Category: Public Health

Laughter is the Best Medicine

This week two interesting observances fall: Laughter and Stress awareness. I could not have hoped for a better way to talk about one of my go-to cure-all techniques (laughter, the other being dance of course,) for relieving stress. I am utterly baffled that I was unaware of these days before last year. I just wasn’t blogging as regularly then! Thanks, Corona!How Laughter Can Improve … Read More Laughter is the Best Medicine

Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis

April 7th is observed as World Health Day. The following statement was taken from the World Health Organization website: On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, we will be inviting you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. We’ll be posting more details here shortly, but here’s why we’re doing this: Our world is an unequal one.As COVID-19 has highlighted, … Read More Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis

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Step it Up this Spring

Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring

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Don’t Sit Through Spring

In Texas, Spring break is next week! It has been a rough year (I see a trend!) and it is all to easy to simply “veg out”. While rest and relaxation are important components of health, consider the benefits of spending time in nature and joyful movement as well. Recent studies by the American Heart Association find that the amount of time Americans spend … Read More Don’t Sit Through Spring

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Living in a culture so distracted by the thin/fit/cis/white/able-bodied ideal leads many to a disconnected relationship with the body, instead of one of reverence,” @benourished (Instagram). When I read this post, I immediately replayed tons of comments about holiday weight gain, not enjoying favorite dishes, or eating quantities of comfort foods that would starve a bird. I get it. In my full-time career I … Read More Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

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Healthy and Easy Chicken Soup

Get this quick and healthy chicken soup recipe and stave off the cold and flu with good food!

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

What We All Should Know…I hope! Good Hand Hygiene is Your Best Line of Defense Against Cold and Flu (and COVID-19) and Avoid Getting Sick by Keeping Your Distance Hopefully, you and your family have mastered these two basics of health. But running a three-way tie behind them are easy and just as important! Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables All systems of … Read More 3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

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Pandemic Got You Down? Walking=Better Mood + Memory Boosts

Walking might be the simplest, low-impact form of valuable aerobic exercise. Not only is it easy and free to take a walk, but there are many serious health perks.  We all know that walking is good for your physical health, but did you know that walking for just 30 minutes each day can also significantly improve your mental health, mood, and life? Studies also … Read More Pandemic Got You Down? Walking=Better Mood + Memory Boosts

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Getting Off The Couch, Part 2

Walking! All the Cool Kids Are Doing It! If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy you can do every single day give walking a try. It’s perfect! It is low impact, easy, can go at your own pace, you don’t need any special equipment and you can start at the fitness level that you’re at. If you are … Read More Getting Off The Couch, Part 2

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Getting Off The Couch (Part 1)

The Case for Exercise By now, most adults are well aware of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and understand the importance of engaging in some form of regular physical activity. As nations around the globe cope with life in a pandemic, business closures, social distancing, and changes in everyday schedules are disrupting just about every facet of live we consider to be … Read More Getting Off The Couch (Part 1)

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FFATX 2: Improving Our Health in Uncertain Times

For most of us, the current state of the world is an unprecedented and uncertain time. The Covid-19 pandemic, racial struggles, and the financial strain of the closures are all taking a toll on the holistic well-being of the global citizenry. Collectively and as individuals, we are more aware of our health status, and many are seeking to improve it, protect it, or both! … Read More FFATX 2: Improving Our Health in Uncertain Times