Chemosignals

by Volume 11, Number 9 Communication among human beings commonly occurs through the sensory modalities of hearing, vision, and touch. Although we typically don’t think about communication via the olfactory sense, we do pay attention to smell though personal hygiene…

Life Satisfaction

by Volume 11, Number 8 Dissatisfaction or discomfort is often the impetus for making a change. This can be as simple as adjusting one’s physical position, or as significant as changing jobs. Dissatisfaction regarding one’s health is often a motivator for…

Walking Speed

by Volume 11, Number 7 In my teaching with medical students and residents, I emphasize talking less and listening more. At least with behavioral matters, patients themselves have much more knowledge about their own habits, challenges, environment, motivation, and concerns…

Posture

by Volume 11, Number 6 Stress management is a multifaceted endeavor. It includes nurturing physical and emotional wellness through a healthy lifestyle, a vitally important component of resilience. It also includes having a variety of approaches and strategies that can…

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…