If you’re one of the many who might have developed bad snacking habits during the pandemic lockdowns, then you’re in luck. There’s an app out there that can help you call it quits on your junk food consumption and help you reach for veggies instead of chips. The universities … [Read more...] about Want to stop your junk-food habit? There’s an app for that, too!
Stretching is great for your mobility and helps prevent injury, but did you know it can also help lower blood pressure? A new study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that stretching for just 30 minutes, five days a week can reduce hypertension and … [Read more...] about This huge health benefit will motivate you to stretch every day
Despite the fact that most of us experience daylight savings every year, the impending early darkness seems to catch us off guard every time. Shorter days, combined with dreary weather, has been shown to lower mood and energy levels. It can also lead to seasonal affective … [Read more...] about 5 Methods for coping with seasonal affective disorder
Our small daily actions all contribute to our long term health and, when it comes to strokes, 80 percent are preventable, so lifestyle choices are especially important. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are both factors that contribute to stroke risk, so healthy habits can … [Read more...] about These four small habits reduce the risk of stroke
The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. - Pema Chödrön By Kristy Jansen Back in 2006 when I was about 6 months pregnant, I went in for my semi-annual teeth cleaning and dental check-up. … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Managing self-care when things fall apart