Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University
Stressful Time of Year Impacts Birth Weight South Korean women in their first trimester of pregnancy during the country’s stress-producing new year’s holiday had babies that were a third of an ounce lighter
Peggy Zielinski, owner of Our Inward Journey, is offering several mindfulness events that community members can enroll in, including a one-day seminar on the introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); a mindfulness meditation bootcamp, which is an online eight-week course on mindfulness; and chakradance, a moving meditation. Research shows the long-lasting physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be attained—and even positive changes in the brain itself—when a person incorporates a meditation practice into their day-to-day life.
Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes Like many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with U.S. adults generally coping with two or three a year and children about twice as many.
Hobbies Engage and Grow Healthy Kids by Marlaina Donato Unplugging with creative and fun activities fosters skills that can last a lifetime. Studies published by the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis show that participating in performing and visual arts enhances children’s social skills and emotional processing, builds confidence and improves academic aptitude.
Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health (scroll to bottom for article regarding massage for cats) by Karen Shaw Becker Animals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, in Vashon, Washington. “Any animal’s quality of life can be enhanced with massage.”
Southern Om Hot Yoga now has two yoga studios in Greenville. The new West end studio is located at 1116 South Main Street in the downtown area. The new space allows Southern Om to have two classrooms in addition to all the amenities of the original location including full-service locker rooms, a relaxation area, high-end athletic and yoga wear boutique and cold
Pure Balance Float Spa in Greer is one of the first float spas in the Upstate. Floating may seem like a new treatment for reducing stress, detoxing, managing pain, and muscle recovery just to name a few; however, it has been used in the United States since the 1950s. Floating is currently a preferred method of muscle recovery for professional sport teams.
Reversing a Rising Tide of Chronic Conditions by Ronica A. O’Hara The statistics are startling—as many as a quarter to one half of American children now have a diagnosed chronic condition, according to studies that include one in Academic Pediatrics that includes obesity. Over the last few decades, the number of children with asthma has tripled to affect one in eight; those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have doubled to one in 10; and autism diagnoses have increased at least 10-fold, to affect one in 50 (one in 31 boys).
Integrative Approaches Enhance Healing by Marlaina Donato Modern chiropractors are often seen primarily as pain specialists, yet their care can encompass much more. While the common focus is better health through spinal manipulation, the origins of chiropractic are manifold. Typical approaches for structural issues and injuries include spinal adjustments, therapeutic ultrasound and heat therapy, but some practitioners also embrace nutrition.