Conscious breathing is one of the most effective stress reducers. In our culture, we tend to breathe high in the chest and not use the full space of the lungs. Conscious breathing will change your normal shallow breathing to more relaxed and full breathing. It also involves learning to properly use your abdomen and diaphragm and increase your oxygen intake.
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By Deborah A. Ballard, MD My father liked pranking people. During a family gathering a few years back, he switched my precocious 3-year old niece Maggie's dessert for broccoli, which she hated, as she turned away from her plate for a second. Upon turning back to see the offensive vegetable ...READ MORE
The Duke Diet & Fitness Center nutrition team has assembled some delicious and healthy side dishes you can incorporate into your Thanksgiving menu this year. Remember to follow CDC Guidelines for celebrating family gatherings, that way you can celebrate while staying safe. Roasted Cranberries and Grapes with Rosemary Servings: 16 Serving ...READ MORE
Studies in sports and exercise have shown that music can improve performance in several areas. For instance, during repetitive exercise such as running, music can narrow a person’s attention away from sensations of fatigue. In other instances, it can be a stimulant before a competition or have a calming effect ...READ MORE