Whether your goal is to overhaul your approach to health and make some major changes, or do some fine-tuning on your journey to wellness, these tips can help you get there.
Wellness is the dynamic process of working toward achieving your maximum potential in each dimension of wellness. Dimensions of wellness include social wellness, occupational wellness, spiritual wellness, physical wellness, intellectual wellness, financial wellness, and community/environmental wellness. All aspects of wellness are intertwined. Small, simple changes to your everyday habits can make a big difference in how you feel, look and function. Although we will never be able to eliminate the stress of life, research shows that it’s how we deal with stress that counts. The goal isn’t perfection…it’s balance.
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and...read more
The holiday season is upon us, and with it all the wonderful, rich food and drink temptations that threaten to steer us off our intended course of diet or at least moderation. Being health-conscious doesn't necessarily mean that you can't enjoy the holiday season and...read more
How to help your child through the first day of school. Whether it's the first day at kindergarten, junior high, or high school -- or if it's a new school -- children get excited but they also get nervous. These are milestones in your child's life, and how your child...read more
Spring is in the air. The flowers are blooming. Bees are buzzing. New life is everywhere. Spring is more than a time to air out the house - it's a time to do a personal house cleaning as well. Here a few tips to help boost your mood and maintain a good attitude this...read more
Is there a person who constantly ridicules your work, or someone who just won't speak up? Identify 11 personality types that can cause problems and find out how to turn around the conversation. We all encounter personality conflicts at work. However, conflict can be a...read more
Financial stress affects everyone. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to ease the confusion and start building your financial strength. Life is a journey full of twists and turns, and so is the road to financial fitness. As with any trip, it takes planning,...read more
How stress can affect your health, and some ways to control it. What is stress? Is it the feeling of fear that comes from facing a tough day at work? Is it the knot in your stomach from dealing with a problem family member? Is it just the pressures that everyday life...read more
Mental health problems affect nearly half of Americans at some point in life. How are your coping skills? About half of Americans will run into a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This figure comes from a report in USA Today. There are "unacceptably...read more
Strategies for weight loss; 10 tips for success from the Mayo Clinic When you're planning to go somewhere, it's good to have an idea of where "somewhere" is. The same is true for losing weight. As the experts at the Mayo Clinic wrote in a popular article a goal can...read more
Stay safe during hot-weather exercise by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing and timing your workout to avoid extreme heat. Whether you're running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, take care when the temperatures rise. If you...read more