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Wellness Magazine

December 2014

Digital Discomfort

Jing Exhaustion

Structural Chiropractic Care By Dr. Jon Chung

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Publisher’s Note



If one of your New Year’s resolutions for you and your family was to lose weight, get fit, or eat healthier food, you’re not alone; improving your health is one of the most popular resolutions made every year! Unfortunately, only a few weeks later many once hopeful resolutions fall the wayside. Busy schedules, high expectations, and life in general may get in the way and prevent you from achieving your goals. This holiday season, start early and try turning your resolutions into healthy habits. Holiday is a time for families to come together and celebrate. These celebrations usually include special family gatherings, recipes and foods. Holiday time is often thought of as weight gain time with more sugary and high calorie foods and treats. A lifestyle change, rather than a diet, is something you are more likely to keep because you can still eat your favorite food, and you won’t feel deprived. How do you maintain your healthy eating habits during a family feast? Think about what you are celebrating. Concentrate on socializing, having a great time with your family and friends, not just how great the food is! It is OK to have some holiday treats, just spend your calories wisely and enjoy the food you choose! Remember, it is okay to make mistakes. There will be times when you miss your exercise for a few days, or overindulge more than you planned. What is important is that you are able to pick yourself back up when this happens. This is what separates a lifestyle change of healthy habits from just another diet! Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas, Meric Tunca Publisher,BWM

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“Jing Exhaustion” in Chinese Medicine By Cameron Bishop DAOM, L.Ac. Traditional Asian medicine talks about the “Three Treasures” of the body: Qi, Shen, and Jing. All are nearly untranslatable in to English. “Qi” is best translated as the smallest particle of the body that influences. It is sometimes loosely translated as “energy”, but that does not capture the true nature of the word. “Shen” is what we would consider the mind, and spirit of the person. “Jing” is the essence of what we come into the world. It roughly is our DNA, and the essence of who we are- the spark. It determines our basic constitutional strength and ability to resist disease. We all come into the world with various amounts of Qi, Shen and Jing. “Jing Exhaustion” is the state when we burn our “essence”, to maintain an unbalanced course in life. Sometimes it is necessary to navigate through a rough period. “Jing” is hard to replenish, and once exhausted unrecoverable fatigue is the most common symptom. Fatigue that endless sleep does not help. Often there is unexplainable weight gain, and feelings of lack of

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will to do anything. There are many signs in the body that are used to make a medical diagnosis: pulse, tongue, abdominal, questioning, and face reading. The face will often show a vertical line half way between the chin and lower lip. This line often means there is Jing Exhaustion related to poor eating habits. Jing exhaustion often comes from a variety of factors including over work, lack of sleep, poor eating, toxic medications, intoxicants, emotional shocks, improper breathing, over or under exercise, and stress. Some people come with stronger Jing and some weaker. The amount will determine their possibility of recovery. Jing naturally declines as we age so its preservation is of vital importance. Most medical systems of the world have the concept of preserving the health and preventive medicine. Jing preservation is essential to a long good quality of life. Once the Jing is depleted the recovery is dependent on having a great patient with a great physician. If either is poor

or mediocre so will be the results. In this day and age the beginning of “Jing Exhaustion” is common. With care, one can transform to an enviable quality of health with balanced diet, movement, herbs, lifestyle and mindfulness. Biography: After graduation from University with degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, Cameron Bishop sold his car and bought a one-way ticket to Japan. He lived and worked in Japan for four years and studied healing and martial arts. He graduated from NIAOM with an accredited Masters in Acupuncture, and from ACTCM with an accredited Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in “Women’s Health” and “Pain Management”. Cameron has been in acupuncture practice for over eighteen years, spending five years working for a Western medical office. He is a board Certified and State Licensed Acupuncturist (AP 762). His web site is www.

