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The Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is not only a fun, relaxing way to pass the time; it is also very healthy. This summer keep your mind and body in tiptop shape by going for a swim. Swimming is a popular American pastime. In fact, it’s said to be our nation’s second most popular recreational…

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Play Reduces Stress and Slows Aging

Games are not just for kids anymore. More and more people over the age of 50 are venturing online to play games. People are hopping on the Internet to play for a multitude of reasons—to have fun, exercise their minds, relax, and connect with friends and family. There is a growing body of…

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Stress Is Shrinking Your Brain

Stress is linked to brain shrinkage. A recent stress and mental health study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reports stress causes brain shrinkage and impairs memory. Cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, was tested in adults in their 40’s and 50’s. Individuals with higher…

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Essential Oils for Stress Relief

With aromatherapy you can use fragrant essential oils to improve your health, your mood and reduce stress. To relieve headaches brought on by stress, consider rubbing two to three drops of the essential oils into your temples. Or consider making fragrant herbal teas that you can drink and whiff in…

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Stress-Less Through Walking

We can all do with a walk every now and then, but taking a Mindful approach to your exercise routine can turn your nature walk into eco-therapy. Nature walks have been used to treat an array of medical conditions like hypertension, headaches, stress, depression, diabetes, and digestive disorders. Walking releases…

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Laugh Therapy for Stress Management

Have you seen a funny movie lately or watched a hilarious YouTube clip? If not, be sure to put that on the top of your to-do list. Studies show that laughter therapy is healthy. Laughter is the Best Medicine Laughter is a full body experience. Fifteen facial muscles contract during…

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