Managing the effects of stress

  Stress is the perception that we don’t have the resources to cope with a given situation. What triggers stress in my life may not be a stressor in your life. Regardless of the trigger, any adverse or demanding circumstance that results in mental, emotional or physical tension is considered stress. When the body loses … Continue reading Managing the effects of stress

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Spring Your Health Forward

It’s that time of year. Temperatures are on the rise. Your bicycle is calling. Friends are inviting you to hike the trails. You may be planning for a class reunion, your son or daughter’s wedding, or an anniversary celebration this summer. You want to look and feel your best when you join in the fun. … Continue reading Spring Your Health Forward

Winter Hydration

Water…it’s essential for life. Did you know that your body contains up to 75% water by weight and your brain even more? Among its many functions, water feeds cells, helps physical and mental performance, controls temperature, and aids digestion. Sure coffee and hot chocolate taste good, especially on a cold winter day. But when it … Continue reading Winter Hydration

A Nourishing Word

My running partner and I meet once a week for a long run. Rain, shine, wind, cold. The commitment to meet each week runs deep. Sure, on occasion we miss our weekly get-together because of travel, illness, injury or family obligations. But unless it’s big, little keeps us from getting out the door before sun-up … Continue reading A Nourishing Word