Self care is important for overall health. By taking time to take care of ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally, we can feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle our goals. This has probably never been more true than during this pandemic, as COVID-19 has increased feelings of stress and anxiety in many people.
A recently published review summarized some of the adverse psychological effects of quarantine, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion and anger. Continue reading “10 Ways to Promote Self Care”
If you are feeling more anxiety than ever, you are not alone. Our current health crisis, and the ripple effects that it has caused, is unprecedented and astounding. So much has changed in such a short period of time, and we are all adapting to a new normal.
The additional stress that many of us are experiencing is causing a heightened sense of worry, uncertainty and feeling of overwhelm. Stress and anxiety also trigger the body’s fight-or-flight response and as a result, you can experience a wide variety of unsettling symptoms, such as: Continue reading “4 Effective Supplements for Anxiety”
Spring is finally here and many of us are sheltering in place – and this might give us more time than usual to think about clutter.
If you have ever done spring cleaning, you know how refreshing it feels to walk into a truly clean, decluttered home – that lighter feeling when your eyes are no longer drawn to that clump of dust, pile of papers, overloaded shelf, chaotic garage, ball of dog hair, or a grease stain on your kitchen cabinet.
To really clean, you need to get rid of the clutter first. Many studies point to a direct relationship between productivity and clutter. Continue reading “How Clutter Affects Your Health”
Stress, whether physical, mental or emotional in nature, can have a negative impact on your health. Ongoing stress can weaken your immune system, increase the likelihood of illness, and slow the healing process. Researchers believe that stress and anxiety contribute to as much as 80% of all major illnesses. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping restfully, getting regular cardiovascular exercise, incorporating nutritional supplements, as well as introducing relaxation practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your daily life, can help buffer the effects of negative stress on your body.
Here are 10 tips for reducing your stress level. Continue reading “10 Ways to Help With Stress and Anxiety Now”
We added a four-legged puffball to our family last week and although it has been a lot of work, the joy she has brought us so has far outweighed the chewing and the accidents. In fact, in most cases having a pet brings not only joy and love, but also health benefits. From weight loss to smoking cessation, lower blood pressure to a more positive mental outlook, having pets in our lives offers many surprising health benefits.
Exercise and Heart Health
A recent study suggests pet ownership can moderate the imbalance caused by diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels Continue reading “Health Benefits of Pets”