My family and I love to travel and we prioritize vacations. While on these trips what loses eminence is my usual healthy habits, and what results is a return to my daily grind in an effort to work my way out of the damage I did in the name of momentary enjoyment. If you have also lived post-vacation regrets, here are six tips I’ve learned to employ to be healthy but still savor the experience.
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How Stress & Anxiety Affect Physical Pain
By Karen Morgan, DPT Angelica For the past two Octobers, Angelica’s back “gave out.” As a personal trainer at a local gym, this flummoxed her. I treated her for each episode, but it was during the second episode that I thought to ask what sources of anxiety or stress could be feeding her pain. TearsContinue reading “How Stress & Anxiety Affect Physical Pain”
Keep Calm and Trust God
By Jen Roland According to the American Psychological Association, 77% of Americans face physical symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, headaches, and difficulty sleeping, but only 28% of them manage their stress well. About 40 million adults deal with anxiety disorders and 1 in 6 Americans take at least one psychiatric drug to treat mentalContinue reading “Keep Calm and Trust God”
Am I Spiritually Healthy?
What does spiritual health look like? I think it’s revealed in the same way physical health is: through our fitness, wellness, and capabilities. The physically fit individual can do what needs to be done, and feel well doing it. Practically speaking, the physically fit person can take out the garbage without feeling out of breath. So, the spiritually fit individual can do spiritual things and feel well doing them. They can live in this world but know they are not defined by it. They allow the Holy Spirit within them to be evident in their actions. They flex the spiritual muscles of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control because they have developed them through regular habits.
Diagnosing the Decline in Your Motivation
The last few weeks I paid attention to my attitude, the words and attitudes of others, and the knowledge I already have regarding motivation. This was not difficult since I spend most of my days motivating others to better their health. Funny how sometimes things we perceive as unclear come into focus when we look at them. I’ve taken what I gathered and observed, and sorted it into six topics that often decrease motivation, and just might be killing yours.
Saturday is my Sabbath, the one day per week I attempt to focus away from this world and fully on God. On this particular Saturday I was awoken by strong winds outside my window. I find irony in being woken from sleep so I can start resting, but life is often that way.
I started the day with this verse, the classic and probably most quoted passage on rest. My intent was to read it and pray my way into this day of spending time with Jesus. But irony struck again when I found myself drawn to a particular phrase in those familiar verses, as God began to peel back another layer from his Word and reveal something new.
The Skinny on Getting Good Sleep
Sometimes we can be envious of sleeping babies, and wish sleep would come that easy. Though swaddling and a pacifier aren’t going to lull us to sleep, we do have some options to help us in this area.
Beyond Calories and Kale: What’s Keeping You from Weight Loss Success?
Have you tried to change your diet, but can’t seem to lose weight? Maybe you’ve had some success with weight loss but gained back the weight. Weight loss can be frustrating and defeating, but I’ve been learning some things that just may be the missing link for some of us.
Not Your Grandmother’s Pap
I know for years I went through this experience blindly and assuming things that weren’t true. So, take a minute to read about the realities of the modern pap smear, what it is and what it’s not.
Dietary Supplements: Facts, Myths, and Clarity
The options for supplementation are seemingly endless, and the information available is often conflicting. Given the overwhelming abundance of supplements we could take, we ask the question: What should I take?