Monday, January 31, 2011



The Walk-About Club in Sandy, Utah was opened for Allchristie clients who want to keep their bodies limber and healthy. Doctors have all given proof that walking is healthy. If fact, Doctors state that just one-half hour of walking daily, or more, is extremely more beneficial than sitting on the couch and watching the dreaded T.V.

Most health care professionals advise to walk briskly. An example would be walking a mile in 12 to 20 minutes or jogging a four to 10 minute mile. Of course, you wouldn’t start out with these high numbers. If you haven’t walked for years, it might be a 45 minute mile. The fact is that you must get your exercise to stay healthy. The Walk-About Club at Allchristie in Sandy, Utah is ready to sign you into your choice of time slots. You may pick early morning or lighted evening – before dark.

This walking activity raises the pulse rate and gives the heart muscle an exercise to keep it strong or to assist the heart in adding muscle strength to it – building it up or building it back up. A strong heart muscle will allow the body to stay active. A sluggish body will be tired, inactive and have no energy.

Have you ever gotten up in the morning and said to your self, “I’m so tired”? Or have you discussed with others the fact that you have no energy? That you used to have lots of energy? These feelings are not signs of aging. Many older persons tell of how their energy is great and they can do more now than when they were 30 years old. Once you start your walking program at The Walk-About Club at Allchristie in Sandy, Utah you will feel more energy. Your lungs will breathe deeper too.

Building your activity level, then maintaining that level will give you back energy. Eventually you will walk two miles or maybe even five. Walking on the streets will cause you to stop at every stop sign or stop light. I recommend finding a park where you can continue the walking pace without pausing for traffic.

Allchristie has looked for and found a school tract and an area in the park that can be used for sustained walking. Most tracks are a quarter mile, some are longer. You can check your walking distance with a pedometer.

I encourage you to call Allchristie and sign up for the Walk-About Club. The hardest part is in the beginning on day one. It doesn’t matter if you are thin, heavy, short or tall. We all benefit from exercise and walking is a big part of the exercise program. Walking in a group is safer than walking alone. We encourage each other and there is safety in numbers.

Pick up that phone and dial 801 565-8515 to sign up for one of the walking hours. I’ll see you real soon at The Walk-About Club at Allchristie in Sandy, Utah!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Health News from Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah

Massage - Health News from Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah
Part Two -

For those of you who are experiencing body pain and inflammation, I have put together some answers for you.
Visit the Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah.

Relaxing Baths – at home

Epson salts, Dead Sea salts, and other bath salts can be found in spas, health food stores and country markets. A deep bath soak for 30 minutes will relax your body and release toxins that have gathered on the skin and in surface muscles. After the soak, briskly dry off and if possible, get into bed for the night to relax.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

The right types of fats in your diet will impact pain and inflammation in a positive way. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are very powerful anti-inflammatory agents. They are found in walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cold-water oily fish, flax seeds, and canola oil. Adding these omega-3 fatty acid supplements from flax oil or fish oil may also help reduce inflammation.

Olive Oil for Cooking

Olive oil is another type of oil that will reduce inflammation. In fact, olive oil has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and help to reduce artery blockage. Other healthy oils include rice bran oil, grape seed oil, and walnut oil.

Anti-inflammatory Diet Tips

Choose fresh foods instead of heavily processed foods when you are choosing anti-inflammatory foods, to help reduce your inflammation and pain.
Follow these tips:
•Breakfast oatmeal can be served with fresh berries and walnuts, with a cup of milk.
•Snack on whole fruits, nuts, seeds, and fresh vegetables throughout the day instead of Sweets, like cookies, cake, and candies.
•Eat fish two or three times per week and eat less fatty red meat.
•Bake or stir fry your meals. Always add fresh vegetables and fruits.
•Choose green, orange, and yellow vegetables for your side dishes. Eat ½ cup plus.
•Drink plenty of water, herbal teas and green tea. Juice fruits and vegetables.

Use a nutrition and calorie guide for men and women to help determine how many calories you need each day. Maintaining a healthy weight is another way to live a healthier life and reduce pain from inflammation. All change comes slow and steady. Don’t give up!

Another hint is to chart your height and weight and compare it to the average for your range and see where you need to make changes, if any. I found a good site for this at:

I hope these ideas have been helpful to you in staying healthy and reducing pain and inflammation. For a great massage call Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah. 1 801 565-8515

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Health News from Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah

Massage - Health News from Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah
Part One -

For those of you who are experiencing body pain and inflammation, I have put together some answers for you.
Visit the Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah.

Your body needs protein to build healthy body tissue and it needs calcium for bones. Good protein sources include lean beef, poultry, fish, seafood, nuts, legumes and seeds. Red meats may trigger inflammation, so cut back on fatty red meats. When you do eat red meat, choose lean cuts of elk, venison, bison, moose, rabbit and other game meats. Soybeans, tofu, and soy milk are three great sources of soy proteins that may help to reduce your pain and inflammation. You may have to grow a taste for these cultured foods. Milk is one source of calcium.

Carbohydrates and Fiber
Most of your carbohydrates should come from whole grains, vegetables and fruits. The bread, cereal and pasta in your diet should be 100% whole-grain products. Whole grains are excellent sources of fiber, and a high-fiber diet will reduce your inflammation, giving you fiber for good bowel movements. Home make breads can add many grains to increase the bodies health. Add a little to the crust, too.
Choose green leafy vegetables, green and brightly colored vegetables, and lots of fresh whole fruits. You should eat at least five (and preferably more) servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Green vegetables and whole fruits are also important as sources of dietary fiber.

Berries are also a great food choice, especially blueberries, boysenberries, strawberries, and pomegranates, which are packed with anti-inflammatory phyto-chemicals and antioxidants. The pigments in brightly colored fruits, vegetables and berries contain many phyto-chemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties. Asthma is one illness that needs berries to heal the lungs. One example of phyto-chemicals is quercetin, which is found in apple and red onion skins and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Another way to get fiber is by eating Metamucil cookies of Fiber-one cookie snacks. There are also several drinks that claim benefits. I use the Jack-La Layne juicer. There is also the Montel Williams juicer available.

Water and Healthy Beverages
Your body needs water every day, at least 8 glasses. High PH water is the very best as it raises the level in your body to the 7.0 – 7.4 level of neutral. Water is also found in foods and beverages. The simplest and maybe best form of water is fresh drinking water. Other good fluid sources include 100% fruit juices, herbal teas, vegetable juices and low-fat milk. About 20% of the water you need every day will come from the foods you eat. Take your weight, divide it in half and drink as close to that much water or at lease ½ gallon of water everyday.
The Allchristie Massage Spa has Kangen water to refresh you before and after your massage.

Massage for Bodily Health
I recommend having a good session of massage at least once a month. It will release muscle tensions, move fluids and toxins, and give you the overall release of pain. At the end of the massage you should feel lighter with a lift in spirits – almost like you are floating.
You will enjoy your massage at the Allchristie Massage in Sandy, Utah.
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