Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Muscles under strain, such as stress or exercise, can bein to become “sticky”, causing pain and limiting their ablity to perform optimally.  Massage is one of the only techniques which will restore them to their proper performance.  Regular massages will enhance and increase the effectiveness of the athlete’s workout.
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Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Gifts

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1. Dark Chocolate Fondue for Two: Skip the boxes of chocolates and make your valentine some dark chocolate fondue.  Packed with flavonoids, the dark stuff helps prevent heart disease and lowers blood pressure.  Melt some chocolate and dig in with fresh fruit.
2. A Heartfelt Workout Mix: Surprise your sweetheart by uploading a new workout mix to his or her iPod.  Choose upbeat, romantic songs with significance that will get the heart rate up while also playing sweet tribute to your relationship.
3. A Massage: Here’s an indulgence that won’t pack on the pounds.  A relaxing massage can relieve stress and lower blood pressure.  Release stress by giving your partner the gift of a great massage.
4. Heart Healthy Custom-Made Granola: Use an online service like MixMyGranola to design a custom-made granola for your significant other.  Choose from 79 different ingredients, and for a fun touch, choose heart-healthy options like cherries and almonds.
5. A Workout Date: There is nothing better than a great workout.  Exercise can be great for bonding and catching up with one another’s lives.  You will spend quality time together while encouraging one another and creating a deeper bond.

Carina Weston

Did You Know…cardio

Muscle burns 35 to 50 calories per pound, per day.  Although cardio sessions turn up the heat and burn big-time calories, lifting weights helps you build calorie-burning lean muscle, says Jeffrey Garber, M.D.  With more lean muscle, you extend the burn to when you’re just sitting at your desk or driving in the car.  Just adding 5lbs of muscle can help you lose 24 pounds in one year!

Quick Tip…

Add weight bearing exercises to your workouts three times per week.  It does not have to be a hardcore all out training session; just challenging.  You will see toning results like you have never experienced before.

Julia Morichelli

Acupuncture acupuncture and arthritis

Many common health conditions can be effectively treated by acupuncture because it is safe, effective and has few side-effects.  These conditions include insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, gastrointestinal and digestive problems, addictions, allergies, sinusitis, headaches and migraines, skin disorders, colds and influenza, high blood pressure, musculoskeletal injuries, back, hip, and joint pain, along with more seroius health conditions like a stroke.  Women’s health, menstrual irregularities, menopausal issues, and infertility can also be approached from a holistic perspective, using acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine.

Dorothy Low L.Ac, Dipl.OM.

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New to Pilates?

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Walking into a Pilates studio for the first time can be intimidating.  Not to worry, Pilates is a very professional, client centered practice.  A friendly knowledgable instructor will greet you and make you feel right at home.

What to bring to a Pilates class: You won’t need much.  Equipment, towels, and water are provided.

What to wear to a Pilates class: There are a few things to consider when dressing for a Pilates class.  First, make sure your clothes give enough to let you move and stretch fully.  Pilates is done barefoot, so no footwear is needed.

Come in and try 3 one-on-one Pilates sessions for $150.


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Massage Benefits Are More

Than Skin Deep:

Does a good massage do more than just relax your muscles?  To find out, researches at Cedars-Sanai Medical Center recruited 29 healthy adults and assigned them to an hour session of deep-tissure massage.

To their surprise, researches found that a single session of massage caused biological changes.  Those who received deep tissue massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva.  They also experienced a decrease in the level of arginine vasopressin, which is a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol.

Participants had increases in the number of lymphcytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system.  The lead author, Dr. Mark Hyman Rapaport, chairman of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai, said the findings were “very, very intriguing and very, very exciting—and I’m a skeptic.”

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Meet Our Clients and Their Businesses

Webster’s Community Pharmacy
websters2Michael and Meredith Miller, former owners of Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, are at it again!

The duo have a flair for revitalizing community drug stores and are now in the process of bringing Webster’s Pharmacy back to its glory days.

There are already great greeting cards, gifts, jewelry and fashion accessories to purchase.  Stop in and visit us–we’ve missed you!

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