Body Talk: The Body-to-Mind connection: Missing link to lasting solutions

Your body’s talking: are you listening?! What do you do to relieve persistent physical discomfort or illness? Reach for pain pills? Nutritional supplements? Go to a chiropractor or massage therapist? Do a cleansing detox? Perhaps you meditate, do some yoga or take a walk. Maybe you’ve had to face the difficult choice of whether to undergo [...]

Health Screenings Run Amok?

In 2012, Kaiser Permanente did a survey and found that less than 20 percent of employers asked their employees to undergo a health risk assessment or participate in wellness programs. Some of them have made it mandatory or fined workers for not complying.  One of those is CVS. The company, which employs more than 200,000, [...]

Who said naps are for babies? Adults need ‘em too!

Somewhere along the line we got the idea that taking naps would interrupt sleep cycles–that if you had a little snooze in the middle of that day, you wouldn’t be able to stay asleep at night. Not true, say the experts. In fact, catching some daytime Zs may actually make you smarter.

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