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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Pic from MikesGym.org

Pic from MikesGym.org

From time to time I run into someone who recently adopted and become a shining beacon of promotion for a new exercise fad that seems to be the absolute BEST fitness fad the person has ever done. I’ve heard this about Super Slow strength training (and have the torn pecs to prove I was super stupid enough to try Super Slow for a while myself.) And recently I came across this really well written post about Cross Fit, an exercise trend that sounds disturbing.

In Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret, Eric Robertson, Professor of Physical Therapy @Regis University, @PTThinkTank founder. Speaker, Researcher. Technology in Healthcare and Education, conversationalist writes about a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis in which muscle tissue breaks down beyond repair, kidneys are damaged and often previously fit people have serious tissue damage that results in them no being able to strength train or use their bodies as effectively as before.

Read the post. It’s about a page and a half but well worth the read. Then tell me and your fellow readers what you think about it!

Men’s Health Weighs in about Rhambo here.

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Recently I was fortunate to be contacted by a fellow writer and blogger, Nicole Foster, who wanted to share her infographic on The Best Foods for Body and Brain with me and my readers. Nicole blogs for Thebestcollegs.org and has shared other infographics with me that have been helpful.

I like the way Nicole uses clear pics to illustrate her factoids. References are posted below the infographic. I also think that we need to go beyond the short facts in some cases with a balanced perspective. While some studies have shown benefits from drinking caffeinated beverages, too much of a good thing can be harmful. And if you suffer from sleep problems or if you are anxious, I would not suggest you drink more coffee!

 

The Best Foods for Body and Brain

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

The team from Working Well Massage, the company that helps Chicagoans work well with increased relaxation and a better ability to handle stress, wishes all of our readers and clients a very happy, and hopefully relaxing, Labor Day.

Sue Shekut, Owner of Working Well Massage

Sue Shekut, Owner of Working Well Massage

Both of our Chicago area chair massage stations are open this weekend from  12 Noon to 8.p.m. So this Labor Day weekend, feel free to stop in and let us labor to relax you on your precious few days off of your regular work schedule.

WWM Chair Massage Locations

Working Well Massage Gold Coast Chair Massage Station
30 West Huron Street
(between Dearborn and State Streets)
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Free parking: Underground lot. Enter off Dearborn Street going Northbound.

Working Well Massage Lincoln Park Chair Massage Station
1550 N. Kingsbury
(between North Avenue and Division Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Free parking: available in the garage, enter on Kingsbury

How Chair Massage Works at Working Well Massage stations inside Whole Foods Market

Drop in and sign up for your chair massage. (Clients must be in the store to sign up for massage because we do not take phone appointments for in store sessions.) If you come right up t the booth and someone is already receiving a massage, check with our massage therapist on duty ans ask how long the wait will be. You can usually get a massage within 20 minutes Which gives you time to shop and sample many of the delicious foods Whole Foods Market has to offer!

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