Category Archives for Healthy Living

Go Out in Nature to Heal

Have you ever heard the term Forest Bathing?  It refers to the Japanese concept of immersing yourself in a forest in order to heal.  This involves taking a walk in the woods, or even just sitting in a natural environment.  It is not primarily walking that is healing.  Instead, it is simply being out in nature.  There has been research […]

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Reasons I Don’t Have Corona-Phobia

(And why you shouldn’t either!) I first heard the term “corona-phobia” on the on-line show The Highwire, hosted by Del Bigtree.  As you might guess, corona-phobia means an undue fear of catching Covid-19. I have watched The Highwire on YouTube periodically over the past year.  Del Bigtree is a medical journalist who is a former producer on […]

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Buy Willpower at the Store

Eat me!!!  Eat me!!!   Have you ever felt that call from the pantry or the refrigerator?  Well I sure have. I find that dark chocolate is particularly hard to resist.  I got a couple of the large size dark chocolate bars as presents one Christmas.  And, as much as I wanted to only eat […]

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How to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

I took Pilates group classes twice a week at South Aiken Physical Therapy and Wellness for about a year.  If the workout was especially hard, then I might feel a bit sore in my back, abdominal, or glute muscles.  This type of inflammation is good for our bodies. The people in my Pilates class and other classes offered at […]

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Organize Something to Worry Less

Many of us have more free time now than we normally do.  This may be because of cancelled work, meetings, church or other activities, exercise programs or any number of activities that we participate in.  But given that this available time is as a result of mandated closures due to the coronavirus, we may not be all […]

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Resolutions, Goals and Habits

For 2019 I decided to set goals for a “happiness project”.  For accountability purposes, this article will be an update on how I did. This may also give you some ideas for helping you succeed with your goals. I wrote about my “happiness project” in the article, Goals, Resolutions and Happiness last January. If you need some ideas […]

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Stress Management Tips

Did you know that excessive stress has been associated with a number of negative health consequences?  Stress can cause or exacerbate cancer, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer’s disease.  If you have any chronic disease, it is important to reduce as many external stressors as possible.  Even healthy people should learn stress management. This past spring […]

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Five Tips to Make Healthy Eating Simpler

“Living a healthy life in this society is hard!”  My friend and trainer, Carolyn McCoy, exclaimed this to me last week as were discussing some of the ups and downs in our previous week.  Carolyn is right.  Almost everything about healthy eating and living goes against the culture of 21st century America.  People are encouraged […]

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