Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.
Birds singing, flowers blooming, and lots of sunshine means spring is finally here! Spring is my absolute favorite time of year and with the days warming up and getting longer, I can’t wait to ditch the sofa and sweats and get outside. What better way to enjoy the changes happening around us than to immerse ourselves in them.
A few months ago I started looking around for places to buy natural, organic, “Paleo” approved foods and beauty products. It isn’t always easy to find products locally or all in one place.
If you’re a woman, perhaps one of the most important things you need to know about heart disease is this: You don’t need gray hair to get it—or die from it.
22 hours per day. 150 times a day.
Those are two statistics about cell phone usage.
Slumbering. Snoozing. Sawing logs. No matter what it’s called, a good night’s sleep never becomes tiresome.
Someone you care about is facing cancer, and you want—very much—to support your friend. But you don’t know what to say or do. You’re hardly alone with how you feel.
Food plays a role in every aspect of our lives. Celebrations, holidays and social gatherings always involve food! Not to mention, we use food to express and suppress our emotions.
Prior to birthing the two loves of my life, I actually wore yoga pants to work out. Now I just wear them. However, in my twenties and prior to becoming a mom, I was all about the cardio workout.
Have you heard the tag line “sitting is killing you” or, “sitting is the new smoking”? Research shows too much sitting contributes to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, not to mention an achy back! Even worse, the studies show doing some physical activity each day does not offset the detrimental effects of too much sitting.
Ah, those lazy, hazy days of summer. Think vacations. Think school breaks. It seems like a good time for the entire family to just chill and not do any heavy mental lifting.
There are pictures of the kids. There are my clothes. There is my bathroom. It’s a big bathroom.
My group of friends these days mostly consists of those I have either trained with or raced against; and Shirl Koenig is my most trusted source of inspiration among those peers. Even though he is hardly in my “age group” he is always the one to watch out for.
When you hear “I want to get fit,” or “I exercise 3 times a week,” it is a common assumption that these people are exercising from the neck down.
What about our brains?
Do you approach situations with a Debbie Downer or Sally Sunshine demeanor? Your mindset has a cause and effect hold on your perceptions and actions. Find out how you handle situations and learn some tips to turn your attitude around.
Are you looking to strengthen your immune system and boost your energy for free? Laughter is a great medicine for the mind and body to relieve stress, pain and conflict.
Heart disease is a friend to no one. It does not discriminate between gender, race or even age and continues to claim the lives of more American women than cancer or any other illness.
Happy hour, weekend dinner, Sunday brunch… it’s not your friend’s fault you ordered the double bacon cheeseburger, but they did and man, it looked delicious.
Maybe this Japanese proverb will get your attention: “eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor”. burp.
Health and Wellness would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness is more than just eating right and exercising regularly. Wellness includes the whole self and can include a list of healthy behaviors that lead to living well.
It’s not unusual to decide you want to lose some weight before going on vacation. In fact, an impending vacation is one of the top reasons people give for starting diet and exercise regimens. Of course you want to look fantastic on your trip, but hopefully you want to look just as good on the way home.
Medical Radiology Technologist at Shannon Medical Center, Luis Rodriguez, has worked hard to change his health habits over the past three years.
In 2010, Luis was chosen to participate in the Naturally Slim program due to his profile— waistline, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
Since I was a teenager, I had this quest to master the art of meditation and yoga. As a typical female that worries way too much about way too many things, the thought of quieting my mind through meditation and practicing yoga held great appeal.