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Health Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, an ancient healing practice, offers holistic wellness benefits. By stimulating specific points in the body, it promotes energy flow, aiding in pain relief, stress reduction and improved circulation. This technique, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, can alleviate migraines, back pain and even aid in managing chronic conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Acupuncture also supports mental health by reducing anxiety and enhancing relaxation. Incorporating acupuncture as a complementary therapy alongside modern medicine fosters a balanced approach to health. Boost the effectiveness of an acupuncture session by being well-hydrated. Acupuncture is covered by Extended Health Care Plans.

Do You Feel Rested?

If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you may want to find out why. Most adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night. According to the Mayo Clinic; Adequate, quality rest each night is essential for good health. Sleep provides the foundation for all our daily habits and decisions. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our mood as well as our ability to focus on daily tasks. Some suggestions for better sleep include moderate exercise, avoiding caffeine and consulting a Certified Body/Emotion Code Practitioner who can help you release any unprocessed negative (trapped) emotions that are disturbing your sleep.

Are You All In For Kids?

The cost of summer camps and after-school activities have become extras that many families can no longer afford. Yet the benefits of play are significant. Studies show that when kids participate in team sports and other physical activities when they are young, they are generally more resilient, experience less anxiety and develop a sense of belonging that can stay with them throughout their lives. To learn more about how you can help kids have less screen time and more play time, visit our website.

When It’s Not Just Aging

While it’s true that some health conditions are more common with age, there are some symptoms that should be discussed with your doctor. 1. Memory loss – this can sometimes be the result of medications, vitamin deficiencies and some disorders. 2. Vision problems – getting treatment early for certain vision problems like glaucoma can prevent serious damage. 3. Tooth loss – getting regular dental care can help seniors avoid tooth loss. 4. Depression – certain health conditions and medications can make depression symptoms worse. This problem can be treated professionally. 5. Weakness – a good exercise program can help prevent loss of muscle mass.

Raise Your Vibration

Clutter takes up space in your life. It’s time to declutter; time to open space physically and energetically. Decluttering works on the very human emotion and vibration of attachment, a dense vibration of need and lack. The job of commercialism in our society is to keep us buying on the premise that what we purchase will make us happy. Before we know it, our personal world is filled with clutter. As you remove clutter you set the stage for movement, clarity and possibility. You feel lighter as you release attachments. Your mind and heart receive open space for creativity, consciousness and contentment. You raise your Energy-Body vibration.

It’s Football Season

August is the annual kick-off to football season. As one of the most wagered-on sports, with an array of betting options including parlays, prop bets, futures, teasers and straight bets, football enthusiasts can often find themselves wagering more than they intended. With fantasy pools, online wagering, mobile betting apps and more so readily available, coupled with a few drinks, many are wagering beyond their budgets. What can a person do? Set a pre-game budget. Place bets before the game, not during. Avoid in-the-moment emotional wagering. Small tips to keep it fun! Play safe!

In-Home Care to Reduce Readmission

Readmission to the hospital after an illness or injury is a serious health issue for seniors. It is important for seniors and their loved ones to remember that in many cases, readmission is avoidable and can be prevented with a thoughtful post-hospital care plan. Consider having the following in place: *Medication assistance and management, *Discharge plan for patient and family members and *A helping hand at home. A helping hand can be family, friends or professional caregivers. For many seniors, a professional caregiver can help them overcome some of the main preventable causes of returning to the hospital.

Stay Safe in the Heat

During the warm, sunny days of summer, older adults are at an increased risk of heat-related illnesses. During extreme heat, stay indoors, stay as cool as possible and drink plenty of clear fluids. Avoid drinking alcohol and wearing tight-fitting clothing. A symptom of too much heat is swollen feet and ankles. More serious symptoms are dizziness, fainting, a change in behaviour, dry, flushed skin and a lack of perspiration. If you suspect someone is suffering from heat stroke, call 911 and apply cold wet cloths to the armpits, neck and groin area. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Fall Preventation at Home

Each year, an alarming number of people over the age of 65 experience a fall. Research has shown that as many as one in four older people fall every year. Falling in their homes is a serious risk that seniors face when they are alone. Here are some tips to help prevent falls before they happen: *ensure you have adequate lighting in your home, *always take a cordless phone or cell phone with you if you are going downstairs and *try not to move around your home more than you need to after taking medication that can impair your balance.

Your Personal Pharmacist

Do you have a personal pharmacist on your wellness team? A personal pharmacist pays close attention to your needs and provides personalized care. Whether it’s managing your diabetes, heart health or another chronic condition, they are invested in your health. Your personal pharmacist can help to make sure your medication is the right fit and introduce you to tools that make day-to-day medication management easier. With the expanded role of pharmacists, they can assess and prescribe medication for certain minor conditions that do not require a doctor’s visit. When you have a minor condition, visit your pharmacist for a free assessment.

The Power of Strength & Nutrition

As we age, taking care of our bodies becomes even more crucial. Strength and nutrition play vital roles in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can significantly improve our physical and mental well-being. Engaging in strength training exercises helps preserve muscle mass, increase bone density, and improve overall body strength. Simultaneously, proper nutrition provides the necessary nutrients and energy to support our body’s functions, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and enhance cognitive abilities. At Body Tempo Health and Fitness, we understand the importance of strength and nutrition as we age. Contact us to find out more.