Balance

Feeling a bit blue lately? It's not surprising with all the cold, wet weather that has been happening in usually sunny Southern California in recent weeks. But don't fret. That down-in-the-dumps mood isn't all in your head. S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder), also known winter blues, is a disorder that occurs during reduced daylight hours of the fall and winter months, leaving with little energy to do little more than pull the covers up. Even...
We all have too much stress in our lives, what with jobs, kids, family, the economy and world issues demanding our attention 24 hours a day. Just turn on CNN or FoxNews. How can we combat the daily struggles and worries in our lives? Why not laugh? Laughter might not solve the world problems or the sibling squabbles, but the health benefits of a good, deep belly laugh can’t be ignored. So don’t. Laughing should be a part of your routine...
Spring is here (even though it's feeling a bit like summer) and with it brings a sense of rebirth, starting over, a fresh start to a healthier you. But how to get started? Frist, write down your goals whether it's to walk or run more, eat cleaner, sleep sounder, maintain focus longer, exercise harder, and why you want to reach these goals. That will help you remember why you are doing this and motivate you want your effort starts to wane. Also...
Overeating is a problem in America and even in health-conscience California where yoga studios and juice bars can be found on nearly every corner. The Golden State isn’t the best, ranking 41 st in the nation in overall obesity rates with 25 percent of adults classified as obese. But food is only a part of our problem. Inactivity leads to high obesity rates as fast, if not faster, than eating fatty processed foods, according to studies out of...