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Crockpot Salsa

A perfect way to use all your fresh garden produce, this salsa made in a crockpot (or two) freezes well to enjoy all year long. THE RECIPE Ingredients: 12 cups Roma tomatoes, diced (or whatever garden variety you have this year) 4 medium green peppers, diced 2 large onions, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced (adjust […]

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Plank and Pushup Position – Improve Your Scapula Placement

Good form leads to more effective exercise! Most people know what a plank or pushup position is. However, that doesn’t mean their form or alignment couldn’t use some improvement. Bad form in these exercises, regardless of what variations or modifications you are doing, is usually the cause of neck, shoulder and back pain in these […]

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Arm Circles – to Strengthen the Upper Abs

Portions of the abdomen are often under utilized. Strengthening the upper abs, those tucked right underneath the bottom ribs, can reduce mid-back pain and improve overall posture. The essence of this exercise is to continually engage the high abs which stabilize the rib cage in spite of the movement of your arms. Rib cage placement […]

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Rainbow Pasta Salad

An array of beautiful colors signal the variety of nutrients inside this cold pasta salad. Best of all, you can mix this all up ahead of time and enjoy for several days. I know I’m not alone in choosing to skip vegetables because of time constraints. Even if you’re working from home, a convenient lunch […]

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Pinwheel Arms

Improve shoulder mobility in all directions with this great scapula, or shoulder blade, mobility exercise! Should blade mobility is important for more and easier movement of the arms and shoulders. Immobile shoulder blades can cause clicking or sticking shoulders and they can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This exercise helps create […]

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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs,¬†pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Telescope Arms

Improve shoulder mobility to help reduce neck and shoulder pain with this great scapula, or shoulder blade, mobility exercise! Shoulder blade mobility is important for more and easier movement of the arms and shoulders. Immobile shoulder blades can cause clicking or sticking shoulders and they can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. […]

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Sternum Drops

Decrease shoulder pain through increased shoulder mobility! Immobility can create a great deal of pain, especially in the shoulder. This exercise helps improve your shoulder blade mobility, which can help decrease neck and shoulder pain. It can also help with upper back pain through the stretching of the back muscles between the shoulder blades. The […]

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Cheese Quiche – A Simple Protein Meal

This cheese quiche is great on its own, perfect for when you need a fast protein meal with no fuss or extra pans to wash! If you have a little extra time or are craving some variety, it provides a great base for adding additional ingredients. Add additional proteins like cooked sausage or ham. Up […]

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