Throughout life we have moments when we are up and down. It is important to cherish the good times and not allow ourselves to fall into a depression when we are down. Depression is a common but serious illness caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors.
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Have you heard the recent news on stem cell research and therapies? Various companies have been conducting studies for decades, but not until recently did the science behind it move one step closer to exciting new possibilities. These stem cell treatments are a type of cell therapy that bring together new cells into the adult bodies for possible treatments of cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders and other medical conditions.
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Being an active person has shown to contribute immensely to your health. Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. No matter your age or current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise!
Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity. Inactivity often can cause adults to lose the ability to do things on their own and can lead to more hospitalizations, doctor visits, and use of medicine for illnesses.
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For those of you trying to overcome the winter blues — never fear, spring is here! Spring cleaning is a tradition for most that provides a fresh opportunity to clean, purge, and organize all areas of your home.
Start off by creating a checklist to stay focused on the areas that need the most attention. Think of areas where you spend most of your time. Afterwards, you can also work on areas like your garage and/ or attic. Plan ahead and purchase all the cleaning supplies and materials you need. Staying engaged will allow you to maintain a high level of motivation.
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Dear HCCUA Members:
Guess what! There is a pattern that proves love is good for more than just the soul! Love is good for your health. Research suggests that people who are in love or in long-term relationships are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, maintain greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decrease anxiety and depression.
When we discover that extraordinary connection that is “love” with another person, positivity begins to flow and your nervous system is filled with positive hormones. Dopamine, one of the hormones generated when individuals are in love, evokes emotions of pleasure, optimism, energy and a sense of well-being. Continue reading “February 2016 Monthly Newsletter”
Dear HCCUA Members:
As we reflect on 2015 and anticipate what’s to come in 2016, let us focus on our personal achievements rather than our shortcomings. Tame your inner critic and have some self-compassion! When deciding on a New Year’s resolution, choose something you want to last throughout the entire year versus the first few months. Continue reading “January 2016 Monthly Newsletter”