Try yoga as your new year's resolution

The new year’s resolution momentum is tangible. We are fully immersed in the holiday season. The bustle is ever apparent, and we are counting down to a brand new year and a brand new decade.  It’s almost here. 2020.  The new year offers us a new slate, a new start, a reset button every 365…

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For much of our country, winter causes cabin fever. But not here at Skyterra. When many of us think about winter here in the mountains of western North Carolina, it may be difficult to imagine lacing up your hiking boots or reaching for your archery gear and getting outside. Our first thoughts drift to arctic…

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Is a wellness retreat worth it?

Exercise shouldn’t be torture, even in a boot camp class. When looking for a boot camp, Skyterra Wellness Executive Director Jeff Ford says you want a class that will be effective, safe and fun. Here’s how to evaluate your options and what to look for: Form is king. In a boot camp class, typically the…

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Why diets and “fat camps” fail. Everyone wants to look good to others. In many cultures, this ideal means looking thin and fit. Thus, Americans go on an average of five diets in their life span. That’s because in recent decades obesity rates have soared. In response, the 66-billion dollar diet industry thrives. But at…

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The power of lived experience and perceptions. What a golden opportunity I was given to write a blog for the upcoming Healthy Aging: Embracing Life’s Seasons week that I will be facilitating at the end of the month. Elated, I began. And stopped. Feeling stuck, I pondered how to start a blog about a topic no…

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Why is it so easy to regain weight after dieting? Messages about how to lose weight in media and popular culture often promote the latest fad diet or product. For some reason, we flock to these diets like lemmings. If you only eat these particular foods and nothing else, the propaganda proclaims, you will magically…

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All About Fascia

Have you ever had pain or discomfort you couldn’t identify, or lingering tightness and tension that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever wondered why techniques like foam rolling can “hurt so good,” or why a massage can trigger an intense emotional reaction? The answer lies in understanding fascia – the thin sheath of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and organ in the body.

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