The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

May 27, 2016
The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

We all know what it feels like to not get enough sleep. You hear the alarm go off and a feeling of dread fills your body. It’s already time to get up? You slowly stand up, stumble to the bathroom and look back at yourself with bloodshot eyes. It’s not a good start to the day. The rest of the day doesn’t play out in a great way either. The reason? You’re sleep deprived, and you’re not alone.


Better Sleep Month: An Opportunity To Assess Your Sleep

May 25, 2016
Better Sleep Month: An Opportunity To Assess Your Sleep

In 1985 the Better Sleep Council proclaimed May as the Better Sleep Month. The aim was to draw attention and raise awareness of the importance of sleep, and to encourage an improvement in sleep patterns.


Osteoporosis and Exercise

May 23, 2016
Osteoporosis and Exercise

 

Osteoporosis is defined as having porous bones.  It is a progressive lose of bone that has an increased risk for bone fractures to those individuals diagnosed.  Often times we think this diagnosis comes with a decrease in activity for the safety of our health.  However, more and more studies are coming available that show the need to move with Osteoporosis in a safe way.   


Is the Racket causing havoc?

May 18, 2016
Is the Racket causing havoc?

Now that the sun is shining a little longer, some of us are drawn to be outside.  Some of us become weekend warriors while others are picking up a hobby that your body is not ready for.  I played tennis this spring for the first time in 20 years with a recreational tennis league for doubles.  Since it had been 20 years from the last time I held a racket, my mind was screaming you are not ready for this.


You Should Work Only This Number of Hours a Week, According to Science

May 16, 2016
You Should Work Only This Number of Hours a Week, According to Science

Due to competitive market today, you have to work hard in order to make your way to success. This is particularly important if you’re an entrepreneur or a small business owner. But, how many hours a week you should work? That’s a common question and a subject of many debates among experts. The primary purpose of this article is to explain how many hours you should work a week and why working more than that can have a negative impact on your health.


5 Ways Chronic Stress Impacts Our Mental Health

May 11, 2016
5 Ways Chronic Stress Impacts Our Mental Health

 

Stress is one condition that most people experience, yet hesitate to accept. It may persist either for a short time or affect your overall mental health, advancing to critical mental illness. This condition can be experienced during an overwhelming or emotionally-charged situation that leads to biochemical, physiological in the brain and behavioral changes in the patient. These changes impact your personality and approach towards life.


Playing sports – It benefits more than your health

May 09, 2016
Playing sports – It benefits more than your health

Whew! I made it through another semester of graduate school. Interestingly, one of my assignments for this semester required me to complete extensive research into a topic of my choosing. In the end my topic, as it often does, centered on adaptive sports. Since the health benefits of sports participation are well known, I was intrigued by non-health benefits that can be derived from playing sports.


How to Identify and Respond to Teen Depression

May 06, 2016
How to Identify and Respond to Teen Depression

Teen depression is often misunderstood or mistaken for changes in hormones as an adolescent transitions into adulthood. As teenagers assert individuality and attempt to fit in with peers, the risk for depression among teenager’s increases.


Older Americans Month: The Impact of an Aging Population in the Workplace

May 04, 2016
Older Americans Month: The Impact of an Aging Population in the Workplace

May is Older Americans Month, a time when we celebrate health awareness and how this practice can help us all to age happier, be healthier and live longer, more productive lives. Because 31.4 million of us over the age of 55 are still in the workforce, most health awareness can and should start in the workplace. These numbers are not going anywhere any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be even larger numbers of older Americans in the workplace by 2022 with 41.7 million people gainfully employed. This suggests that now more than ever, employers must pay careful attention to make the workplace a safer, healthier and happier place for employees of all ages.


How Chaga Mushroom Tea Improve Your Health Naturally?

May 02, 2016
How Chaga Mushroom Tea Improve Your Health Naturally?

Chaga is a dark colored mushroom found mainly on birch tree. It is easily recognizable because of its burnt look and rough tree bark like texture. It is widely seen in birch forests across all over Eastern Europe, Russia and some Asian countries. It has long been a staple ingredient in ancient medicinal traditions because of its high concentration of nutrients and health boosting properties.