PUTTING ATTENTION ON ANXIETY

BY ELIZABETH SNYDER AND JOY LAUERER

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many children and families. In 2021 many schools transitioned back to in-person classes for children, but with waxing and waning cases, some students may find themselves in hybrid formats doing some work at home. Children spending more time at home can lead to social isolation, eating disorders, social restrictions for activities and exercise, and increased social media use.

The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. The use of such therapies is on the rise, according to recent studies. Here is a breakdown of popular alternative treatments available.

BY NINA GREENPLATE

Alternative medicine therapies for pain management have earned a rightful place at the treatment table, with a wealth of evidence-based modalities and a history dating back 5,000 years. Ayurvedic practices of massage, meditation and herbs provide an ancient outline to what today helps millions of Americans relieve what ails them. Holistic, natural, functional, complementary and similar terms are unique in their respective technique, but common in their use of nontraditional means for healing.

Tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle

BY HILTON HEAD REGIONAL HEALTHCARE

Keeping your heart healthy is imperative to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Going overboard at the dinner table may have long-term effects on your heart health, especially if you have a pre-existing heart condition or if you are suffering from symptoms that may lead to heart disease. 

BEING ACTIVE PROMOTES STRONG OVERALL WELL-BEING

The dawning of a new year is the perfect time to give yourself a boost. Being active is essential to feeling great mentally and physically. Here’s why routine exercise will improve your well-being.

The dawning of a new year is the perfect time to give yourself a boost. Being active is essential to feeling great mentally and physically. Here’s why routine exercise will improve your well-being.

Taking fitness to the next level can be a grind, but the Lowcountry has some of the top professional trainers who are motivating and help us reach our goals.

These experts teach us how to work out safely, hold us accountable and understand that optimal wellness is a lifestyle. Inspirational and supportive, these trainers guide us on our journey to stay fit for life. 

IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK TO IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE

Don’t be a slouch. Sit up straight. Stand up straight and tall. Keep your head above your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips. Let your arms hang naturally at your sides.

It seems like there are many steps to take to achieve good posture. But experts say if you tweak your habits and explore some exercise routines that are designed to specifically improve posture, it can become an achievable goal.

GET MOVING TO STAY FIT THIS WINTER

Lowcountry living boasts sunshine and mild, sub-tropical weather year-round. With December temperatures averaging 52 degrees, your outdoor walking routine need not be interrupted. Often described as the “perfect exercise,” walking keeps your blood pumping with compelling health benefits. 

Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. 

TAKE STEPS TO HELP SUPPORT LOVED ONES

 More than 95,000 South Carolinians live with Alzheimer’s disease, an illness that impairs a person’s cognitive functions.

In addition to those suffering, nearly 200,000 individuals throughout our state are responsible for caring for their loved ones who are experiencing Alzheimer’s and other dementiarelated illnesses. Luckily there are resources available throughout our community to raise awareness and provide support to both Alzheimer’s patients and their families, who are dealing with the daily realities of the disease.

ANGIE GILLESPIE HELPS PATIENTS NAVIGATE BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

No one wants an abnormal mammogram. Not only can it mean one may be facing the dreaded “C” word, but you feel like you are standing on the precipice of the unknown. 

But thanks to Angie Gillespie, a certified breast imaging navigator and market lead mammography technologist at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, those diagnosed with breast cancer are not alone.