- Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy710 East River Road
Anoka, MN 55303
Mon - Fri 9:30am-8pm Saturday 10am-4pm
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Self Care Tips for Getting Better Faster
We all get sick, and you will get better much faster by taking care of you and resting!
A few tips: Ask for help from your spouse and child if they are old enough. Have some easy meals in the cabinet or freezer in case you’re not up to cooking (healthy canned soup, frozen veggies, and quick rice are great).… Read the rest
During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.
According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart.… Read the rest
Daily Quick Stretching
Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.
Here’s what Our Massage Therapists Recommend:
- Spinal Stretch – lie on your back, bring your knee to your chest and then across your body.
Many of us are trying to get more fruits and veggies into our diet. Want to make it easier? Try planting your own! It can be a garden in your yard, raised beds or pots on your patio. And if you don’t have room, get your neighbors involved. Community gardens are a great way to grow healthy food and bring people together.… Read the rest
Your eyes also need daily protection, just like your skin. Wear sunglasses to shield them from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays. And rest your eyes throughout the day. If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes get tired. So try to take frequent breaks from the screen.… Read the rest
Americans eat a lot more calories today than they did just a few decades ago.
Part of the problem is fast food and super-sized portions. Our food servings have doubled or tripled at restaurants – and even at home.
Another part of the problem is hidden calories in processed food. The addition of sweeteners and preservatives has an increasing effect on our waistlines.… Read the rest
Fruits and veggies are the original fast food. They are easy to grab and go and oftentimes, they come in their own wrapper making them convenient to carry along.
Fruits and veggies are low in calories and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. How important are they to your diet? The United States Department of Agriculture and ChooseMyPlate.gov recommend making them half your plate at mealtime.… Read the rest
7 Ways to Indulge in Procrastination
In many ways “procrastination” is a naughty word. To some it implies laziness, being unmotivated, distracted, unfocused and countless other trigger words. It means that we aren’t getting the things done and we are failing as contributing adults.
Now maybe that’s an exaggeration, but maybe it’s not. The point is we heap a bunch of responsibilities and pressure on ourselves.… Read the rest
Getting a good night’s sleep can help you in many ways. It can keep your heart healthy, lower your risk for cancer and diabetes, reduce stress and even promote weight loss.
Yet 70% of American adults say they don’t get enough rest. And they’re not only missing the great benefits of sleep, they’re also raising their chances of having memory loss, low energy, poor mood and accidents.… Read the rest
Body mass index or BMI is an estimate of body fat based on your weight and height.
A BMI range of 18.5 to 24.9 for adults is considered normal. People who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) have too much body weight for their height. People who are obese (BMI of 30 or above) almost always have a large amount of body fat for their height.… Read the rest