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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Stress often comes in waves, ebbing and flowing throughout our lives. Whether it’s a tough day at work, a bad interaction with a friend or an everyday hassle, stress can creep into your daily routine. Nobody really lives a stress-free life, but there are ways to help combat stress. Here are …

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Stress often comes in waves, ebbing and flowing throughout our lives. Whether it’s a tough day at work, a bad interaction with a friend or an everyday hassle, stress can creep into your daily routine. Nobody really lives a stress-free life, but there are ways to help combat stress. Here are …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It effects people, mainly runners, between the ages of 40 and 60 and is due to an overuse and strain of certain tissue and muscles in feet. According to the Mayo Clinic, plantar fasciitis is defined as the inflammation …

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Last weekend I had the good fortune of continuing a tradition of making a yearly visit to a Major League Baseball park, accompanied by my best guys.

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When you read the title of this piece, you probably forced yourself to sit up a little straighter or stand a little taller, knowing that you need to work on this more often. I get it, and you are not alone. Poor posture is a problem for most of us and it’s really important but …

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When you read the title of this piece, you probably forced yourself to sit up a little straighter or stand a little taller, knowing that you need to work on this more often. I get it, and you are not alone. Poor posture is a problem for most of us and it’s really important but often neglected.

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SeniorLiving.org A new study by SeniorLiving.org, a website that offers research-based rankings and ratings for housing, safety, healthcare and money resources, finds that Tennessee is the No. 19 most dangerous state to live for senior citizens. The ranking is based on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on fatal and non-fatal injuries …

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You know the old saying “perspective is everything”? Well, I believe fully in this and always try to go back to it when I am struggling with something, either physically or emotionally. This theory was proven to me once again this past weekend. I just returned from Parris Island, South Carolina, where I was privileged …

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By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Even though 60-70% of overweight Americans are able to lose the weight, 95% of them end up regaining all the weight they lost and then some. In two previous articles, I discussed why that is and the habits of the 5% of successful diet maintainers. Today, I’m going to explain how to …

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Since we just celebrated Father’s Day, I thought I would share some insights and observations about dads (and moms) and some things I have learned since joining the dad club some 33 years ago.

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A REFLECTION ON FATHER’S DAY By JC BOWMAN Children do not come with an instruction guide; it would be much easier if they did. So much time and effort go into child-rearing, it is beyond a full-time job. Let’s be honest, being a dad is actual work — it is difficult yet rewarding work. Too …

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By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Research shows that 60-70% of overweight people can successfully lose the weight. However, 95% of people will gain that weight back and then some. In my previous article, I discussed just how our bodies make us so vulnerable to fat gain after weight loss. Because, in case you didn’t know, there are …

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Buying gifts for dad is usually rather simple: new tools, grilling supplies, or tickets to see their favorite sports team play. However, there is one thing dads never get enough of: pure, intentional relaxation. At Elements Massage, licensed massage therapists are ready to create the perfect, tranquil space for all fathers this Father’s Day. From …

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By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Research shows that 60-70% of overweight people can successfully lose the weight. However, 95% of people will gain that weight back and then some. In my previous article, I discussed just how our bodies make us so vulnerable to fat gain after weight loss. Because, in case you didn’t know, there are …

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Buying gifts for dad is usually rather simple: new tools, grilling supplies, or tickets to see their favorite sports team play. However, there is one thing dads never get enough of: pure, intentional relaxation.

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One of the most loved events of the summer is here… It’s time for the Nashville Scene’s Movies in the Park. Tonight, Thursday, June 6, the event will kick off with a showing of Black Panther at Elmington Park. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, games and giveaways. The movie will …

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By ALEXANDRA MATZKO According to research, 60-70% of overweight Americans will successfully be able to lose the weight. However, 95% of diets fail. How is that possible? Well, 95% of people who lose weight will gain it all back and then some. Why? And how? And again why? Is Mother Nature against our best efforts …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Most go to get a massage due to tight or sore muscles, aches, pains and tension. Sometimes, however, after your massage it may feel like you just ran a marathon or climbed a mountain. Your muscles may feel sore or tender. Before you reach for the phone to give your massage …

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So many times when people seek me out for training, they have been through different cycles of exercising, then not exercising. Dieting, then overeating and making poor choices. They have oscillated between a mindset of motivation and then one where they struggle to make themselves exercise. I used to cycle through the same things. One …

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So many times when people seek me out for training, they have been through different cycles of exercising, then not exercising. Dieting, then overeating and making poor choices. They have oscillated between a mindset of motivation and then one where they struggle to make themselves exercise.

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ABOVE: Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s second location is housed at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center at 4588 Carothers Parkway in Franklin. // FILE PHOTO   100+ Women Who Care of Williamson County, one of Middle Tennessee’s newest philanthropic organizations, boasts a unique giving model: 100+ women come together quarterly for one hour. They spend this …

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I just had my 45th birthday which solidly places me in the “middle aged” category. I also work with many other women in this age range. For those of us that fall in this category, it means that around this time, doctors begin testing our bone density to screen for a condition called Osteoporosis. If …

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Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift year after year can sometimes feel impossible. The standard bouquet of flowers or sweet treat just doesn’t quite express appreciation the way that moms deserve. With summer right around the corner and kids out of school, moms have their work cut out for them. That’s why it’s important to …

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Recently I have made a lot of changes in my business life. I have worked to eliminate the things in my schedule that take up too much head space with little or no return. For me personally, that is not necessarily about money. My work is all about helping people and if I am not …

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THE SENIOR LIST A new study found Tennessee was the No. 47 state for finding love after 50. Baby boomers are retiring in record numbers, and at the same time, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990’s. This ideally means that more seniors are single and ready to mingle, but the …

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By ALEXANDRA MATZKO So, you’ve had the healthy eating game on lock recently. You’re eating less and the food you are eating is whole and unprocessed. You’re consistent. You’re cooking delicious, healthy food, and you’re even enjoying it. Your appetite is regulated, and you don’t feel the urge to overeat. Then, it strikes. The event. …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE With the change in weather, staying indoors can feel near impossible. Spring sunshine is shining, flowers are blooming and the warm breeze is blowing. On this Earth Day, Elements Massage experts have come up with a few ways to appreciate this beautiful planet. Happy Earth Day! It feels good. And it’s …