Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.
Pain & Dread in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In this article, Adrienne Dellwo explains that a key factor of reducing chronic pain may be to reduce negative emotions, such as fear and dread.
Using Mindfulness to Approach Chronic Pain
Paying more attention to your chronic pain may seem counterintuitive, but mindfulness is actually a very effective practice for chronic pain.
5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again
Many have speculated that stress is an aggravating factor of chronic pain. Mark Hyman offers five tips to eliminate stress from your life.
Q&A: Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks About Bringing Mindfulness Meditation to Medicine
MIT-trained molecular biologist, Jon Kabat-Zinn is a major proponent of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as a treatment for cardiovascular disease, depression, addictions and chronic pain.
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health
Author Hannah Schreier studied teens who volunteered and found doing good is good for heart health as well as increases in empathy, altruistic behavior and mental health.