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When Stress Is Contagious, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)
If you feel stressed by a co-worker, family member or other figure in your life, Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , has a few tricks for you to help manage the stress in a calm, healthy way. One of the challenges is that when someone else is stressed, we often think that we need to take on that stress, Jessica explained. What happens when we re stressed is we re not creative or resourceful. So often at work ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Jessica Ortner With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)
It was such a treat to have Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. From showing us how to identify and release our stress through establishing a daily meditation routine, to sharing her own personal struggles with and triumph over weight loss, to lending a few tips on managing stress at work, Jessica is truly an expert in her field. Be sure to watch our full video for all of J ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
How To Quickly Release Stress By Tapping, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)
Do you feel stressed when you walk into work There are a number of ways to make a stressful environment calmer and more manageable, and luckily, Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , was here to explain exactly how. To tap, you gently press nine acupressure points on the body beginning with the side of the hand, then moving to the eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, the chin, collarbone, u ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Acupuncture and Deep Breathing
I started doing acupuncture last year when I got out of the hospital in April 2013. So it s been over a year. I must say I really love it. I was looking to balance out my use of Western psychiatric medication with more holistic practices. My acupuncturist has treated my mania, depression, allergies, headache, and weight loss. I ve actually found the acupuncture to be way more effective than the mood stabilizers I m on. But the catch is that the results don ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
If you re looking to lose those extra pounds, you should probably add reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep to the list, say researchers from Kaiser Permanente s Center for Health Research in Portland. In fact, although diet and exercise are the usual prescription for dropping pounds, high stress and too little sleep or too much of it can hinder weight loss even when people are on a diet, the researchers report. We found that people who got ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Obamacare Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
Nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the state and federal marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. About 25 percent of those who have selected a health plan are young adults, aged 18 to 34. That demographic has been considered crucial to the success of the health reform law, often called Obamacare, because young people help offset the cost of covering older, sicker i ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
Seven healthy lifestyle tips recommended by heart experts reduce not only the risk of heart disease but also cancer, a new study finds. Adopting all seven of the factors from the American Heart Association can reduce the risk of developing cancer by more than 50 percent. Moreover, the benefits are cumulative, with cancer risk declining with each additional recommendation followed, the researchers said. These findings aren t surprising, given that many elem ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth
Children who are picked on by their peers or are abused or mistreated in other areas of their lives are more likely to think about killing themselves, a new study reveals. And the more areas of their lives in which they are victimized, the higher their risk. The new findings, which appear online Oct. 22 in the journal Archives of Pediatrics amp Adolescent Medicine , provide a disturbing snapshot of the consequences of bullying and other forms of youth vict ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says
Laughter and music not only lift the mood, they might also drop blood pressure among middle-aged adults, a new study suggests. Japanese researchers divided 79 adults, aged 40 to 74, into three groups, studying the effects of one-hour music sessions every two weeks on one group, laughter sessions on another group, and no intervention for the remaining participants the control group . Blood pressure readings taken immediately after the sessions were 6 mm Hg ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
Rinsing with a special saline nasal wash made from Atlantic seawater improves symptoms in children with colds and flu, and may prevent recurrence of these infections, a new study claims. We brush our teeth every day, however, we do not pay attention to our noses -- a potential gate for infection, said study co-author Dr. Jana Skoupa, of Pharma Projects in Prague, Czech Republic. Nasal wash should be used, based on our findings, immediately. The study seems ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Practice 'Safe Stress' Over the Holidays
The demands of the season are upon you. And all that socializing, present shopping, decorating and feast preparations can turn this time of year into a stress fest that can affect your health. If you are not careful, the holidays take an emotional toll on the body, ranging from increased blood pressure to weakening your immune system, said Gina Kearney, a holistic nurse practitioner and site manager at the Integrative Care Center, affiliated with the Hospi ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
'No Flu Shots for My Kids'
Margaret Park, a mother of five, isn t having her kids vaccinated against seasonal influenza or H1N1 swine flu this year. Park, a registered dietitian from Manassas Park, Va., is fighting the flu on her own terms -- by making sure that her children eat well, wash their hands frequently, get plenty of sleep and take their gummies, a multivitamin and a supplement containing vitamin C, zinc and echinacea. Although public health officials recommend seasonal fl ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28