Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 am
(StatePoint) When your children have trouble sleeping at night it can be just as tiring for you as for your little ones. And no matter what the source of the issue is, a full night’s sleep is important for everybody’s physical and mental health.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:30 am
The Army Surgeon General proposed a challenge to the crowd gathered to participate in the holistic approach to self-care forum at the annual Association of the United States Army conference Oct. 22.
Friday, November 8, 2013 9:15 am
It’s true—insomnia has a lot more to do with weight-gain than you’d imagine. If you’re not getting an average of seven to eight hours of sleep at night, it means you’re sabotaging your waistline and overall health. The benefits of sleep far exceed waking up feeling refreshed.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:00 pm
(BPT) - The always on, always connected way of life has benefits and drawbacks – our to-do list never seems to stop growing while the time never seems to stop shrinking. Technology makes freedom possible, but balancing personal and professional responsibilities requires more than the ability to work from anywhere, it’s about what you are able to get done from where you are that matters.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:00 pm
(BPT) - Upgrading your morning routine can pay dividends throughout the day by helping you remain focused and energized. Before life takes you in a million directions, optimize your start to the day by incorporating these simple steps to slow down and savor:
Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:30 am
WASHINGTON — Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you’re sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?
Friday, September 27, 2013 9:07 am
As classes start across the region and the promise of academic stress builds, more students are looking for something stronger than caffeine to keep them alert and focused. They are turning to stimulants intended to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Monday, August 19, 2013 4:30 am
As classes start across the region and the promise of academic stress builds, more students are looking for something stronger than caffeine to keep them alert and focused.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:44 am
(NAPSI)—For many children, even though school is out, the summer months fill up fast with outdoor and recreational activities, from summer camps to summer jobs and sports. Establishing and maintaining a healthy sleep routine can help children keep up with those busy schedules.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:44 am
(NAPSI)—High blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, but there’s good news if you are living with this condition. In addition to medication, there are proactive steps you can take to control your blood pressure and help improve your heart health.
Friday, July 5, 2013 4:30 am
With temperatures reaching triple digits last week, people should be wary of hot days and take care of themselves.
Friday, June 21, 2013 2:16 pm
(NewsUSA) - According to David H. Stone, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, poor sleep is one factor that can lead to stroke.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:44 am
(NAPSI)—Many Americans today struggle to get enough sleep. Despite their attempts to do it all, pressure to meet the demands of an active, on-the-go lifestyle may be holding men and women back from achieving the type of uninterrupted slumber that leaves them feeling rejuvenated in the morning. These issues are all too common, as the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:30 am
LAMPASAS — With a turn of their graduation tassels and caps tossed up in the air, 214 Lampasas High School seniors received their diplomas Friday night after receiving words of advice from the top students.
Monday, May 6, 2013 4:30 am
- Progressive relaxation (start at your toes and work up to your head, tightening and releasing the muscles in each area).
- Squeeze a ball or lemon.
- Take a deep breath, tuck in your tummy and count to 10. Then, breathe out slowly and count to 10. Think the word, “calm”, then the word, “serene.” Other calming words work, too.
- Exercises such as muscle stretching, yoga, sports.
- Meditation and/or prayer.
- Visualize a scene that is pleasant, soothing, or brings back happy memories.
- Express yourself through art, writing or a hobby.
- Plan your time and prioritize.
- Pace yourself. Take one step at a time.
- Cognitive restructuring — changing your perception of the situation can reduce or eliminate stress.
- Tell yourself that this, too, shall pass.
- Understanding and managing the stress you can’t avoid (permanent situations).
- Stand up and stretch.
- Stand up and smile!
- Find humor in situations.
- Positive social interactions — do something fun.
- Take a short, brisk walk.
- Spend time enjoying nature and the outdoors.
- Dance or do aerobics.
- Games and puzzles.
- Do something that changes your focus, e.g, take a bathroom break, get a glass of water. When you come back to the problem, chances are it won’t seem nearly as insurmountable.
- Sleep on it. Take a second look tomorrow.
- Create time for self-reflection.
- Discover your vision, values and purpose. Take responsibility for creating the life you want.
- Take time to smell the roses. Do something enjoyable each day.
- Positive thinking — find the “silver lining.” Find the good in your stressful situation.
- Dare to say, “No.” Set limits.
- Be assertive but not aggressive (express your feelings without offending others).
- Quit blaming yourself when you really had no control over the situation.
- Be pro-active in finding peace
- Find people who can nurture and support you and learn to trust appropriately
- When you need help, get help. Counseling can help you to understand the root causes of stress and find solutions.
- Get a good night’s rest
- Eat healthily. Avoid sugar and caffeine. Drink water and juice instead.
- Listen to your favorite music
- Talk to a friend about your problem, don’t hold it in
- Get a massage
- Take a warm bath — use your favorite bath fragrance, candles, lotions
- Read a book
Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:30 am
I’ve been battling allergies this week, and extra doses of medicine have really drained my energy.
Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 am
(StatePoint) For millions of adults in the United States, daily activities like going to work or school may also be accompanied by bothersome gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and constipation. People may not talk to their doctor about these symptoms because they’re embarrassed and find the conversation a difficult one to have. They suffer in silence.
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:30 am
Usually, I’m a morning person.
Monday, March 18, 2013 4:30 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Led by strong coffee sales and an explosion in the popularity of energy drinks, our addiction to caffeine has intensified. It is estimated that 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily, with more than half of us drinking down at least 300 milligrams of it. Although a safe limit for caffeine consumption has never been determined, some medical experts said 400 mg should be roughly the limit for adults.
Monday, March 11, 2013 4:30 am
My name is Rose, and I have an addiction — coffee.
Friday, January 25, 2013 4:30 am
Last year I made several New Year’s resolutions — not to drink soda pop, to do chores when they’re needed and one other one I can’t remember.
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 am
(StatePoint) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep.
Monday, October 29, 2012 4:30 am
Friday, September 21, 2012 4:30 am
A drive-thru Starbucks standing at the corner of U.S. Highway 190 and Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights is a caffeine-lovers dream. From the highway, it looks to be a quick side trip for coffee rejuvenation.