Exercise Rekindles Desire by Maya Whitman Because exercise delivers so many benefits, it’s not surprising that one of them is increased libido. A low sex drive can affect either gender at any age, and contributing factors include hormonal changes, daily stressors and certain prescription drugs. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, short-duration bursts of exercise work to increase
Places that Encourage Healthy Living by Avery Mack Dan Buettner’s book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in the improved well-being of residents.
Natural Solution to Ease Worry Dental anxiety, which can produce dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties in 4 to 30 percent of patients worldwide, may be relieved by acupuncture, according to research from the University of York, in the UK. Analyzing six studies of 800 patients, researchers found that acupuncture reduced anxiety by an average of eight points on an 80-point scale, a level considered clinically significant.
Health Benefits of Needlework Knitting can alleviate the blues, slow the onset of dementia and distract from chronic pain, according to a survey published in The British Journal
How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.
Why Less Means More Happiness by Deborah Shouse Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence. For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of their children instead of endless daily tasks. It begins with each child feeling loved.
Circulation Nation now has a massage therapist that offers a unique therapeutic massage, customized to each client, for the release of chronic pain-causing patterns and tension of over-used and strained muscles. Sarah Woods, LMT, uses neuromuscular and deep tissue
Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety by Marlaina Donato Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack.
Shelly Smith, owner of Nature’s Way Home Counseling and Coaching Services, is pleased to announce the workshop, Being Versus Doing: Where’s the Balance?, at Heaven On Earth Farm in Pickens County, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday, June 9. Smith is a licensed professional counselor and
by Roberta Bolduc The Upstate is home to a growing number of natural health practitioners and holistic industries that reflect the current tide of renewed interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Food Food has been called the “magic bullet” in dissipating chronic ailments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Harriet Belue, co-owner of Belue Farms Natural Market in Boiling Springs, says she was “saved by food”.