Body Sense

Winter 2011

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Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living Published for ABMP members by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Body Sense magazine is published for the purpose of educating the general public about the benefits of massage and bodywork, along with additional well-being topics. The information contained in this magazine is not intended for the purpose of diagnosing or prescribing. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without specific written permission from ABMP. Publisher cannot be held responsible for content of advertisements. The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for a licensed health-care professional. Body Sense is published by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Inc., 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401. 800-458-2267. Volume #11, Issue #4, Winter 2011 © 2011 All rights reserved. LESLIE A. YOUNG, Editor in Chief DARREN BUFORD, Managing Editor KARRIE OSBORN, Contributing Editor JED HENEBERRY, Assistant Editor ANGIE PARRIS-RANEY, Advertising Manager HANNAH LEVY, Advertising Coordinator AMY KLEIN, Production and Design Manager JAMES SUTHERLIN, Associate Designer Resolve Nothing Did you know that only 10 percent of the folks who make New Year's resolutions are successful? Half of us don't even make it to July 4! So why stress? Let's revolt! Resolve nothing. But live everything. We know living a healthy lifestyle is about balance, but the problem with being human is that immediately after deciding balance must be a great thing to have, we start trying to structure and categorize it. In my mind, it's more of a teeter-totter (those used to be so much fun!). So let's enjoy the ride and consider balance as a wellness journey, not a destination. Case in point: a year ago I resolved to have a massage a month in 2011. I did great until April, then I fell off the map for a couple months. The reasons don't matter, only the end result: I missed my massages, the escape they provide, and how they ease my sometimes ouchy body. As I look back, I applaud myself for having two massages in July as well as in October. And my November massage was one of my favorite kinds—a blissful hot stone treatment. Yeah for me! So as 2012 sneaks up from behind the holiday lights and sugar cookies, let's count our lifestyle successes and gently learn from our mishaps. Oh no, wait, those are resolutions! I suppose they're inevitable, but will you join us? We at Body Sense will be with you along the journey. —Leslie A. Young, Editor in Chief NIH Promotes Lifelong Exercise The National Institutes of Health have created a new program for people 50 and older to help encourage them to get and stay active. The Go4Life campaign will partner with agencies, organizations, and other key stakeholders to increase the percentage of people who engage in regular physical activity (only 30 percent of people aged 50–64 and 25 percent aged 65–74 engage in regular physical activity.) Health professionals are encouraged to visit for information and resources to promote physical activity, motivate clients, and support the campaign. Body Sense 1 staff

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