Living with a child or adult on the autism spectrum can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. Addressing behaviors, finding and making arrangements for the best treatment available, and trying to help everyone in the family grow and succeed to the best of their abilities may leave caregivers with little time or energy for self-care – which is critical for maintaining their own strength and health.
Three critical body systems were identified that are essential to optimal physical and mental energy: adrenal function, thyroid function and liver function. Supporting these systems to help them achieve optimal performance and supplying nutrients to promote overall balance for all the key systems in the body – that would be a way to truly and naturally boost energy.
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 85 million, or about one in three adults in the United States have elevated blood pressure. And about two-thirds of adults over age 65 tend to experience a similar condition, according to the National Institute of Health.
What can you do to maintain healthy blood pressure and prevent health problems? Start by monitoring your blood pressure.
Sleep is essential for good health. We all know that we have more energy and feel more functional when we are sleeping well, but there are other health benefits that are not so obvious and well known. During National Sleep Awareness Week, it’s a good time to stop and think about how important sleep is to our overall health.
It’s well known that teenagers are highly vulnerable to social stress, including that brought on by social media, but the negative effects of social media go beyond affecting young kids and teenagers. Studies have shown that extensive social media use among adults may have damaging results for mental and emotional well-being.
Emotional strength and positive mood are what we all strive for, but sadness and irritability can surface at any time. Perhaps it’s because of a family tragedy, financial struggles, work-life imbalance, or any number of triggers or events. We strive for balance and to perform the best we can, and when we complete a task or project successfully, it’s a cause for celebration. When we commit to a fitness routine, we feel good about it. But for some of us, daily goals and routines can be negative stressors and pose a set of oppressive challenges.