14 Types of Therapy by Anna Smith, medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg Ph.D.,CRNP (www.medicalnewstoday.com)
Therapy is a form of treatment that aims to help resolve mental or emotional issues. There are many types of therapy available.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, involves a person speaking with a trained therapist who can help them understand certain feelings and behaviors.
Therapy can help people deal with these issues by teaching coping skills or by working to eliminate them.
This article will provide an overview of the different types of therapy available.
If you suddenly find yourself with high blood pressure (hypertension) under the new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, you might be wondering what to do. The guidelines lowered the definition for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), meaning more people now meet the criteria for stage 1 hypertension.
While you shouldn't shrug off the change, there's also no need to panic. "Obviously, nothing happened overnight inside a woman's body or to her health with the release of the guidelines," says Dr. Naomi Fisher, director of hypertension service and hypertension innovation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages: early, middle and late (sometimes referred to as mild, moderate and severe in a medical context). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in different ways, each person may experience symptoms — or progress through the stages — differently.
Arlington, Va., Named ‘Fittest City’ in 2021 American Fitness Index Ranking of Top 100 (www.acsm.org)
Indianapolis (July 13, 2021) – Arlington, Virginia, has been named “America’s Fittest City” in the annual American Fitness Index® rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc.
The ACSM / Anthem Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 34 evidence-based indicators. Rounding out the top 10 fittest cities are Minneapolis, Minnesota; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Irvine, California; Portland, Oregon; and Atlanta, Georgia, which cracked the top 10 for the first time. Full rankings and scores, a summary report, city comparison tool and other insights are accessible on the Fitness Index website.
“Beyond the health and wellness benefits of being a fit city, we know there are many economic advantages as well,” said Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., chief health officer, Anthem, Inc. “Cities designed to encourage physical activity have enjoyed higher home values, business and job growth, and more robust retail activity — leading to overall improved social drivers of health for our communities. We encourage city leaders and planners to take bold action in driving improvements in their community, regardless of where they rank. There is always room to grow.”
Everyone is aware of the importance of water for our bodies, and that we can’t live without it. But we want to show why drinking water is so important by highlighting the main benefits of proper hydration.
We spent long hours researching expert sources to identify the best benefits of water consumption, backed up by studies.
Continue reading to find out the benefits and an infographic that summarizes them all.
Music is one of those magical things that has the power to stir our emotions, motivate us, and take us to a place that words alone simply cannot manage.
But, one thing that not many people know is that the powerful chords and melodies of our favorite musical offerings can actually benefit our health.
Mental health and physical health can both be improved using music as a tool.
And, as the world becomes a more demanding, stressful place to live, there’s never been a better time to turn to music to calm our minds, elevate our mood, and improve our overall well-being.
If you’d like to know more about how you can use music to improve your health, you’ve come to the right place!
Below, we’ll take a look at the plethora of different types of sound, as well as the health benefits that certain specific types of music can provide.
Even after applying stress-relieving skills, you will still experience some stress, as it is a part of life.
Solution: Set aside time every evening to relax and decompress.
How to do it:
15 Simple Ways To Relax, According To Scientists by Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer and Jessica Orwig (www.businessinsider.com)
It's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind and let the stress pile on.And getting rid of that stress often seems exponentially difficult.
So if you're looking for a way to escape, here are some science-backed ways to decompress — even if you can't get away from the things that are stressing you out.
Why Are Healthy Eating Habits Important? by Jessica Migala, Reviewed by Kelly Kennedy, RD (www.everydayhealth.com)
If you’ve ever asked someone how to be healthy, you’ve probably heard this advice: Eat a healthy diet. Really, though, what does that even mean? If you ask many followers of the trendy ketogenic diet, it means shunning sweet potatoes and quinoa in favor of cheese and coconut oil. For another person, it might mean avoiding sugary foods like ice cream and candy at all costs. And someone else may tell you to avoid all dairy and nix gluten.
The problem is, this back-and-forth about what’s truly healthy can cause a whole lot of confusion, not to mention prompt people to try unsustainable and unnecessarily restrictive diets in the name of health. If that’s you, there’s no need for embarrassment: Just be relieved to learn that healthy eating is far simpler than you may think.
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