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Embracing One's Own Body

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4/13/16 11:54 AM

There is no one ideal body size, shape or weight that every individual should strive to attain. The human body exists in all shapes and sizes. By learning to accept and appreciate the body that you have, you can develop and maintain a healthy and positive body image.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, self-esteem, media, body image

Deciphering Seeming Contradictions in Health Media

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/7/16 12:06 PM

A single health topic may often be positioned very differently across various news outlets, even to the extent that the outlets directly contradict each other though each seems to cite credible sources. For example, there are numerous conflicting claims regarding the cause of obesity.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, media, contradiction, APA

Manage Your Stress with these Techniques

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/29/16 1:43 PM

Many Americans understand the impact that stress has on their lives. According to the American Psychological Association, over 60 percent of Americans believe that their stress has a ‘moderate,’ ‘strong’ or ‘very strong’ impact on their physical and mental health. While this awareness is important, further steps must be taken in order for an individual to manage his or her stress level – steps that most Americans are not taking.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, APA

How to Keep Good Sleep Hygiene

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/22/16 12:26 PM

Sound sleep is restorative for the brain and body—it affects the way that an individual looks, feels, and performs each day and can have a major impact on overall quality of life. The practices, habits, and environmental factors that help an individual achieve sound sleep are referred to as proper “ sleep hygiene.” The practice of proper sleep hygiene includes the following elements:

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, sleep health, american sleep association, better sleep, health benefits, sound sleep, everyday health

Attacking Anxiety with Action and Awareness

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/15/16 1:22 PM

The causes of anxiety disorders are not fully known, however, scientists believe that they are most likely the result of a combination of factors including changes in the brain, environmental stress, genetics, and psychological and developmental factors. Anxiety can also manifest due to medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, heart failure or COPD, and the use of certain medications or drugs such as corticosteroids, cocaine, amphetamines, and excessive amounts of caffeine.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, meditation, emotional health, social anxiety, health benefits, everyday health

Should You Separate Your Emotions from a Decision?

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/8/16 12:55 PM

Just as there is a separation of business from pleasure, so is there a separation of emotions from decision-making, yet a person who is emotionally healthy is characteristically better suited to make decisions than an emotionally unhealthy person. So are emotions really a hindrance for decision-making, or are they the scapegoat for a person who is dealing with emotional issues?
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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, meditation, emotional health, health benefits, everyday health

The Health Benefits of Meditation

Posted by EHE Blogger

2/24/16 10:42 AM

Recent research has shown that during meditation there are a number of measurable biological changes. Researchers now know that meditation has the potential to positively impact mental and physical health.  
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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, meditation, health benefits, everyday health

A Quick Thought on Smoking Cessation

Posted by EHE Blogger

2/18/16 11:07 AM

There are many different methods that have successfully helped people to quit smoking including counseling services, self-help materials, prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) products such as skin patches, lozenges, and gum, and even quitting cold turkey. For most people, the best way to quit will entail some combination of the above including a change in personal habits and emotional support.  
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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, smoking cessation, stress relief, smoking and tobacco use, health benefits, everyday health

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Posted by EHE Blogger

2/10/16 2:29 PM

The benefits of regular physical activity are enormous. In addition to weight management, stress relief and an improved sense of well–being, the performance of regular physical exercise reduces the risk of many diseases and conditions, improves the overall quality of one’s life and helps maintain the functional independence of older adults. 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, types of exercise, health, physical benefits, weight management, regular activity, exercise, stress relief, health benefits

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