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Five Ways Meditation Can Help Reduce Stress

Five Ways Meditation Can Help Reduce Stress

For many people, stress is a part of their daily lives. Stress may occur intermittently or every day, and can be the result of one or more of the challenging obstacles life throws our way. Different personal stressors can include work-related stress, family stress, and mental and physical health stress. Sufferers of chronic stress avidly seek ways to decrease this emotional and mental strain in two distinct ways. One way to seek a reduction in stress is through healthy techniques and the other is through not-so-healthy ways techniques. The non-healthy practices include habitual habits, such as smoking, drinking, and overuse...

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

With the daily ebb and flow of life, and all of the “busyness” that comes along the way, by the time you lay your head down at night, you may find your mind racing with thoughts. Although you are seemingly exhausted when bedtime rolls around, you may become wide awake once your head hits the pillow. Whether you are having trouble getting to sleep or constantly waking up throughout the night, not getting a good night’s sleep can be detrimental to your health. Understanding the benefits of a good night’s sleep may gear you towards a better night’s sleep and...

Poor Posture Exercises

Poor Posture Exercises

What Is Poor Posture? You may think this is a silly question. The answer could be as easy as pointing to the hunched shoulders of everyone and anyone around you, whether you are sitting on the subway, trapped in traffic, or even jogging at the gym. Poor posture is the norm, not the exception. Gone are the days of high school posture contests and finishing school drills, where young women were exhorted to exercise good posture to attract husbands of stature. These mating practices may seem outrageous to us today, but they fit right into the grand scheme of human...

Neck Stretches for a Stiff Neck

Neck Stretches for a Stiff Neck

Why is My Neck Stiff? It’s hard to turn a day around when you wake up with a stiff neck. You haven’t even left the house and you’re already having a bad day. The slightest movement makes you wince. You can’t properly see because looking down sends shooting pain up your head and neck. We’ve all been there. It’s no fun to start the day like that. It’s no fun to end it that way either, after 8 hours of staring at a computer screen. Whether morning or evening, the common denominator you will notice with neck stiffness is threefold....

Neck Exercises for Seniors

Neck Exercises for Seniors

What is Poor Posture? Poor posture begets neck pain. When your spine and head are not aligned, the muscles that endure the most stress are those responsible for supporting your head. As carriers of your skull and its precious contents, your brain, neck muscles play one of the most important roles in the body. Great responsibility incurs great stress, and neck muscles are no exception to the rule. A feat of engineering, the always relatively skinny neck bears the whopping 10 to 12 pounds that makes up your head. Add to this the pull of gravity against which every skeletal...