. That’s more than is planted with cotton, oats and sorghum combined. In total, Americans spend roughly 30 billion dollars a year tending to those lawns, nine billion gallons of water a day irrigating and 70 hours a year. But why do we do it?
Historically, a well kept lawn has acted as a sort of status symbol. Popularized by the rich in Europe, lawns found their way onto the properties of middle class Americans in the early 20th century. By the 1950s, everyone in suburbia had lawns.
Although they are aesthetically pleasing, maintained lawns come with a large price. Lawns, not edible agriculture, are the biggest irrigated crop in America — and they are partly to blame for the decline in bees, insects and songbirds.
If you are thinking about re-wilding your yard, consider disregarding pesticides, weed-killers and fertilizers that harm insect and small animals. Also, don’t get too hung up on over-planting. Wild nature needs space and time but responds far faster than we expect. Do nothing but watch your garden and you’ll be amazed by what pops up.
New Research Offers Hope for Treating Parkinson’s Disease
The American Academy of Neurology recently published the results of a research project which delivers a message of hope in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
The study focuses on the analysis of blood plasma microvesicles (exosomes), which could allow the disease to be detected at a very early stage, favoring more effective therapeutic approaches. This is a revolutionary approach to the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. It is also an absolutely non-invasive, painless and inexpensive method, as it requires a simple peripheral blood sample.