Habit

by Volume 11, Number 5 The benefits of a healthy lifestyle accrue over time, as behaviors that promote health are repeated day after day for years. On the other hand, the “rewards” for behaviors that are not necessarily health-promoting are…

Stress and Bones

by Volume 11, Number 4 The assertion that stress affects the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, and the immune system is hardly news, as there is now an extensive body of research substantiating such effects of stress. However, to suggest…

Movement

e-quilibrium

by Volume 11, Number 3 It is well established that regular physical activity is beneficial for health. However, research to better understand this relationship continues. One of the ways in which people can notice the effects of exercise is how…

Present Time

by Volume 11, Number Two Many people have intentions to change one or more behaviors that are health-related. However, these intentions often are without implementation plans, at least not in the immediate future. Hence, the plan is to make the…

Comfort Food

by Volume 11, Number 1 There is extensive evidence that food choices are affected by stress, such that there tends to be a preference for higher fat and/or sugar content. These types of foods are often referred to as comfort…

Financial Hardship

by Volume 10, Number 12 Financial hardship can be defined as struggling to make ends meet. In other words, expenses are greater than available resources to meet the expenses. While low income individuals are more likely to experience financial hardship,…