Of all our bodily systems, our lymphatic system is one of the most vital and imperative to our well-being. Unlike our cardiovascular system that regularly pumps and circulates blood, our lymph system is a little more high-maintenance. Lymphatic drainage recruits all key players - our lymph vessels, tissue, nodes, lymphocytes, glands and organs - to effectively transport stagnant fluid and waste. Massage therapy is often the first drainage technique that comes to mind, however there are numerous other ways to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Since the start of the pandemic, many of us may have found our usage of electronic screens progressively on the rise- from phones and laptops to tablets and televisions. As the amount of time we spend facing these screens increases, so does our exposure to the blue light emitted from them. While blue light is beneficial for keeping us alert and attentive during the day, it can sometimes interfere with our nighttime wind-down and disrupt our slumber. We share three practices to help manage blue light exposure in such a way that aligns with your sleep cycle and circadian rhythm.
As we approach a new season and what feels like the light at the end of a year-long tunnel, we have summer style on the mind. Wardrobe consultant, fashionista and long-time Longevity Fitness member, Elizabeth Gumb, gave us an exclusive sneak peek of the Pearl by Lela Rose summer 2021 collection.
this longevity member co-authored a must-read for those who appreciate charleston's beauty and history
As we look out at the vistas of Charleston from our studio every day, we can't help but feel grateful to be anchored in a place with so many layers of beauty and history. Alice, a recently released book co-authored by Longevity member Caroline Palmer, captures all of those layers and more. Caroline is the great-great-niece of Charleston Renaissance Artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith; she shares her ancestor's legacy and story, her own path to publication, and her experience at Longevity in our Q&A.
You may have seen a new name on the class schedule... meet Samantha Skonieczny, our Pilates guest instructor.
Our community continues to make us proud of their personal achievements both inside and outside the studio; one talented individual in particular recently debuted a novel! Meet Paul Attaway - father, husband, author, and Longevity Fitness member.
As temperatures get a little warmer and the sun stays out a little longer each day, we can't help but want to take our training outside. The Longevity team shares their favorite spot for an outdoor workout in Charleston (when they're not on the Longevity Terrace, of course).
Running performance can be influenced by a variety of factors - from the surface we run on and the time of day we do it, to the foods we eat and the shoes we wear. Our shoes, especially, can be the difference between a really great run and a run that was cut short due to discomfort. Go for a run in the shoes of a Longevity trainer as they share their go-to pair.
The start of a new year serves as the perfect time to cleanse your body, mind, spirit, and environment of any impurities that weigh you down. Jennie offers insight on how decluttering and rejuvenating your surroundings can purify and fortify your whole self.
Massage chairs are no longer the static amenities found in shopping malls, car dealerships and nail salons- and they've come a long way since. Combining ergonomic luxury with tailored restoration, our luxury Zero Gravity massage chair proves that the conventional chairs we once knew have bred a new generation. With robotic massage technology developed by doctors, physical therapists and massage therapists, this chair offers many of the same benefits achieved through traditional massage.