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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 …

The Pet Effect

This coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone differently. But one thing we all share is an anxiety about our health, both physically and mentally, during this time. Physically, in that we can’t go about our normal exercise routines. And mentally, as we adjust to a more isolated existence. …

Music as Motivation

Quarantining can sap the motivation to exercise and move. And now, more than ever, we need to remember to keep moving our bodies to stay healthy and sane. Even as little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise can work wonders for our brains.

Get Outside Responsibly to Reduce Stress and Energize Your Immune System

It’s an understatement to say that we’re living in unusual times. Our routines have been disrupted by school closings, social distancing, working from home, and quarantining. The uncertainty and uniqueness of this situation puts stress on our partners, our children, and our careers. But in these times, …

Wellness for Warriors

RISE founder, Dr. Sonja Stilp, knows the challenge of returning to normal life after military service. She has seen this in her patients after a lifetime of service and even her own father, an orthopedic surgeon who served the young men and women of the Vietnam War.

Virtual Reality: The New Paradigm in Pain Management

For those suffering from chronic and acute pain, there’s new treatment therapy that isn’t an opioid. Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy helps patients cope with discomfort by creating an immersive, interactive, and serene environment so overpowering that the brain cannot process the feeling of pain.

Brain Food: Can What We Eat Improve Our Mental Health?

Depression is an epidemic and top driver of disability for Americans aged 15 to 44, according to the World Health Organization. And what’s more, only one in ten adults meet the daily federal recommendations for fruits and vegetables. By meeting the requirements of the latter, we …