HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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The wonderful world awaits. And the mountain views are worth it!

HIKING TIPS FOR SENIORS

ANGELA S. HOOVER





Angela is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

expect the temperature to go down about 5 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet you climb.) And be aware of the time of day – you don’t want to get stuck on a trail when darkness falls.

Today’s seniors are an active bunch. You won’t find them sitting on the front porch in rockers, watching the world go by. They are out there in the midst of things, eager to find new adventures and enjoy new experiences.


For on-the-go seniors who love a challenge, hiking can be an exhilarating hobby. It can be as vigorous as you want (think Rocky Mountain climbing) or just a way to take in local scenery. Regular hiking can reduce arthritis, ease joint and knee pain, boost bone density and improve cardiovascular health. If you want to give hiking a try, here are some tips for getting started: