Archive for the ‘Research and Statistics’ Category

Benefits of Not Complaining

Life is not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad news. In fact, once we begin to embrace this reality, we welcome a great number of possibilities. Life is never perfect. We know this to be true. Why then, do we continue to complain about its imperfections? We complain […]

Why You Should Go To The Doctor(Even When You’re Healthy)

When you were little, your parents probably made sure you had an annual checkup with your doctor.  But as you’ve grown older, you may have gotten out of this habit. Health Professionals stress that these regular exams are important to help identify  risk factors and problems before they become serious.  If diseases are caught early, […]

Why Spending More Time Outside Is Beneficial

Research shows that the average American spends 87 percent of their time in enclosed buildings and 6 percent of their time in enclosed vehicles.1 That’s a total of 93 percent of your life spent inside. There are a number of reasons why this is unhealthy — for body, mind, and spirit. For starters, levels of many pollutants concentrate indoors, […]

Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.  It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully […]

The Benefits of Yoga

The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. “As an osteopathic physician, […]

Benefits of Being Active Daily

Benefits of Being Active: Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for  your health. If you are not about becoming active or boosting your physical activity because you’re afraid of getting hurt, the good news is that moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, is generally safe for most people. […]

Benefits of Reducing Calorie Intake

With over one-third of Americans classified as being not just overweight but obese, many people would benefit from cutting calories to lose weight. Even those who are at a healthy weight might be able to benefit from reducing caloric intake. Making a few simple changes to your diet can help you cut calories. Weight Loss: […]

5 Benefits of Relaxation Exercises

The benefits of using a relaxation technique are overwhelming. Regular practice of relaxation techniques will assist you in relieving in muscle tension, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall well being. Other benefits include: Decrease in heart rate Decrease in respiration rate Decrease in blood pressure Decrease in muscle tension Decrease in metabolic rate and oxygen […]

5 Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Added Sugar Supplies a Large Amount of Fructose The reason added sugar is bad for you, is that it supplies a very large amount of fructose. Sugar are half glucose, half fructose. Glucose is essential and can be metabolized by pretty much every cell in the body. If we don’t get it from the diet, […]

5 Ways You’ll Benefit from Daily Deep Breathing Exercises

Stress management is an important key for improving your health and quality of living, and deep breathing exercises are a foundational principle of managing life’s stresses. Whether you experience negative emotions or physical pain, the body responds in a similar way every time. You may experience a rapid heartbeat, tightening muscles, dilated pupils and perspiration […]