Rami's Blog

Like the Yin-Yang, Eastern Martial Arts and Western medicine are two halves of a whole. My mission is to preserve the ancient mind-body tools, and pass them on to you.

 

Objective Research to Help You Improve Your Health

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.

Rick Abrams

Improve your health and meeting frustration with walking meetings
http://lifehacker.com/5993664/improve-your-health-and-meeting-frustration-with-walking-meetings

Walking Can Lower Risk of Heart-Related Conditions as Much as Running
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404170225.htm

Don’t Overthink It- Working a little mindfulness into your day could go a long way toward remedying a whole host of ills
http://www.lamag.com/citythink/wellbeing/2013/03/11/dont-overthink-it

What 10 things should you do every day to improve your life?
http://www.ecga.org/explore_and_engage/view_blog/106-what_10_things_should_you_do_every_day_to_improve_your_life

Movement is Life
http://blog.timesunion.com/holistichealth/movement-is-life/11305/

Acupuncture is a try for chronic pain
http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/acupuncture-is-worth-a-try-for-chronic-pain-201304016042

How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/how-meditation-might-boost-your-test-scores/?smid=tw-share

Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress hormone
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130329/Mindfulness-meditation-can-reduce-stress-hormone.aspx

Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/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.  

www.acrosslexington.org

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!
www.lexbikewalkbusweek.org

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)

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