Laughter Medicine

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Benefits of Laughter Laughter really is the best medicine – physically, mentally, and emotionally. No prescription needed; no unpleasant side effects; it’s non-fattening, legal, and free. Get your daily dose! Laughter is a universal language, connecting and uniting people. Reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and feelings Increases joyfulness, peace, and wellness Internal jogging – laughing provides a good massage to all internal organs, especially the intestines, improving blood supply, and helping the bowels move properly Strengthens the immune system and … [Read more...]

Six Ideas for Lunch-Hour Fitness

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Experts often recommend taking a half-hour walk during your office lunch hour, and it's true that that's a great way to get your blood  moving, burn some calories and feel healthier and happier. However, walking day after day can get boring — not to mention, cardiovascular exercise is only half the equation. When you're looking to change things up, here are some great exercises you can do during your lunch hour to get into tip-top shape. 1. Lunges in the park: If you're near a park, take advantage of your lunch hour to get out into nature, where you'll feel refreshed almost instantly … [Read more...]

September Letter from the Editor

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Greetings eFitFamily readers!  Thank you for visiting and we invite you to explore our site to find information and inspiration as you take simple steps towards a healthier lifestyle.  This month we celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month as well as National Yoga Awareness Month. We continue to face a crisis of childhood obesity in our country.  According to the American Heart Association, approximately 1 in 3 children ages 2-19 are overweight and obese (BMI-for-age at or above the 85th percentile of the 2000 CDC growth charts.)  www.heart.org  Join us in creating awareness and making … [Read more...]

Benefits of Exercise for Children

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Those of you who have read my articles in the past already know how much significance I attribute to the benefits of exercise and nutrition on our mental well being. I am often being asked why I think we have so many children, and adults by the way, diagnosed with something we call ADHD, mood or anxiety disorders. Well, one day we may possibly find out that there is something particular in our food or environment that directly causes it. And for some children reducing simple sugars, gluten, or other additives can make a big difference. However, thinking about some friends of mine and how they … [Read more...]