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    The Benefits of Yoga For Senior Citizens

    Yoga Benefits Yoga offers many physical and psychological health benefits for those of all ages. As a practicing Buddhist, I became very interested in the numerous health benefits of yoga. There are many schools of yoga, each with its own strengths and limitations. However, I quickly realized that there were three main areas of concentration in yoga. The first area is Pranayama, which is breathing exercises. Pranayama Breathing exercises, such as pranayama, have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels. By reducing the stress hormone cortisol, a state of constant and intense worry and tension is reduced. Yoga helps us relax by reducing the levels of our “fight-or-flight” response…

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    7 Tips To Feel Good About Your Body

    Feel Good About Your Body When you feel good about your body, chances are you’ll feel good about other areas in your life, too. Feeling good is a state of being, and this vibration and energy in your body can act as a magnetic pull for the things you want in life. Unfortunately, not everyone is comfortable in their own skin, and self-esteem is difficult to control. With the right routines, you can boost how you feel about your body. Here are seven tips for achieving better body image: #1. Hit the Gym Numerous studies have demonstrated the power of exercise on both the mind and body. Even when the gym…

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    What Can You Do About Unhealthy Cravings?

    The Unhealthy Craving Struggle Is Real We all struggle with cravings now and then.  Sometimes it is best to give in to them but not too often.  Cravings can easily become addictions such as caffeine, cell phones, drugs, gambling, shopping, and more. However, most things are fine in moderation so let’s discuss some tips to beat your cravings and maintain healthy moderation. #1 Distance Yourself From Cravings When you feel a craving, try to distance yourself from it. Focus on the “out of sight, out of mind” distraction technique. For example, how can you eat sweets if they are not available?  For us, we keep sweets in a freezer in…

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    6 Unhealthy Food Ingredients To Watch For

    Unhealthy Food The following are food ingredients that are considered unhealthy. They are known to cause a lot of health issues such as heart disease and cancers. These ingredients or chemicals are commonly found in many unhealthy processed foods, so be sure to read nutritional labels before buying any product. Also, make sure that the food you buy does not contain any of these nasty chemicals. #1 Artificial Flavoring Artificial flavors are generally chemically conceived creations that are used to enhance the taste of a food product. These lab creations have been found to cause various problems such as allergic reactions, exacerbation of asthma, digestive issues, and vomiting for certain…

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    COVID-19 One Year Later

    It is now one year after COVID-19. So let’s review what the last year held for us. Throughout history, there have been many major pandemics. Some of the most well-known include the Bubonic Plague in the 1300s, smallpox in the 1500s, and HIV/AIDS at the end of the 1900s. Compared to these plagues, COVID-19 is still a tiny blip on the world history scene. That is unless you’re one of the people affected by the virus. An estimated 848 thousand people have died from this virus in less than a year. With modern travel, world trade, larger cities, and increased contact between people, there’s an increased potential for viruses of…

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    Welcome To Athena Nagel – Health And Wellness

      As a veteran blogger, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to branch out into multiple niches.  AthenaNagel.com is my health and wellness site devoted to self-improvement and self-awareness. This site came about due to COVID-19 and the increased need across the globe for health and self-improvement.  Social distancing has impacted everyone in ways that may not come to light for many years to come.  The return to a new normal will take time, and we all need to heal ourselves. Stop on by periodically to see what’s new in the world of health and wellness! Reach out with any questions, concerns, feedback to nagelathena@gmail.com