10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

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By Joe Leech, Dietitian | February, 2016   A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. Here are 10 reasons … Read More

Relaxation Exercises and Mindfulness

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Deep-breathing exercises Many people have a tendency to breathe faster than normal when they are anxious. Sometimes this can make you feel a little dizzy, which makes you more anxious and you breathe even faster, which can make you more anxious, etc. If you practise deep breathing when you are relaxed, you should be able to do this when you … Read More

Different types of relaxation techniques

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What are relaxation techniques? Our fast-paced society can cause people to push their minds and bodies to the limit, often at the expense of physical and mental wellbeing. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, 60 to 90% of all medical office visits in the United States are for stress related disorders. Such stress has damaging effects on … Read More

Relaxation Techniques for Health

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What’s the Bottom Line? How much do we know about relaxation techniques? A substantial amount of research has been done on relaxation techniques. However, for many health conditions, the number or size of the studies has been small, and some studies have been of poor quality. What do we know about the effectiveness of relaxation techniques? Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a … Read More

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep

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by Alyssa Sparacino Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Go ahead, snooze! Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or … Read More

5 Benefits of Relaxation and Meditation

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Published in Blog on April 2, 2015 Relaxation and meditation exercises provide important physical and emotional health benefits. Many health conditions and symptoms can be treated, controlled, and reduced by spending a little time each day practicing relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, or guided relaxation. The primary reason relaxation is so effective is that it turns off the … Read More

Why sleep is important and what happens when you don’t get enough

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Importance of sleep Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. For example, surveys conducted by the NSF (1999-2004) reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report … Read More

Relax your way to perfect health

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It’s a piece of advice that yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us. Now the hard science has caught up – for a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes … Read More

Good Sleep Habits

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Important Things to Know About Good Sleep Habits What are good sleep habits? Good sleep habits are often referred to as good sleep hygeine. There are many things that can be done to improve sleep. While most of these are common sense, life is very busy and we often don’t think about them. Here, we will give you some guidelines for … Read More

Rest, Relaxation and Exercise

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It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the hustle and bustle world that we live in. If you are in school, commuting to work and/or taking care of your family, time can seem to evaporate. Taking good care of your body and mind can make a difference in how healthy you are in general and how well … Read More