Stress, what stress?
Link for PURPOSE + PRESENCE meditation series sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/purposeandpresence S T R E S S def: pressure or tension exerted on an object. April is National Stress Awareness month — however, I think we are all already aware of stress. 8/10 Americans report having frequent daily stress and regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. 1/3 feel they are living with extreme stress. 1/2 feel their stress has increased over the last 5yrs. 1/2
A Balanced heART
February is Heart Health Month. With heart disease still the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The good and bad new is that it is in many cases preventable . . . At Health Studio KC we believe your body has a design — a proper balance and tension in which it operates optimally. As the engine of your health, your Heart beats an average of 115,000 times a day, pumping 200 gallons of blood through your arteries and veins for an amazing 12,000 mil
Show your Heart some Love
Heart disease is the Numero Uno cause of death in both the United States and the world — and it is not even close. This makes it very important to show your heart some love. Your heart is so easy to take for granted, because it typically just quietly goes about it’s business, thump thump, thump thump, thump thump . . . and does not say much until it is too late. All the more reason to be proactive and informed — because there are choices we can make to optimize the design
Decisions, decisions, decisions . . . (insurance math part 2)
Dear Everyone who is making painful and confusing last minute decisions on your health insurance, Start with what you want: Access to a Doctor who knows you. That is what Health Studio KC provides: Health care designed for you. Care designed around conversation and convenience. Access to your Doctor when you need your Doctor. Access to a Doctor who can address the vast majority of your health care needs — when you have need. Time with your Doctor to have a conversation a
Giving truly is better than receiving.
Turns out that it is true . . . it is better to give than to receive. Those who make a habit of giving live longer, healthier, happier lives. Giving lowers stress, anxiety and depression; decreases blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk; diminishes dementia, improves pain . . . giving generally improves happiness, well being and builds friendships and social interactions. If you could package it as a pill, GIVING is a wonder drug. Certainly, it is no coincidence
Insurance Math: Part 1
Whoa, 25% increases. That is hurting homes and businesses across America. While there is plenty of blame to go around, there is something
Health Goals -- What?
I recently posted the question — When is the last time you Doctor asked you, “What are your health goals?” In a few conversations since, I am reaffirmed in how little many of us think about our health. Initially in these conversations, people are not sure what the question is asking — what does it mean to set a health goal? We are a culture of goal setters, so the issue is not the idea of goals. The problem is we have no imagination for our health. Imagination forms meani
Sleep -- it does a body good
Late night Netflix binge watching, opening that computer back up to answer emails, getting a little me time after a day of conquering the kids and house chaos — there are many reasons we all choose to not get the sleep our bodies need. While the reasons are varied, the consequences are many and universal. Remember, your body has a design — a way in which it operates optimally, and sleep is a huge part of that design. A recent GQ article, “7 Horrible Things that Sleep Depriv
A New (Old) Design
At Health Studio KC, we believe that Your body has a design — that is something we all know and feel intuitively. When we live into that design, we feel better. The power of Design is all around us. Anywhere we see duct tape just trying to hold things together is an opportunity for a design solution. Too often, in the busy-ness of our days we live life on autopilot — going through the motions and making decisions based on the way the world has informed us. When we run into