Blindspots in Cancer Funding

Funding For High-Profile Cancers Every year in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month succeeds in raising millions of dollars to fund research and awareness programs for this devastating cancer that affects 12 percent of women in the United States alone. Men, too, are affected by the disease, and more than 2,000 American men are expected to be diagnosed with the invasive cancer in 2019. Thankfully, extensive … Continue reading Blindspots in Cancer Funding

Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment

For many, depression feels like a constant sadness, gnawing away at fleeting moments of happiness in life, an ever-present melancholy always there in the background. Depression, however, doesn’t necessarily present in such a predictable way in every person. For some, depression manifests in cycles. The waves of sadness come and go on repeat, sometimes in noticeable patterns, other times in random bursts. For those with … Continue reading Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment

Benefits of Family Fitness

Getting moving as a family has so many amazing benefits. Group physical fitness not only represents an important bonding opportunity, but it’s also a way to reduce sedentary behavior in young children. Sweating together as a family establishes a foundation for fitness in kids that will remain with them throughout their lives. Children, after all, model their parents’ behavior and are more likely to participate … Continue reading Benefits of Family Fitness

The Physical Manifestation of Stress

We all experience stress at one time or another. Whether it’s work deadlines or family disharmony causing your cortisol levels to rise, stress can have a real effect on your mind and body. Stress manifests as a result of everyday annoyances (e.g. being stuck in a traffic jam) but can also be the result of instances of trauma (e.g. divorce or a death in the … Continue reading The Physical Manifestation of Stress

Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

As an outdoor activity, gardening allows you to get some exercise and sweat. Any physical movement is good for your body, and because gardening mostly takes place outside, your body is able to absorb the vitamin D that it needs. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress, and stress is a huge health risk. Chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune … Continue reading Keep Calm and Plant a Garden