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Keystone Chiropractic is making a difference in people’s lives and in their spines. Dr. Jon Chung sees bad posture as a symptom of a bigger problem. They have black t-shirts that say “Got Posture?” The shirts are meant to prompt the question about why posture is important. “Poor posture is a symptom linked to poor neurological health,” says Chung. At Keystone Chiropractic, they focus on Structural Chiropractic care. With state-of-the-art equipment, they use – precise digital x-ray equipment, advanced assessment tools, scans that assess how the nervous system is working, and digital structural analysis of how the spine is looking. Dr. Chung is able to examine the spine and measure in small degrees how the spine has shifted out of place. Having advanced tools and an in-depth knowledge of the spine and nervous system brings great success stories. Chung tells about a 16-year-old equestrian girl who had fallen off of her horse and suffered from a concussion. She had lingering headaches and dizziness and was showing no progress after three months under a neurologist’s care. The accident had forced her to give up horse back riding and she could study for only 10 – 20 minutes at a time. After six weeks (7 visits) with Dr. Chung at Keystone Chiropractic, she was able to ride again and able to study beyond 45 minutes at a time. After this, she continued to improve. Another patient came in with Meniere’s disease, a condition which includes ringing in the ears, vertigo and loss of hearing. After just three visits to Keystone Chiropractic, the dizziness was gone and hearing improved by 70%. The other conditions and his overall health improved as well. The main difference between Dr. Chung and a traditional chiropractor are the tools he uses. “I’m a Structural Chiropractor and we use gentle tools for measurement.” One of Chung’s primary methods is a procedure called NUCCA, which is very gentle and precise. It is especially safe and helpful for kids and older patients. As of November of 2014, Keystone Chiropractic has been in business in Wellington for one year. Dr. Chung enjoys

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the variety of events that Wellington has to offer. He’s very involved in the Wellington Rotary Club and CrossFit training. Also well-known in the chiropractic field for his published works, Dr. Chung has written about Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis, traumatic brain injury, hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia, just to name a few topics. “All of these studies have been related to how the structure and motion of the neck can impact the nervous system,” explains Chung. He’s invited to many conferences throughout the year to present his findings and research that he writes about in chiropractic research magazines. Dr. Jon Chung believes in giving back to the community. He has been impressed with the work at the Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach. “It’s not just about giving people handouts, but it’s empowering people to be productive in society,” he says. His work with the Lord’s Place began with the Wellington Rotary Club. Through the Florida Chiropractic Society, Dr. Chung has been coordinating different chiropractors to volunteer a couple of hours per week – at the Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach and at Berkel Place, a home for single women. He stays in shape and his training is a big part of his overall lifestyle. Chung goes to CrossFit Hardcore the Locker room and also enjoys running with the Fit to Run Club, based at the Mall at Wellington Green. What are some of the most important

things you can do to strengthen your spine? According to Dr. Chung, it’s all about finding the right exercises and doing them with the proper form. “The biggest detriment to our spines is the amount of sitting we do.” So, naturally, exercises are a recipe for success for preventing degeneration. Leg strength and ab strength are very important to build upon. Dr. Chung recommends yoga and pilates, in particular. “A lot of people have the misconception that chiropractic care is risky and dangerous. However, when you look at large studies, you’ll see that we’re one of the safest forms of care available,” says Dr. Chung. Another misconception is that you’ll have to go back for more and more appointments for the rest of your life to feel good, once you get started. “This is not true. Structural chiropractic is all about fixing problems and not becoming dependent on it,” he explains. At Keystone Chiropractic, they are more interested in solutions and have great success in restoring health to the overall spine and nervous system. For more information about Dr. Chung and Keystone Chiropractic, call (561) 247-0044. Keystone Chiropractic 420 S. State Road 7, #170 Wellington, FL 33414 Located just North of Toys R Us on 441. (561) 247-0044 December 2014


Digital Discomfort By Dr. Amanda Weiss, Optometrist iPads, iPhones, iPods, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops…the list of digital devices that we use on a daily basis is long. The average American spends 5 hours and 46 minutes a day on a digital device. That is more than 38 hours a week! It’s no surprise that our eyes are more tired and uncomfortable with all of this screen time. The good news is that there are actions you can take and products that are available that can make those long hours clearer and more comfortable. Here are the facts: • The Blink: We blink on average 15 times a minute, however with computer use, our blink rate drops to an average of just 7 times a minute. This decrease in blink rate is problematic as with each blink, our eyes are coated with a fresh layer of tears. Tears are responsible for protecting our cornea from the environment and for providing clear vision. Fewer blinks means dryer eyes and dryer eyes result in discomfort and blurred vision. • Tired Muscles: When our eyes focus on a computer screen or tablet, the ciliary muscles within the eyes flex to pull words into focus. These muscles remain flexed for each of those 5 hours and 46 minutes of the day that we use the computer! It’s not

