In today’s “hurry-hurry/we-need-more” society, stress runs rampant. As stress builds, our bodies react—we gain weight and belly fat, our blood sugar and blood pressure both rise, and we feel tired all the time, often battling depression. And all of that just stresses us more! We need to decrease stress and
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If you exercise at least a few hours a week and find ways to manage your stress, you are both lowering your risk of a stroke and raising the odds of a healthy outcome in case you do have a stroke.
Of course, you certainly want to avoid what is sometimes
How are you protecting yourself from getting sick this winter? Immune system boosters include mindfulness techniques, meditation, and mind-body therapies like yoga and tai chi.
If you’ve ever been feeling down and opted for a big bowl of ice cream or a little junk food binge to make you feel better, you may have been reaching for the wrong foods. While a sugary guilty pleasure may help in the moment, new research suggests that a
Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.
When stress hits, it can wreak havoc on our health. The more tense we become, the less likely we are to take care of ourselves. Our diets and exercise regimes go to pot. We struggle to sleep, and our muscles are constantly tense. We spend so much energy try-ing to
Forgetting someone’s name, where you parked your car, or why you entered a room are experiences many people have as they get older. These lapses are often momentary and nothing to be alarmed about as they are usually a normal part of aging.
“As we age, there are three levels of
Many people with mood disorders and anxiety turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) such as dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and other treatment approaches for help with their mental dis-tress. But how well do these approaches work?
We asked MGH’s David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Alternative Remedy
Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, and wondered what in the heck you were looking for in the first place? We’ve all been there. As we get older, we can become more forgetful. But it doesn’t have to be that way; the memory improvement tips we discuss here
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see “What You Can Do” sidebar). It often takes time and patience to overcome. And while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, a Massachusetts General Hospital expert points out that there are common-sense steps that