Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that features slow movements and deep breathing. Widely practiced in China, there are hundreds of research articles published about the benefits of tai chi. Tai chi is frequently suggested as an appropriate exercise to prevent falls in older adults. A 2018 study found tai chi to be equivalent to […]
Paying attention to your posture may be more critical than ever. We spend too much time looking down at screens, and the effect on our posture is cumulative. In addition to back and neck pain, poor posture is implicated in jaw pain, breathing, depression, incontinence, and digestive issues. The “text neck” position is the same one […]
Book Review Growing up, we used warm water salt gargles for sore throats and cough relief, but I turned to cough and cold medicine in adulthood. After hearing Dr. Gustavo Ferrer speak at an integrative medicine conference two years ago, I was interested in reading his book, Cough Cures: The Complete Guide to the Best […]
If you’re taking a daily low-dose aspirin, you should probably weigh yourself.
Away-from-homeness is tough when you’re working on a healthy lifestyle. A week at the beach? No, I’m in Kansas. Even though I’m at my daughter’s home, my healthy regimen is taking a hit. Who doesn’t have a blood pressure monitor? I’m not doing my neck exercises and beginning to feel stiff. I think I’m allergic […]
I don’t have high blood pressure. Oh, wait, maybe I do.
Everyone should understand by now that heart health = brain health. You may not realize how early the damage begins.