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a surprise that our eyes feel tired at the end of the day. •The Glare: All-day exposure to an illuminated screen not only causes eyestrain, but can also impact sleep patterns. Also consider that many people who use a computer do so under fluorescent lighting, which when reflected off monitors, induces more glare and discomfort. •Your Neck: Let’s consider your head, neck, shoulder and back position for those 5 plus hours. Computer users wearing bifocals and progressive lenses often resemble circus contortionists, attempting to find and use the proper part of their lenses. That makes for a sore neck at the end of the day! •Your Future Eyes: A study of 5000 people, published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, showed that greater than 50% of college graduates were near-sighted as compared with less than 25% of high school graduates. A greater amount of time spent by college graduates doing near vision tasks (reading and computer use) has been blamed for this degradation of vision. So what is the solution? Computer and mobile phone use are an essential part

of work and home life. It’s difficult to minimize the time we spend utilizing this great technology. Fortunately, new lens designs and anti-reflective treatments designed for our techcentric lifestyles offer greater comfort and clarity. •Anti-Reflective Treatments:Many people have unfortunately experienced the annoyance of terrible glare treatments on their eyeglasses. Poor quality coatings smudge easily and flake, creating an irregular surface on the lens and greater glare. Better quality anti-glare treatments perform much better and are more resistant to smudging and scratching. These warranted products are terrific for everyday use. However, there are new anti-reflective products that minimize glare AND block uncomfortable blue light from digital devices. They have proven highly successful in providing greater visual comfort for long hours of computer use. •The Proper Lens for the Proper Task: A very wise man once said “Any task is easy if you have the proper tools.” A very common problem amongst eyeglass wearers is the use of the wrong lens type and prescription for the wrong task. Did you know that if you are over the age of

50, it is highly unlikely that the eyeglass prescription you need to drive is the same as the prescription you need for reading? Furthermore, the prescription you require for reading is not the same as the prescription you need for the computer! Progressive lenses worn for everyday use, are not the proper “tool” for all-day computer users. There is an array of lenses designed especially for computer users. Also within the last year, several lens manufacturers have introduced lenses specifically for mobile phone users. Consider the number of times a day that you look down at your phone and back up to something further in the distance. Each time you perform this action the muscles in your eyes contract and relax. That’s a tough workout for your eyes! • 20/20/20…Blink: Lastly, changes in your visuals habits can impact your visual comfort and clarity. The 20/20/20 Rule is a good rule of thumb for digital device aficionados. Every 20 minutes, gaze 20 feet away, for 20 seconds….and don’t forget to blink! Optometrists are specialists in vision. Our expertise guides us in prescribing the appropriate prescription for the appropriate task. Together with our knowledgeable Opticians, we select the proper frame and lens options for the specific needs of each of our patients. Visit SeaView Eyecare today and ask us how we can help you achieve clear, comfortable vision all day long!



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Chiropractic can be very beneficial during Pregnancy and Delivery By Dr. Arianne Weiss

We’ve spoken of what chiropractic is before, but let’s summarize again. Chiropractic is holistically aligning your musculoskeletal system so that your nervous system can work at its optimal potential. Your nervous system controls every function in your body from muscle contractions, to the sensation of pain, hunger, and growth. As you can see making sure it’s at its optimal function is very important. What are some of the most reoccurring symptoms among pregnant women? - Low Back Pain - Headaches - Neck and Shoulder Tension - Difficulty Sleeping - Leg Pain For many of women these symptoms just occur as the “normal” during

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pregnancy. I’m here to tell you for the majority of people they don’t have to be an everyday occurrence. I help with these symptoms daily and give my patients great relief. Due to the body changing so frequently during one’s pregnancy, on average we will see a pregnant patient 1x a month during her pregnancy and make sure that her musculoskeletal system is working at its optimal potential through chiropractic adjustments. What else is a major area we help in? Labor and delivery! What??? I thought you were a chiropractor? So how do we help here? Picture this. Your pelvis is theoretically this perfectly symmetrical unit, with joints that should flawlessly expand and move during pregnancy and delivery to accommodate for your

beautiful baby. Well what happens when some of the joints aren’t moving properly or the symmetry is not as good as it could be? Difficulty with labor, increase chances of a breeched baby, increase pain, increase risk of C-Section, and increase labor time are just a few. Our patients at Weiss Family Chiropractic Center generally have a much easier pregnancy and delivery. Everyone and every pregnancy is unique. So a unique treatment plan is made to accommodate each patient individually. We use techniques that are very easy on the body and which can accommodate for a growing baby during pregnancy. For any questions don’t hesitate to call us at Weiss Family Chiropractic Center.

