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Too much food, too many parties, too many obligations—the holidays can take a toll on your physical and mental health, so during this season of peace, don't forget to focus on obtaining some peace of mind. Read on for information on how to relax and take care of yourself during the hustle and bustle of the season. 

            

Photo: Karncharut Thai Massage, 2016 

WELL-BEING
Holiday Stress-Busters

’Tis the season to be jolly, but for many people, the holidays are more synonymous with stress than merriment. From checking off your gift shopping list to getting your home ready to accommodate guests, the nonstop pace of the “holiday hustle” can eventually dim even the brightest of spirits. That’s why, in the interest of avoiding a yuletide meltdown, it’s important to be proactive about self-care in the weeks leading up to your seasonal celebration...
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PILATES
Pilates: A Fitness Discipline for All Ages

Invented by German physical trainer Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a fitness discipline that combines various training techniques, including gymnastics, martial arts and yoga. According to Susan Himes-Powers, manager of Simply Balanced in San Francisco, the purpose of Pilates is to address not mere individual muscles, but the body as a whole. “The overall philosophy of Pilates is total body conditioning,” she explains. “Regardless of which exercise or piece of equipment you’re using, you can get a full body workout."
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH
Spinal Destination: The Rise of Chiropractic

More than 120 years since its inception, chiropractic treatment has finally come into its own as a health care alternative, having gained widespread acceptance by professionals and patients alike. According to Dr. Jag Dhesi, owner of Springtown Wellness Center in Livermore, more people than ever are turning to chiropractic treatment because they’re attracted by its attestable results and natural, non-invasive character...
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CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Video: The Process of Chiropractic Care

EXERCISE
Set Fitness Goals That Work for You

Whether you’re new to regular exercise or returning after an extended absence, one of the most important things you can do before you even step foot in a gym or health club is set realistic goals for yourself. “Often, people who are just starting out will set unrealistically high expectations, like planning to exercise six days a week,” says Ray Jungwirth, general manager of Prime Time Athletic Club in Burlingame. “If they’re only able to make it to the gym four or five of those days, they feel like they haven’t achieved their goal and they get discouraged. Your expectations should be based on your lifestyle and level of physical fitness.”
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THAI MASSAGE
What Makes Thai Massage Different from Other Techniques?

Performed on the floor instead of a massage table, traditional Thai massage employs a combination of passive stretching and gentle pressure applied with the hands, elbows, knees, and feet. These manipulations help adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve muscular and joint tension, stimulate internal organs, and balance the body’s energy system...
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EYE HEALTH
Hungry Eyes: Six Nutrients That Support Healthy Vision and Where to Find Them

If you’re a health-conscious person, it’s likely that you take proactive measures to safeguard the health of your eyes in addition to your general bodily health. However, while wearing sunglasses and going in for annual eye exams are cornerstones of ocular wellness, a commonly overlooked aspect of visual health is dietary consideration...
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