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February 27, 2023
My patients always tell me, “Don’t get old,” to which I reply, “It beats the alternative.” Part of the aging process is accepting the fact that we’ll lose some of our youthful physical prowess....
January 1, 2023
Gone are the days of “no pain, no gain,” especially without a solid recovery plan in place.  No longer are people only focusing on pushing themselves to their limit but rather allowing themselves space...
December 1, 2022
“Hit your body’s reset button. Decrease pain, move better & feel better”: This header from the StretchLab’s home page characterizes my experience here. I couldn’t have said it better myself.  StretchLab appears to be...
November 1, 2022
After a tough year of great trainers who were all eager to kick my butt, AFM and I decided that I could use a recovery day. So, we headed to “Recover Mo’s Butt” at...
October 5, 2022
It’s a buzzword that’s emerged in recent years to push everything from medicine to meditation. It’s a darling little phrase that’s been co-opted by various industries, often with little idea of its ACTUAL definition....
July 1, 2022
Hey AFM readers! My name is Nikki Zahka, and I’m one of the newest AFM Ambassadors. This month we are highlighting a health and wellness spot close to my heart that was founded with...
June 24, 2022
Boy, that Henry Thoreau was really onto something, wasn’t he? His landmark work “Walden” is a love letter to nature, solitude and self-reflection that inspired a whole generation of thinkers, transcendentalists, meditation enthusiasts and,...
May 11, 2022
Summer is here, and it’s only a matter of time until we’re slathering on the sunscreen and packing our suitcases and coolers; but what will be packing them with? If the first (or any)...
April 17, 2022
Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a mental AND physical pursuit. The brain and the body are connected, especially when it comes to rewards systems, tolerance, cravings, withdrawal symptoms and other factors that...
March 10, 2022
Think of your worst possible day—not for too long, but just think about what it might look like for a second. Had enough? Now think about that day, but picture your pet being there...
February 17, 2022
Regardless of whether or not the surgery is planned, if you are having surgery, you may be interested in learning how you can heal and return to work and the gym faster. Overall, recovering...
February 14, 2022
Recovery is… a lot. There’s no question that it takes time, energy, commitment, focus and discipline, which can all be hard to marshal in difficult circumstances. This is true for both those who are...
February 11, 2022
In today’s world, we are reimagining our fitness routines to bring positive change, feel good in our bodies and reach further with new fitness goals. Maybe this means you have joined a boot camp,...
December 27, 2021
Every year as New Year’s Eve comes around, we tell ourselves we’re going to do “all the things.” Everything that’s good is in, everything that’s bad is out and we are going to be...
November 9, 2021
Athletes all around the world are constantly on the hunt for the right tools to increase their athletic performance.  It is obvious that the best athletes can no longer dominate their sports with simple...
November 1, 2021
Contrast therapy has many benefits for recovery and the body in general. But did you know that it has been scientifically proven to boost your mood and decrease the symptoms of depression? I’m going...
October 1, 2021
Manual therapies are considered some of the oldest wellness practices — the use of one’s hands as the medical or wellness tool dates back to as early as 400 B.C. in Europe. By definition,...
September 25, 2021
Spending time outdoors is one of the most well-rounded ways to have fun and be healthy. However, doing activities outdoors can also be some of the most draining for our bodies. Everything from heat...
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