Moore On Health would like to wish you a healthy and warm season’s greetings!
Here are some quick ways to help you fight the holiday stress.
1. Hike/Run/or Walk your mood with sunlight…try to stay outdoors during the day
It stimulates the production of feel-good serotonin and also helps relieve seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which impacts millions of Americans every year, says Judith Orloff, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
2. Stick with your daily routine
We try to place more on the “to-do list” when the holidays comes rolling around. Prioritize your workouts, book club, etc., and don’t try to squeeze in more holiday than you can handle, says Katherine Muller, PsyD, an assistant professor of psychology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
3. Savor a spicy meal
Hot foods trigger the release of endorphins—the natural chemicals that trigger feelings of euphoria and well-being, Dr. Kulze says.
4. Dip into some honey…preferably Raw Honey
You’ll get an instant kick and energy for the long haul. Plus, research shows that its antioxidant and antibacterial properties may improve your immunity. Here’s a tip: The darker the honey, the more powerful the antioxidant punch.
September marks National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month. With approximately 72,000 Americans living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), and an estimated two million, including 1 in 12 African Americans carrying the genetic trait for the disease, SCD represents the most commonly inherited blood disorder in this country.