Can Meditation Improve Your Mental and Physical Health?

Can Meditation Improve Your Mental and Physical Health?

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. 

Healthy Eats to Keep Your Summer Sizzle

Healthy Eats to Keep Your Summer Sizzle

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. 

Keep the Good Going: How to Exercise Safely in the Summer

Keep the Good Going: How to Exercise Safely in the Summer

As the thermometer ticks higher and higher, you might find your motivation to exercise sinking to an all-time low. But don’t forget how far you’ve come! The exercise habits you formed during the beginning of the year—and the subsequent progress that you made—doesn’t have to stop now.

7 Exercises to Build Healthy Bones

7 Exercises to Build Healthy Bones

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.