World Kidney Day

A few years ago, I noticed several dialysis centers popping up around Maryland and DC.  It seemed like there was one on almost every other corner. The amount of dialysis centers in my area has become so alarming that one of my former co-workers spoke about it during a meeting, as we tried to thinkContinue reading “World Kidney Day”

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Tips and Tricks to Get More Sleep: Practicing Relaxation Techniques

Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques have numerous benefits, such as: Lowering stress Lowering blood pressure and heart rate Serving as a temporary distraction Helping relieve tension Improving sleep Allowing oxygen to flow throughout the body My personal favorites include: 4-7-8, the body scan, guided meditation, and listening to nature sounds. Practicing relaxation techniques helpedContinue reading “Tips and Tricks to Get More Sleep: Practicing Relaxation Techniques”

Tips and Tricks to Get More Sleep: Practicing Sleep Hygiene

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? There are several reasons why 1 in 3 adults living in America are not getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep. 1,2 I, myself, have dealt with sleep issues on and off over the past few years. However, after dealing with chronic insomnia thatContinue reading “Tips and Tricks to Get More Sleep: Practicing Sleep Hygiene”

Strengthening Your Immune System through Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Stress Management

Every day the body is exposed to invaders ready to wreak havoc on our health.  Taking preventative measures may help protect the immune system from being compromised; strengthening your internal defense system. Diet Your diet is one of the most important lines of defense.  Vitamins, minerals, and even protein play a vital role in protectingContinue reading “Strengthening Your Immune System through Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Stress Management”