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Coronavirus Stress Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It.

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Mental Health by INH Research0 Comments

Kate King can’t seem to make herself relax. Coronavirus is always on her mind.

“Anxiety is a natural response to the situation we are in,” she said. “I have low-level anxiety all the time.”[1]

Most of the time, she can manage. But sometimes the stress can feel overwhelming, she said. “You can have waves of it—watching news coverage, thinking about your health and other people,” she said.… Read More

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Lift Your Mood with the Secret of “Happy Valley”

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Mental Health by INH Research0 Comments

If you suffer from dark moods that rob you of happiness and productivity, you need to know about a place called “Happy Valley.”

In the mid-1800s, the residents of Cherry Valley, N.Y., had a reputation for being carefree and friendly.

Depression and despair seemed to disappear when people came to town. That’s why a newspaper columnist dubbed the village “Happy Valley.”… Read More

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Yoga Is Powerful Medicine for Anxiety

In Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you tell your doctor that you’re suffering from anxiety, there’s a good chance you’ll walk out with a prescription for a benzodiazepine.

These are drugs such as Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). They are highly addictive.

Unlike prescription opioids, addiction issues with benzos, as they are commonly called, get little attention.

Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids. Their use has fallen since 2012.… Read More

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Walk This Way for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Mental Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Walking is the nation’s most popular form of exercise. More than a third of us—111 million Americans—routinely go for walks to maintain our health and wellness.[1]

The benefits of walking are both profound and well-proven. Putting one foot in front of the other is linked to longer life, weight loss, stronger bones and muscles, better mood, improved lung function, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.… Read More

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Probiotics Ease Depression, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Gut Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You may already feel the connection…

When you feel nervous, angry, excited, sad, or other emotions, it affects not only your brain. You may also feel it in your stomach.

Now, a major new review confirms the gut-brain connection. And it shows that when you add to the good bacteria in your intestines by taking probiotics, you may also boost your mood.… Read More

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Meditation Linked to 51% Reduction in Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

For centuries, meditation has been used to treat mental conditions. It has been shown to reduce stress, slow brain aging, and even restore memory loss.

Now a new study shows that the ancient technique has powerful effects not only on your brain, but your body as well. Specifically, meditation is linked to a dramatic reduction in heart disease and the factors that contribute to it.… Read More