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Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
One of the biggest internal struggles we face is: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are – it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinner, smarter, or more powerful, someone that makes us feel small in comparison.
7 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
By making these lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.
Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.
Here are 7 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.
Which Is Better: Treadmill or Elliptical?
With regards to which one is better, there really isn’t a simple answer. It depends on your workout goals, physical health, and other factors. Both types of machines have their pros and cons when it comes to working out.
The Link Between Weight and Back Pain
We often talk about obesity and weight loss in relation to diabetes and heart disease. But did you know, that losing weight can help resolve or prevent back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you know how frustrating and limiting it can be. What you may not know is that there is a link between back pain and your weight.
The Diet Soda Misconception
By now most of us are aware of how much refined sugar most sodas contain. One 20oz bottle of regular soda has 240 calories, but more frightening is 65g of sugar carbs. Logic tells us we should switch to diet sodas that have less calories and less sugar in the hopes of losing weight.
But I have bad news… The scientific evidence suggests otherwise!
Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
Nobody is immune to the fears and anxieties that have come up surrounding COVID-19. This pandemic can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. It is important to know that healthcare workers also experience similar anxiety and stress while trying to fight this pandemic.
7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
As the COVID-19 pandemic numbers continues to rise, many of my friends and family have asked me how to increase their immunity and defense system against this virus. In addition to following the public health recommendations of social distancing, self-isolation and other mitigation strategies, there are some things you can do to help boost your immunity.
It is extremely important, now more than ever, to maximize your health and body’s ability to fight off infection in order to recover from COVID-19 if you are exposed to this pathogen.
Stuck at Home: Try this Indoor Workout
Many of us have concerns about contracting the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and therefore are avoiding places and practicing “social distancing.” Working out is often a great way to manage stress and a good way to optimize your immune systems.
7 Truths about Hand Sanitzers
If you’ve visited a pharmacy or convenient store recently, you probably noticed the empty shelves where hand sanitizers normally sit. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s not surprising that many people are taking extra steps to stay safe, including stocking up on sanitizing sprays, gels and soaps. But are hand sanitizers the best defense against […]
8 Reasons Why You Need a Physiatrist (Rehabilitation Doctor)
Physiatrists (also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians) specialize in non-surgical care for conditions – particularly neuromuscular (nerve, muscle, and bone) disorders – that cause pain and impair normal, everyday functions.