Posts Tagged ‘Sleep’

According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions that share features of excessive and persistent fear. Fear is a natural response to an imminent threat; however anxiety occurs when there is anticipation and worry about a future threat. It is estimated that 30 per ce…

Good quality sleep is fundamental for your health. Without it, you are at risk for a number of diseases. Even the chance of having a car accident significantly increases with poor sleep. One particular form of sleep disturbance, which is increasingly common, is called sleep apnea. The most common form of sleep apnea is…

The holiday season can be an extremely stressful time of year. With work deadlines looming, a packed social events calendar and hosting responsibilities, it’s very easy to lose yourself in the chaos. Take small steps to keep up your health and lifestyle routines and remember you don’t have to take the ‘all-or-nothing’…

If you or your family are looking for new ways to get in better shape and stay healthy, here are some activities and exercise that families can do indoors. All of the examples can also be enjoyed in an area where space might be limited. Benefits. Creating positive healthy habits now and for the future will reduce your…

From generation to generation, men have been notorious for ignoring their health problems which can result in more serious issues. We want to make sure that all men are living a happy and healthy life, which is why we are sharing these 6 easy to follow men’s health tips!  

Emotions are part of being human and men are no different. Of course, the male stereotype is to be strong and silent, however, there are physical and mental signs that something is not quite in balance – these are signs that something needs to change. In the course of any given year, an average of 3% of men experience…

Healthy aging is a topic that concerns many and with summer on its way out and fall routines coming back in, it’s a great time to bring some focus back to your health. It is possible to implement simple, life changing strategies to slow down the hands of time. Let’s explore some of my favorite strategies for increased…

Your endocrine system is made up of a network of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone that regulates various functions in your body. You can think of hormones as “chemical messengers” that affect everything from your mood, the look and feel of your skin, your hunger, your digestion, and your energy levels,…

Sleep is one of the greatest healers we have in medicine – it is fundamental for keeping energetic, alert and in a good mood. If you suffer from poor sleep for weeks to months to years, it can have a negative impact on your risk for many illnesses (see below). It’s estimated that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep-re…

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. According to a University of Laval research study, sleep disorders affect approximately 40% of Canadian adults. Most adults need at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Insomnia is commonly associated with day-tim…