Animals Are Stress Busters

Our four-legged friends reduce stress and are good for your physical, mental and emotional health. The shelters are overflowing with animals so please consider bringing home a new member of your family. Reasons to Get a Pet Relieves stress and boosts your mood.  Research shows our pets help relieve stress and enhance mood. Indiana University

The Most Dangerous Hour of Your Life

Do you know which hour of your day is the most dangerous? Your daily commute is more stressful than what police officers experience in training. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine found that being stuck in a traffic jam more than doubles one’s chance of experiencing a heart attack in the subsequent

Drinking Water To Improve Your Mood

Even mild dehydration can cause your moods to change. When you get even slightly dehydrated you can experience more tension or sink into a funk. Studies have discovered that when you reduce your fluids by heat, exercising or drinking too much caffeine, you can get dehydrated and that affects your mood and health. Make sure

Can a Simple Flower Change Your Health?

Don’t you want to reduce stress and depression and also have more energy, enthusiasm, and compassion? Flowers are an essential tool for our mental and physical health. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shows we feel more energy, enthusiasm, and compassion toward others and

Are You an Emotional Eater?

Do you eat more when you’re feeling stressed? Do you eat to feel better hoping to calm yourself when you’re sad or anxious? Stress, isolation, and sadness are often sources of emotional eating. Emotional Eating Tips Triggers. Begin by identifying your triggers. Do you eat late at night, after a disagreement or when you get

Sports Reduce Stress

Exercise improves our mental and emotional health by releasing our body’s “feel-good” chemical, endorphins. Exercise helps us release built-up tension in a healthy way and helps us get a better night’s sleep. Individuals who participate in any type of exercise, including walking, experience great health benefits. Even more powerful is the synergy between exercise and

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