The benefits of Valerian Root

Did you know? Medicinal valerian dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Valerian is considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and is gentler than synthetic…

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There is more to insomnia

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If you have trouble sleeping on a regular basis, insomnia could be the cause. It’s a good idea to review your health and think about whether any underlying medical issues or sleep disorders could be contributing to your sleep problems. In some cases, there are simple steps that can be taken to improve sleep (such as avoiding bright lighting while winding down and trying to limit possible distractions, such as a TV, computer, or pets). While in other cases, it’s important to talk to your doctor to figure out a course of action. You should not simply accept poor sleep as a way of life-talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist for help.

Insomnia & Depression


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Lack of sleep affects weight gain

Researchers have long known that rises in the stress hormone cortisol can lead to weight gain. Every time you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol, and as a result, glucose (your primary source of energy) is released into your bloodstream. All of this is done to give you the energy you need to escape from a risky situation (also known as the fight or flight response)


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Losing Weight during the COVID-19

If you’ve gained weight during the Covid-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 19” is  referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect.  It  is most likely due to a disruption in daily routine, new habits, binge watching tv,  and stress eating.
SInce we are spending more time at home, people’s habits have changed quite a  bit, and those changes can affect our weight.  So what to do?  Let’s take a look.  
Change in movement
With gyms, and studio’s closed it is more difficult to get with the people we love to see in our classes, and use the equipment that we don’t have at home.  Due to this people are doing less exercise and burning less calories, and having a hard time keeping their head cleared and staying motivated.  Many studios and private gyms are offering on-line classes.  They can be a lot of fun….different, but fun!  Check it out. 


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