Tag: wellness

Have a Very, Merry Mindful Holiday

mindfull mind full holidaysGuest Blogger: Patti Holland, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The holiday season is upon us! This time of year offers so much … as does every moment really. For many people, this can be a festive time spent with family and friends. For some, however, this can be a time of heightened loneliness. And for most of us, what is intended as a time of joy and celebration can quickly become one of overwhelm and stress. We may go between thoughts of too much (to do, to cook, too many people in this house!) or too little (money, time, patience, no one in the house). We may find ourselves riding one wave of emotion after another. Excitement gives way to exhaustion, joy gives way to sadness.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Burn Calories without Exercise

Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing collection of labor-saving gadgets. These can include everything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player.

It’s enough to alarm every health and exercise expert in the land and for good reason. These labor-savers are associated with America’s slide toward laziness.

The Mystery of Men and Why They Avoid the Doctor

man at doctorDo you ever feel like you pester the men in your life to go to the doctor? Generally, men tend to die sooner than woman, and while there are many factors to this statistic, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it may be due to men avoiding the doctor and not getting treatment for otherwise preventable diseases. In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, we’re going to help you understand what it is that’s stopping men from visiting the doctor and what you can do to get them to make their health a priority.