Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you Stress carries a lot of baggage. Frayed nerves. Upset stomach. Rapid heartbeat. Sleeplessness. The list goes on. Unless you’re a Buddhist monk in deep meditation, chances are that stress is a frequent, and sometimes unwelcome, companion in your life, no matter what your age. 
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Life in the fast lane sometimes steers us into the fast lane of a drive-thru where it’s hard to resist the burger, fries, milk shake or the double caramel macchiato calling our name. It’s convenient, it’s relatively cheap and it frees us from the stress of cooking at home and the drudgery of cleaning up. Consuming foods or drinks that comfort us is a common human […]
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ASK THE EXPERT – As seen in the Surprise Independent, April 29, 2015 While a certain amount of stress can be beneficial, when it motivates us to perform well in an athletic competition or to meet a deadline, often stress is negative. And everyone has stress. Whether it’s related to work, finances, family, personal health or other factors, stress is a frequent and […]
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ASK THE EXPERT – As seen in the Surprise Independent, April 22, 2015 McDonald’s Happy Meals may bring short-term happiness but they can’t compete long term with complex carbohydrates such as corn, popcorn, brown rice, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes, dried beans and whole wheat pasta and breads, all of which have been shown to increase serotonin levels. Calcium-rich foods, such as milk, yogurt or cheese, as well as protein-rich poultry or […]
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April is “Stress Awareness Month” and Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing offers a variety of classes to help you reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Head over to SunHealth.org or download the latest issue of Healthy U to see the full listing! You’ll find a selection of programs, such as meditation, tai chi and yoga – easily learned […]
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