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Post date: Apr 24, 2015

The term Fibromyalgia is widely used nowadays. Quite a number of people say they have fibromyalgia, especially with chronic pain over multiple parts of their body. However, how much do you understand this condition? We know it's meaning, derived from three words: "fibro" (fibrous tissue), "myo" (muscles), and "algia" (pain). However, medically, there is still a lot we do not know about it.

Not a Disease
Fibromyalgia affects middle aged women. The incidence is...

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Post date: Apr 16, 2015

As the Illinois Marathon races approach, we thought there may be a few out there who are experiencing some muscle tension toward the end of training.

Our own therapist, Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT, has some advice for streching your TFL (tensor fascia latae). If you have front of the hip, IT band, or lateral knee pain, then watch this video.

And if you're a runner and don't yet have a foam roller, what are you waiting for? Get...

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Post date: Apr 15, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Balsamic Chicken with Corn & Swiss Chard

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds)
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped with stems and leaves separated
  • 1...
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Post date: Apr 9, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Crockpot Chicken Salsa

  • 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 15 ounce bag frozen corn
  • 32 ounces salsa
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Reduced fat sour cream

Combine chicken, beans, corn, and salsa in a crockpot. Heat on low for 4 hours. Use a fork to shred the chicken.

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Post date: Apr 1, 2015

Put away the winter blues and warm up this Spring 2015 with Hot Yoga as you stretch, strengthen, and tone in our 95 degree heated studio. Discover the additional benefits that heat provides.

Benefits

  • Deeper stretches – Warm muscles help you safely enter deeper poses.
  • Reduced stress – Extra heat promotes relaxation of muscles and nerves.
  • Eliminate toxins – Heavy sweating helps to flush toxins from your body.

Choose a Night...

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Post date: Mar 24, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Mocha Angel Food Cake

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ - ¾ cup lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup (about 10) Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Ground black pepper...
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Post date: Mar 18, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Mocha Angel Food Cake

  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup water, boiling
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 package angel food cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cup water, cold
  • 1 Tbs. instant coffee
  • 1 ½ cups skim milk, cold
  • 1 box (1.5oz) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 12oz container lite whipped topping
  1. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking pan...

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Post date: Mar 17, 2015

Sports injury is not a new term and everyone can understand the relationship between sports and injury. However, do you realize injury to musicians is common as well?

Association with the Amount of Practice
It may sound strange at first to hear of injuries being associated with the playing of music. But it's less difficult to understand when comparing it to marathon runners. Statistics show injuries increase tremendously when the runners run more than 19...

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Post date: Mar 10, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Fruit & Nut Bar

  • 2 cups nuts (choose any including almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.)
  • 25 dates, pitted (fresh or dried)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • ¼ cup dried or fresh fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, bananas, blueberries, cherries, etc.)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water
  1. In a large food processor, finely grind nuts. Add...

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Post date: Feb 26, 2015

National Nutrition Month 2015 - Bite into a Healthy LifestyleNational Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the...

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