Medical science has confirmed the many benefits of stretching your body. It improves everything from flexibility to mood and stress. But the Mayo Clinic says its important to stretch properly. This resource, including its link to proper stretches, can get you going.
Spring is in full bloom, and while blossoms and flowers are beautiful, for many it’s the season of suffering. Seasonal allergies can make you miserable, but the Mayo Clinic suggests some simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control. (Photo: Photo: Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels)
Vegetarian diets are generally healthier for you than diets that include animal products, but some vegetarians rely too heavily on processed foods, which can be high in calories, sugar, fat and sodium. Careful planning can optimize the health benefits. This article from the Mayo Clinic tells how.
Pediatricians are sounding the alarm that too much screen time is unhealthy for infants, children and youth, and so is inappropriate or poor quality content. What’s a parent to do? This article from the Mayo Clinic offers great tips on how to handle the challenge. (Photo: Treehouse1977, Creative Commons)
Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. This article from the Mayo Clinic says that yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. Moreover, it helps improve flexibility in muscles and joints and can reduce risk for many chronic ailments. And […]
Do you know how to be happy? Or are you waiting for happiness to find you? Despite what the fairy tales depict, happiness doesn’t appear by magic. It’s not even something that happens to you. It’s something you can cultivate, says this article from the Mayo Clinic. (Photo © Maksim Bukovski – Fotolia.com)
On Tuesday I worked out at the gym, spending a little over an hour to stretch, complete an abdominal circuit, lift weights, and then do 30 minutes of hard cardio. Working out has been my twice-a-week routine for 13 years now. But this time was different. It was free! (Photo © Warren Goldswain – Fotolia)