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Grounding exercises for emotional health

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Grounding exercises are things you can do to bring yourself into contact with the here and now. They can be quick strategies (like taking three deep “belly breaths”) or longer, more form...


Learn to swim

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If you have never learned to swim or would like to teach your children how, the City of El Paso offer all levels and ages of swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes. Using a logical pro...


Try these supplements to relieve cramps

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As the days seem longer and we venture out to get more physical activity, we may run the risk of developing the occasional muscle cramp. Here’s what you can do to make sure pain ...


Best foods to eat before and after a swim

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Swimming is a great workout for the whole body. But to get the full health benefits of swimming, we need to give ourselves the right fuel at the right time. It is recommended that you...


​ Simple and Fun Water Aerobics

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The heat, arthritis, joint pain and summer laziness make working out a challenge. The simple solution: water exercises. Here are 5 water exercises that you can try this summer. Aqua Jog...


Stimulating brain circuits improves cognition and mood

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We humans lose mental acuity, an unfortunate side effect of aging. And for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the loss of cognitive functi...


Emotional toll of empty nest syndrome

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Graduations are new beginnings and logically, a final chapter. Many parents will face the emotional roller coaster of ‘empty nest’ syndrome. Empty nest syndrome isn't a clinical diag...


Memorial Day and Baseball – two American traditions

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What better way to celebrate the long weekend than with trip to the Baseball Park? On Sunday May 29, the El Paso Chihuahuas take the mound against the Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros...


Look in on your senior neighbors

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As the summer begins and our schedules lighten up just a bit, now is a good time to open a line of communication with some of your more senior neighbors. Dropping a note with a basket of...


Beat the heat – naturally!

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Here are a few home remedies that are easy and effective ways to beat the heat. Placing your feet in a cold foot bath cools your body and allows you to sit back and relax. Simply add ...


Strawberry Season is upon us

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Strawberry season can begin as early as May, peaking in mid- to late-June. Not only intense in flavor, but fresh strawberries are also potent little packages that protect your heart, inc...


The best sports drink for working out in the heat

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In El Paso’s hot, dry heat the dangers of dehydration should be a concern even while performing minimal exercise. Symptoms of dehydration are feeling dizziness, lethargy, and muscle cram...


​ New tool creates hearing cells lost in aging

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Hearing loss due to aging, noise and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop into the ...


World Paloma Day

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On May 22nd, World Paloma Day recognizes the national drink of Mexico. This refreshing cocktail made with tequila and grapefruit soda is worth celebrating! To enjoy at home, try this ...


​ Possible causes for emotional imbalance

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While some people are naturally more emotional than others, we all have days that are more trying than others. This could be due to a few reasons, including stress, diet, hormonal change...


​Make a card for your grad

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Almost everyone knows a student who will be graduating this spring. Instead of heading to the Hallmark aisle, why not make your very own personal and congratulatory card? The gr...


​ Chiropractic Care

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Some patients swear by it while others scoff but the truth is chiropractic work is widely accepted in the medical community, making it a popular form of complementary therapy. The practice...


Healthier snack options that sound good

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If you find yourself staying in and craving some salty snacks like potato or tortilla chips, you would be much better off by reaching for these crunchy munchies. Popcorn may possibly ...


Couch Potato Workout

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The heat is coming fast, and you may be more tempted than ever to settle in and binge watch a show. But that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Rest assured, there is a workout for you.The...


Controlling sugar levels guards against heart attacks

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A new study from the University of Surrey suggests that controlling blood sugar levels within the first year of a diabetes diagnosis reduces the incidence of major cardiovascular events....


Emotional wellbeing linked to physical wellbeing

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Research has proven that physical activity can help bring emotional wellbeing into focus. It’s important to know that mental wellbeing does not mean being happy all the time, and it does ...


​Make this your lucky day

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It’s Friday the 13th and if you are superstitious, you may believe that it’s an unlucky day. Well, experts say that may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Research shows that people who bel...


What Is Reiki Therapy?

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Reiki therapy is based on an Eastern belief that vital energy flows through your body. The idea is that a Reiki practitioner uses gentle touch -- or places their hands just above your bo...


​ Brain foods

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Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels. They include the following: Green, leafy vegetables. Leafy greens such as kale, ...

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