Tips for Healthy Living

How to Reduce Stress in the Age of Technology

Modern technology allows us to stay in touch, increase productivity and have access to instant entertainment. With smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, WIFI and other technology, are interconnected more than ever before. However, it’s also easy to subtly increase our stress levels from being “wired” all the time.

Excess stress gradually takes a toll on mental and physical well being; chronic stress raises our risk for a multitude of health problems. Some signs of excess stress include:

3 Vital Tips to Improve Heart Health

Heart disease is one of the most pressing public health issues of our time, killing nearly one million people a year in the United States alone. Fortunately, it is preventable. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight or obese, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, poor diet, and physical inactivity are all risk factors that may contribute to heart disease. Luckily, they are all factors that we have some control over.

Here are three simple tips that can dramatically reduce your risk for heart disease:

Healing Obesity with a Yoga Diet

Earlier this year, the American Medical Association officially designated obesity as a disease. Researchers estimate that in 2022, 113 million Americans will be obese and another 81 million will be overweight. How did we come to this point, and what can we do to stem the tide of obesity-related diseases?

The ancient science of yoga, corroborated by modern medical science, provides important insights into how we can both treat and prevent obesity. While the prevalence of obesity has rapidly escalated in modern times, it’s a problem that has existed for thousands of years.

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment

It doesn’t take scientific studies to prove that obesity has become a serious health problem in our society. Too many people are overfed yet undernourished, and sadly, this also includes children. Diet-related diseases that were once solely found in older populations, such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and even coronary artery disease, are now showing up in children. Children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults and face an increased risk for many diseases, including cancer.

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