Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?

Many people may have found their stress levels increased over the Pandemic.It is good to know that Tai Chi may help! The benefits of Tai Chi can include improved mood,decreased anxiety and stress and better sleep according to the Mayo Clinic Website.It is best to practice Tai Chi at the same time and place everyContinue reading “Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?”

Being Your Own Best Friend

Being your own Best Friend may sound like stating the obvious.Why would you not be your own Best Friend? Being your own Best Friend for Health and Weight Management requires some reflective thinking.You need to take time out to reflect. As Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living“.Just because you have always doneContinue reading “Being Your Own Best Friend”

Plant Based Diet Benefits(including weight loss).

A mainly plant based diet means eating mostly fruit, vegetables,beans,lentils,whole grains,seeds,nuts,herbs and spices.What is the benefit of a plant based diet for Health and Weight Management? In the five places in the world(The blue Zones)with the largest percentage of centenarians,the diet is 95% to 100% whole food and plant based.Their diet is rich in rootContinue reading “Plant Based Diet Benefits(including weight loss).”

Mindfulness Book -‘Light Mind’ by Padraig O’Morain

If you want a good book on mindfulness ‘Light Mind-Mindfulness For Daily Living’ by Padraig O’Morain is the book. Padraig O’Morain is a counsellor and columnist with the Irish Times.The book explains how mindfulness practice can enhance your life.The exercises in the book will enhance your mindfulness . Padraig O’Morain deals with the subjects ofContinue reading “Mindfulness Book -‘Light Mind’ by Padraig O’Morain”

Tai chi,Qi Gong and Yoga For Calm

We have all had a very different year to our life before the pandemic.It takes time to get back to our social groove again .Dr Ahmed Hankir,a psychiatrist writing in the Daily Mail on 8/6 21 says “if we rush back in with elaborate social plans or parties we may be overwhelmed and this couldContinue reading “Tai chi,Qi Gong and Yoga For Calm”

Acupuncture and Stress Management

The last year has been hard for many people.Financial uncertainty,loss of social contacts and health issues have made life more stressful for many.Having a good routine for exercise will certainly improve your well-being . An article on stress management on the Mayo Clinic website says “exercise in almost any form can act as a stressContinue reading “Acupuncture and Stress Management”