September 16, 2021 / Health / Sandra Stokes
The Importance of Play in our Adult Lives
In our hectic lives of today’s world, many of us focus so much on our work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for fun – pure fun!
As we grew up and our lives became more focused and with more responsibilities, we stopped playing!
When we do carve out some leisure time, we are more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer then actually engage in fun.
Play is not just essential for…..Continue Reading
September 8, 2021 / Health / Sophie Gormley
Fall is here and it is the time of year that many reluctantly make the transition from spending hours outdoors in the yard and garden to spending more time within the home. This transition can be made easier by creating an indoor garden space, and houseplants can be an inexpensive way to spruce up even the most dull room or workspace. There are many therapeutic benefits from maintaining plants including reduced stress, increased attention, and improved productivity. Research also shows that keeping house plants can improve the quality of air within your home or workplace due to the release of oxygen and absorption….Continue Reading
September 3, 2021 / Health / Louis Robinson
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
How many hours of sleep do you get each night? The National Sleep Foundation conducted a Sleep in America Poll in 2020 and found that more than one-third of adults in America are not getting enough sleep and feel sleepy during the day for at least half the week or more. Survey participants felt as if feeling tired affects their work performance, ability to exercise, and negatively affects their relationships with friends and family. Sleep affects almost every…Continue Reading