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Your Waistline Is Telling You That You Are Under Chronic Stress… Here Is What To Do About It

    An expanding waistline is actually a very common response to stress, and it signals that you are producing too much cortisol as a response to prolonged stress.  I think of fat accumulation in the central abdominal area not as a marker of being overweight as much as it’s a marker of stress and high cortisol levels.  So instead of monitoring your eating, maybe what you should be monitoring is your cortisol and stress levels.   Because stress weight gain is different from other forms of weight gain — it typically centers in the abdominal area and is the […]

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5 Important Ways To Feel Loved And Boost Your Heart’s Health This Week

    It’s Valentines Day this week, and regardless of if you spend it with a person you love, a pet you love, doing an activity you love or giving yourself much needed break and some healing alone time on Valentines, any and all of these things can benefit your heart function, so it’s a great time for my annual review on all the ways you can support your heart’s health. I’ve got you covered on how to boost your heart health from every single angle!  Physically, energetically, emotionally. Let’s go:     1.  A Heart Boost From Grounding To

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You Can’t Lose Stress Weight By Dieting, Do These 10 Lifestyle Hacks Instead

    Are you having fun yet?  As much as the holidays can be a meaningful time of connection, damn can it be stressful.  You might typically associate stress with a tension headache, or difficulty sleeping at night, or being in a bad mood.  But did you know stress also causes weight gain?  But if you don’t know that stress causes weight gain, you’ll probably wind up blaming your diet and then stress out about every bite of food you eat. But that’s not necessary.  In fact, stressing out about what you are eating actually contributes to more weight gain.

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How To Protect Your Mental Health From Work Related Stress

        Because we are headed into cooler months, most of us will be spending more time indoors.  When we are inside for most of the day, it affects our levels of stress and our mental health.  In fact, job stress may cause as many as one out of every seven new cases of depression, anxiety and other common mental disorders, suggests a study  published in Lancet Psychiatry. Researchers looked at over 6,800 participants, ranking job strain at age 45 with risk of mental illness at age 50. The results were astounding. Having a job that is highly

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Why You Might Want To Consider Grounding At Work

    Now that Labor Day is over and it’s back to work, I thought I’d write up an article about grounding in the workplace.  If you are not sure what grounding is, I bet you know how it feels. If you have ever felt the relief of walking on the beach or spending an afternoon gardening, then you already know how supportive grounding can be and how it can help mitigate stress. Especially at work, especially when you are putting in hour after hour in artificial light, you are likely to feel disconnected from the natural rhythm of the

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Sick Of Winter? Here’s Why Spring Will Instantly Help You Feel Better

      I’m sick of being cold. I’m sick of the shorter darker days. I’m craving to be outside and luckily this spring I have a whole line up of awesome free healing articles for you on my blog that will help you get outside and feeling the best you’ve ever felt.  If someone has forwarded you today’s article, you can sign up right here to get one free article each week directly into your own inbox.   Dr. Koniver’s Free Weekly Newsletter   Today we are going to start with why getting outside and listening to nature will

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Connecting With Others Protects Your Own Heart’s Health… Here’s How

      We all intuitively can feel that connecting with others boosts our health, right? How much better do you feel after a warm hug from a friend, the comforting squeeze of a partner’s hand, or the joy of laughing around a dinner table with your children. Sharing space with a loved one for even one minute is enough to completely turn a bad day into a good one. Medical studies have shown that increasing your connection to others not only improves your health, it actually increases your longevity. I feel this has something to do with the fact

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