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"Happy Hour with Kay Frances"

Gini discusses self care for people on the go!


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Self-care is the answer to our Health Care Worries

Bath and items to relax photoThis website is dedicated to hooking you up with unlimited ways to take good care of yourself, your family, your community and our planet.

Wellness works at work, at home and on the go, addressing stress issues, desk exercises, ergonomics, weight loss, hypnosis, anti-aging strategies, depression, meditation, aromatherapy, feng shui and other alternative and integrative medicine.

Live it up !

Work-well tip for the Week


Massage Therapy -- Comprehensive Health Care !

'Way more than muscle work, massage is therapeutic for every system of your body

Check out these benefits:

  • Flu prevention--it revs up the Immune System
  • Stress relief
  • Relief from muscle tension and spasms
  • Soothing to the nervous system
  • Balances blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve stomach ulcers
  • Counteracts effects from Crone's Disease
  • Relief from Firbromyalgia and Chronic Fatiigue symptoms
  • Relief and reversal of TMJ issues (Temperomandibular--jaw)
  • Mood elevator--better than most drugs
  • Relieves digestive disorders
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Frees up joints for more pain-free movement

(There are so so so many benefits, I'lln keep adding to the list and send me some of your own: Contact Me)

Affirmative self-talk

    "Prevention is the best medicine ! "


R&R for Gardener

Did you know that massage can help your knees?

Joints are troublesome when the muscles around them are so tight that they pull the bones together at the joints. Bursitis, osteoparthritis, inflammation, and bone erosion are examples of problems that muscle imbalance can cause.

We use our bodies in groups and in pairs --there's no such thing as using just 1 muscle. There are many things YOU can do to alleviate the problems

  • Rub what hurts when it hurts
  • Don't get fancy, just use your fingers to apply pressure and warmth
  • Use your fingertips to rub circles around the bones of your knees
  • With soft fists, soundly pound your upper thigh muscles, front, side and back if you can reach them
  • Using a rolling pin, rub back and forth over your calves and thighs--you can reach almost anywhere!
  • Pump your legs back and forth in a marching motion to move acid and toxins away from the area







R&R for Travelers

Avoid tight arms and wrists.

I keep a golf ball and tennis ball in my car at all times for a little self-care relief from too many hours and too much stress behind the wheel.

The hand flexors are located on your forearm, connecting your wrist and elbow. When they are tight, you feel the pain on the site of stress, which is usually the opposite side--where the extensors are being over stretched, inciting touch receptors to tell the nerve to notify the brain that, "hey! We're hurting down here! Make this arm stop so we can repair!"

So, you see, rest is restorative and there are other tricks to soothe the soreness out of your muscles.

  • Move your hands and arms through varying positions while driving.
  • Avoid clenching.
  • Shake out tension often.
  • Use a tennis ball to massage deep forearm muscles--front and back



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Know your Food Source

The Farmers Market Coalition is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for farmers, consumers, and communities.

Together we
- Promote farmers markets to the public
- Foster strong local and state farmers market associations
- Serve as an information center for
farmers market leaders and producers.

Dig into our online Resource Library, Listserv, and other Interactive Tools at
to make your market even better.
Farmers markets are good for everyone.
Join us to make them even better.

Health Trivia

Q: Name all the systems of the Body

(Click for answer)


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This is great fun--try out your word skills and feed mouths too. At this site you are given a multiple choice of definitions to match with a word. Each correct answer adds to the amount of rice being donated.

FreeRice is a sister site of Our partners are the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program.

FreeRice has two goals:

1. Provide education to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.


Posture and Carpal Tunnel: Gini Maddocks and Kathryn Merrow

Air Date: Thursday, 04/02/2009 12:00 PM (available live and thereafter)


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