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Yoga – an eight limbed system

Yoga – an eight limbed system – Part 1

As I stated in a previous blog, yoga is much more than physical postures.  Yoga is made up of 8 distinct limbs, postures are limb number 3.  Here are the 8 limbs in Sanskrit and their approximate definition.  Yama – Social Ethics Niyama – Personal Ethics Asana – Yoga postures Pranayama – Breath control Pratyahara – Withdrawing the senses Dharana – Concentration Dhyana – Meditation Samadhi – Complete absorption in the mediation object (enlightenment) We’ll start with…

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Dietetics graduate Tammie S. Brown is living her best life now at 52

Earning her bachelor’s at age 49, Brown is busy aging gracefully and helping others to do the same. Tammie Brown (’18) knows a thing or two about aging gracefully. At the age of 44, when some people start occasionally thinking about preparing for retirement, Brown was enrolling as a freshman in Lipscomb University’s dietetics program. Twenty years in the Army, and the wear and tear on her body that came with it, had taught her how important it…

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School of Public Health Graduate Continues to Serve Her Community through Nutrition

Published on November 30, 2020 by Sarah Waller   Tammie Brown graduates from Samford’s dietetic internship and Master of Public Health programs, finishing a seven-year journey of pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s degree after 20 years in the U.S. Army. Now, she plans to pour her education back into her business, which offers fitness and nutrition programs for older adults in her community. Tammie Brown will be the first to tell you: This year has not been…

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healthy back healthy body

Healthy Back, Happy Body – Introducing a New Class!

We are happy to announce a new class for you. Healthy Back, Happy Body will teach you the 7 steps to posture improvement.  Keeping your back healthy is so important! Besides helping you avoid pain, it keeps your entire body youthful, and who doesn’t want that! This new 8-session yoga course starts March 1 at 6:30pm. No experience in yoga is needed, and you can try your first class FREE! Pre-register by calling 256-858-1344 or click here. 

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Do we ever stop growing?

We all grow.  From the time we are born, our bodies continuously grow and get bigger.  (Sometimes not in a direction that we may want!)  But, have you ever noticed the curious phenomenon that as you grow up, at one point you start growing down? If you’ve reached your mid-fifties or later, go ahead, measure yourself. Chances are you’ll discover something peculiar. You’ve shrunk. Perhaps just half an inch, perhaps an inch, perhaps even more. A lot…

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it's never too late

January Blog: It’s Never Too Late!

We all remember the times when we were young, and our imaginations ran rapid with ideas of  how our lives were going to be when we grew up.  Then time passes, life continues and all the dreams and ideas we once had as a child have become nothing more than distant memories. Does this sound familiar? I know for me it did.  For a long time, I had dreams of all the things I wanted to be…

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The flip side of 2020

Here we go, staring at December. We have almost made it through 2020. What a year! From essential businesses to learning to do virtual school, it’s been an experience. We have learned to navigate Zoom, not to forget our masks and how to cherish our health and well-being. We are managing holidays without the hustle and bustle of many guests. Maybe to some it’s lacking but to me it’s like we hit the pause button.  The world…

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The Holidays In 2020

Can you believe it? The holiday season is here, and whether you are ready or not; it looks quite different than times past. We all have read about the viruses and plagues in our history, and none of us could even imagine that this year would be the year that we would walk through a global pandemic. But all is not lost, we still have something for which to be thankful.  Although celebrating may not look like…

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Aging Gracefully Through Nutrition

Aging Gracefully Through Nutrition

Did you know that your nutritional needs change as you age? Let us take a quick look at this amazing but true fact. When a person is born they are fed by milk, either from the mother’s breast or formula, it is suggested by dietitians that an infant should solely be fed milk up until they reach the age of  6 months, then they can begin to eat pureed baby foods until around 7-9 months. Did you…

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Eight Glasses of Water a Day!

Eight Glasses of Water a Day!

  Say what? First thing that pops into my mind are the locations of all the available bathrooms I need close by if I drink that much water. Second thing I contemplate are all the interruptions to my day it will cause to use said bathrooms upon consumption of that much water. Thirdly, what if there is no bathroom available. Do I really want to schedule my day around those eight glasses of H2O to make sure…

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