Post Archive by Month: December,2016

The Holiday Season is Not Always Jolly

Kayla McMahon December 2, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]appy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for spending time with family, eating Grandma’s honey-baked ham and giving gifts to loved ones. Oh, and stressing yourself out. It’s no secret that while the holiday season brings joy, it inevitably drags along an abundance of stress, anxiety and depression. At a time when you’re supposed to be feeling cheerful, negative emotions may stem from a variety of demands – shopping,…

Billions of Dollars Lost to Sleep Deprivation

Kayla McMahon December 9, 2016 0 comments 0

We can sleep when we’re dead…right? Not so much. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claims insufficient sleep to be a public health epidemic, as 1 in 3 American adults do not get enough sleep. Adults aged 18-60 years require at least 7 hours of sleep per night in order to maintain optimal health, but many adults fail to do so. This leads to an increased…

New Study Finds Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Kayla McMahon December 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you one of the many Americans who struggle to keep their high blood pressure under control? If so, don’t lose hope just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 75 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone can develop high blood pressure and it greatly…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

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