Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Some of the symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, overeating, craving carbohydrates, and social withdrawal. Light therapy has become a standard treatment of SAD, and antidepressants have also been shown to improve SAD symptoms.” https://www.massagetherapycanada.com/news/complementary-health-approaches-for-seasonal-affective-disorder-4422?fbclid=IwAR2bFmn1O8ldFgssX89v-0VE66nhjxdwNL9U77IxDNLIure3Ro3kl9JMvLQ

Study Finds Inadequate Sleep May Lead to Depression, Anxiety

Having trouble sleeping? Sleep not only affects your physical health, it has a big impact on your mental health as well. When you don’t get the 7-9 hours of quality sleep you need, it can heavily influence your outlook on life, energy level, motivation, and emotions. https://www.massagetherapycanada.com/health/study-finds-inadequate-sleep-may-lead-to-depression-anxiety-3918

Shift work: bad for your diet and sleep, and raises your cancer risk

Are you a shift worker? There is a new study linking shift work with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even a decline in brain function.  What can you do about it?   https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/shift-work-bad-for-your-diet-and-sleep-and-raises-your-cancer-risk-1.3415760?fbclid=IwAR3H0Wla48UjjaUygYZ-xSL8Lfmx8Ok4CnNG_nlRI30sPatVI40dhx-XrP0

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

The people who got caught up in the exercise boom of the 1970s and stuck with it into their senior years now have significantly healthier hearts and muscles than their sedentary counterparts. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/10/674380082/exercise-wins-fit-seniors-can-have-hearts-that-look-30-years-younger?ft=nprml&f=1001&fbclid=IwAR25VfoXnE3WCnJZLarofAkxglLd_FaErW2ajqvz50F9q-VELiKkB5B9KgM

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

Want to improve the overall severity of fibromyalgia?  Might be time to try tai chi. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894331?src=WNL_infoc_181213_MSCPEDIT_TEMP2&uac=310255AJ&impID=1829199&faf=1&fbclid=IwAR2eYYikNApqs3DVi3B6ibbeSzJNO1Ztuc5PYy4JtlKNuwICAEF-wNJbfYY  

Why athletes should include massage in their fitness regimen

Making massage a priority in your workout regimen will help keep you in peak performance level, so you can slay your gym goals! https://www.massagetherapycanada.com/patient-care/why-athletes-should-include-massage-in-their-fitness-regimen-4212?fbclid=IwAR1W-WQTsxZkuPboXk-PjmURAK7c_RAR_IXLbzwJCXxXRFXedKicXRY_Quc

Holding On To Stress Could Affect Health

It may be good for your health in the long run if you are able to shrug off stressful events.   https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/holding-on-to-stress-could-affect-health?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hms-twitter-general&fbclid=IwAR2tq1KikaYQECj5toYbXULAdAqAw2fDfl-WsKEnNblBjmvzJEMhGCbdg8Q

Three Reasons It Matters Why A Treatment Works

“Why exactly does someone feel better after massage? Or acupuncture? Or foam rolling? Or a chiropractic adjustment, or wearing K-tape, or doing mobility drills, or a hamstring stretch? There are some good answers to these questions.”   https://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2015/three-reasons-it-matters-why-a-treatment-works?fbclid=IwAR3jTRarpRb5of-iBX8zs5VY2qj2VsjMP5n-Xe7tZt8a3fQOzopmglghQYo

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