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Four Reasons to Consider Seeing an Integrative Health Care Provider

Integrative health has gained popularity in recent years, and for a good reason. Integrative health providers take a holistic approach to healthcare, looking at all aspects of a person's life to help them achieve optimal health and well-being. As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), Integrative Health brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. Integrative health also emphasizes multimodal interventions, which are two or more interventions such as traditional ...

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Chair Stretch Routine

By the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center Hold each stretch 15-30 seconds #1 Upper Trapezius (Neck) Sit up tall, slowly tilt your left ear to your left shoulder. To increase the stretch, take your right hand and press toward the floor. Repeat on the right side. #2 Hip Flexors (Front /Top part of the Thigh) Move to the left side of your chair, so that your buttocks ...

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Let’s Get Rolling: 4 Self-Massage Techniques to Release Hand Tension

By Angela Kneale, OTD, MA, OTR/L, NBC-HWC Body tension and stress often seem like inevitable problems in the modern world. To combat this, include ball rolling and self-massage techniques throughout each day to counteract some of the repetitive movements and poor postural habits associated with daily tasks. Here are a few movements selected from the book, Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy Hands, to begin exploring self-care techniques for hands, arms, shoulders, and neck. Remember to breathe deeply and fully, releasing tightness and ...

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