good health

How to Take Care of Your Teeth (for Adults Only!)

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | May 27th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness | tags: bone health, dentist, good health, health, health benefits, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, teeth, tooth, womens health

I finally got around to taking my two daughters to the dentist for their annual checkup. Naturally, the dentist reviewed how to brush correctly with my 4 and 9-year-old. I’m hoping that makes our morning and nighttime routines a little easier (especially with the four-nager, as I like to call her).

Do Yoga Teachers Have a Role to Play in Healthcare?

Lynda McCullough by Lynda McCullough | May 19th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: good health, health, health benefits, healthy habits, healthy living, joint health, mental-health, staying healthy, womens health, Yoga, yoga breathing techniques, yoga for detox, yoga how-to, yoga poses, yoga poses for back pain, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice, yoga-techniques, yoga-therapy

Ever-increasing numbers of physicians and research studies tout the benefits of yoga, but is it truly being integrated into healthcare? A recent article in Yoga Journal notes that physicians are prescribing yoga in greater numbers than ever, and there are now more than 130 yoga therapy training programs worldwide. But what kind of access do patients have to classes or therapists that can meet their needs? Can those recovering from illness or struggling with depression find a class that feels welcoming and appropriate for their needs?

An Attitude of Gratitude

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | November 20th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: American Red Cross, attitude, beauty, blessings, Blood Donor, breast-cancer, children, family, give thanks, good health, grateful, gratitude, heart disease, high blood pressure, joy, karma, laughter, mantra, meditation, mindfulness, moment, Platelet Donor, Red Cross, simple pleasures, sister, stroke, thanksgiving, whale watching

Boy jumping in puddleBy The FIRM Master Instructor Marguerite O’Brien

While I try to be mindful of the blessings in my life and give thanks on a daily basis, there are times when I am humbled by life’s circumstances and my gratefulness is magnified. I’ve had several experiences recently that I wanted to share with you, in hopes that they will inspire you to take a moment to be present to what is going on around you and give silent thanks for every blessing.

Fight Swine Flu with Food? Why Old Health Secrets Are New Again

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | November 18th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: alternative therapies, ancient remedies, cures of the past, fighting colds, fighting sickness, fighting the flu, good health, healthy-eating, holistic remedies, how to stay healthy, remedies of the past, swine flu

lesliefeatureI know exactly what my grandmother would say. With all the sturm-und-drang about swine flu vaccinations, she would scoff and mutter, “What they need is a good mustard poultice.”

A mustard poultice could cure anything — from “women’s problems” to a stuffy nose.

More Good News on Chocolate

by jasongonzales | February 11th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: chocolate, good health, health, healthy-eating

Funnily enough, although I have the biggest sweet tooth among anyone I know, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate. But, I’m happy on behalf of the many chocoholics in my life (hi, mom!) every time I read more news on how chocolate is good for you.