Wellness Wednesdays – 9/5/18
WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Meditation for Anxiety
Labor day is over. School is back in session. The highways are still hot and crowded. Feeling a little anxious? Here are a few tips for those looking for a little serenity from Sarah Wilson, writing for MindBodyGreen.com.
One. Use deep belly breathing. According to Wilson, “A stack of science seems to support the practice [of deep breathing]. Dr. Richard Brown, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and co-author of “The Healing Power of the Breath,” says that deep, controlled breathing communicates to the body that everything is OK, which down-regulates the stress response, slowing heart rate, diverting blood back to the brain and the digestive system, and promoting feelings of calm.”
Two. Have a gratitude ritual. Wilson notes that, before bed, she takes time to reflect on who and what she is grateful for. These things can be as simple as finding salmon on sale at the supermarket to as meaningful as getting a call from a close friend.
Want to read more? Check out the article here.
WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB
Weed-killing Chemical Found in Breakfast Cereal
CBS news reports that glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical had has been linked to cancer, was found in a number of popular children’s breakfast cereals. The report notes that 31 out of 45 tested products contained levels higher than what scientists consider safe for children.
Garmin’s New Fitness Tracker’s “Body Battery”
In a recent post at Gizmodo, Andrew Liszewski reports on the new Garmin fitness tracker, the vívosmart 4. Among its many features, the vívosmart 4 has a “body battery” that maps your energy levels and lets you know when it might be time for you to rack the weights, hit the locker room and call it a day. The new Garmin fitness tracker also features the ability to monitor pulse oximetry, which can help assess sleep apnea and other nocturnal threats to health and wellness.
LOCAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS
The Trustees are offering a yoga class in the Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens. No prior experience necessary. Just wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket or a yoga mat. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, N.H., is hosting the Harpoon Brewfest 5K. Find out more here.
The SalemFest 5K will start at Woodbury School at 7 a.m. All net proceeds from this community event will go to support Standup Salem, a community coalition whose goal is to make Salem drug-free. Salem, N.H. | RaceEntry.com
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Healthy Living Expo will be held from 10 to 2 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill. The event will focus on health, fitness, nutrition, financial wellness, emotional wellness and living green. Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillChamber.com
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s and join the Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a ceremony to follow at 9:40 a.m. — and finally, the race at 10 a.m. Andover, Mass. | ACT.ALZ.org
Lace up your running shoes for the first Navigation Brewing Co. 5K/0K Road Race. This year’s proceeds benefits Mill City Grows. Guess what? For runners 21 years and older, registration include a beer ticket.
Speaking of Mill City Grows, join them for a workshop on seed saving. It’s part of their 2018 Gardener Training Program (GTP). Seating is limited to 12 participants, so sign up now.
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