Practical Tips for Sticking With Your Workout Plan

As much as you want to stick to the workout plan that you have your eyes on, there will be times when you will lose the motivation and will that are needed in order to get up and hit the gym. It is imperative that you get yourself going during these times, because the little things that […]

Your Emotional Allies: 3 Steps to Be At Ease With Uncomfortable Feelings

Do you ever feel so mad that you might explode, so afraid that you can’t move, or so sad that you lose all will?  When you feel anger, fear, or sadness, it’s natural to want to get away from these supposedly “negative” emotions.  From a young age we are encouraged not to express them.  People […]

How To Enjoy Life In A World Of Anxiety And Stress

These days, anxiety and stress can come from almost anywhere, but there are four areas that are most responsible for the increasing anxiety that you may be feeling. The first area is change in your life that is not under your control. Changes in your family, your social life and even technology at work are […]

How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Although the terms “stress” and “anxiety” tend to be interchangeable in common usage, medically they are different.  Stress is a normal reaction to a specific threat or situation and as such, it is not a disorder.  Typically, once the cause is removed, the levels of stress hormones return to normal. However anxiety is a bona-fide […]

Can Aerobic Exercise Be Counter-Productive?

Recently, we explored how much exercise we really need.  We discovered that the most important thing is to get up and move on a consistent basis.  Almost any movement is exponentially more beneficial than being sedentary.  Your body is made to move. But can aerobic exercise be counter-productive? Almost every physiological function benefits from regular […]

3 Ways to Maintain Positive Focus (Even When Your Life is a Mess!)

Do you ever feel like everything is your life is negative? We all have times in our lives when everything seems to be going wrong, and during those times, it can be very easy to lose perspective. The temptation to curl up in a corner or pull the sheets over our heads is something that […]

Locked Out: How to Keep Your Cool During Unexpected Stressors

Locking yourself out is something that can happen to anyone, no matter how careful or diligent they are. You never know when you will lose your key, when the door will lock behind you or when you will suddenly find yourself outside of your house or your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to […]

How Friends Make the Best Medicine

Is it possible that having close connections to good friends, old and new, is good for your health? Research suggests that if you cultivate a strong inner circle of friends—people you can count on through thick and thin—you may indeed gain an abundance of health benefits. Not only do strong friendships make you feel happy […]

4 Tips To Effectively Deal With Stress

Stress, we hear it all the time and we use it to describe people who look craggy and burnt out without even realizing what stress exactly does to these people and how our bodies react to stressful situations. When we perceive situations as threatening our nervous system reacts by releasing stress hormones like cortisol and […]

How to Breathe To Relax and Reduce Stress

So many things in our modern urban lifestyle contribute to stress and tension that it can actually increase our stress levels by just thinking about what we need to do – in addition to already overfull schedules – in order to maintain our health and a reasonable quality of life. Stress is a part of […]