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Tennis Is Good!

By Luke Stephens Introducing your child to sports is something that is essential to their quality of living. Athletics encourage motivated, competitive, and organized individuals. Well into the 21st century it is established that technology can soak up countless hours of a child's time. Years that were once spent on bicycles, creating, and learning are now absorbed by iPads, television, and pure laziness. Give your kids the gift of sports. If you want to give them the greatest gift of all it may as well be the best sport of all. This particular sport is of course the beautiful game of tennis. By no means is tennis the most popular sport in America for people who watch sports. Having said that, notice how the term "watch" was used to describe it's popularity? While baseball, football, and basketball rule the TV channels, tennis is not so common to pop up in front of your eyeballs unless you are specifically looking for it. However, as an adult it isn't very often that folks are calling up their pals to go play basketball or baseball. Can you even imagine trying to gather 8 friends up and finding a vacant baseball diamond? Touch football after a long day of work? Not so much. Tennis is a sport for life. Here in sunny South Florida it is hard to find a one block radius that doesn't have a tennis court or two. You only need one friend to play and their isn't any "greens fees." Oh, did I forget to mention golf? I play golf every now and then myself. I consider it an activity along with bowling, billiards, and darts; skill required but no running = activity. Anyways, back to tennis! I wonder how many golf enthusiasts I just lost. I'm glad you're still with me though while they are groaning defensively. Tennis courts are everywhere and most of them are in great condition. Whether you are at a local park or in your community they are just waiting for you and your kids

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to use them! I tell my tennis students all the time that the more you give tennis now the more it will give back to you later. Tennis is healthy for friendships, it enhances physical appearance, and it just may help your son close a deal later in life in the world of business. You live in the Mecca of tennis and your kids will have plenty of people to hit with here. You want them to "bring it " to the court though. To do such they must learn the game. Teaching kids properly will get them set on the right path for success on the court. Teaching a ten year old how to take her racket back on a forehand takes about a tenth of the amount of time as teaching it to a thirty year old. Whether it is learning a new language or playing tennis, youth will always have an advantage

over adults. Kids don't have a lifetime of information and assumptions on how things should be done. A fresh brain can be shown how to play tennis and pick it up after only a few lessons. Kids can start playing as early as 3 years old (some

even 2). The earlier you start them the more natural their game will develop as if it is second nature. The later you start them the easier it will be to communicate instruction. I encourage parents to get their kids going before the age of 13. Around then kids are a wee bit harder to communicate anything with. Am I right or am I right?! Since tennis is an individual sport it will give them an edge in mental toughness. Being "soft" in life needs not be confused with being kind or gentle. People that learn mental toughness with tennis will be able to turn it on when it is game time. This will carry over to the classroom immediately and last through the business field forever. Competition breeds improvement. It is natural to want to be the best at anything we do and on the tennis court there

is only 1 person to be better than (for people that just want their kids to play doubles please see my golf comments) so it enhances their tunnel vision mentality. Focus and concentration on the tennis court are key elements of success. Being that tennis is indeed an individual sport no one is around to point fingers at for wins and losses and there are no judges. In team sports people are payed large sums of money to recruit and scout for pro teams and colleges. For tennis there are simply rankings and tournaments. First to worst. Pretty easy, huh? So get your kid on the tennis court! Yes, I’m talking to you. Money too tight for lessons? No problem. There are a gazillion videos out there to watch and get them started with some simple drills. Just promise me you aren’t going to drive to the store and buy ONE can of balls and expect them to hit back and forth with you while you yell at them for missing! If you do they’re form is going to stink. Get them started on the right life. Life is good. Tennis is life. Tennis is good!

