The holidays are wonderful for spending time with friends and loved ones, soaking up holiday beauty, savoring comforting scents, enjoying favorite traditions and making new memories. However, they can also be a time of stress, expectations and indulgence. Minimize negative feelings with simple strategies. Here are 10 tips.
Telomeres are protective barriers at ends of chromosomes in our cells that include our DNA sequences. As we age, DNA at the ends of chromosomes erodes. More visible signs of this include aging skin and greying hair. Certain lifestyle tips can enhance youthfulness. Telomere length is affected not only by genetics, but seems also to be influenced by lifestyle factors including those related to the mind-body connection.
Green exercise refers to intentionally exercising outdoors to enjoy both physical benefits and a huge number of other health benefits that we don't gain from the same amount of indoor movement. Scientists have been comparing identical activities done indoors and outdoors. The research results are fascinating.
Aspiring models on America’s television show, “America’s Next Top Model” use Shirley Archer’s “Pilates Fusion: Well-Being for Body, Mind, and Spirit” book to workout and relax from the stress of the competition.
When exercise drops off your to-do list, it can be a costly omission. In addition to helping beat stress, “regular exercise strengthens your immune system and boosts your mood, both of which can reduce your risk for colds, flu and more,” says Richard Kratche, MD, medical director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center. Even bigger, it can prevent, delay or improve conditions and diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis. So those treadmill sessions can trim your thighs and your budget—of prescription co-pays, doctor bills and hospital visits. And workouts can help you be a healthier, calmer parent: priceless. Here’s what you can expect to invest in some common fitness options.