Self Care

Is my Pillow Right for Me?

Created November 25, 2015 | Category: Back Pain

A comfortable pillow can help you get a good night’s sleep and feel rested in the morning. It can also provide support for the neck and spine – alleviating or preventing many common forms of back and neck pain. We often get asked what the best pillow to buy. We suggest selecting a pillow that […]


Created April 26, 2015 | Category: Injury Prevention

Common gardening activities, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching, and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints. This is especially true for seniors and people who are often sedentary. Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury during gardening. The following tips can help […]

Stress Management: Relaxing your Mind and Body

Created February 22, 2015 | Category: Self Care

Take a deep breath. Hold it for a moment, and then exhale. Feel more relaxed? Breathing exercises are one way to relax. Here you will learn about different ways to relax your mind and body. Being relaxed can help ease stress. It can also relieve anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. To relax means to calm […]

Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Created February 22, 2015 | Category: Self Care

Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? The next time you are relaxed, take a moment to notice how your body feels. Or think about how you breathe when you first wake up in the morning or just before you fall asleep. Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make […]

Hot or Cold?

Created October 25, 2014 | Category: Self Care

Using Hot and Cold for Pain Relief Both heat and cold can help reduce pain, but deciding which one to use, and when, can be confusing. These basic rules may help: Use cold for acute pain or a new swollen/inflamed injury. ‘Acute’ pain comes from a sudden injury (i.e. spraining your ankle). Common symptoms of […]