I love to read and learn about ways to improve one's health. During my 10 year Thyroid cancer journey, I have particularly come to enjoy practicing Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, long meditative stretching and other mind-body prescriptions designed by my great teacher, Ramel (Rami) Rones.
I subscribe to various news feeds looking for objective research that help to sort out fact from fiction with respect to the benefits various mind-body techniques. I thought I’d share some of the recent articles that I’ve particularly enjoyed. At the bottom of this list, I have also shared some of my favorite projects.
I will plan to send a new list every month or two.
Hope you find this list interesting.
Improve your health and meeting frustration with walking
Walking Can Lower Risk of Heart-Related Conditions as Much
Don’t Overthink It- Working a little mindfulness into your
day could go a long way toward remedying a whole host of ills
What 10 things should you do every day to improve your life?
Acupuncture is a try for chronic pain
How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress hormone
Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park
One of my favorite projects
In my town of Lexington, MA, I am involved in a project
called ACROSS Lexington. The goal is to create 40 miles of walking, running and
biking trails that traverse the entire town of Lexington. We are doing this for 2 reasons. First, to provide a new recreational asset
for the town. In particular, we’d like to get residents and visitors enjoying nature more. Second, are creating an alternative transportation
system to help people rely on their cars much less.
We will also be having our first annual Lexington Bike Walk
‘N Bus week from May 5, to May 11. Rami
is even going to teach a class on the last day!
My 10 year thyroid cancer journey
At the beginning of this post, I mention my 10 year thyroid
cancer journey. Here is a link to a
short video interview that was recently finished. It will be posted on the Thyroid Cancer
Survivors Group website (www.thyca.org) and
the soon to be releases International Thyroid Oncology Group’s website (www.itog.org)