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Activity/exercise: October 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Relaxation Through Meditation



CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH Naturopathic Medicine Clinic Middletown 860-347-8600 ¨ West Hartford 860-232-0000   Relaxation Through Meditation   What to expect once you have made relaxation/meditation a habit. You have a connection between your mind and body that helps you let go physically, relax your muscles and quiet your mind. You are able to let go mentally, redirect negative thoughts to pleasant or more productive thoughts and have a neutral mind (being present to...

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Yoga Practice Beneficial to Patients With COPD



Yoga Practice Beneficial to Patients With COPDOct. 28, 2013 -- Patients with COPD who practice yoga can improve their lung function, according to a study by researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders. The study, presented at CHEST 2013, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that lung function, shortness of breath, and inflammation all showed significant improvement after patients completed 12...

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Moderate Exercise Not Only Treats, but Prevents Depression



Oct. 28, 2013 -- Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. PhD candidate George Mammen's review published in the October issue of theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine has taken the connection one step further, finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.This is the first longitudinal review to focus exclusively on the role that exercise plays in maintaining good mental health and preventing the onset...

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Yoga and Brain Function



A 20-Minute Bout of Yoga Stimulates Brain Function A new version of downward dog! Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for...

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Grounding- Earth based support



  Grounding by Dr. Michael Kane     As a adolescent, whenever I had a troubled day in high school, I would come home grab my dog and head for the woods behind my house.  I had a perfect spot near the brook that had a soft moss covered ledge.  I would take off my shoes and then lie down and close my eyes and let the gurgling sounds of the brook wash away my troubles. ...

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps Lower Blood Pressure



Oct. 15, 2013 -- Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or "prehypertension," according to new research.The finding is reported in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health."Our results provide evidence that MBSR, when added to lifestyle modification advice, may be...

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