Monthly Archives: April 2014

Culture of Wellness: Acupuncture and Acupressure

Acupuncture and acupressure are traditional Chinese alternative medicine techniques used to relieve tension, increase blood flow, and release blockages of energy, or qi. This, in turn, helps to alleviate pain, cure illnesses, and improve mood. Acupuncture entails inserting thin needles … Continue reading

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Modern Warfare: The Unique Experience of OIF/OEF Veterans

Veterans across generations can speak of the commonalities of war. Across time, many aspects remain consistent: uncertainty, violence, chaos and death among them. War takes a toll on its combatants, physically, mentally and emotionally. Despite many similarities to previous conflicts, … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Headaches & Migraines

For those of you who often get headaches or migraines, you know how limiting it can be to your normal daily activities. More than 45 million Americans get severe or chronic headaches every year. There are several solutions, besides medications, … Continue reading

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Portion Distortion: Give Yourself a Hand

Do you know what proper portion sizes are for protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources? Being aware of portion sizes is important when planning meals and staying healthy to maintain or lose weight. Counting calories can be tedious, so use these … Continue reading

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow with one of these healthy and Earth-friendly activities! Plant a Garden Become one with the earth and plant some healthy vegetables for you and your family to enjoy. Check out our exclusive YouTube video for some … Continue reading

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Kick your Morning Off with a Healthy Breakfast

You have probably been told this before but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Studies have shown that eating a balanced breakfast can help prevent weight gain and obesity. By eating a healthy breakfast, you kick … Continue reading

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Making Time to Work Out

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise five days per week or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise three days per week for optimal health. Don’t have that much time to set aside … Continue reading

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