Stress, illness, overexertion, and aging are all common causes of fatigue. While it may be tempting to turn to stimulants such as caffeine for an extra boost, it can actually leave you even more tired in the long run.
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:
It turns out that seeing the glass half full rather than half empty actually helps fill up your glass.
Positive thinking has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental and physical wellbeing, including:
1. Sun protection is number one
Maintaining a strong, healthy back is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
Back injuries and back pain can not only be a major inconvenience, but can interfere with your ability to stay healthy and active. Consider these simple measures to help maintain the health of your spine and back muscles:
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:
Sometimes it’s hard to eat healthfully when there is so much confusion around what is the healthiest way to eat.
Headaches are a leading cause of loss of productivity for people in their late teens to 50s. Headaches can range from troublesome to debilitating, but fortunately there are simple steps you can take to reduce both their frequency and severity.
Struggling to lose weight, or looking for healthier ways to maintain your ideal weight? The science of yoga offers simple, natural solutions that help balance your body and reignite your metabolism—making it much easier to shed excess pounds in a healthy way.
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.