Tag Archives: Wellness

3 Strategies To Decrease Worry And Anxiety

Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can negatively impact your quality of life and have serious consequences on your physical health. Some stress experts warn that chronic worrying may be the number-one killer in this country.  … Continue reading

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Four Tips To Improve Your Energy and Mood

All of us could use more energy.  The tips below can help you improve your personal energy and mood to help you get the most out of each day. Tip #1 – Take a brisk walk.  A survey of more … Continue reading

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Strategies To Decrease Emotional Overeating

According to the American Psychological Association, almost half of Americans (48 percent) reported overeating or eating unhealthy foods to manage stress.  Many people use food to fill emotional needs, contributing to overeating and being overweight. Do you use food to: … Continue reading

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80 Percent Of Nation’s Adolescents Get Too Little Sleep

With the new school year just around the corner, it is important for parents to know that many of the nation’s adolescents (ages 11 – 17) are falling asleep in class, arriving late to school, feeling down and driving drowsy … Continue reading

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When Is Eating To Relieve Stress A Problem?

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), one in four Americans turn to food to help alleviate stress or deal with problems.  However, turning to food in an attempt to relieve stress is an unhealthy behavior … Continue reading

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Exercise To Boost Your Mood

A survey of more than 300 Californians ranked exercise as the best way out of a bad mood.  According to psychologist Robert Thayer, Ph.D., a bad mood has two major components, feelings of tension and low energy.  Exercise can boost … Continue reading

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Too Much Sitting Is Bad For Your Health

Hours of uninterrupted sitting can be bad for your health, according to a growing body of medical research. —  A recent study from the American Cancer Society reported that the more leisure time people spent sitting was associated with a … Continue reading

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Four Steps To A Longer Life

According to a recent study, four simple behaviors – being physically active, not smoking, drinking moderately and consuming fruits and vegetables – can increase longevity by as much as 14 years.  The study surveyed 20,244 men and women (ages 45 … Continue reading

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Gratitude Is Good For Your Health

Researchers studying gratitude report that practicing gratitude can improve your health and well-being.  Robert Emmons, Ph.D. and colleagues at UC Davis randomly divided study participants into three groups, each which made weekly entries in a journal.  One group had to … Continue reading

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