How to Improve Your Functional and Mobility Training | The Health Sessions

How to Improve your Functional and Mobility Training

This article is written by Anne Denning.  

Have you wondered why some people go slow or move with pain, which affects their daily chores and even work? Well, this is because some people have instability and malfunction in their movements and mobility.

If this happens to you, you need to enhance your moves to accomplish your fitness goals. This will make you efficient and able to satisfy the demands and work of everyday life. Here are some details of what functional and mobility skills can do for you to live a quality life.

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Fighting Phobias: The Things That Go Bump in the Mind | The Health Sessions

Fighting Phobias: The Things That Go Bump in the Mind

This article is written by Jessica Smith.

Phobias are anxiety disorders that instill fear or panic in your mind. A phobia causes excessive, irrational fear in an individual about an object, a creature, an event or a feeling. A person with a phobia gets panic attacks when faced with their source of fear. They shape their lives to avoid facing the things which they consider dangerous. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that phobia affects almost 18.1% of the US population every year.

There are three types of phobias:

  1. Specific Phobia: This affects nearly 8.7% of the US population. Women are more susceptible to have a specific phobia.  There are further categories of Specific phobia, namely:  fear of natural environment, situational phobia, blood-injection-injury phobia, and animal phobia. There are more than 350 types of phobia in these four categories, like the fear of snakes, dogs, flying, driving, heights, darkness, storm, needles and blood.
  2. Social Phobia:It is a form of social anxiety where people have a fear of public embarrassment and humiliation that can disrupt a healthy life. Men are more likely to have social phobia than women. Another common social phobia is the fear of public speaking. The other concerns related to social phobia are of talking to strangers, being judged by others, and drinking at public places.
  3. Agoraphobia:This is the most disabling of all phobias. It is the fear of being trapped in a place where immediate escape is not possible. People with agoraphobia avoid crowded places because of the fear that they might get panic attacks if they can’t escape. They prefer staying at home to avoid a social situation. People with chronic health issues have a fear of need for a medical emergency in public places or trapped rooms.

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How to Work on Your Recovery in Everyday Life | The Health Sessions

How to Work on Your Recovery from Illness in Everyday Life

Do you ever dream about going to a luxurious wellness center where you can fully focus on your health and happiness?

I know I did. During times when I was severely ill, I used to fantasize about exotic yoga retreats or Swiss spas, with nothing on my mind but gentle exercise, nourishing meals, health-boosting massages and meditation sessions.

But unfortunately, that’s not how recovery works for most people. It’s something you have to work on in the midst of doctor’s appointments, work obligations, looking after your family and running a household.

And even if you do start your healing process in a rehabilitation retreat, one day you will get back to your regular life. You still need to find a way to combine managing your health and your other responsibilities.

So how can you work on your recovery from illness in everyday life? 

A lot of it depends on your health condition and personal situation. But here are some helpful ways you can still boost your health and happiness when you’re short on time and energy.

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12 Stress-Busting Quotes to Help You Stop Worrying | The Health Sessions

12 Stress-Busting Quotes to Help You Stop Worrying

No one knows what the future will bring, but that doesn’t stop most of us from wondering what might happen. While fantasizing about your dream trip, that cute date or your next career move can be motivating and constructive, worrying too much triggers all kinds of physical and emotional reactions.

When you’re overly concerned about a troubling situation, you probably have trouble sleeping and experience tense muscles, poor concentration and high stress levels. Excessive worrying may even lead to anxiety disorders, digestive problems, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system.

Just like ruminating about past events, you can stop your worrying from becoming problematic by moving your body, engaging in constructive forms of distraction and practicing mindfulness.

Take a look at these 12 stress-busting quotes about worrying to face your future, come what may, with more confidence. 

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13 Energy-Saving Back-to-School Tips for Chronically Ill Parents | The Health Sessions

Back-to-School: 13 Energy-Saving Tips for Chronically Ill Parents

It’s back-to-school season in many parts of the world. An exciting period for most kids, getting used to new a new classroom and teacher. But after six weeks (or more) of taking things slow, most families do need to get back into a routine again.

Of course no one likes to hear the alarm clock go off, but parents with chronic illness may really struggle to get back into a rhythm that’s not in tune with their body’s capabilities. Having school-aged kids brings all kinds of responsibilities, from helping with homework to enabling extracurricular activities and play dates. No matter how much you love your kids, these commitments are not always easy to handle when you’re sick and in pain every day.

What helps you cope depends a lot on your health situation, your family and where you live. School systems and the way we raise our kids vary a lot around the world. But here are some general energy-saving back-to-school tips for chronically ill parents. 

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