Monthly Archives: January 2012

Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep

In this article in the New York Times’ Vital Signs column, researchers found that volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva, and in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that … Continue reading

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New studies caution against too much vigorous exercise

Although exercise is good for you and reduces your cardiovascular risk by a factor of three, too much vigorous exercise, such as marathon running, seems to actually increase your cardiac risk by seven, according to a study presented at the … Continue reading

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A quote by Marcus Aurelius

The universe is transformation, life is opinion…take away the opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, “I have been harmed.” Take away the complaint, “I have been harmed,” and the harm is taken away. Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, … Continue reading

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