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Nia – Through Movement Find Health (A Demo)

In Nia by Debra Reis

Hello All, I was reviewing a Nia demo done with fellow instructors, Patricia Scott and Teresa Myers.  We did this as part of a Nia Research study for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer.  All of the participants are cancer survivors (except one who is a support person). It warms my heart to see how these ladies show the …

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Nia Exercise Shows Benefits for Women with a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

Recently, information about our research study supporting the use of Nia exercise for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer has been published in both Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (abstracts at the following links: Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors.) The …

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Nia and Heart Health

In Nia, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

We all know exercise is good heart health.  In addition, regular exercise helps you burn calories, lower your blood pressure and improve cholesterol.  People who don’t exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active. The American Heart Association suggests 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week, to improve overall heart …

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Gentle Movement Therapies Yield Big Results

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

According to some experts, repetitive training is not the best exercise for the body nor the mind. It can lead to entrainment – working the same area or areas of the body perhaps losing agility or flexibility for the whole body. In addition, repetitive training reduces mental stimulation and creativity and may lead to boredom and reduce interest with doing …