Relieve Stress Through a New Type of Pushup

Relieve Stress Through a New Type of Pushup

by Don Ingwerson Robert Piper, author, columnist, and writer, in an article in Huffpost Healthy Living, includes meditation in his description for a new and updated concept of the pushup. To explain the need for a new pushup he comments, “The pushup has been a standard part of being American. If you grow up in America and go to school, one of the first things you’re taught in gym class is how to do a pushup. Millions of Americans do pushups Continue Reading

Be Still to Combat Boredom

Be Still to Combat Boredom

By Don Ingwerson Have you ever experienced a day in which you weren’t somewhat bored? Until recently, boredom wasn’t really challenged but rather just accepted as part of one’s day. Most people accept some boredom as long as it is offset with experiences of joy and excitement. Presently, boredom is receiving more attention as a source of health and emotional concerns. New studies are finding that boredom is pervasive throughout society and Continue Reading

Health Significant to Successful Life

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by Don Ingwerson A rising tide of public opinion shows health, more than almost any other aspect of life, to be significant to a successful life. More than 2000 Americans ranked five ingredients as contributors to their overall success, and the results were: being open to change at 94%; good health at 85%; finding time for important things at 83%; having a good marriage or relationship at 81%; having a job or career you love at 75%. As you can Continue Reading

Prescriptions That Are Outside the Doctor’s Toolbox

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A guest post written by Ingrid Pechke, media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts Patient-driven care, the mHealth movement, the fact that over a third of the population is willing to pay out of pocket for complementary and alternative medicine–this is today’s health care reality. From the latest health apps on their mobile devices to having direct access to their online medical records, more people are taking Continue Reading

Health Through Helping Others

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by Don Ingwerson A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my son as he was recapping the latest on his house-remodeling project. I’d been hearing about the ups and downs of remodeling the kitchen and bathroom – important high-traffic areas – and after months of disruption a date had finally been set for the cabinet installation. As you can imagine, after months of having kitchen materials stacked and piled on the dining room table and floor, the Continue Reading

Reducing Stress the Military Way?

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  A guest post written by Keith Wommack, Columnist / Christian Science practitioner & teacher / Legislative advocate for spiritual healing Marine Lance Corporal Carlos Lozano drops from a helicopter during a simulated raid, confronts mock Afghan villagers, and is rocked by loud explosions. Then, obeying orders, he sits silently and stares at his boots. The Marine isn’t happy about stopping to meditate. But it just might be Continue Reading

Beyond a Clinical View of Health

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by Don Ingwerson This post was originally posted July 16, 2012. You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? Meditation and love are very much a part of healthy lifestyles, according to columnist Mark Bittman, who stated in a New York Times Opinionator article, “For the first time in history, lifestyle diseases…kill more people than communicable ones…But they are preventable, and you prevent them the same way Continue Reading

The Health Pushup

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  by Don Ingwerson Robert Piper, author, columnist, and writer, in an article in Huffpost Healthy Living, includes meditation in his description for a new and updated concept of the pushup. To explain the need for a new pushup he comments, “The pushup has been a standard part of being American. If you grow up in America and go to school, one of the first things you’re taught in gym class is how to do a pushup. Millions of Americans Continue Reading

Remembering Koop

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by Don Ingwerson C. Everett Koop, former US Surgeon General, passed away February 25 at age 96. Here’s how I remember him. I was a school administrator when President Reagan nominated C. Everett Koop as Surgeon General for the United States. I recall Koop's appearing in front of congressional committees and the intense questioning that he was subjected to. However, what struck me then and later was his Lincoln-esque, statue-like appearance Continue Reading

What Cuts the Chance of Catching the Cold or Flu by up to 50 Percent?

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan “Your mind can cut your chances of catching a cold by 40 to 50 percent.” Really? Yes – according to a recent ABC News report by Susan Ince entitled, “15 Ways To Prevent Colds and Flu” which lists meditation along with other methods of prevention such as exercise, getting enough sleep, and frequently washing one’s hands. Here’s some Continue Reading