There’s been a lot of talk lately about vagal tone and how yoga can help to maintain healthy vagus nerve function, in effect providing “high vagal tone.” (That’s a good thing.) It basically means that the body and brain function more resiliently under stress. It can even reduce allostatic load, which is the amount of … Continue reading Yoga For Healthy Aging ~ Understanding Vagal Tone (Part 1 &2)
“Even if you don’t get COVID-19, the pandemic might destroy you anyway.” Muscles, bones, skin, hair, even vision - “For many people, the physical ramifications of a year or more in isolation will be temporary, or at least largely reversible. For some, though, the accumulated toll of the pandemic’s disruptions to daily life could be … Continue reading Yes, the Pandemic Is Ruining Your Body
"The more we study physical activity, the more we realize that it doesn't really matter what you do," Lieberman says. "You don't have to do incredible strength training ... to get some benefits of physical activity. There's all different kinds of physical activity, and it's all good in different ways." *On how chairs with backs … Continue reading Just Move: Debunking Myths About Exercise And Sleep
“Although we are not aware of good data on the effects of nutritional supplements on risk or severity of COVID-19, existing evidence indicates that supplements of several nutrients can reduce risk or severity of some viral infections, particularly among people with inadequate dietary sources. Therefore, prudence suggests that inadequate intakes of essential minerals and vitamins … Continue reading The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19
It was a rabbit hole of reading I went down on "day whatever" recovery from covid. My daughter and I shared a joke that she is homeschooling me as she works through her Political Science University program. It was Cultural Studies (Canadian Women Studies), a paper on "Feminism, Disability, and Transcendence of the Body". On … Continue reading Illness karma & do we make ourselves sick
Test your exercise knowledge when it comes to workouts that are scientifically-linked to keeping your brain healthy well into old age: Will you be surprised by what is the best type of exercise for disease prevention and longevity.
If you don’t already know it.......whether your a vegetarian or flexitarian, we should all be consuming more legumes.In quoting from a recent gift to me "Blue Zones Kitchen" - Since 2014, Fort Worth Texas has seen dramatic improvements: a 31 percent decrease in smoking, … Continue reading Improve Overall Well-being & Life Satisfaction
“Patients who are deficient in vitamin K, which is found in certain cheeses, spinach, and eggs, might be more likely to be admitted to intensive care or die from COVID-19, according to Dutch researchers who are exploring the relationship. While COVID-19 was initially thought to be a respiratory illness, there is increasing evidence to suggest it affects … Continue reading Vitamin K & COVID
Move, nourish, connect and be ~ Four Universal Elements of Health and Well-Being. As well, a great discovery quiz to see where you are on a scale from frazzled to balanced.
Chronic over-worrying about COVID-19 can intensify our vulnerability to viruses by creating an imbalance in immune function. What can we do to prevent panic and bolster immune protection? You know it’s something that includes exercise ;> Physical activity can protect your body from chronic stress-induced inflammation.