Many people breathe in a very shallow way. They do what is called shallow chest breathing and it almost looks like panting. When you are breathing in short panting type shallow chest breaths or even holding your breath, the mind perceives this as something is wrong. This is actually a very stressful condition for your body. The mind, perceiving a threat, begins to pull your blood into your extremities to get ready for fight or flight. The blood pressure and the body temperature begin to rise. The pupils’ dilate, and
How much thought have you given to dancing? Personally, the only dance experience I have comes from the jazz-square and grapevine-heavy choreography of our high school chorus shows. Does that count? Anyway, in the past few years, I’ve become a fan of Dancing with the Stars. It was a curious choice for me, considering I don’t watch much reality TV, but stick mostly with police procedurals and some sitcoms. But every Monday night, I’m glued to the TV watching sparkly celebrities twirl around a dance floor and voting for my favorites when the show’s over.
As a parent I sometimes get frustrated and feel as if my child, at 23 years of age, should already be established in a career and fully independent, but then I came across an article by Melinda Beck. According to Beck their brain is still developing and will be well into their third decade of life – 30’s??? I don’t know if I can make it that long.
Fall is a season of change. The leaves change, temperature drops, and suddenly there’s pumpkin-flavored everything. Here, nestled in the mountains, we get to experience the transformation that fall brings firsthand. Each year, the Blue Ridge Mountains trade in their distinctive hue for vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow that people travel from all over to see.
Yes, the right and privilege of everyone; there is no prerequisite for it other than your free choice. Wellness begins with your lifestyle. Your environment is important, heredity does play a part, and the health care system has an impact on your wellness, but only lifestyle is under your direct influence. Since lifestyle is the key element in reaching a high level of wellness, motivation is needed to choose and maintain a wellness lifestyle. Lifestyle is the range of actions under your control, such as how you eat, exercise, manage stress, think of the
If you have been to the A-B Tech website, seen our billboards around town or received our postcards in the mail, you may find yourself a little panicky that you need to register for your non-credit, continuing education class by mid-August. Never fear; here is some clarification about the difference between registering for non-credit classes and credit classes, and the good news is…YOU STILL HAVE TIME!
Health care programs, especially those centered in allied health are a major focus for community colleges. No sector since 2001 has been as consistent in employment growth year after year. Private hospitals and nursing residential care facilities have been among the biggest gainers adding over 2 million jobs since 2001.