Walking is amazing. Not only does it relax the nervous system by reducing stress, but it also lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. And It’s Easy! Many people who are at risk for stroke and heart disease are overweight and find it hard to exercise. However, walking is a low-impact exercise that almost anyone…

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Vision changes are not uncommon, especially with age, but you may be at risk for certain eye diseases and be unaware of them. These conditions can deteriorate your vision, not only increasing your chances of vision loss and blindness but also putting you at risk for more health problems, including falls and fractures, injuries, poor…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released these startling statistics on the flu on February 16, 2204, in which it estimates that the United States has had at least 24 million illnesses, 260,000 hospitalizations, and 16,000 deaths from flu this season.    A strong defense against the flu is a strong immune system. But boosting our…

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It isn’t sexy, glamorous, or cool, and even though many people think it’s boring, it works and works great! What is it? Walking. Dr. Thomas Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says, “{walking is} the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”   Wow. That’s a pretty strong statement. Here’s…

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Spending time outdoors benefits your overall health and well-being. Research on outdoor recreation states that interacting with nature can improve overall mood and increase happiness while reducing negative feelings. This is because experiencing nature can invoke feelings of awe and wonder, making you feel relaxed. The outdoors is also where you can engage in physical activities like…

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According to a poll by Forbes, the top 2024 New Year’s resolutions are improved fitness, finances, mental health, weight, and diet. Health and fitness are always at the top of the list. Gyms will be overcrowded the first two or three weeks of January, and every crazy fad will be tried, from detox diets to…

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On the surface, life appears to be a combination of your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and actions, where even the littlest and seemingly insignificant things can make huge impacts, triggering lasting effects. On a deeper level, your beliefs, behaviors, thoughts, and actions are a product of your identity, which we’ll leave for another time.  There’s an…

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Hippocrates said, “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” There are so many great reasons for adding walking to your routine. Besides being enjoyable and relaxing, it’s good for your overall well-being. Here are some of the incredible benefits…

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Some consider self-care an indulgent luxury because they feel guilty about “pampering” themselves or spending money on unnecessary services that should be spent on essential needs.  But self-care is more than a sleep mask and a massage.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Self-care means taking the time to do things that help…

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According to Oracle, a global study revealed that 75% of people feel stuck in their lives personally and professionally. Settling for a life without passion is no way to live. Feeling stuck, trapped, or imprisoned sucks the joy out of life, making it nearly impossible to be happy. Do you feel unhappy, depressed, or dissatisfied…

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As you age and go through life, your body will go through various changes, and your eyes are no exception. In the US alone, more than one-quarter of Americans aged 71 years and older have impaired vision. This is why taking proactive steps to safeguard your eye health becomes paramount as you age. Read on to…

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and a lot of planning will ensure that it goes smoothly. However, while the days leading up to the big day can bring you a lot to look forward to, wedding planning and balancing your mental health can be tough.  Just like with…

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