5 FACTS ABOUT STRESS

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it? Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can […]

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MOVE-WELL

Everything in us is moving. The heart pumps, blood flow, lungs expand and contract, eyes roll, eardrums vibrate. To be alive is to be moving. Inhibit the movement and you create illness. Stop movement and you are dead. Allow it fully and you realize wellness. Because of this movement, everything is changing from moment to […]

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WHAT YOGA CAN DO

The ancient practice of yoga is good for the mind and spirit. It’s also good for the body—and, for the back in particular, according to two recent studies, among the largest randomized controlled trials on yoga ever done. In the first study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 228 Americans with chronic back pain of […]

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7 KEYS TO A HEALTHY DIET

Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and limit highly processed foods. Here are our guidelines for building a healthy diet. 1. Consume a Variety of Foods Not all the nutrients […]

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READY TO QUIT SMOKING?

If you are ready to quit smoking, there is no better time than right now.  Every day you do not smoke is a day when you are taking a step ahead. People have a lot of excuses not to quit smoking: “My life is too stressful to quit right now.” “I don’t want to gain […]

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HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?

As humans we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping, and it’s a vital indicator of a person’s health and well-being. So are you getting the right amount of sleep? Recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation can help answer that question. The foundation convened a panel of 18 experts to systematically review the world’s scientific […]

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