Moving Through Menopause
Kathy Smith, leading health and fitness guru and author of the best-selling book and video Moving Through Menopause, recounts how exercise, nutrition and relaxation techniques can ease the physical and emotional strains of menopause.
Seven Tips to Filter Out Stress
Before you can dial down the stress in your life, you’ll need to look closely at your daily patterns. Jogging with loud music, juggling phone calls while running errands, checking work e-mails or watching exciting TV before bed may be a part of your routine—and also what’s keeping you awake at night.
Beat the Winter Blues
For many, winter is not always a wonderland. As skies gray and temperatures drop, moods often drift into doldrums. In fact, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, up to 20 percent of Americans experience some form of winter blues.
Feeling blue? As the long winter months loom ahead, the Wellness Advisor has some advice which may help brighten your mood. Here are some tips which may help you feel a bit sunnier.
Emotions and Your Health
To learn more about how emotions can affect health, we spoke to our Wellness Expert, Lynn Laboranti, MS RD.
Food and Mood
Can what you eat affect your mood? There is no doubt that food can have an effect on our emotions. Food can make us feel good, guilty, and even disappointed. And, the saying “you are what you eat” does hold some truth. Some people may feel more energized on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, while others feel lethargic and tired, and some may need to limit carbs and beef up their protein intake. How often you eat and how much can also affect how you feel. Basically, your dietary habits can affect how your brain functions and, in turn, determine your mood.
Healthy Holiday Survival
Parties, gifts and chocolate Santas--the temptations of the holidays can be hard to resist. Although too much alcohol, too much rich food and too little sleep can be very hard on your body, some extra vitamins and supplements may help ease the effects of over indulgence this holiday season. Remember to pace yourself, get enough sleep, and drink alcohol only moderately - but drink water plentifully- to make it through this time of good cheer with ease.
Improve Your Mood Naturally
Sometimes life seems to move faster and faster, making it hard to keep up with the pace! The kids are pulling you in all directions, you are stuck in traffic on your way to work, spill coffee on your new suit, and are late for a morning meeting. All of these little stressors can really add up and, over time, may impact your mood and emotional health.
Introducing Dr. Taylor
With her impressive list of accomplishments and commitment to quality care, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Janet Taylor to the Nature Made family as our new SAM-e Complete spokesperson. Dr. Taylor is a psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City, who has made it her mission to go beyond traditional forms of psychiatry and reach out into communities that need her help most.
Natural Remedies to Maintain a Healthy Mood
The idea that you can impact a healthy mood or positive emotions is powerful. As a Psychiatrist and certified life coach, patients always ask me about natural ways to maintain a healthy mood. With all of life’s obligations and hectic schedules, it’s easy to get pulled in multiple directions feeling time-pressured, overwhelmed and stressed-out. Instead of feeling helpless, recognize your current emotional state and take effective action to promote a good mood naturally.
Reduce Stress For Better Rest
Stress is a natural physical response to events that upset your sense of balance. It’s caused by both negative and positive events in your life. Changes that force you to adjust can be stressful — whether you’re getting married, purchasing a new home, heading off to college or even getting a promotion.
SAM-e: Help Through Life's Ups and Downs
Transitions in life can affect our mood and emotional well-being. Whether it`s a major life change, a blue mood, or a stressful period of time, these situations can make us feel overwhelmed with sadness. Supplements like SAM-e may help ease us through our ups and downs. Richard Brown, M.D., co-author of Stop Depression Now sat down to speak to the Wellness Advisor about practical tips for improving mood, and the benefits of SAM-e.
Stand Up To Stress
How does your body react to stress? Do you feel paralyzed? Do you feel frustrated? Fatigued? Sad? Chances are you feel some sort of emotional, physical or mental reaction and that’s because stress is our body’s way of responding to a particular event. For those of you who struggle with how to manage stress and fear the repercussions of uncontrolled stress, we have put together a few tips to help you stand up to the stress in your life.
At some point in our lives, all of us experiences stress. Stress is our body’s reaction to any change in our lives that requires an adjustment. Our body is able to experience stress and react to it with physical, mental and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life, and can be positive (eustress) or negative (distress).
Blog Post 1: The Good Mood Project, Are You In?
Hello everyone, my name is Tina Su, and I will be spending some quality time here with you for the next six months. Think of me as your personal cheerleader. If you could do that, that’d make me happy.