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Soreness vs. Pain

By ARC - 29th January 2016

Soreness itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but rather a byproduct of the strengthening process. Pain, on the other hand, is not a necessary evil to be endured in order to achieve our fitness goals, and can in fact signal a need to reduce or refrain from an activity.

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10 WAYS TO ENJOY THANKSGIVING

By ARC - 20th November 2015

Walk off your big Thanksgiving meal - make it a family outing!

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Fascia and Inflammation

By ARC - 16th October 2015

When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove the harmful stimuli, and to protect that part of the body from further damage. The signs and symptoms of inflammation (swelling, pain, and muscle spasm) 1, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.

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Non-Traditional Weight Loss at ARC

By ARC - 8th October 2015

The techniques are simple to learn and practice, with no wear and tear on your body. Slight modifications in your diet are also helpful, but are not necessary (suggestions for dietary modifications will be provided). Exercise is also an option but not necessary. Safe and easy exercise options will also be provided.

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Urinary Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 29th September 2015

Sit when you urinate (no squatting or hovering over the toilet), it allows your pelvic floor muscles to relax as they should to work properly.

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No More Painful Foam Rolling for the Iliotibial Band (IT Band)

By ARC - 1st September 2015

For years many of us, myself included, have spent countless hours lying on our sides on a foam roll “rolling out” our iliotibial bands (ITB). Usually it is helpful, but can be painful as well. After rolling out the ITB it seems to be looser and less sensitive to touch (at least for a while), but the tightness and sensitivity to touch comes back.

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Woodridge Wellness Fair 2015

By ARC - 19th August 2015

This FREE event will include a LifeSource Blood Drive, free/discounted health services, samples, and wellness consultations!

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Fight Inflammation from the Inside Out… Today!

By ARC - 18th May 2015

Diet has a profound effect on the body’s ability to fight inflammation. Scientists have found that a diet high in processed foods, refined sugars, and trans fats, and low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids, appear to turn on the bodies inflammatory response.

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Give Your Back A Rest At Work

By ARC - 18th May 2015

Many people recognize that lifting heavy objects, twisting, and turning are stressful to the lower back, but fail to realize that sitting completely still (especially over prolonged periods of time) also places a substantial burden on their back. In sitting, your lower back bears the load of your entire upper body. Even when you’re not moving, your back is working.

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Summer Herb and Walnut Pesto

By ARC - 18th May 2015

This pesto can be used as a topper for any grilled or baked protein, as a dressing for a quinoa salad, or tossed with roasted grilled summer vegetables for extra flavor and texture. This pesto can be used as a marinade as well, but for the full benefits of the healthy fat from walnuts and olive oil serve raw.

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