From Busted Halo:
Summertime is by far the easiest season to prioritize your health and improve your diet. A delectable cornucopia of fresh and seasonal produce is available everywhere you turn.
Read Full story: http://bustedhalo.com/life-culture/this-summer-eat-local-eat-fresh-eat-outside
From Church Health Reader:
Ergonomics is a science that helps determine how individuals will perform best, be most comfortable while working, and reduce injuries that may result, especially from repetitive motions. Whether your job involves sitting or standing for the majority of the day, ergonomics can help prevent health problems such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, carpal tunnel, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.
Read Full story: http://chreader.org/everyday-ergonomics/
From Faith and Health Connection:
We are marvelously designed by God. He made us in a way that all our body systems work together in unimaginable and intricate ways.
Read Full story: http://www.faithandhealthconnection.org/the_connection/
From Healthy Catholics:
In 2015 a study of over 1000 older adults by researchers at the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences found that forgiving others protected against depression.
Read Full story: http://healthycatholics.com/?p=6445
Everyone is tired these days. I have not met one person who doesn’t agree with the fatigue that seems to be hitting all of us. There are several variables that could be causing your drowsiness.
Read Full story: http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/why-do-i-feel-like-i-have-no-energy.aspx
From Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services:
It’s easy to get caught in the same old routine, no matter what stage of your life you are in. When it comes to exercise in particular, it’s not uncommon to get burnt out on the same exercise routine day after day. There are so many options out there for you to expand your exercise repertoire and get outside of your normal routine (or even start a new routine if you don’t already have one!).
Read Full story: http://www.oprs.org/blog/2016-07-06/out-of-the-box-exercise-ideas
From Covenant Companion:
For the past three years, I’ve been the full-time chaplain at Covenant Shores Retirement Community in suburban Seattle. Three decades as a local church pastor prepared me for the best ministry assignment I’ve ever had. Going to the office is like being on vacation.
Read Full story: http://covenantcompanion.com/2016/07/11/senior-health-whats-faith-got-to-do-with-it/
From Adventist World:
I am 64 years old and have been faithfully taking my wife for her annual bone mineral density screening tests. She tells me that men are also at risk for osteoporosis. Is this true? I thought this disease affected only women.
Read Full story: http://www.adventistworld.org/2016/july/osteoporosis.html
I’d imagine that most Liberal Jewish converts consider the merits of Kashrut, or Kosher eating and living at some point in their early experiences.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/opentablejudaism/2016/07/08/grass-fed-check-free-range-check-organic-check-kosher/
New research shows that doctors regularly diagnose patients as “depressed” when they complain about marital and relationship problems. The problem is, being sad about a bad marriage isn’t depression, and anti-depressants can’t treat marital woes.
Read Full story: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthecouch/2016/07/antidepressants-for-a-bad-marriage-yield-depressing-results/
From North Carolina Council of Churches:
What does it mean to eat faithfully? This is a deeply personal, yet essentially communal question that we often don’t take the time to consider.
Read Full story: http://www.ncchurches.org/2016/07/eating-faithfully/
From Religion Clause:
In Michigan yesterday, the mother of four children filed a federal lawsuit challenging Michigan’s rules regarding exemption from the state’s immunization requirements for school children. Mich. Comp. Laws § 333.9215 allows parents to obtain an exemption from the requirements by presenting school officials a written statement “to the effect that the requirements … cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.”
Read Full story: http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2016/07/suit-challenges-michigans-attempt-to.html
After I wrote “What Eve Believed,” I was intrigued by others who made wrong choices about food in the Bible. Why did they make the wrong choice?
Read Full story: http://www.charismamag.com/life/health/27005-glean-from-these-bible-stories-to-achieve-better-weight-loss-results
From Nurses Christian Fellowship:
Nurses are in an excellent position to offer spiritual support to patients—and can do so with the backing of research connecting faith and health! A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that attending religious services can help you live longer.
Read Full story: https://ncfnurses.wordpress.com/category/health/
From Faithful Workouts:
It’s important to a lot of us to use our time effectively. When you are striving to become more healthy it becomes quickly noticeable that the meals and workouts take a sizeable amount of time.
Read Full story: http://www.faithfulworkouts.com/blog/2016/7/5/effective-workout
Normally my friends on social media are actually pretty good at responding to these sorts of requests, but the response I got to this little Facebook post was overwhelming.
Read Full story: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2016/07/10/lessons-learned-catholics-mental-health-struggles/
From Reform Judaism:
The painful truth is that we cannot always help another person-and if we expect to be able to change someone else in order for us to feel better, we may be setting ourselves up for double failure.
Read Full story: http://www.reformjudaism.org/compassion-best-medicine
From Catholic Online:
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research discovered a sample of Escherichia coli containing a gene in the bacterium’s DNA called mcr-1.
Read Full story: http://www.catholic.org/news/health/story.php?id=69871
From Orange County Catholic:
Right on the heels of the exciting announcement of a partnership between Providence Health Systems and St. Joseph Health comes this one: The newly formed group—now called Providence St. Joseph Health—has created the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness, supported by an initial $100 million investment that will be used to identify and advance innovative solutions in mental health.
Read Full story: http://occatholic.com/new-initiative-for-mental-health/
From Holy Cross news:
For Eileen Howard Boone’86, “The social responsibility part of corporate leadership started as a side job and blossomed into an entire career,” according to a recent article in The Christian Science Monitor.
Read Full story: http://news.holycross.edu/blog/2016/07/11/holy-cross-alumna-making-headlines-for-her-fight-against-tobacco/
From Christian Science Sentinel:
Years ago, my husband and I owned a small business and a large property. We’d built a home on this ranch land, and we both enjoyed the view in our isolated valley with its abundant wildlife of migrating birds, elk, and deer.
Read Full story: http://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/1v20k2fzc98?s=ai