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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] 7 Ways You Can Support Others Who Are Struggling [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]While 1 in 5 people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition in their lives, 5 out of 5 people will go through a challenging time that affects their mental health. There are simple things that every person can say or do to help the people in their life who are struggling to get through the tough times.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thanks to Mental Health America for highlighting these tips for #MentalHealthMonth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2271" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8 Tips For Forming Meaningful Connections [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It’s possible to be surrounded by people and still feel alone. It’s the connections we make with other people that help enrich our lives and get us through tough times, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to make those connections.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thanks to Mental Health America for highlighting these tips for #MentalHealthMonth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2262" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] 7 Tips For Owning Your Feelings [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It can be easy to get caught up in your emotions as you’re feeling them. Most people don’t think about what emotions they are dealing with, but taking the time to really identify what you’re feeling can help you to better cope with challenging situations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thanks to Mental Health America for highlighting these tips for #MentalHealthMonth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2227" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8 Ways to Successfully Create a Healthy Routine [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Making music, paying bills, providing for your family, maintaining diet and exercise, getting enough sleep, and nurturing relationships are just some of the things music industry professionals have to juggle while on tour, and it is easy to be overwhelmed.  It can feel impossible to get everything done, let alone take care of yourself – especially if you’re already struggling with a mental health concern like depression or anxiety.  By creating routines, we organize our days in such a way that taking care of tasks and ourselves becomes a pattern that makes it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thanks to Mental Health America for highlighting these tips for #MentalHealthMonth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2214" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8 Ways to Successfully Create a Healthy Routine [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] While we are familiar with viruses like the common cold and the flu, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is new and presents a situation that none of us could have imagined a few short months ago. The fact that it is extremely contagious has resulted in business closures, social distancing, and quarantine measures which have disrupted our daily lives. It is more important now than ever to pay attention to mental health during this time of isolation and uncertainty. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thanks to Mental Health America for highlighting these tips for #MentalHealthMonth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image="2222" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nutrition: How To Stock Your Pantry For Quarantine (And Tour!) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Stocking up for the stay-at-home order is a lot like stocking up for tour...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Healthy Tips For Isolation, Part I: Neck, Upper Back, Shoulders [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It's so important to take care of ourselves right now. Here are a few at-home practices than can also be brought along on tour. Take a few minutes to learn these simple techniques, and invite a better version of yourself longterm. Backline is here to help improve mental health and wellness in the music industry--on and off the road. Thanks to Dr. Charlie Kautz, Musician's Physician and Trevor from Moon Taxi for showing us how it's done🖤 www.drcharliekautz.com[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc1oyTflIJs&feature=youtu.be" el_width="80" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][qode_blog_carousel_titled posts_shown="3" title="Keep Reading...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Physical Fitness Guidelines [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Many musicians would not consider their work athletic, but musicians are actually known as the athletes of the small muscles. With the exception of some lead vocalists and instrumentalists, most musicians are not running and jumping about the stage, but the oxygen demands of your muscles when playing still require a robust delivery system for optimal functioning. This is the job of your cardiovascular system. Studies have shown that in performance (when adrenaline levels are high) musicians’ heart rates can spike anywhere up to 85% of the total maximum heart rate, which is considered to be high intensity work in sports medicine guidelines. In order to protect your heart health when working at these intensities, you need to be fit for the job![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Reducing Injury Risk If oxygen delivery to muscles is not optimal it places them at greater risk of injury and increases muscle soreness. Additionally, low cardiovascular fitness leads to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] While most of us understand the connection between healthy eating habits and physical fitness, fewer know of the effects of food on mood. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="1035" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGl0ZW1wcm9wJTNEJTIydXJsJTIyJTIwaHJlZiUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGYmFja2xpbmUuY2FyZSUyRndwLWNvbnRlbnQlMkZ1cGxvYWRzJTJGMjAxOSUyRjEwJTJGZm9vZC5wbmclMjIlMjBkb3dubG9hZCUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIycWJ1dHRvbiUyMCUyMGJpZ19sYXJnZSUyMGNlbnRlciUyMGRlZmF1bHQlMjIlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMiUyMiUzRURvd25sb2FkJTIwdGhpcyUyMFJlc291cmNlJTNDJTJGYSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The gut and the brain are intimately connected through something known as the gut-brain axis, and science tells us that the health of our gut bacteria has a direct influence on our emotional state. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] How does food affect our mood? Our gut contains trillions of micro-organisms that are collectively known as the microbiome. Disruption of the microbiome from eating unhealthy foods has been linked to the development of anxiety and depression. Additionally, the gut bacteria produce and regulate 95% of the body’s Serotonin (a neuro-transmitter that plays a vital role in regulating our mood, appetite, and sleep cycle) so healthy...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Research has shown that up to 74% of rock and jazz musicians experience some form of hearing disorder although very few take measures to protect their hearing.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Damage from Noise Exposure While exposure to high decibel (Db) sounds can be damaging, what is most important is the length of time we are exposed. We can tolerate sounds at less than 80Dbs (alarm clock) for prolonged periods without incurring any damage. Above 85Dbs (snowblower) we will start to incur damage depending on how long we are exposed to the sound. We can be exposed to 85 Dbs for up to 8 hours before inducing damage, but for every 3Db increase the exposure time is cut in half. Below is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines for continuous noise exposure in a 24 hour period. 85Db 8 hours 88Db 4 hours 91Db 2 hours 94Db 1 hour 97Db 30...