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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Music therapy: A peaceful revolution

March 16, 2013

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by Sam Pasco —  We all know that we are exposed to more excessive noise today than at any other time in history. Modern life can seem like an ongoing struggle to rise above the din. Home life fills our ears with barking dogs, air conditioning units, televisions, boom boxes and the kitchen vent-a-hood. What […]

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The importance of warming up and cooling down

September 27, 2012

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by Scott White —  Like any machine, the body needs to get ready for use. Before you race a car, you rev the engine and warm it up enough so that it performs at its best. Similarly, our bodies need warming up before any major physical exertion, be it work around the house/office, athletic events […]

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