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WATCH - ARE SQUATS BAD FOR YOUR KNEE

    What you can do - Key take aways  1. If done with poor form you can harm your knee  2. Alternatives like the stair-master can help to strengthen your muscles while protecting your knee  Want more help?   SCHEDULE FREE CONSULT 

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What you must know when returning to sports after a Knee Injury

 What you can do - Key take aways  1. Be kind to yourself, rest and get back into activity gradually 2. Eat foods that are helpful for your knee and cook with spices that improve circulation ex: cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (more in Happy Knee food guide) 3. Move! - Whether you are walking , stretching or jogging. When you have regained stability in your knee and feel better do something that encourages circulation. Want more help?   SCHEDULE FREE CONSULT 

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HABIT

I believe that the singular greatest advantage that I had growing up was learning how to cook vegetables. From cooking at 12 to finding best COOP or CSA to join for great veggies this is one habit that stuck.   I was tempted and easily discouraged when I was not able to pick things up and I began to realize that many things that I saw as easy and others saw as a challenge was not because I had this super will power but it was because I started earlier in cultivating the habit that may make it easier . For this reason I wanted to share 2 habits that I feel as adults can help us maintain longevity and...

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Water

  Water is necessary but rarely is it explained and related to our daily lives we hope that this helps!  Here are a couple of our favorite reasons and solutions. Why Do I have to drink water ? - Fight Cravings and reduce overeating -Sometimes we have cravings for food but we are actually just thirsty and dehydrated. This can lead to overeating and further dehydration as you are still not drinking the needed water that your body is begging for.  - Improve circulation - When you have a knee injury (or any injury) the body needs to be able to move the harmful toxins, inflammation and other useful things from the injured area resulting in the ability for it...

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Take a Breath

When I traveled to Thailand this was the #1 breathing method I could not wait to share. It allows you to block everything out and enjoy calm and reduce stress in very little time.  1. Bhramari Breath  Do round of 3 rounds. It is a great way to ; start your day, reduce stress or find focus. Step 1 : Sitting comfortably with back straight place close your eyes. Place 4 fingers (excluding thumb) over your eyes ( do not press on eyelids just place Step 2 : Place thumbs on ears to block sound Step 3 : Inhale through the nose . exhale through the nose in a humming that you will feel in the back of your throat do this...

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