Dial Down the Stress

BY ROBERT PREIDT | Article Featured on US News

Stress and uncertainty plague many Americans, but there are a number of steps you can take to cope, a psychiatrist suggests.


Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in front of the TV.


How to Tone Your Arms With Yoga Alone

Article Featured on US News | Article & Images By Jake Panasevich

TANK TOP ARMS ARE BUILT in sweater weather – and fortunately, pumping iron isn’t the only way to tone your shoulders, biceps, triceps and forearms. Yoga, I’ve found, can make your whole body even more lean and chiseled than weight training (and can help you find your zen too, of course). Here are the best yoga exercises for shaping your arms:


The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise

By Heidi Tyline King

Stop procrastinating and start exercising! The benefits of physical fitness are too great to ignore.


Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

By Len Canter | Featured on US News

Flexibility is a component of all types of movement — from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.


How to Make (and Keep) a New Year’s Resolution

Article By Jen A. Miller | Featured on NY Times

Are you making a resolution for 2018? Warning: More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours. Here’s how to identify the right resolution to improve your life, create a plan on how to reach it, and become part of the small group of people that successfully achieve their goal.


Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains

By Amy Norton | Article Featured on US News

Walking and other types of moderate exercise may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness, a new clinical trial finds.


Why You May Have Hit a Fitness Plateau

By Stacey Colino | Featured on US News

YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD of the dreaded weight-loss plateau that can occur when your weight-loss progress becomes stagnant even though your newly stellar eating habits haven’t changed. Well, a similar phenomenon can occur with exercise: Whether you’re trying to build muscle strength or definition or boost aerobic endurance or power, you can reach a point where you stop seeing progress or benefits, especially if you do the same workouts day after day.


How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Don't Want To

By Karen L. Smith-Janssen | Article Featured on Prevention.com

Motivating myself to work out is hard. At the beginning of every week, I have such high hopes for my healthy agenda. Then, within a couple of days, reality sets in and life flattens my workout motivation like a pancake. Could be long work hours or New York City’s current heat wave that has everyone wilting—and opting for ice cream.   Looking for inspiration, I asked everyone (everyone! I swear) about the ways they motivate themselves to exercise. Most of the answers made me want to bang my head against a wall—there was one […]

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

Article Featured on AMTA

Balance Massage & Fitness offers a wide variety of massage services including therapeutic massage, wellness massage, car accident recovery massage, infant massage, and more. Schedule a massage appointment today!

A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness routine.