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Improve Your Mind Body Health

Written by Virginia Eaton — Last week I wrote about Pilates and its ability to unlock the powerhouse that lies within the deep muscles of your torso. These muscles are critical to balance, stability and mobility – which essentially means moving through life with ease. When people think of Pilates, the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s ...

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Pilates Works Your Body Like You’re Climbing Denali

About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After the physical therapist had done all she could for me, I moved on to Pilates to complete my rehabilitation. I’ve written about this period of my life, ...

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Being Held Hostage By The Makers Of EpiPens

Written by Virginia Eaton — The happy dance in which so many parents partake as their school age darlings head back to class might be somewhat diminished for those who have to refill their EpiPen prescription. EpiPens provide lifesaving doses of epinephrine to those who suffer from serious allergic reactions. But be prepared, given recent price increases you may need to ...

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Do Crazy Drivers Drive You Crazy?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Early one morning I was stopped at the signal by the library when one of those monstrously long gravel trucks attempted to stop as the light turned from yellow to red. It was just too big, and rolled through the intersection after the light was decidedly red. Meanwhile, a car that was anxious to go had to wait ...

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Stay Cool, Drink More

By Virginia Eaton — Playing golf in the summer has some special perks. When you hit the ball on a fairway hardened from the heat it rolls a long, long way. Sometimes it evens rolls in the right direction, which makes me want to do the happy dance. Long roll aside, temperatures in the mid-90s also make the muscles and ...

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How Are Your Shoulders Feeling?

Written by Virginia Eaton — How are your shoulders feeling? Can you still reach overhead to get something out of the cupboard? Do you have difficulty putting on a sweater or a jacket? As I work with older adults, I hear shoulder complaints more often than any other, so I was thrilled when I started reading some interesting research about ...

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Eating Your Summer Reading

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Inside Class, The Body Pastiche we have a library and encourage people to borrow any book that strikes their fancy. It may sound strange to have a library in a health and fitness business but my job as a health coach and owner is to empower people to make the changes that will lead to ...

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Let’s Talk About Portion Size

Written by Virginia Eaton — There is no doubt that portion size has increased over the preceding decades. It may have started in restaurants to give the customer the feeling of getting a good deal, but it bled into our home cooking as well: the size of your dinner plate has increased from nine inches to the current standard of 12 inches. ...

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To Be Selfish Vs. Self-ish With Your Health

Written by Virginia Eaton — Several weeks ago I was talking with a client about the need to focus on oneself in order to have the physical and emotional wherewithal to support others. In all her wisdom, my client replied, “Of course! It’s like when you’re on an airplane and they tell you to put your oxygen mask on first ...

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