Numerous studies have been done showing all of the positive benefits of touch: The immune response is found in the skin and benefits from receiving a lot of touch to living longer; the increases in weight in premature babies when touched more; there is greater involvement from children in class when a teacher gives a child a pat on the back or a touch on the hand; Touch has been shown to calm patients with Alzheimer’s and children with autism. READ MORE
You get your teeth cleaned to prevent cavities. You eat fruits and veggies to provide your body with healthy vitamins and minerals. You exercise to maintain a healthy weight and a strong heart. You get a monthly massage to reduce stress and loosen those tight muscles. READ MORE
I find it very sad how people can be so angry and cruel in their comments and reactions to the people on the streets. I am not one to have my head buried in the sand, or believe that every individual asking for a handout is going to use it for food, shelter or clothing. Yes, I am sure many are taking the money to buy drugs and alcohol. READ MORE
One great way to exercise as an aging population is functional fitness. What is the importance of functional fitness? Functional fitness is training your body to handle real-life situations. It is building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions, not just lifting a certain amount of weight in an idealized posture created by a gym machine. Functional fitness is all about building a stronger healthier you, so you can live and play without being in discomfort or pain. READ MORE
Really, why all the hub bub about a “new year”? Was the past year that horrible? Why now do we feel the need to state what we will do differently? We can’t make changes on a Wednesday in April … that may be a tad sarcastic… as Nike says “Just do it.” READ MORE
“All of us worry about things like health, money, or family problems. But people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are extremely worried about these and many other things, even when there is little or no reason to worry about them. They are very anxious about just getting through the day. They think things will always go badly. At times, worrying keeps people with GAD from doing everyday tasks.” READ MORE
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