According to the American Migraine Foundation, mindfulness can reduce physical pain, anxiety and depression.
Each week, we witness how mindfulness and meditation enhances the benefits of the customized treatment plans we create for our patients. Even just ensuring you get time to truly relax each day, has notable health benefits.
If you are interested in learning how to meditate, or if you’re just looking to change things up, the Regenera Medical team uses and recommends an app called Head Space to help guide meditation.
Sweating can help you boost endorphins, detoxify the body, and lower your risk of common illnesses (ie. Flus, colds, etc.). Modern urban sweat lodges like Shape House are the perfect place to relax on a Sunday afternoon to sweat it out.
It’s important to take time for you and there’s no better day for that than Sunday.
We recommend taking a break from your blue light devices (phones, TVs, tablets) and curling up with a good book or listening to some music with a cup of chamomile tea, which the Regenera Medical team enjoys with a little honey and sliced lemon.
Not only does chamomile induce relaxation, research indicates that chamomile will calm an upset stomach and the flavonoids found in the flower help reduce inflammation and pain.
The pace of modern day living is causing excess production of the stress hormone called cortisol, in many. This increase causes blood sugar to spike and a host of other hazardous effects on the body.
We encourage you to take today to truly relax. For those that like/want to meditate, we recommend using an app called HeadSpace to help drop your cortisol levels.
For something super quick that can decrease cortisol by 24 percent, think of a happy memory and then inhale for 5 seconds, hold it for 1 second and then exhale for 5 seconds. Repeat 6 times.
Feeling stressed? Lend a helping hand!
A Yale & UCLA study found that people who do kind acts for others – whether it’s volunteering, holding open a door or helping with schoolwork – produces 23% less cortisol (stress hormone).