Animals are natural stress busters. Our four-legged friends reduce stress and are good for your physical, mental and emotional health. The shelters are overflowing with animals so please consider bringing home a new member of your family. Reasons to Get a Pet Animals relieve stress and boosts your mood. Research shows our pets help relieve
Water reduces stress, and therefore is a great stress reducer. For example, simply drinking a glass of water is a simple way to reduce your stress. When you experience stress, refresh your body right away by sipping some water. This is especially true during this summer heat. Every organ in your body must have water
Are you drinking enough water ? The health benefits are endless. You need it, not only for your physical health but for your mental health as well. In fact, studies show that drinking lots of it can boost your mood and alter your emotions. According to the U.D. Institute of Medicine (IOM), women should drink
Research shows massages reduce stress, relax your muscles and give you an immune boost. Researchers measured immune function in healthy adults who received a massage. The massaged group had more white blood cells — including natural killer cells, which help the body fight viruses and other pathogens. For example, this group also had fewer types
Why is a hug the best medicine? University of North Carolina researchers studied the effects of hugs on our health. The team studied partners as they measured the stress hormone cortisol level and the relaxation hormone oxytocin level before and after a hug. Both men and women had increased oxytocin, or the social bonding hormone,
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