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About Sarah Purcell

Sarah Purcell is a mother, wife, yogi, Pilates teacher, business woman, and lifelong learner. Sarah's journey through menopause has guided her to support women across the globe with healthy and empowered aging.
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Strength Versus Stretch – Is This the Right Question?
1 month ago

Strength Versus Stretch – Is This the Right Question?

Traditionally, many trainers and movement teachers have considered strengthening and stretching to be opposites. But I would like to tell you why they are not, and how reframing your thinking will support you in more well-rounded…
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These 5 Nonfiction Books Answer Many Health Questions
2 months ago

These 5 Nonfiction Books Answer Many Health Questions

I am excited to share my thoughts about each of my current must read nonfiction books. Yes, you read that right – I am excited about nonfiction books. I think we are living in a fascinating time where scientific research is helping humans…
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If Your Lower Back Aches, You Might Be Sitting Too Much (VIDEO)
3 months ago

If Your Lower Back Aches, You Might Be Sitting Too Much (VIDEO)

I would like to address an issue three of our readers wrote to me about, which they all have in common. They all struggle with low back pain, and when I asked some questions, I discovered each of them sits a lot. As we get older, we tend…
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Surprisingly Effective Chair Workout for Legs and Core (VIDEO)
5 months ago

Surprisingly Effective Chair Workout for Legs and Core (VIDEO)

I start most of my private clients with 10 minutes of breath awareness. It’s amazing that we breathe automatically. What is not automatic is how our body changes shape to accommodate the pressure and volume change in our torso…
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Surprisingly Effective Chair Exercise for Your Arms and Core (VIDEO)
7 months ago

Surprisingly Effective Chair Exercise for Your Arms and Core (VIDEO)

Are you concerned about how to exercise if you have poor balance or cannot get up and down from the floor easily? This article offers some exercise solutions for you! To prevent muscle atrophy as we age, it is important…
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5 Simple Exercises to Help You Increase Your Back Strength Without Hurting Your Back (Video)
8 months ago

5 Simple Exercises to Help You Increase Your Back Strength Without Hurting Your Back (Video)

Have you ever been told that your aches and pains can be fixed by strengthening your core? Did you try to do a bunch of abdominal exercises as a solution for low back pain?
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Try These 7 Movements to Relieve Tightness in Your Hips without Passive Stretching
10 months ago

Try These 7 Movements to Relieve Tightness in Your Hips without Passive Stretching

Tight hips are a common complaint among post-menopausal women. Hydration, sleep, and stretching are often recommended as helpers in the fight against tight hips…
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Interrupting the Cycle of Gripping Anxiety: 5 Meditations to Shift Towards More Ease
10 months ago

Interrupting the Cycle of Gripping Anxiety: 5 Meditations to Shift Towards More Ease

I am not a mental health professional. I’m an ex-investment banker who experienced a great deal of stress on the job. Because of my interest in exercise and finding effective ways to cope with that stress…
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4 Actions to Take Now to Help Prevent or Reverse Low Bone Density and Osteoporosis
10 months ago

4 Actions to Take Now to Help Prevent or Reverse Low Bone Density and Osteoporosis

I knew I was a poster child for low bone density as a small framed, petite woman, but as a movement and Pilates teacher, I was shocked and embarrassed to discover I had osteoporosis…
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Stiff Neck and Shoulders? Make Them Strong with These 5 Easy to Follow Exercises
1 year ago

Stiff Neck and Shoulders? Make Them Strong with These 5 Easy to Follow Exercises

We learned in my holiday neck stress article how the positioning of our arms in our shoulder girdle affects muscle use and overuse in our upper back, neck and shoulders…
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