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Archives: October 2016

Are you Over Stressed?

When we are anxious and have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), our sympathetic nervous system stays activated. In this state, our bodies are on alert and go into survival mode. In order to lower our anxiety level, we need to cognitively work on changing our beliefs about that anxiety (usually with the help of a therapist) and implement some physiological exercises. The following simple relaxation techniques can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and will help you relax, lower blood pressure and lower pulse rate.

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How to age gracefully

What does it mean to grow old in today’s world? Aging affects everyone differently. However, the one thing we all have in common is that we cannot avoid it. How do we not just grow old, but grow old well?

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