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Stretch Yourself Healthy

The correct way to stretch will make muscle feel safe in a relaxed lengthen position. Usually when people first get into stretching they really want to do a good job and look like the yoga pose in the picture, but this can actually work against you. When you stretch less is really more. When you stretch to the point of really feeling the stretch where you feel the burn and pull of the muscle fighting you at the end of its range of motion you will actually cause the muscle to contract more and shorten the muscle once you release the stretch. That burn you feel when you stretch to the end of your range is actually the muscle saying “stop or I am going to tear”. That puts the muscles into a sta

Year of the Dog

February 16th, 2018 marks the year of the Dog according to Chinese Astrology. Each year is related to one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac (Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, or Rooster. The years also cycle through the elements of Earth, Wood, Fire, Water, and Metal as well as cycling through Yin and Yang years. Depending on the year you were born or the year that we are currently in, some make predictions about what the year will hold. You can explore many different aspects of the Chinese astrology such as what jobs are best suited for your animal or what other animals would be a good love connection for you. I always think it is fun to look up the


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