Oct 04, 2018 PERF Monthly Newsletter – September 2018
Physical Activity Benefits Old and Young, Frail and Healthy
The Annals of Internal Medicine analyzed the results of a randomized trial of both frail and non-frail older adults and found that such activity programs really do benefit those who partake of them.
Eat, Play, Sleep – Stress Management Is Essential For Your Health
We all know that stress is not good for you. Separate from the psychological effects, stress can damage your physical health. How, and why?
What Your Body Does In Response to Stress
The body is built to react to stress for its own protection, so if (in ancient times) a predator was after you, or if (in modern times) a car is about to run you over, your body goes into high-stress mode and engages physiological changes that enables you to escape from the danger. Your brain perceives the threat, and immediately signals your internal systems to release a burst of hormones that increase your heart rate and raise your blood pressure. You are instantly powered up to either fight or run; the classic fight-or-flight response.
How to Dodge the Flu While You're Flying [VIDEO]
Getting this season’s flu shot is important and should be at the top of your list. After you’ve done that, though, you can take other precautions to minimize your chances of being exposed to the influenza virus, especially if you’ll be traveling by airplane. Here are good practices to adopt: