YOUR HEALTH Summer is officially here, and as the temperatures rise, staying hydrated is even more important. Did you know most hunger pains are your body telling you it is thirsty? When you actually feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Everyone requires different amounts of water daily depending upon their level of […]
Hold on to the Victory
The pain will pass, but you will have the victory! Hold on to it.
What You May Not Know About Acid Reflux
An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from acid reflux, and your treatment may not be appropriate. According to the Mayo Clinic, acid reflux is when the sphincter muscle at the lower end of your esophagus relaxes at the wrong time, allowing stomach acid to back up into your esophagus. This can cause heartburn and […]
Make Time for Health
I know your schedule is busy and you are juggling many things at once. However, if you don’t make time to be healthy, you are going to find yourself spending WAY more time being unhealthy. Have you made any medical appointments lately? You wait on the telephone to speak with a person and wait […]
How to Kick a Bad Habit
In order to break a bad habit, we must replace the old behavior with a new one. Any change takes time and setbacks can come easily until the new habit is formed. Combat that with having a Plan B to keep you on track.
How are You Breathing?
Considering we must breathe to live, you would think we would be better at it. However, most people are stress-breathers, and they aren’t getting high volumes of oxygen to their brain and body. This is what can cause feelings of fatigue and sleepiness. When we are stressed, we tend to take shallow breaths from the […]
YOUR HEALTH I have a confession to make. Somewhere along the line, food has become way more important than it should be. I think it all began when we moved to Texas. My friend Harvey Dickerson was right when he had concerns about two mountain-loving people moving to the flat lands. Living […]
Stretching Prevents Injuries and Reduces Pain
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I take spin classes at a local gym. This is my time to exercise without having to plan, organize, lead, and instruct. I was shocked to learn the one teacher doesn’t stretch. She’s been complaining about pain, and I shared with her the importance of stretching to prevent injuries. Her reply, […]
YOUR HEALTH During a visit with dear friend, Jane Gordon, she shared with me a way she calms her spirit when sleep will not come. She will visualize the worry or concern as a tennis ball, and she will take her hand and swat that ball back to God. She’s had to warn […]
YOUR HEALTH As you may or may not know, I teach yoga a couple times a week. I tell students we will stretch, strengthen, and stabilize every class. Most importantly, we will practice proper breathing. Once the doors close, we concentrate on inhaling deeply and exhaling out completely. It takes work because most people […]
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