Would you rather spend 15 minutes pedaling on an exercise bike, or laugh 100 times? Research tells us some of the health benefits are the same. Gelotology is the study of laughter and its effect on the body. (Yes, there are people whose job it is to study laughter. That must mean that laughter is […]
Tag: mental health
Go Outside. It’s Good for You.
It’s no surprise that nature has healing properties. But how, and to what extent? Health researchers and psychologists are constantly learning about the effect that nature can have on our physical and mental well-being, and there has been enough evidence that some doctors are now prescribing “nature” as a therapy. Just two hours a week […]
4 Whole-Body Benefits of Riding a Bike
May is National Bike Month! Need a reason to ride a bike? Ask any kid and they’ll say — it’s fun! Fun is definitely important, but believe it or not, the simple act of riding a bike can be revolutionary! As the League of American Bicyclists puts it: when you make a habit of biking, […]
Running to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Running can improve your blood pressure. Dr. N. Michael Baddar, Medical Director for In and Out Express Care, once told me “the lower your blood pressure, the longer you will live.” This was the first time I had heard this and I was intrigued. Being physically inactive is linked to high blood pressure. Persistent high […]
Pet Therapy as Medical Treatment?
Yes! In and Out Express Care thinks pet therapy is a viable alternative to traditional therapies. Ever wondered what is up with crazy cat ladies? I tell you what, they’re onto something! The stereotypical “cat lady” is a woman who lives on her own and relies on her cats for companionship. It’s actually a very […]
Help for Anxiety
My heart raced, I began to sweat, I felt a tightness in my chest. I thought for sure I was having a heart attack. I turned to the amazing doctors at In and Out Express Care for help. It turned out, I was having a panic attack. They are terrifying and real. Anxiety is an ever […]
Physical Steps for Mental Health
For some strange reason, the news hit me like a punch in the gut. I hadn’t even known the man, but Anthony Bourdain’s passing somehow elicited in me a very strong response. But why? I, like most women, love a bad boy. I had watched his show No Reservations for years, envious of the exotic […]