If you're more tired than usual, find yourself overly irritable, and/or can't seem to concentrate, you may be suffering from low-level chronic stress. Chronic stress differs from acute stress, which comes from a sudden event such as the death of someone close or the loss of a job or relationship. But acute stress can lead to chronic stress. With COVID-19, we may encounter acute … [Read more...] about Chronic Stress: Recognizing and Mitigating It
Health Benefits of Walking: Is it the Magic Pill?
The health benefits of walking are numerous. Many doctors cite moderate physical activity, including walking, as a "magic pill" for better health. It burns calories, improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, enhances mood, boosts energy, and improves cognition. But most Americans don't get enough regular exercise, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Walking: Is it the Magic Pill?
Immunotherapy, What’s That?
After decades of attacking cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, it appears that we have a new kid on the block – immunotherapy. Former President Jimmy Carter took a new immunotherapy drug as part of his treatment for metastatic melanoma and in December announced he no longer had any detectable cancer in his body. In March, as Carter announced that doctors were stopping his … [Read more...] about Immunotherapy, What’s That?
What’s In Your Lip Balm?
Health blogger Nicole Akers returns as a guest to the Faith & Sweat blog, this time to educate us about a common personal-care product that may need a second glance. Thank you, Nicole, for your research and insight. Follow more of her work at nicoleakers.com What's in your lip balm? Have you ever asked the above question? I slather it on under lipstick, and anyone who knows me knows … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Lip Balm?