Monthly Archives: July 2014

Happy Hamstrings

Stretch Your Hamstrings

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on one of my favorite yoga poses for stretching the quadriceps muscles. The quads are four big muscles that combine to form the anterior compartment of your thigh. They’re the ones that most often get sore when you’ve hiked, biked or run a...
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Healthy Hydration

Prescription for a Happy Summer: Drink Up!

Back in April, I wrote about water and water conservation in honor of Earth Week. Water is the most basic substance of our lives. Our cells, the basic building blocks of all our tissues, are filled with fluid and surrounded by fluid. Our bodies are a veritable ocean...
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Relax Those Quads

Keep Your Quadriceps Happy

Hiking, biking, running, walking, swimming—summer is the time to get out and enjoy the world around us. As fun as it is to move, it’s easy to push it too far from time to time. Often its the quadriceps, the four long muscles that make up the front thigh compartment, that...
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Bacopa: A Boost for Your Short-Term Memory

Bacopa Boosts Mental Functions

Adapted from LifeVantage Science Newsletter no. 8 Do you easily recall names of your grade school teachers, but can’t for the life of you remember the name of someone you just met? Do dates, places and newly learned facts sometimes elude you? Often our long-term memories can be much easier to access than our...
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