Category: eMetro Health

Can Anger and Fear Affect Your Health?

Whenever I find a positive story, I am bothered by the comments that invariably express anger and hostility instead of embracing the good. A pilot safely lands a compromised plane, and as people express their gratefulness, someone has to comment that she was just doing the job she was trained to do and it was nothing special. Why not celebrate the skill and the lives saved?

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There is Hope

There is a word in the English language that I hate more than any other word. Suicide. I detest how it attempts to snatch the purpose and meaning of each person on this planet. This word comes to steal, kill and destroy. It’s relentless in trying to creep up and speak hopelessness to the heart of any woman or man. Recently, two celebrities made a choice that affected everyone that loved them. Something from this world was stolen that brought a flavor that will never be tasted again.

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In Search of Mental and Emotional Wellness

The month of May is filled with many occasions to celebrate. The most noteworthy celebration of all is the day we honor those who gave birth, stepped in, fostered, adopted, surrogate and yes spiritual mothers. We celebrate graduates in their achievements as they embark on their next level of endeavors. We celebrate the new season with all of its summer holidays. We prepare for proms, weddings, vacations, cookouts, pools opening and so much more. It’s time we work to get in shape physically, spiritually, and mentally.

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Healing Your Thinking

What if I told you that you could get rid of your own depression or anxiety? Would you be interested? What if I also told you that there is a possibility of healing schizophrenia and OCD? Would you believe me? Probably not. If it were that easy, don’t you think we would have a lot less mental illness in this world? Apparently, that is not the case. Mental illness seems to be growing at an exponential rate in our nation and our world currently. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We wouldn’t need a month dedicated to mental health awareness if we could eradicate it, would we?

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Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The only thing is, that’s not true. In fact, words can continue to hurt for a lifetime. In my practice, I continue to meet adults who are still “imprisoned” by words or names spoken over them years ago.

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Mental Health Awareness

There are so many people suffering from mental health challenges today that don’t even realize it, and they are alone. Unfortunately, in many families and cultures, the idea of acknowledging a mental health concern or even seeking counseling is still taboo. Many have been taught to “suck it up” or never let them see you sweat.”

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When Organ Donation Became Personal by Lisa Hetzel

Every day, twenty-two people on the national transplant waitlist die simply because they run out of time.* That’s the size of a small class. In one month, the number hits almost 700. That translates into the total number of students that I taught in my career. Shocking. I can’t imagine missing out on the blessing of teaching one of my students.

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Don’t Kid-Around with Your Kidney by Marge Roberts

March is National Kidney month, yet few people understand the vital role their kidneys play, beyond the fact that they are somehow involved in the removal of urine from the body. We take our kidneys for granted unless, or until, something goes wrong. The kidneys filter about 125-150 quarts of blood every day, resulting in just 1-2 quarts of urine each day. The urine contains both wastes an extra fluid. The kidneys are responsible for much more. The kidneys are involved in blood pressure regulation by controlling fluid levels. they produce renin, which in turn is involved in making the hormone angiotensin II which causes blood vessels to constrict, thereby increasing the blood pressure in a condition of low blood pressure or shock.

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7 health benefits of Zumba

Why Zumba is a great alternative to traditional fitness programs:

It’s fun! And the more fun you have, the more likely you are to want to keep doing it. Many people say they have so much fun dancing that they forget they are actually exercising.
Great for weight loss. Zumba is a powerful exercise with a 600 to 1,000-calorie burn in just an hour.

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No More Excuses! by Fred Williams

Eating is a form of entertainment in today’s culture but have you ever considered preparing food and having a workout routine a form of entertainment? As a personal trainer of 16 years, I love sharing my enthusiasm for working out and preparing food. Everyone looks for the shortcut, the easy diet, the magic pill, the miraculous liquid and the perfect workout plan, but the fact is that it does not exist.

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