The Being of Wellness

WellnessWellness means different things to different people. Most people would agree however that wellness, or well-being, encompasses more than just our physical health. It includes the health of our mind and spirit as well as our bodies. Further, when health professionals talk about wellness, they’re referring to how these separate components of health interact and affect the others.

The connection between stress, for example, and the physical impact of stress on our ...

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Get More Sleep!

SleepSleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. For example, surveys conducted by the NSF (1999-2004) reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems ...

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Health to the Music!

You see them at the gym; you see them in the park, you see them along the streets: people deep into some form of exercise and in their own world thanks to the ear-buds they’re wearing. Since the introduction of aerobic dance in the early 70’s, music seems to have become not only a basic element of many people’s personal exercise routines, but an essential part of things ...

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Distraction for Feeling Better

Nature has taught us many lessons and it continues to do so. Nature deals with stress by decreasing high pressure to low pressure. This phenomenon can be observed in some of nature’s most impressive forces like volcanic eruptions and disastrous hurricanes, down to those at the microscopic level like cellular osmosis. Through osmosis, for example, a concentrated solution is diluted – similarly distraction is a powerful diluter of overwhelming and sometimes dysfunctional thoughts and feelings.

Most of ...

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A Good Night’s Sleep for a Body’s Good

While everyone in today’s society realizes that we should all be doing things to contribute to our own personal health and wellness, many people overlook some of the most obvious things each of us can do. Many factors, it is true, go into both health and wellness, among them the genes we inherited, where we live, and what we do for a living. But one of the most basic elements of health –getting the proper amount ...

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Exercising As We Age

Few things are as universally recognized as contributing to overall health as is exercise. Whether you are six or sixty, health care professionals tell us that exercise is an important factor in weight control, maintaining muscle tone, keeping our cardiovascular systems operating at peak function, and many other crucial aspects of health. But for older folks, there are a number ...

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