Mental Health, Stress Management

Mindful walking

This post is the first in a series on walking. Meditation regulates emotions and improves our ability to focus. It reduces anxiety and lowers the cortisol stress hormone that we produce in our bodies. Mindful walking is a form of meditation. Some people, like me, enjoy moving in order to relax. Mindful walking is different from just […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness

Physical exercise

Committed exercisers generally feel happier and healthier. Studies show that moderate exercise reduces depression or anxiety and helps with sleep. It can help with back pain, injuries or arthritis. It also helps prevent diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes. Staying fit will keep your body weight at a level that is right for […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness

Stand up!

Have you noticed?  People in offices, standing at their desks or rolling on exercise balls while they work. What’s happening? They’re standing or rolling because they know the health risks of prolonged sitting. Here’s a startling fact. If you exercise vigorously for one hour every day, but spend most of your waking hours sitting (e.g., […]

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