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How to Breathe

Did you know that you breathe 17,000 – 30,000 times per day? Have you ever payed attention to how you breathe? Breathing is a very accessible and practical way to enhance mental and physical well being. In this article we’ll discuss the anatomy of breathing, how breathing relates to posture and your core, and the need for breath awareness.

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Happy Holidays 2018

Wishing you a radiant, healthy and active holiday, from (left to right) Ali, Stacey, Olivia, Jody, Leisa and Kim. In lieu of traditional holiday cards we donated $500 in your honor. Read on to learn the highlights of 2018. Find out what’s coming in 2019!

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Is Your Stiff Neck Giving You Headaches?

If you’ve experienced neck pain or stiffness, have headaches, and haven’t had an injury — chances are you’ve experienced a cervicogenic headache.  Stiffness of the joints at the top of your spine can cause these types of headaches. This makes them different from tension headaches. Try the exercises in this article first. If they don’t take your pain away, you’ll need an exam and treatment from a physical therapist to loosen the joints utilizing manual therapy. We’ll help you find other areas you may need to strengthen or stabilize, and prescribe exercises tailored for you.  

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Workplace Exercises

If you’re like most working people, your day involves sitting in front of a screen the majority of the day. In this article, we share 7 workplace exercises you can do right now. Learn how to breathe correctly, and learn the best way to sit or stand at your desk.

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Eat More Fiber, Prevent Arthritis

Last year, new research revealed a link between increased fiber consumption and reduced risk of arthritis. Previously I might have ignored this study, but a few months earlier I’d begun to transition to a plant-based diet. Eating plant-based can mean different things to different people. My version, for the most part, involves purposefully eating loads of fiber every day. I hope you enjoy learning about this newly discovered way to avoid suffering from arthritis.

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Lower Back Pain: Your Questions Answered

We treat lower back pain more frequently than any other diagnosis. For that reason, we’re answering your most common questions, informing you about the research and maybe even busting some myths.
Spoiler alert — physical therapy (PT) is one of the most economical, safe, and effective ways to treat most cases of lower back pain.

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Camping: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Often getting a good night’s sleep outside of our cozy beds can be difficult and sometimes painful.  The good and bad news is there are many options for sleeping pads and mattresses. Each person’s spine and body are different and finding the right fit for ergonomics and convenience can be a challenge. Learn ideal spine alignment while sleeping and some of the options for camping pads and pillows.

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Nature’s Antidepressants

All of us at Thrive share a love for the great outdoors. June is National Great Outdoors month so we’re talking about what happens physiologically to our bodies and minds when we spend time outside.
We’ve outlined 15 lifestyle tips that you can start implementing today that will improve your mood and health.
The best part? It’s FREE!

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Make Sure Your Bike Helmet Fits!

What is your favorite thing about bicycling? The other day I was riding alongside my six year old son. Out of the blue he says “Bikes are better than cars: ONE – they don’t put off smoke, TWO – you get exercise, and THREE – you get to be outside!”
We are right in the middle of Boise Bike Week AND May is National Bike Month! In honor of these two bike celebrations, we are promoting one component of bike safety — helmets.

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