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The difference between thoracic and diaphragmatic breathing and its effect on health and wellbeing. #chronicillness #postconcussionsyndrome
Thoracic or upper chest breathing vs. diaphragmatic breathing: tests, causes, and effects
Anxiety and stress can be a huge burden on life. There are some tips and tricks we learned from ADAA. https://adaa.org/tips * Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or do relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. * Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip meals. Keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. * Limit alcohol and caffeine, which aggravate anxiety. * Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs more sleep and rest. * Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. * Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly. * Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary. * Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn't possible, be proud of how close you get. * Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think? * Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way. * Maintain a positive attitude. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. * Get involved. Find ways to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress. * Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed and look for a pattern. * Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, let them know how they can help you. Talk to a professional for help. ... See more
Children who suffer from prolonged concussion symptoms often deal with learning challenges. Every school is required to identify and evaluate students suspected of having a disability. #traumaticbraininjury #specialeducation ... See more
This post was authored by Marion M. Walsh, Esq., a partner with Littman Krooks LLP, which has offices in White Plains and New York City. She has worked in education law for over 20 years and leads the special education department at Littman Krooks. She is certified by the New York State ... See more
This tool helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers. (This is not an application for benefits.)
BEST helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers. Based on your answers to questions, this tool will list benefits for which you might be eligible and tell you more information about how to qualify and apply. ... See more
What is Supplemental Security Income? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes): - It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and - It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. ... See more
This page provides information on who is eligible for SSI benefits.
What exactly is post-concussion syndrome? This article explains: #concussion #postconcussionsyndrome
In most cases, concussion symptoms disappear within a month. If they do not, the person may have post-concussion syndrome. Read about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments here.
Finding motivation can be hard, here are our top three steps to bouncing back after a setback. Taken from a HuffPost article by Brian Bagnall. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/5-ways-to-stay-motivated-_1_b_10664424/amp 1. Take Care Of Yourself Setbacks can be shocking, depressing, and negative for many people. When undergoing a crushing setback, people want to hide their pain and frustration from people. Be gentle with yourself and get, restful sleep, a well-balanced diet, and lots of exercise to get your adrenaline and endorphins pumping. Invest in your body, and give it what it needs to feel good, be happy, and be energized to get back on track. It's always hard getting up after a fall, but developing a positive system for your well-being will make getting back up that much easier. 2. Give Yourself Time To Regroup Setbacks lose all value if you don't give time to reflect and analyze why your approach wasn’t successful. Give yourself some time to draw out what events happened to result in a setback, what the setback means, and how you can avoid a setback like that again. Allow obstacles to serve the educational function they were meant to. 3. Do 1 Positive Thing Every Day Positivity is the cornerstone of success.When experiencing setbacks, it's easy to default to negativity and depression. If you do something positive every day, you'll smile and enjoy life in that moment. Positivity is infectious, by building it into your schedule, you'll to adopt the feeling through all your activities. It's natural to feel sad after a setback. The sooner you bring a wave of light back into your life, the sooner you'll be back on your way to success. Allow yourself to go for a jog, spend an hour cooking your favorite meal, complete one painting every day, or go volunteer somewhere locally. ... See more
Everyday medications like acetaminophen can change your thoughts and behavior according to this study. "When it comes to the effects of medication on personality and behaviour, we know a lot about the physiological effects of these drugs – whether they have physical side effects or not. But we don't understand how they influence human behaviour.” ... See more
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains.
The mysterious nerve network that quiets pain and stress — and may defeat disease
Meet Dr. Divya Kakaiya, President & CEO of Healthy Within! Proven industry disruptor and innovator, Dr. Kakaiya, founded Healthy Within in 2000. She is a neuroscientist and psychotherapist well-known in the neurofeedback therapy field and an expert in the treatment of brain conditions! 👤 Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/divyakakaiya ... See more
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