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Family Wellness

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/29/2015

Category: Mental Wellness

What is Family Wellness?

As we know, filling our own "vessel" first is vital to assist with balance in our lives which gives us the energy to share with our families and friends.

Be the Wellness Advocate in your family. Set the example for your children and other family members by practicing what you preach. Strive for improving eating, moving and thinking well habits on a daily basis. If you have a day that you don't feel you have done well with improving...

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What are you thinking?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/21/2015

Category: Mental Wellness

What Are You Thinking?

Are your thoughts guiding you toward mental and emotional wellness? How important is the power of self talk and our thoughts? The World Health Organization states: "We can no longer maintain strict, artificial divisions between physical and mental well being." Simply put, what we think affects our physical well being and vice-versa.

Self talk of unconditional love and forgiveness of ourselves and others and the desire to learn and grow...

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Why should I keep moving?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/15/2015

Category: Movement

Why should I keep moving? Current research reveals movement is an essential nutrient for our human genes. As we discussed last week, lack of proper spinal and joint movement leads to the adaptive stress response (being "Chased by a Tiger"). Sitting and a sedentary lifestyle is also lack of movement (leading to the adaptive stress response), hence the new slogan "sitting is the new smoking".

Physical inactivity is the 3rd leading cause of death in...

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Chasing Tigers

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/08/2015

Category: Ideal Weight

Chasing Tigers

Adaptive Stress Response

                Last week, we shared the effects of being in a chronic state of Adaptive Stress Response (fight or flight) – i.e. being Chased by a Tiger. As much as we are not often being chased by the actual Tiger or Beast anymore, what are some aspects of your modern lifestyle that contribute to the same fight or flights (adaptive stress...

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Are you being chased by a tiger?

by Dr. Kim Selir on 05/01/2015

Category: Good Ideas

Years ago, our ancestors were chased by tigers. The human body has an acute stress response to be able to survive in these situations - to prepare the body for standing and fighting or running as fast as possible in the opposite direction of danger.

This adaptive stress responsive involves, to name a few, changes of increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, constricted blood vessels, increased blood cholesterol and lipid levels, increased adrenaline and heart rate, ...

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