Marsh Blog

How to Cultivate Intentional Habits

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The purpose of life is really to be happy, right? So why would we participate in anything that strayed from that purpose? The truth is that life is full of noise and distractions, but there is a way to live fully and stay centered amidst all of the noise. Although this world is noisy, it’s […]

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Healthy Habits to Adopt for a More Balanced Life

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Friday, May 3rd, 2019

We all crave balance in our lives.  Whether it’s in our day-to-day routines or just a feeling of balance in our current world, it’s a common feeling to want balance. While spring in Minnesota brings quite an unbalance in the form of weather, we thought now was the perfect time to cultivate some healthy habits […]

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The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Friday, April 26th, 2019

The time has (finally) come when we can put our winter coats back into storage and get outside! We Minnesotans love the outdoors, and for good reason. There are some incredible benefits to spending time outdoors.  Some that are obvious, like that sunkissed tint on our faces and the smell of fresh Spring air. While […]

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Preparing Your Mind and Body for Spring

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2019

Spring has arrived! Are you ready? As the sidewalks thaw and the green starts showing through, we are reminded of how quickly the seasons go by. All of nature is preparing to flourish again! Nature is such a clear reflection of ourselves. Since Spring is the time of year when everything around us comes to […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Many of you most likely have heard of intermittent fasting (IF)  in some regard. It’s very much a buzzword at the moment, and to some, it seems like just another fad diet.  But how can we know for sure? We’ve done the heavy lifting for you by delving into what intermittent fasting really is, and […]

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What’s The Deal with Foam Rolling?

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A Brief History of Foam Rolling The foam roller was originally used by practitioners of the Feldenkrais method back in the 1980s.  The cylindrical roller was used as a tool for balance and muscle massage, but it wasn’t long before a reduction in pain was noticed after using the foam roller.  Studies then started to […]

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Sugar: The Good and The Bad

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The average American now consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar in a day.  That’s roughly 16 teaspoons more than the daily sugar intake recommendation by the AHA. Sugar has become a popular topic in the last few years with multiple studies and even popular documentaries dedicated to sugar and its role in our daily lives.  Even […]

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How Cultivating Mindfulness Can Change Your Life

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Mindfulness is one of the most simple ideas, and when practiced, a very powerful concept. The complexity that surrounds mindfulness and its practice comes from the pace of our everyday lives and the difficulty of being able to clear your mind of the noise.  Mindfulness involves the practice of focusing on one experience, feeling, thought, […]

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

February is heart month, which means celebrating our heart health and raising awareness about the effects of heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death each year in the United States, but what we want to focus on is that this disease can often be prevented through the choices we make each and […]

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Water Exercise: It’s good for Heart!

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2019

Your heart is a muscle, the most important muscle in your body!  It beats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Inactivity will literally cripple your heart! A normal resting heart rate ranges from 60-80 beats per minute.  If you want to make your heart stronger, then it’s important to challenge it to beat […]

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