Stress Reduction

10 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

10 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

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.

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

 Have you ever felt mentally exhausted? In other words, you cannot deal with one more thing? Or, do you find yourself being unable to pay attention, making simple mistakes or forgetting things? These can be signs of digital overload.

What Are Telomeres and How Do They Impact Aging and Beauty?

What Are Telomeres and How Do They Impact Aging and Beauty?

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.

 

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

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.

The Real Cost... of Fitness

The Real Cost... of Fitness

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.

Weekly Iyengar Yoga Helps Distressed Women

Weekly Iyengar Yoga Helps Distressed Women

Encouraging Iyengar yoga students to continue attending class at least once weekly may make a significant difference in their stress levels and in their quality of life, according to study findings published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012; doi: 10.1155/2012/408727).