In a past article, I discussed some of the common medical causes of chronic fatigue. But the truth is that many times, there isn’t just one single cause. Rather, there are often many different factors that can wear you down and zap you of energy. So what can you do? In this article, I will provide some practical tips that will help you fight fatigue and gain more energy.
Regardless of age, it’s important to know how to stay healthy during the holidays. While fun, these special days can seem like the perfect time to ‘let go’ of your healthy living habits in order to indulge in food and alcohol. But did you know that doing this can be harmful to your health…and possibly even life-threatening?
In this article, I will discuss why and provide an overview on what you can do during these times to maintain your best health and prevent holiday illness…so that you can spend your days focusing on enjoying the occasion.
Vitamin D. Do you ever wonder if you are getting enough of it, whether you should be taking a supplement, or why vitamin D is even important?
In this article, I will discuss everything you need to know about this essential nutrient and hormone—how to get it, what foods have it, and how to choose and take a vitamin D supplement if you need it.
Have you ever left one of your health appointments disappointed with your visit? Maybe you had just spoken to a health care professional, but instead of feeling like all of your concerns were addressed, you found yourself with even more questions?
In this article, I will present some practical ways in which you can prepare for any encounter you might have with the health care system—whether it is a routine doctor’s visit or an unexpected trip to the ER—so you can make the most out of your interactions with your health care professionals. In short, these tips will show you how to be an empowered patient.
Let’s face it; life can be stressful.
Sometimes, it can feel like we don’t even have 10 minutes to spare. Even if you know all the Stress Management skills, sometimes one just needs a quick break from the stresses of a busy day—in the middle of the day. At these times, instant relaxation techniques can serve as lifesavers.
These mini-relaxation techniques are powerful stress-busters that you can reach for anytime. Whether you’re preparing for an important meeting, stuck in traffic, or in the middle of an uncomfortable situation—these exercises can be a fast and effective tool to help you achieve instant relaxation so that you can confidently face the stresses of the day.
So go ahead—take some time to try them all to see which ones work best for you.
Do you often feel sleepy during the day? Do you feel exhausted in the mornings, despite the amount of sleep you get? Have you been told that you snore?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that can ruin your health and quality of life when unaddressed. But fortunately, it is easily diagnosed and treatable.
In this article, I will discuss exactly what obstructive sleep apnea is, how you can know whether you are at risk, and what you can do about it.
Do you ever feel tense during the day or have trouble sleeping at night? If so, you are not alone. For many, relaxation may consist of scrolling endlessly on your phone through social media. But this does little to reduce the damaging health effects of chronic stress and can actually harm the quality of your sleep. On the other hand, relaxation exercises are designed to help your body let go of tension, clear your mind, and cause you to fall asleep faster while experiencing deeper and better quality sleep. This article will provide an overview of one of the most effective relaxation techniques: Progressive Muscle Relaxation.
Don’t really feel like reading? Then simply sit back and play this 10-minute video, in which Dr. Chi gives a brief overview of the physiologic stress response before guiding you through a soothing session of relaxation.