1. Why You Need Meditation in Your Life ASAP

    By: Emily Kobel, IF Trainer We have all heard at least once how beneficial meditation can be in managing our hectic lives. However, did you know that meditation can not only help you manage stress but also your blood pressure, sleep, risk of heart disease, and increase the feeling of a general sense of balance and connection? What really is meditation though? It consists of controlled breathing…Read More

  2. A Quick Look at Hormones & Gut Health

    A Quick Look At Hormones & Gut Health By: Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC Ah… the great topic of hormones! When you think of hormones, things such as mood swings, weight gain, puberty, menopause, or stress might come to mind. These are all very real effects of hormones working in the body. Hormones are a necessary part of your body’s total functioning. Without them you wouldn’t survive. A…Read More

  3. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    By: Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC The first time I practiced Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), I was in my Health Psychology class at Malone University. It was mid-semester and I was stressed, as I often was by that point. My professor introduced us to PMR at what seemed like the most perfectly planned time for students who were overloaded with college work. By the end of the class, I felt rel…Read More

  4. Working in the Workout

    By: Melanie Neading B.S., FMSC and IF Trainer always on the move! We all know that establishing a good routine for weekly exercise is essential to our health. Adhering to a workout plan requires commitment and is more easily done in a routine schedule. However, sometimes life just gets in the the way and finding time becomes difficult and downright impossible! The kids get sick, the car breaks dow…Read More

  5. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    The first time I practiced Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), I was in my Health Psychology class at Malone University. It was mid-semester and I was stressed, as I often was by that point. My professor introduced us to PMR at what seemed like the most perfectly planned time for students who were overloaded with college work. By the end of the class, I felt relaxed, rejuvenated, and almost like …Read More

  6. Stress – Can You Handle It?

    What exactly is stress? According to the dictionary, stress is, "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances." To me, that means stress is something that makes a person feel uneasy and very overwhelmed. When a person is overwhelmed, they tend to neglect important areas of their lives such as their health. When you are feeling stressed, yo…Read More