May 6, 2020
In today’s installation, we are focusing on breathing exercises for our mental health. According to the Michigan University of Medicine:
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation
As we continue to move through the COVID-19 experience, each of us is responding to the added stresses on our lives. Taking time to focus on healthy breathing exercises have a ton of benefits, including:
• It helps you relax, lowering the harmful effects of the stress hormone cortisol on your body.
• It lowers your heart rate.
• It helps lower your blood pressure.
• It helps you cope with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
• It improves your core muscle stability.
• It improves your body’s ability to tolerate intense exercise.
• It lowers your chances of injuring or wearing out your muscles.
• It slows your rate of breathing so that it expends less energy.What Is Diaphragmatic Breathing? – healthline
So how to we practice deep breathing exercises? Here are a few options to consider!
Consider printing the breathing techniques and posting them in common places you spend time – the living room, on the refrigerator, in the bathroom, or on your nightstand. That way you can quickly reference a simple technique to spend a few minutes focusing on breathing exercises.
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October 21, 2021
Arrow Senior Living CEO Stephanie Harris had a lovely conversation with Steve Moran of Senior Living Foresight all about how Arrow maintained their success during the pandemic. He described the conversation as “The Most Insane Episode of Foresight TV Ever!” He writes about some of the things they discussed in an article here, if you […]
August 24, 2021
Arrow was recently featured in an article on SeniorHouseNews.com! The focus was on the wellness program and how Arrow rose to the challenge of maintaining wellness during the coronavirus pandemic! “Our ability to assist our residents and maintain an optimal level of wellness was severely impacted by the various quarantines and shutdowns,” said Arrow Senior […]