- July 1st, 2014
Meditation isn’t one-size-fits-all: Although you can sit in a white room and hum “om” until you feel you’ve reached a sense of calm—or your lunch break is over—there are other forms of the practice that may be a better fit for both your lifestyle and overall health goals.
- May 1st, 2014
Yoga is tremendously popular now, and rightly so. It’s a safe, powerful exercise with many benefits that has been refined for thousands of years— the perfect antidote to the stress and hustle of modern life.By Kristin Henningsen, MS, RYT
- July 1st, 2013
Depression, digestive disorders, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome: stress has proven its ability to take over one’s life and wreak havoc. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, 60 to 90 percent of all medical office visits in the US are for stress-related disorders.
- September 1st, 2012
Many people associate massages with vacations or spas, and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—it may actually improve your health.
- November 1st, 2011
In the first part of this article (“The ‘Wicked Success’ Revival Plan: Eight Ways Stressed Out Women Can Revive and Renew—Mind, Body, and Soul”) published in the November issue of Natural Solutions, author Vickie Milazzolo asserts that women should not accept a state of stressed-out existence and call it living.Part II of Vicky Milazzolo’s plan for de-stressing your life.
- August 31st, 2011
It’s an epidemic, and the media is calling it “Sedentary Death Syndrome.” There is an obvious solution to the condition, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal and non-governmental agencies; the prescription is physical activity.A few steps a day can result in significant advances in overall health.By Cara Lucas
- April 1st, 2010
It used to be that nervous dental patients were given the buzz of nitrous oxide or numbing fog of Valium to help them relax in the chair. But these treatments can cause nausea or leave you feeling looped. In lieu of drugs, many dental practices now soothe mild to moderate anxiety with music.By Cara McDonald
- December 1st, 2009
A few months ago, beset by a mounting sense of “It’s all too much,” I signed myself up for what I hoped would be a transformative yoga retreat at a monastery in upstate New York. I extracted myself from busy New York City life and spent the entire weekend sitting quietly at sunrise, blissing out in Lotus Pose, and eating three vegetarian meals a day prepared by kindly nuns.How to get out from under the stress cloud, for good.By Penny Wrenn
- February 1st, 2008
The next time you find yourself seeking sanity, pick up some pistachios. Researchers at Penn State University found that an ounce and a half of these tasty nuts reduces the body’s response to stress by relaxing arteries and keeping blood pressure low.
Measure out a shot glass-full of this easy-to-pop snack to keep calories in check.