Health



How to Treat a Pulled Muscle


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Please note the below is not a substitute for medical care from a licensed medical professional.  We recommend you consult your primary care physician for all possible injuries.   Step 1 – Rest and Inflammation Control (24-48 hours post injury) When you injure a muscle you need to rest it and take steps to control inflammation to speed up the recovery process.  Rest means not performing any activity that uses that muscle.  The...

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How to Speed Up Muscle Recovery


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Muscles generally take 48 to 72 hours to recover from a good workout.  However, you can speed up that recovery by helping your body flush the lactic acid out of your muscles and get new blood and nutrients in.   The best way to help flush out the muscles is a massage; deep tissue being the best kind for muscular recovery.  Massages help work out knots, adhesions, and micro-tears in muscles that foam rolling can’t fix.  Make sure...

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How to Experience Gratitude


Posted By on May 11, 2019

One of the easiest ways to lead a happier life is by making gratitude a habit.  It is impossible to experience two emotions at once.  So being grateful is a great way to crowd out emotions like fear, greed, and anger, which prevent us from being happy.   One good way to experience gratitude is to stop everything you are doing for one minute, find one thing in your life for which you are grateful, hold that thought in your head, and...

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How to Sleep 7+ Hours a Night


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Sleep is when our bodies heal and our minds process.  Without enough sleep we can never live at the highest level.   The first (and best) way to get 7+ hours of sleep is to standardize when you go to sleep and wake up.  Our bodies love rhythms and cycles.  If we teach our bodies when they are supposed to go to sleep and wake up, they will start to do both automatically.  This might mean being tired the day after the occasional night...

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How to Meditate


Posted By on May 11, 2019

When it comes to your mediation practice, the first thing you should do is schedule your mediation time between two activities that typically happen every day of the week.  For example, in between waking up and eating, in between coming home from work and preparing dinner, or in between working out and showering.  Scheduling your meditation time between two other habits will help it become a part of your daily routine.   Once you have...

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How to Stretch


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Stretching is slowly training your body to accept a greater range of motion.  The more flexible you are the less you will get injured, the more powerful you will be, and the better you will feel.     Since stretching is about getting your body to accept (not forcing it to experience) a greater range of motion, perform each stretch by relaxing into it.  While you may feel tension in your muscles during the stretch, you should not be...

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