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Are You In A Funk?

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Do you ever feel like time is just dragging? You may be feeling more sluggish or tired, and not worrying so much about your body and health. Sometimes life can get you down, but it is our own duties to keep our spirits high. Here are a few tips to keep you going during the rough times:

#1 GET A MASSAGE

It’s really quite simple. We promise you won’t regret your decision. A massage could be the kickstart to a new week and a new mind set.

#2 TAKE A WALK

If you have an office job, you may know this dilemma very well. The sun is almost rising on your way to work and the sun sets just as you are getting out. Fresh air is so important when we are feeling down. It could really change your entire day around by just spending 15 minutes outside.

#3 SPOIL YOURSELF

I’m sure most of us can say that we don’t spoil ourselves as much as we should. Life is short, buy those shoes you’ve been staring at for far too long.

Rough times will pass! So make sure that you keep a positive outlook and you take care of yourself every day of the year.

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National Staying Healthy Month

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In honor of National Staying Healthy Month, let us tell you about total body care:

Life in general takes a toll on our bodies every single day. PTA meetings, soccer games, dentist appointments, work, school and everything in between, we are constantly on the move. Its on us to stop and hit the pause button. Taking a pause on the daily grind is an essential part of life.

Massage Envy can help. Let us help you take care of your body. Getting a massage or facial shouldn’t be a luxury. A regular massage can give your body the room it needs to stay healthy and nourished for a better life. A regular facial isn’t just maintenance for your skin. It will leave you with results that can be everlasting to your face.

The next time you need a break from this thing called life, let us be your partner in managing your body.

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Healthy Winter Diet Ideas

Winter is here. Even though that doesn’t mean much to us Floridian’s, we can still follow everyone else’s winter diet plans! Our foods are so much limited in the winter, but here are 4 foods that you should be eating more of over the next few months:

Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants! Remember, only the juice and seeds inside are edible. When refrigerated in a plastic bag, pomegranates keep for up to 2 months. It is proven to fight high cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. It also increases the speed at which heart blockages melt away.

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Kale thrives in the winter months. It is particularly rich in vitamins A, C, and K. When they are steamed, their benefits of lowering cholesterol are much higher than if you ate them raw. Kale is also believed to fight cancer with a substance called sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol. The body is normally missing the minerals your body needs, but Kale is a plant-based source of calcium and magnesium that will replenish the body.

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Oranges are the juiciest in the wintertime. Not only do they give you the best source of vitamin C, they can help you fight off any cold or allergy you may have from the “colder” weather. It is a great snack for any time of day. It is important to drink orange juice in the morning so your body can hydrate and get the vitamin C to function for the start of your day.

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Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C and B6. They are also a good source of foliate, which is especially great for women of childbearing age. Did you know potatoes have more potassium than a banana does? Believe it! Potassium is a mineral that is part of every body cell. It helps regulate fluids and mineral balance for the body. It also helps lower blood pressure.

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Thank you for allowing us to take care of you!

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5 Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy Through The Holiday Season

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Drink Lots of Water

The holidays are a time to celebrate, and because of that people tend to drink more alcohol. In order to stay healthy it’s important to make sure you’re drinking tons of water to stay hydrated! Get in the habit of filling up a bottle of water in the morning and making sure you finish it by the end of the day.

Wash Your Hands

The single biggest threat to your health is the germs on your hands! Whether your traveling or just doing some last minute shopping, make sure to keep some hand sanitizer with you at all times! No one wants to be sick on the holidays.

Choose Healthy Snacks

Eat what you are looking forward to the most, but make sure it’s in moderation! Don’t over indulge yourself in all the dessert. It’s important you are getting enough of the vitamins you need. You’re going to need all the extra energy!

 Stay Active

We have the tendency of putting fitness on hold around the holidays. If you are unable to make it to the gym, take 20 minutes out of your day and go for a walk or a job around the neighborhood. Do this 2 or 3 times a week and you won’t gain that access weight you are over-thinking about!

 Controlling Stress

Treating yourself to a massage or a hot bath could be the thing you need to stay relaxed. We seem to get so caught up in the holidays that we forget the important things like taking care of YOU. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take some time for yourself and enjoy alone time. You’ll thank yourself later.

Thank you for allowing us to take care of you! Stay tuned for our next blog post and make sure that every week, you are able to enjoy some ME time.

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Healing Hands for Arthritis 2015

The 5th annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event and fundraiser was held on September 16, 2015, and we are proud to share that it was a great success across all of our Massage Envy Spa Central Florida clinics. This event helped us raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Thank you for participating and donating to this great cause. Here are some highlights of the great work that was done across our clinics:

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HHFA event at our Waterford Lakes clinic!

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Thanks so much for all you do for Sadie and the other kids with arthritis!!

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HHFA event at our Massage Envy Spa Oviedo clinic!

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HHFA event at our Massage Envy Spa Altamonte Springs clinic!

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Our Gainesville team was very excited for HHFA!

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Here is Kenzie participating on our HHFA event at our Massage Envy Spa Clermont clinic!

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HHFA event at our Massage Envy Spa Lake Mary clinic!

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HHFA event at our Massage Envy Spa Viera clinic!

5 Unique Hurricane Tips

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Hurricanes have a special place in our heart in Florida. The effects range from a few days off of work and school (in the Florida heat with no electricity… or air conditioning) to complete devastation of a town. When you are younger its a thrill, but when you have a home, children, and yourself to worry about, it becomes much more real. Remember to keep yourself updated to protect yourself and your family.

Here are 5 unique hurricane tips to use this summer!

1. Storing ice from your ice maker in clean bags in a spare freezer throughout the season is a great way to ensure you will be able to keep things cool once the power goes out.

2. Using your camping gear is a great resource for traveling and use in your home if you don’t have electricity.

3. Have a family member or friend from out of the area for each person to call in-case local phone lines are jammed. They will be able to keep a tally on who is okay and where they are to relay the information back to you.

4. Make arrangements for pets and livestock. Pets may not be allowed into emergency shelters for health and space reasons. Contact your local humane society for information on animal shelters.

5. Make dog tags for each member of your family with emergency contact information. Keep them in your hurricane prep areas until evacuation is suggested.

 

 

Free Food and Family Bonding! (Let’s get growing!)

We’ve heard it, we’ve longed for it, we don’t have time for it. The benefits of growing your own produce; are they real? You bet they are! Starting the process of having your own garden can seem daunting. The soil, weather,  time and energy, and not to mention all the critters that seem to eat your fresh goodies before you get the chance, are all valid reason why we would just rather go to whole foods or our local grocery store.

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So were diving deeper past the “organic is better for you, support your local farmers, and getting away from pesticides” benefits (all very important), and looking at the true happiness gardening can bring you and your family.

Yes, its hard work. Yes, there may be some whining when its hot and everyone would rather be playing and relaxing than potting soil and pulling weeds, but the benefits you reap from gardening with your family will surpass these minor struggles. Bonding with your loved ones over the labor ends with an accomplished day, a nice dinner, and relaxing time that is truly enjoyed (instead of weekend boredom). The feeling will only grow.

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As you watch your plant(s) develop, it will be an exciting journey with your family. When you finally get to pick the fruits of your labor, you enjoy the rewarding experience with them. You have accomplished memories and taken pictures that will last in your young one’s hearts forever, and with you. Not to mention you get to eat what you grow! What you create from the earth will taste so much better and it’s free!

Plan a weekend of gardening with your family this year. You can start off with herbs and small vegetables like peppers in potted soil, or start a whole garden in your own back yard!

What will you do with your loved ones this spring?