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Learning to Grow Your Own Food Comes with a Host of Benefits

Learning to Grow Your Own Food Comes with a Host of Benefits

How Gardening Allows Combat Veterans to Blossom
 

With the summer months upon us, it is a great time to think about gardening. The good news is that learning to grow your own food comes with a host of benefits. The benefits are so good that it’s being recommended as an activity for veterans to engage in, especially if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or combat-related stress. The more people learn about the good that can result, the more they may be staking off a plot in the yard to get planting.

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

How veterans can be as productive at home as they were on the battlefield

June is National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. In the wake of 15 consecutive years of war, a great deal of attention has been paid to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress amongst combat veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11-20 percent of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD.

The majority of efforts to support and assist these remarkable men and women focus on managing and mitigating the symptoms associated with PTSD, using a combination of psychotherapy and medications. However, a growing body of research suggests that there is a different approach that may prove far more effective.

5 Tips for Choosing a Great Dentist

5 Tips for Choosing a Great Dentist

Everyone needs to have a dentist, but finding the right one is not always the easiest of tasks. After all, according to the American Dental Education Association, there are around 230,000 dentists in the U.S. Trying to choose the right one for your family may seem like a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some things you can do to help make the selection easier and keep your family happier.

MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

May is Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Month.  This makes for the ideal month to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of our service members, veterans, and their families, while focusing on the invisible injuries that many face after 15 years of war. Many come back with home with mental health issues that go unseen and can have a devastating impact on their health and the lives of those near them.

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 20 percent of the adults in this country meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity. The key to meeting this requirement, many agree, is for people to find something they enjoy doing. When they can find an activity that they not only enjoy, but that they get health benefits from, too, it’s a win-win situation all the way around. Today, many people are finding that Pilates is the type of activity that keeps them active and healthier.

“Many people are not familiar with Pilates, but once they get started and see what a difference it can make in their health and well being they become hooked,” explains Maria Sison-Wright, a physical therapist, and Pilates and Melt Method instructor as well as the owner of Inner Core Wellness, located in Vienna, Virginia. “It’s all a matter of giving it a try so that you can see just how great it can be.”

7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know

7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know

Having healthy teeth that do what they are supposed to is something we take for granted, at least until a problem arises and often stops us in our tracks. The dental field is one that is filled with many myths, leaving people to wonder how they should best go about taking care of their teeth to help them last a lifetime and keep them looking and feeling great. Knowing the most common dental myths and truths is one way to get a head start in keeping teeth healthy.

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

The Important Role Pets Play in Human Lives

Honoring our furry friends this April 11th, National Pet Day

April 11th is National Pet Day, making it a great time to consider the many reasons why pets play such an important role in our lives. Millions of people around the country have pets, most commonly cats and dogs, and they can feel the benefits, but there are some they may not even be aware of. Pets bring more to our lives than just a few laughs as they do something silly and pose for the camera. They give us a better quality of life and come with a dose of health benefits.

“Many people greatly underestimate just how much having a pet in their life does for their psychological well-being, as well as their overall health,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Pets play a very important role in enriching our lives in many different ways.”

Here are some of the important roles that pets play in human lives: