We say it at MOBE over and over again: the things you think about matter. Your thoughts and feelings, which you ultimately control, directly affect your physical well-being. That’s because happiness, positivity and all those other things that make your day better impact your whole body through the release of hormones and brain chemicals. A University of Michigan study found that optimistic retirees had a 73% lower risk of heart failure compared with those who were pessimistic.
An optimistic perspective naturally encourages people to adopt healthier habits like eating right, managing their stress and exercising. That’s not always easy, but that’s also why we have each other. Turning to friends or family and forging happy, healthy relationships cause your body to produce more cytokines—powerful natural healing compounds.
So whether the sun is shining outside your window, or the view is blocked by drifting snow…. you can choose to smile. It’s contagious and it looks good on anyone.
Have you ever wondered how you can swallow different pills meant for different things and they can all do their job? Prescriptions. Over-the-counter medicines. Dietary supplements. Botanicals. They all have their jobs–and they often do them well. But how do they know where to go? Let’s walk through the end to end process of how drugs get into your body and get to the site that needs them.
Whether you are a rise and grind kind of person or a late night gym rat, you may be positive that your time of day is the best time of day to work out. Or maybe you’re wondering if switching your workout routine would give you better results. So, let’s dive into the question: What’s the best time of day to work out?
Your appetite is really complex, and triggered or suppressed by many factors. Let’s dive into what exactly controls your appetite and what control you have in either suppressing it, stimulating it, or changing your cravings. The more you learn about how it all works, the more you can make your appetite work for you, and not the other way around.
Between busy holiday nights and cold wintry days, it can be challenging to find time for healthy habits. This guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide, invites us to explore the possibilities of winter in several new ways.
If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this guest post a MOBE Guide reflects on what that means to some of our MOBE participants.