I have come to the conclusion, reluctantly that EVERYONE has some form of stress in their life...however, it seems few of us have a strategy in place to handle this constant companion. Here are a few tips and the link to the entire article.
Use Breathing Exercises: These exercises can be done by anyone at anytime.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: This technique enables you to completely relax all of the muscles in your body quickly.
Mini-Meditation: Meditation is very easy to learn and a mere 5 minutes can make a significant difference in stress levels.
Aromatherapy: There are so many wonderful aromatherapy products available today. Pick one up for your office and home!
Quick Burst of Exercise: Take the stairs, do some push-ups, walk around your building...
Have a Good Laugh! It is hard to stay stressed when you are laughing!
According to the CDC, in 2010, coronary heart disease alone was projected to cost the United States $108.9 billion. This total includes the costs of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. Almost one in four deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease.
Are you at risk for Heart Disease? Take this quiz and find out.
Exercise and Nutrition plays a vital role in the reduction or elimination of heart disease, especially in women. Consider signing up for one of our Fit 2 Live exercise classes!
Due to a combination of factors including decreased physical activity, increased time in front of the computer/television, and poor eating habits, the prevalence of childhood obesity is rapidly rising. This epidemic in turn leads to further problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes and, later in life, an increased risk for stroke, heart attack and certain cancers. As explained in the article “Little Bodies, Weighty Issues: Comprehensive program puts kids on the healthy living track” (http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Little-BodiesWeighty-Issues.aspx), this is a trend that can be reversed. With intervention including increased physical activity and improved nutrition habits, obesity in children can be reduced. Plus, intervention teaches the children better lifestyle habits and choices that they can continue into adulthood.
Contact us to learn about the specific Exercise and Nutrition Programs we have developed for overweight children and teens.
Quote of the Day
"You are always only one choice away from changing your life."