Try this progressive relaxation exercise

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Try it when you feel anxious, stressed or when you can’t sleep. Doing it every day will give you the most benefit. Lie comfortably with your arms and legs outstretched. Clench one fist and hold it for 10 seconds. Relax the fist for 10 seconds, then clench again and relax. Repeat with the other hand. [...]

Building resistance to stress

By |2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

These are healthful tips for better managing your stress levels. Jog, swim or bike Exercise increases the flow of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers responsible for what is called “the runner’s high”. In addition, exercising, if done two to three times a week, will improve your circulation and help relieve chronic tension and anxiety. [...]

The stress test

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing; it can be a stimulus for positive change and growth. But excess stress can be detrimental. You can feel the effects of stress from one single large event or as a series of small ones accumulate. Even a small stressor in your life like a mild, but chronic [...]

All about stress

By |2018-05-24T20:36:23+00:00August 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We all feel the impact of stress every now and then. Some of us might say that life is busier and more stressful than it's ever been. The rise of technology and the busy-ness of life today makes it harder for us to escape. The secret to avoiding the pitfalls of stress relates to how [...]

Tips for a good night’s sleep

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Insomnia is a problem for many people, and the worry about not sleeping can become a problem of its own. Occasional insomnia is common and may be a response to excitement or temporary worry. It will do you no harm as long as you remain reasonably energetic in your daily life. Also, you may not [...]

Tips for reducing the number of times you get a headache

By |2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chronic headaches usually result from a number of factors. Many times, they are caused by tension in the neck and shoulders, life stress, hormonal imbalances, unexpressed emotions, or possible reactions to medications or alcohol. Try keeping a headache 'log' to help you determine any patterns that could be contributing to your headaches. But please remember, if you ever experience a sudden severe headache unlike anything you’ve [...]

How to reduce a headache in progress

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

You may find the earlier you stop whatever you’re doing and try one of these techniques, the more likely you will find you can reduce a headache. But remember, if you ever experience a sudden severe headache unlike anything you’ve experienced before, seek medical attention immediately. 1. Cold or hot packs Put a bag of [...]

Forearm pain? Try these exercises

By |2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

If you are suffering from forearm pain, these tips may help reduce the discomfort and prevent further injury. Try them out, then choose one or two to focus on for several weeks before adding more. Support your forearms when you can, but do not rest them or your wrists on anything while typing. Don’t pound on the [...]

Tips to save your wrists

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

If you are having trouble with pain or discomfort in your wrist area, see your doctor to rule out major problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s best to be safe than sorry. If you work at a desk, you may want to look at your work set-up and use these suggestions to reduce pain [...]

Tips to save your back

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Hi everyone The muscles, ligaments and discs of your back do a big job, supporting your spine and moving the weight of your body. Good posture, exercise and correct body mechanics help keep it flexible and strong. Massage can help with posture by stretching shortened muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your [...]

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