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When we're stressed, what happens in our bodies? What are the physical symptoms? How does our behavior change? Greenville health coach Aaron Benator explains.

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How does light affect how we sleep? It is one of the most important factors that affect how well we sleep. It regulates our circadian rhythm, which is the rhythm throughout the day where sometimes we feel like we have more energy, sometimes there might be a lull, sometimes we might get tired, sometimes we might be very alert (when we wake up ideally).

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When you're feeling stressed, you are not able to get into your parasympathetic nervous system, which is rest and digest. You're actually activating your sympathetic nervous system, which is trying to protect you, so it's taking all of that energy that would go to help you calm down and go to sleep and keeping you in a state of fight or flight.

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By: Robert Cross, M.D.
June 11th, 2021

If you feel tired throughout the day, it’s possible that you aren’t getting enough sleep or, more importantly, enough of the right kind of sleep. Not only does inadequate sleep leave you exhausted but it also affects your overall mood, productivity, and health.

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By: Jim Burford, M.D.
June 2nd, 2021

Sleep is your body’s opportunity for restoration. As you snooze through the night, many of your body’s organs are hard at work preparing the body for the next day.

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Everyone wants to live a healthy, long life. We often implement diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve this goal. However, setbacks and stumbling blocks can cause us to get discouraged. As a result, many health and wellness goals are often abandoned before encouraging progress is made.

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Yoga has several health benefits you may not know. These benefits include increased flexibility, balance, energy, reduced stress levels and even allergy relief. 

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Looking for a quick meditation exercise to relieve stress? Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull introduces you to a box breathing routine that has been used for years by first responders, the Navy Seals, and others.