Week Ending July 26, 2021

Exercise can add to your sense of purpose and vice versa
“It’s well established that regular exercise can improve one’s mental outlook. A new study found the connection also works in the other direction: a sense of purpose makes it more likely you’ll stay physically active.”

Can You Eat Dandelions?
“Dandelions pop up overnight to blemish a perfect green lawn and crowd out the petunias in your flower garden. But instead of going to war with the ubiquitous yellow weeds, you might want to welcome them into your kitchen.”

Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program
“Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman. But the motto on his website reveals what he’s really about: “Changing the world through food.”

Holistic Healing System Offered as Antidote to Virus, Stress
“It originated in India thousands of years ago and uses lifestyle intervention and natural therapies to encourage balance in the body and mind. Treatments start with inner purification and can include changes in diet, herbal remedies, meditation, yoga and massage therapy.”

Get to the Point: Your Guide to the Foot Reflexology Chart
“Reflexology is a therapeutic practice that’s been around for centuries. Foot reflexology is especially popular, and it involves applying pressure to different points on your feet.”

Reiki and more: can alternative therapy treatments fortify the mind-body connection?
“Like many people, I have spent most of the past year working from home. As a result, my mind and body have suffered from a lack of sufficient screen-free downtime. After months of work-life imbalance and excessive sitting, there came a time when I needed to truly reset.”

Want to Take Care of Your Brain? Take a Walk
“A new study found that six months of regular brisk walks led to better cardiovascular fitness and improvements in white matter and memory.”