Arguably one of the most well known facts regarding health is the importance of sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need between seven and nine hours of slumber to function at peak performance. For ...Read More »
Category Archives: Mental Health & Well Being
Alzheimer’s – Another Consequence of Concussions?
You might have noticed that concussions seem to be in the news more and more frequently. There is good reason for this increased media attention; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans suffer 1.7 million traumatic brain ...Read More »
Why Depression and Heart Disease Might be Connected
On the surface, it may seem that the only thing that heart disease and depression have in common is their pervasiveness among the American public. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 26.5 million non-institutionalized adults ...Read More »
Stressed Out All the Time? Maybe it’s Your Genes
All of us deal with stress at some point or another. However, you may have noticed that some people are more prone to stress-related irritability and outbursts than others. This may be more than just a personality quirk; your genes ...Read More »
Glued to the Couch? Some Reasons to Get Outside
Be honest – you probably don’t spend all that much time outside, right? Well, you’re not alone; a 2008 study by found that Americans were spending much less time enjoying nature than in previous decades. Published in the journal Proceedings ...Read More »
Can Getting a Massage be Good for Your Health?
Massages are generally thought of as a technique for helping the body to relax. Judging by the amount of money Americans spend on them, it seems that massages are very effective in helping customers unwind. The American Massage Therapy Association ...Read More »
Why Excessive Stress is Bad For Your Health
No matter what your life is like, there’s a very good chance you’ll have to deal with stress at some point or another. While research has shown that adult stress levels have declined somewhat in recent years, a 2012 survey ...Read More »
6 Ways to Naturally Release Endorphins
You may have heard the word “endorphins” mentioned before, usually in reference to positive mood swings. Endorphins can be simply described as hormones produced by the brain that bring about feelings of joy and pleasure. They can also reduce pain ...Read More »
The Link Between Work-Related Stress and Stroke
Though it pays well, coaching in the National Football League is hardly a walk in the park. NFL coaches burn the candle at both ends during the work week, pouring over scouting reports, reviewing film and supervising practices. When Sunday ...Read More »
What is Your Child’s “Screen Time”?
Many parents would agree with the notion that children are spending more time than ever on electronic devices. Over the last decade or so, smart phones, laptops and tablets have become highly valued items among adolescents, and are now becoming ...Read More »