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In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes. ...Read more
Incentive programs: I think that incentive programs like "biggest loser" weight loss challenges or a point system for the numbers of healthy activities you participate in can be great for encouraging wellness. We tend to be competitive so we can use this to help people set and achieve healthy goals in the workplace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This looks like:: 1. A school assignment and 2. Something that can't be answered in 400 characters or less. ...Read more
YES!: There are 2 ways prayers may improve health- for the person praying and for others one prays for. There is research that supports the benefits in both of these situations. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/prayer-healing.Htm for a good discussion of the research. While there are many positive studies, as often is the case, some of the studies are negative. ...Read more
GE/Olympic Challenge: To get adequate nutrition and activity daily, facebook members were introduced to multiple challenges https://apps.Facebook.Com/healthyshare they are fine but limited in terms of information, and patients should visit several sites. The cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.Html and american college of sports medicine are sources of credible noncommercial information on fitness, nutrition. ...Read more
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
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Good for you: this isn't a question, so I cant answer. ...Read more
Clarify, please: Do you wish to persuade a school to initiate a program? Or, do you wish to start your own? ...Read more
Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvds and think that after medical clearance they are a serious option. However, training responsibly is critical to avoid injury. Check them out! ...Read more
Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more
What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more
WHO and health: Great question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail. ...Read more
Many ways: Good looks for both genders is more about physical fitness than anything else -- for a man, it takes precedence to height, features, hair ; complexion. Strangers tend to be nicer to an athletic-looking man and to a slender woman -- it's a fact of life. You'll protect your arteries from atherosclerosis and delay adult diabetes if it's in your genes. Perhaps the best gift you can gift yourself. ...Read more