When some people think of the holidays, they are overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts of large family gatherings, travel, excessive shopping, financial worries and endless “to do” lists. Not to mention the added temptations of comfort foods, sweet treats and holiday drinks. With all this added stress it’s no wonder people turn [...]
Impact of Stress Whether it’s a deadline at work, a full schedule of after school activities, or simply not having enough time in the day, we all experience stress. We know stress is bad for our health – it can negatively impact our mood, increase anxiety and even increase our blood pressure. However, did you know stress can [...]
Here are eight things you can do starting TODAY to improve your physical well being.
Most people enjoy eating out, at least every once in a while. Whether eating out is a treat for you, or a common occurrence, there are plenty of smart choices you can make without sacrificing your health.
We’ve all been there. A busy, stressful day at work or an argument with your partner turns into a drink or two, your favorite junk food and a Netflix binge. While these things feel necessary at the time, they all work directly against your health and fitness goals.
Exercise Variation If you’re like most people, you have a type of exercise you love and one you dislike. And, you probably choose to do the exercises you love more than the ones you don’t. This is because we tend to gravitate toward what is natural or easy to us. However, by sticking to the same activities and/or exercises, [...]
You became a physician because you wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. You care deeply about others and help your patients improve their health and well being. National Doctor’s Day is on March 30th – so on this day, it means we are celebrating YOU. National Doctor’s Day was established to recognize physicians, [...]
It’s that time of year again! The holidays have come and gone and while it was a wonderful few days spent with family and friends, most of us are left feeling off track and out of sorts. Whether it was one too many treats, an extra helping of your favorite side dish or lack of exercise, the upcoming new year offers everyone [...]
Identifying the Problem The rate of physician addiction among current practitioners is between 10 and 15 percent, similar or higher than the general population. As with the general population, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance; but not surprising, there is an increased level of addiction to prescription opioids, [...]
The impact of mental illness on our physical well being Eat a well-balanced diet. Move ten thousand steps a day. Get effective sleep. We know these things help to keep our physical bodies healthy. But we can’t ignore our mental and emotional health. Studies show people with depression often have worse physical health, as well [...]