My first 5k race didn’t look or feel anything like I thought it would. I thought the race would be grueling and ten steps after the finish line, I’d vow to never run one again. It’s important to note that my training, though fun, was sporadic and not well-planned. I bought too many running accessories and focused too little on running the actual race.
Mind Body & Spirit
7 habits for better sleep
My rule has always been simple: When my eyes start closing and I start yawning, it’s time for bed. The problem with this approach is that it’s unreliable. Sometimes I feel sleepy early in the night, and sometimes I’m awake for hours waiting for my body to ready itself for sleep.
After speaking with Egambaram Senthilvel, M.D., pediatric sleep specialist with UofL Physicians – Pediatric Sleep Medicine, I learned that having certain habits can improve sleep quality and quantity. Dr. Senthilvel calls this “sleep hygiene.”
Ahh, summer vacation. It’s one of the best ways to relieve stress — and to get stressed out. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Follow these tricks for ensuring your family has a relaxing, fun-filled, safe vacation and you come home feeling rested and invigorated.
Expressive therapy program improves quality of life for patients
“Art … speaks to our need to heal, reveal and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible.” – Richard Kamler, artist and educator
There is growing evidence that art can have healing and restorative power for the mind and body. In particular, viewing and creating works of art evoke a sense of calm that rejuvenates the body in a way that medicine alone cannot do.
My name is Anna-Maria Beck, and I was the honoree of the 2014 Bourbon & Bowties fundraiser. I loved it! I was not only involved in the main event but also in the planning that led up to it. I loved being able to give my opinion so that everything went perfectly. Some examples were the pink tablecloths, the cupcakes and the Shirley Temples. I’m a very girly girl if you can’t already tell.
One never knows what life has in store. One moment life is flowing well, then, all of a sudden, it is not. The disruption can be as insignificant as car trouble or as life-altering as a cancer diagnosis, an aortic aneurysm, an accidental fall or the sudden death of a friend or family member. During the past month, I have, or someone I know has, experienced one of the above life-changing events. Out of the blue, no warning, life was going along just fine and then it wasn’t.
Many of us will be throwing a great Memorial Day cookout or a weekend getaway to start off this Summer. Memorial Day signifies the beginning of a season; a time of grilling, baseball and sun tans. Cookouts and travel can sometimes spell disaster for those of us trying to stay healthy. Here are a few tips to keep on track this holiday weekend.
1. Half your plate should be fruits and vegetables! Summer is a great season for fresh, local ingredients. Try a new fruit or vegetable this weekend.
My parents have always told me that change is the only constant in life. I generally shrugged it off, not knowing what they meant. As I’ve gotten older, I have come to understand how important change is and that how we cope with it is even more important.
We all know how to stay healthy: Eat your veggies, exercise regularly, wear sunscreen and … be confident?
The last one may surprise you, but recent studies show that people who exhibit confidence are generally healthier and tend to live longer.
That’s because confidence is a positive emotion (as are joy, gratitude and hope) and positive emotions have countless health benefits for your mind, body and spirit.
Saturday, April 25, was the final day of Phynna’s journey with Norton Sports Health as she participated in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon.
In the week leading up to the race, Phynna ran two miles a day and made sure she stretched before each exercise.
“It’s getting close to race day. At this point I’m trying to put into practice everything that I have learned so far from [the] Norton Sports Health team,” she said in her journal entry on April 22.