My Fitness Pal App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one food tracker/calorie counter app called “My Fitness Pal.”   First of all, what is it? The app promotes itself as a no-nonsense approach to weight management.  They write: "[L]ose weight the healthy way... We believe — and medical studies prove — that the best...

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Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Sharon Jackson, RMT, frequently works with patients who are recovering from injury, illness, and the elderly. Aside from the more common known benefits of improved mood, lowered cortisol levels, better circulation, and reduction in muscle tension, it is now becoming clinically proven that it can support muscle growth. According to an article by Massage Therapy Canada,  aging, injury, or illness are major factors that limit one's ability to exercise. Resting is key for recovery, but often results in muscle atrophy....

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