We all know the phrase, “Take a deep breath.” Some love it; some hate it. But whether you’re angry, stressed, scared or all of the above, pausing to take a calming breath really can take your blood pressure down a notch. Experts say there’s even more to it than that. The practice of meditation can provide you with a sense of peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional and physical health.
The mind + body connection is a powerful one. Research has shown that exercise like jogging, swimming, cycling and running have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression. Plus, exercise improves mental health by bolstering self-esteem and cognitive function.
Summer is full of oh-so-satisfying temptations when it comes to food. Whether it’s burgers on the grill, cocktails with friends at a rooftop bar, or festive desserts on the Fourth of July, it can feel like the fun will never end. So how do you stay tough when temptation is heating up? Here are a few tips.
We’ve learned why you need to care for your bones. We know how the DXA scan can help you stay informed about your bone health and identify your risk for osteoporosis. Now we’re all blending our green smoothies, drinking more milk and getting our vitamin D from time in sun. But exercise, weight-bearing exercise, plays an important role in bone health.