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Healthy Living During These Hard Times

Here at Mind Body Spirit Care, we take pride in helping people live full, happy lives. But, in these uncertain times, it can seem more difficult than ever to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

We want to help and support you through these hard times by providing resources for at-home use. We’re currently living in an uncertain world, but we can get through it together by staying safe, connected, and motivated.

Our At-Home Chair Yoga Practice

To help you stay physically and mentally healthy in this period of social isolation, we’ve recorded a short chair yoga practice that you can complete at home. Yoga is a wonderful tool for staying active, relieving stress, and finding mental clarity. Even with chaos in the world around us, yoga can help us find moments of peace and gratitude. This chair yoga practice is great for both beginners and seniors, as well as anyone seeking a gentle at-home workout.

In this practice, we’ll move through a variety of positions designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. We’ll also focus on listening to our bodies to find a feeling of inner peace.

The Benefits of Yoga For Turbulent Times

Yoga can hugely benefit your lifestyle in this difficult period. You can complete a yoga workout with a limited amount of space – whether it be in your kitchen, bedroom, or living room – making it an easy at-home workout. Plus, yoga combines the benefits of meditation with stretching and strengthening, working to keep your body healthy while increasing mindfulness and a sense of calm.

Chair yoga is a safe, low-impact way to enjoy the benefits of yoga. By staying seated, seniors and individuals with limited flexibility can safely complete all of the exercises in this practice. In our gentle, 25-minute routine, you can build strength and balance, boost circulation, and find relief from anxiety.

We want to support your mental and physical wellbeing in any way that we can. Even from a distance, we hope that this virtual resource will provide you with comfort and strength in these hard times.

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Menopause Diagnosis and Treatment

Women are well aware that menopause comes for all women, but not all women can recognize the signs and symptoms of menopause. Sometimes symptoms such as irregular or infrequent periods can be caused by other reproductive matters. It is important to discuss all symptoms with your doctor. If you suspect that you are entering the great change of life, seeing your doctor will ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

Signs of Menopause

In addition to irregular periods of decreasing frequency, there are several symptoms and signs that a woman has entered menopause. Some of the most common symptoms are night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness or laxity. Some women may also experience stress or urgency incontinence due to a weakening of the vaginal walls and pelvic floor. Mood swings are also common.

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Signs Women Need to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Every woman goes through it eventually. As we age, our bodies change. One of those changes has to do with sexual hormones. A woman’s hormones decrease gradually at first, then faster as menopause progresses. 

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When your hormones first start to fall, you may not have a lot of symptoms. Symptoms may be sporadic or nonexistent. You may notice some minor differences, such as decreased lubrication during intercourse or brief hot flashes. As symptoms start to appear, they can range in severity and frequency.

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Benefits and Advantages of Aesthetic Fillers

Are you starting to see the signs of aging? Maybe you just want to head off those lines and wrinkles before they have a chance to fully form. Regardless of your reasons for getting them, aesthetic fillers have many benefits and advantages. Here are just a few.

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Smoothing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The primary reason to use dermal fillers is to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers plump the skin from the deepest layers, which can fill in and smooth out those lines and wrinkles you have started to see crop up. Fillers can be used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, or between the brows.

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Combining Facials with Microneedling

Getting a facial doesn’t just have to be a pampering experience. Facials along with other treatments can help you keep your skin beautiful and fight the signs of aging. Microneedling is a great treatment to use in conjunction with facials. There are many benefits to combining these two treatments.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a process in which tiny wounds are made in the surface of the skin to promote collagen and elastin production. An infusion of natural collagen and elastin will help the skin have a better texture, as well as being plumper. Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are all important in the body for keeping the skin healthy and beautiful. 

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Three Key Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga was once considered the “exercise” of new-agers, young people, and active moms, but yoga therapy is actually very beneficial to your mind, spirit, and body. Therapeutic yoga can be used to treat a number of conditions, both psychological and physiological. Here are some of the key benefits of therapeutic yoga.

Improved Mental Health

Studies have shown that therapeutic yoga can greatly improve symptoms in people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and even schizophrenia. However, even if you do not have one of these conditions, yoga will still improve your mental health. It can greatly reduce stress, which can improve many health conditions as well.

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What Is Chelation Therapy, and Who Needs It?

Our bodies come into contact with toxins every day, and most of them are relatively harmless to the human body simply because the body automatically flushes it from the system. However, there are some compounds, such as heavy metals, that do not flush from the system naturally. For these issues, chelation therapy is necessary. It can also be useful for other conditions. Here’s what chelation therapy is and what it can be used for.

What Chelation Therapy Is

Chelation therapy is an intravenous therapy that removes heavy metals and other substances from the body. It is made up of special chemicals that are designed to bond to metals in the blood. They are then flushed from the body through your urine. It can be done very quickly in an afternoon appointment.

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Three Signs That You May Need Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

As we age, our bodies change dramatically. One of the changes that most men and women undergo is a reduction in sexual hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. For women, this change is called menopause; while for men, it is called andropause. While hormone replacement therapy isn’t necessary all the time, there are some signs that bioidentical hormone therapy might be right for you.

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Fatigue

One of the primary symptoms of not having the right levels of hormones is fatigue. Fatigue goes beyond just being tired. When you are fatigued, you feel as though you did not sleep at all, even though you may have slept for many hours. No amount of sleep seems to be enough, you wake up tired, and no amount of coffee helps you get started in the morning. 

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Acupuncture as a Natural Form of Pain Management

Chronic pain sufferers are often looking for new ways to manage their pain. Especially in light of the reported dangers of many pain medications, it is more important than ever to find other ways to manage your pain. Acupuncture is a form of pain management that is completely natural and effective. 

What Is Acupuncture?

Most people have heard of acupuncture, but do you really know what it is? Acupuncture is more than just placing needles in the skin. The practitioner is knowledgeable about the human body and how certain parts of the body affect other parts. With this knowledge, they can place the needles strategically to bring about different results, such as pain management.

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Botox Vs. Dysport: Similarities and Differences

Most people have heard of Botox because it has been a preferred treatment for celebrities for years. Botox and Dysport are both treatments that contain a specific type of neurotoxin called A botulinum toxin. They both work by relaxing muscles to promote a desired effect, such as reducing lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions. However, Botox and Dysport have several differences.

Differences in Makeup

Botox is made up of a specific type of A botulinum toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA, or ONA, while Dysport is made up of a type of A botulinum toxin called abobotulinumtoxinA, or ABO. Both of these are effective for relaxing facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Their manufacturing process is also different, which means that the nontoxin proteins that they contain are different. This difference in makeup means that Dysport has a faster onset and lasts longer than Botox.

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