Coincidence? No. A mild climate and lots of opportunities for urban hiking, kayaking, and biking keep us active. But I read more and more studies that associate green spaces with better overall health.
So many Americans, myself included, struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes sleep problems are transient. Illness, a new baby, shift work, anxiety, grief, or many other life events can cause us to lose sleep.
But if the occasional night of wakefulness turns into weeks or months of sleepless misery, that’s insomnia. Insomnia is a physical condition that should be taken seriously and treated with the help of a … read on
Beating stress is one of the basic tenets of good health, especially emotional health.
What is one of the most simple, low-cost, and effective stress busters?
And it’s drug-free, too!
Unlike power walking that increases cardiac fitness and helps us bag those 10,000 daily steps, mindful walking (aka walking meditation) sharpens our ability to stay in the moment. It encourages us to ignore—for just a few minutes every … read on
This Saturday is the 11th annual Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) sponsored by the US Forest Service, the American Recreation Coalition, and many other federal and non-profit organizations.
These groups want to encourage families to get outdoors and use the many wonderful national and state parks our country offers, or any local mountains, hills, parks, lakes, streams or beaches that are near … read on