Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Physical Fitness, Stress management

Go outside and play; it’s National Relaxation Day!

It’s National Relaxation Day, a holiday initiated on August 15, 1985, at the prompting of nine-year-old Sean Moelle of Clio, Michigan (Levine, 2017).  This young person noticed that constant work without any down time could make us ill.  Science supports his conclusion: too much work and no play can lead to chronic stress which contributes… Continue reading Go outside and play; it’s National Relaxation Day!

Holistic Health, Mind-body, Stress management

Weekly Health Quest (July 15-19, 2019) – Relaxing Tea Ritual

Join Amy Lynn Frost and me for this week's practical self-care action. This week, we'll be practicing a virtual tea ritual each day. This mindful exercise serves as both a method for reducing stress and hydrating the body. Want to join us? At 3pm (PDT) each day this week, make yourself a cup of tea as a… Continue reading Weekly Health Quest (July 15-19, 2019) – Relaxing Tea Ritual

Cardiovascular health, Diabetes mellitus, Nutrition

Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!

Added sugars can lead to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease (CDC, 2016).  Added sugar refers to human-made sweeteners included in packaged foods.  These sugars do not naturally exist in whole foods such as fruit and full-fat milk.  On the food label, added sugar goes by many… Continue reading Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!