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Traveling the World Through Art By Krista Martinell Bootz Culture Camp has an original idea – you enter the workshop, receive a passport and immerse yourself in artwork from a different part of the world. Each time you visit Bootz Culture Camp, you will travel to a new place through art. Jeanne Bootz makes it an all-encompassing experience by playing music, playing games, watching short videos, looking at pictures and sometimes having food related to the destination at hand. There are a couple of things that make Bootz Culture Camp different from any art workshop around – the travel theme and also that, as Jeanne explains, “Whatever souvenir you’re making is truly an expression of your own.” So instead of following a teacher’s lead and doing stepby-step painting, you are creating your own work of art, using a technique that is introduced to you. “It’s not a paint-bynumbers method. Part of art is making your own choices.” “I wanted to open my own teaching studio for a long time,” says Bootz. “I thought the travel theme fit very well because art can take us to places we’ve never been before.” Going to Bootz Culture Camp for a twohour class is like going on a little trip across the world and being totally engaged in that

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culture. Plus you always have a souvenir to take home with you. At Bootz, they use a variety of materials to create art souvenirs. They do a lot of acrylic and watercolor painting. They also do polymer clay sculpting, collage and mixed media projects. It just depends upon the country at hand and what their traditions are. Bootz Culture Camp is new; it just opened in January of 2014. Jeanne Bootz has been teaching art in various school settings for the past twenty years. She’s taught all ages, after school workshops, at public schools and private schools. From this experience, she has honed in on exactly how she wants to teach art. One of the things that differ from a school setting is having a longer time to be able to focus on an activity. At Bootz Culture Camp, there’s time for an in-depth study and time for reflection. “We tap into their creativity in a new way and bring an understanding of various cultures,” says Bootz. When it comes to parties, Bootz Culture Camp offers many different fun options. There are Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, underwater creatures and other art-inspired parties. Bootz’ favorite party is based on the book

“The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, a book about creativity. Also, whether it be princesses or dinosaurs or another place or time, “you are welcome to create your own theme,” says Bootz. Bootz also offers “Adult Art Adventures,” where grown ups are encourage to come paint and bring their own wine and appetizers, if they would like. One of the most rewarding comments Jeanne Bootz hears from her art students is, “Can I come back?” She gets this often. Another one of the intangible rewards is seeing children gain an understanding of another culture that’s very different from their own. For example, she embarked on a Maori art day, showing the children the tattooed faces of Maori people at the beginning of the class. Most of the kids did not like seeing tattoos directly on people’s faces and commented negatively at first. After spending some time creating their own tattoos and learning about symmetry, they changed their tune. By the end of the class, when the kids were shown the Maori faces again, they truly appreciated the art of these tattoos. “It’s rewarding to see the change,” says Bootz. Another rewarding aspect of focusing

on culture is finding that their artwork is being noticed around the world. After posting photos of Koru art they created on Facebook, Bootz noticed that the National Park Service of the Pacific Islands was now following them on Facebook. “It’s interesting because as we take our virtual trips around the world, the world is reacting to what we do.” It’s hard to choose, but Jeanne Bootz says that her favorite place they have traveled to via artwork so far has been Southeast Asia. She does a lot of research to totally immerse her students in the destination of choice and truly enjoys traveling in this virtual way. As far as Jeanne Bootz’ roots, her father’s parents came from Germany and her mother’s grandparents came from Sweden. Her father spoke German in his home while growing up. When her parents were first married, father was stationed in Germany and worked on military intelligence. Her parents traveled all around Europe, bringing back artifacts and art. Bootz gained an appreciation for art and culture from her parents and from the things they brought back from their travels. Art runs in the family, as Jeanne has three brothers who are all very talented as artists.

Meanwhile, her son just moved to Japan for a teaching job. Her daughter is very accomplished in art and went on a paid trip to Turkey, along with her high school art teacher, thanks to her art work. She’s now at Leslie University and Art Institute of Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Special classes at Bootz Culture Camp Open Studio – usually takes place the 3rd Wednesday of the month. No instruction, but please bring your own piece of artwork to work on. Please register in advance. Artist’s Way Group – takes place Wed. nights, designed for people with “blocked creativity.” Based on the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Family Artist’s Trading Card Night – the 3rd Tuesday of the month, open to all ages. Bring the whole family! Adult Art Adventures – usually takes place on Saturday nights. A great date night idea. Bring your own wine and food. Soon to come – art classes taught in Spanish by the local artist and author Sandra Barbieri, a Wellington Art Society member. Parties – just call Bootz Culture Camp to make reservations. To find Bootz Culture Camp, go to the new location of Toys R Us along 441 in

Wellington and just go to the office park North of it, in the same parking lot. See our “AW Coupon” this month for a Buy One, Get One FREE class at Bootz Culture Camp! Another way to get a free class at Bootz? Get your passport stamped each time you visit and when your passport is full, you get a FREE class! Another “VIP Travel tip” - Go to the website and sign up for the email newsletter to receive special offers.

