How to Stock Your Natural Medicine Cabinet | The Health Sessions

How to Stock Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

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Few things are more annoying than becoming sick in the middle of the night and realizing you have nothing at home to ease your symptoms. That’s why many of us keep aspirin, cough medicine and Imodium at hand. But have you ever considered stocking a natural medicine cabinet (too)?

There are different reasons why you might turn to natural remedies instead of conventional medication when you get sick.  You may experience side-effects from over-the-counter drugs or you want to fix the root cause instead of treating symptoms. Natural remedies could also help prevent you from getting ill, by supporting your immunity.

Whatever your motivation, take a look at these 8 remedies to keep in your natural medicine cabinet. 

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How to Start Strength Training When You Have a Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Start Strength Training When You Have a Chronic Illness

We all know that strength training is key for keeping the body strong, maintaining a healthy weight and improving self-image. But if you have a chronic illness that comes with a host of unwanted symptoms like pain and fatigue (such as myalgia encephalomyelitis, Lyme, or fibromyalgia), the last thing you’d want to do is to hit the weight room.

But it’s still worth it. For those dealing with chronic illness, lifting weights may soothe and manage symptoms, increase energy, improve mobility and enhance life quality, research shows.

The niggling question is, how does one get started?

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6 Natural Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors | The Health Sessions

6 Natural Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

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Intuitively, we know that being in nature is good for us. Who hasn’t felt better physically and mentally after a walk on the beach or pottering around in the garden? Research confirms that spending time outdoors boosts your health and happiness in many different ways.

But most of us spend the majority of our waking hours indoors. Whether you work in an office, shop or school building, or you’re housebound due to chronic illness, chances are you’re not connected with nature on a daily basis.

Of course, there are ways to get your daily nature fix, even if you live in a concrete jungle. And ideally, you could reap the benefits of nature through outdoor recreation on weekends, from playing in the park to mindfully forest bathing. But because we spend so much time inside, why not bring the benefits of nature to us?

Take a look at these 6 natural ways to bring the outdoors indoors. 

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How to Lead a Balanced Lifestyle with Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Lead a Balanced Lifestyle with Chronic Illness

This article is written by Helen Bradford.

In order for us to discuss managing balance with chronic illness, first, we must define it. What do we actually consider to be a chronic condition? It is actually a condition that is permanent and basically incurable. Chronic conditions include heart disease, asthma, epilepsy, cancer and diabetes, among others. People can usually manage them through early detection, adjusted diet, moderate exercise and suggested therapy.

But even though people who are diagnosed with it struggle both physically and emotionally to cope with everyday life and obligations, it is possible for them to lead a balanced lifestyle, too. It just requires more effort and some modifications to many aspects.

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8 Science-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Mood | The Health Sessions

8 Science-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Mood

There’s nothing wrong with being sad, frustrated or angry from time to time. Life isn’t always easy and you don’t have to “just be positive” all the time when you’re struggling with your health, relationships or finances.

But when you feel down, worried or tense more often than not, it may be a warning sign for you to take action. Depression and anxiety disorders can have a really negative impact on your health, happiness and overall functioning. So what can you do to take care of your mental health?

Have a look at these 8 scientifically proven strategies to boost your mood. 

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