Have you ever wondered how your body processes the chemicals found in the air, on your food, and in products in your home? What happens when you are exposed to excessive amounts of these chemicals? In our modern, industrialized society, toxins are constantly surrounding you and creating an increased burden on your body’s natural detoxification pathways. You may notice these effects in your body over time with signs like decreased energy, brain fog, sluggish digestion, skin rashes, headaches, and other potential symptoms.
“Longevity” has become something of a buzzword in the health and wellness space. So what is it? Longevity is, by definition, a long life or existence. When we talk about longevity as it relates to health and wellness, specifically, we are referring to the length of your years when your body and mind are as healthy, fit, and high-functioning as possible.
Stress and emotions impact the heart, but the reverse is also true. Your body has the inherent power to calm down your mind when you are tense. In this webinar, cardiologist Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra discusses stress and the connection between the heart and mind. She will also address how you can tap into the heart-mind connection when you are in a state of stress.
Think about a time when you felt angry, anxious, or stressed. Maybe you had a big exam, an argument with a loved one, or a jarring emotional situation. It’s likely that your heart started to race, your breathing became quick and shallow, and you felt yourself start to tremble. Your muscles tensed up. Maybe you even felt dizzy or nauseous.
Join Sarah Bird, DNP, one of the original creators of PALM’s Balanced Living Program, for a short virtual info session on the program, which helps participants reset their habits, lose weight, and look and feel their best. Sarah will share an overview of the Balanced Living Program, what it includes, who it’s for, and what to expect from it. She will answer questions from the audience after her presentation.
Join Drs. Kevin Cloninger and Lauren Dal Farra for lunch from the PALM Café and a workshop on how to prevent and manage stress and burnout. They will discuss the best path to break away from burnout and the many exhaustions of life. Registrations and donations can be made at anthropedia.org/lunch-and-learn. All funds go directly to support Anthropedia.
What causes stress in your life? Take a few minutes and think about it. Are answers such as work, family commitments, relationship conflicts, or health concerns coming to mind? These common daily stressors affect everyone on some level.
Did you know you can train your brain to develop a skill much in the same way you can train your body to develop a skill? Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. At first, it probably felt completely foreign to your body. But over time, the more you practiced, your body slowly became used to the feeling of pedaling, keeping your balance, directing the bike, and paying attention to your surroundings. You naturally developed the muscles, coordination, and rhythm needed to stay on the bike. Eventually, it became a habit. It’s actually a very similar process when you are teaching your brain to do something like getting calm, focusing, and regulating your emotions — you have to train it.
Have you ever promised yourself, “I’m going to eat healthier,” “I’m going to exercise more,” or “I’m going to lose weight,” but constantly found yourself falling back into your old habits? It probably comes as no surprise that healthy living and weight management are two of the most common areas where people want to improve. But what does it look like to work towards a goal of “living healthier” or “losing weight”? Can you clearly envision the steps you need to take to get there?
Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious meal from the PALM Café while learning from counselor and coach Lara Pennington, who will explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it. Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life; however, in today’s world, stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool they know. How do you move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life?