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‘Tis The Season To Be.... Stressed? 'Tis the season to be merry and gather those you love around to soak up quality time together. We really should be doing this all year round but it would seem that these days we are even too busy to spend time with our own family. I am sure this is why we look forward to the forthcoming holiday season so much. Sure, the food and presents are wonderful but if you really analyze why you look forward to this time of year, spending time with your loved ones would be top of the list and, believe it or not, it is actually good for our health. Decreasing loneliness, helping with quitting smoking to making a difference in healthy eating habits, it is actually healthy to spend time with people you love. Your friends and family are highly influential when it comes to the kind of lifestyle you lead. So with all this positive energy and love surrounding you why do we get so stressed at this time of year? We tend to blame worsening traffic, crowded malls, and incessant commercials pushing holiday consumption, but a key culprit is our own memories, according to Ronald Nathan, PhD, clinical professor at Albany Medical College in New York. “When we think about the holidays, we dwell on the

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past and what went wrong, or we romanticize it and make it impossible to re-create,” he says. He tells people to examine their thoughts and expectations and not drive themselves crazy planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner or finding the perfect gift. “Instead,” he says, “lower your expectations, and overestimate -- rather than underestimate -- your time.” Stress and the Immune System Easing up on yourself over the holidays is important because the connection between stress and illness is real, says Simon A. Rego, PsyD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and associate director of psychology training at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. “The controversy that stress causes disease is pretty much over. We’re now teasing out how stress does it,” he says. In fact, a new study explains how stress may weaken the immune system. Each cell contains a tiny “clock” called a telomere, which shortens each time the cell divides. To counter this effect, the body also produces an enzyme, telomerase, which protects the cell and prevents further shortening by adding more DNA to the end of the telomere. So far, so good -- but under stress, the body

pumps out cortisol, a hormone that suppresses this protective enzyme. The study found that people under chronic stress have shorter telomeres, which, researchers say, means they are more vulnerable to a host of ailments.

So what can we do to stop ourselves feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation? – try taking a break and listening to relaxing classical music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body,

can lower blood pressure, and reduce our levels of cortisol. Call a friend or family member - talk about your problems. A reassuring voice, even for a minute, can put everything in perspective. Exercise – you don’t have to run to your local gym or take a 40 minute walk, a short walk around the office or simply standing up to stretch during a break at work can offer immediate relief in a stressful situation. Getting your blood moving releases endorphins and can improve your mood almost instantaneously. Take a deep breath – we have already featured several articles on the power of the breath and it certainly holds true when it comes to stress. While shallow breathing causes stress, deep breathing oxygenates your blood, helps center your body, and clears your mind. Eat well - Stress levels and a proper diet are closely related. When time is limited and we have more to do and we forget to eat well, try and keep healthy snacks available at all times during this time of year. Laugh loud and often - Laughter releases endorphins that improve mood and decrease levels of the stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Laughing tricks your nervous system into making you happy. So this year invite as many of your friends and family to join you for the holiday celebrations, don’t stress the small stuff, just enjoy the healthy benefits that being with your friends and family will give you. Cheryl Alker specializes in flexibility training, facial exercises and postural alignment. Her 30 year career started as a group fitness and personal trainer, she has lectured and directed fitness training programs in both Europe and the USA and was an advisor for a Governmental health promotion program. Alker and her company Stretch Results International continues to work with a select clientele from a base in Palm Beach County, Florida, certifying health professionals in her results based stretching program, educating consumers through public speaking and offering consultation to clients who wish to lose their muscular pain and gain flexibility to achieve full and active lifestyles. Alker has a proven totally natural program that alleviates back pain visit She has released two DVD’s “Free Yourself From Back Pain” and “Core For Life” and written several E:books. For more information about professional continuing education and consultation options, e:books or DVD’s please call Cheryl on 561-889-3738 or visit,, This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors of Banzai Health. Stretch Results International, the author nor publisher take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider

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December 2014 banzai wellness magazine  
December 2014 banzai wellness magazine