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Powering Up Your Health with Video Games

Can video games, long considered a sedentary and unhealthy activity, be good for you?  A new subset of gaming, called “exergaming” or active video games (AVGs), could be the way to positive health benefits.

In AVGs, players use their bodies to engage with and interact with the game. And a …

Rx: Water – Best Medicine for Health & Happiness

“Water is medicine for those who need it most… and everyone else.” – Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Welcome Summer! It’s Time to Amp Up Your Sunshine Health

On June 20th, 2021 we welcome summer! Summer is the perfect time to amp up your vitamin D to rev up your health.

Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin.” And we already know that getting outside is good …

Harnessing Your Higher Power for Health

The month of April brings Spring, Easter, and a feeling of renewal. The themes of renewal and rebirth oftentimes overlap with religion and spirituality. Perhaps there’s no better time to talk about spirituality, religion and health than springtime. In fact, a majority of studies that have used …

Solving the Core to Your Core

The secret to healthy abs, a solid core, and preventing low back pain? It’s not the six-pack (although that’s a good start). It’s an oft-overlooked muscle deep in your abdomen, wrapping around your waist, and keeping your spine protected: the transverse abdominis muscle (TVA).

Make Your Health a Laughing Matter

We need laughter now more than ever. A pandemic, living in quarantine, politics, forest fires, and an endless schedule of Zoom calls is a recipe for neglecting one of our bodies greatest tools for releasing psychological and physiological benefits: laughter.

Laughter and Endorphin …