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KonMari According to Mayo Psychologist: Good for Our Homes, Good for Our Souls

February 7, 2019

KonMari According to Mayo Psychologist: Good for Our Homes, Good for Our Souls

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic psychologist Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., says that clearing clutter — recently popularized by organization consultant Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series — can be good for our souls as well as our homes.

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Tags: Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Exercise Doesn't Have to be "Exercise"

February 7, 2019

Exercise Doesn’t Have to be “Exercise”

By In the Loop intheloop

According to Health and Human Services’ updated physical activity guidelines, the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise can come in small doses and still have a big impact.

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Tags: Bradly Prigge, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


Laughing at Work Is Good for You -- and That's No Joke

January 22, 2019

Laughing at Work Is Good for You — and That’s No Joke

By In the Loop intheloop

Researchers have found that taking time to laugh during the workday is not just good for relieving stress and boosting engagement. It’s also good for business.

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Tags: Dr. Amit Sood, Integrative Medicine and Health, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mindfulness


New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up

January 8, 2019

New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up

By In the Loop intheloop

If you’re starting 2019 with fitness goals in mind, new national guidelines on physical activity should be encouraging, since research shows that every minute of movement matters.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Joyner, Mayo Clinic Minute, Mayo Clinic Radio, physical activity guidelines


Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

November 29, 2018

Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

By In the Loop intheloop

Most of us don’t get as much sleep as we should. But how do you know when a lack of sleep becomes a problem that needs medical intervention?

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Michael Silber, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome


Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper

August 28, 2018

Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper

By In the Loop intheloop

Family Medicine specialist Elizabeth Cozine, M.D., recently stopped by the Mayo Clinic Radio set to share how parents can set their kids up for success this school year.

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, Dr. Tom Shives, Family Medicine, HPV, Mayo Clinic Radio


How to Set Down Your Device and Start Paying Attention

August 7, 2018

How to Set Down Your Device and Start Paying Attention

By In the Loop intheloop

A recent study found that teens spend an average of nine hours each day looking at a screen. Adults who are determined to not let that be true for their kid will first need to look in the mirror.

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Tags: Dr Angela Mattke, Dr. Amit Sood


3 Tips for a Safe and Festive Fourth

July 3, 2018

3 Tips for a Safe and Festive Fourth

By In the Loop intheloop

Don’t let your Fourth of July celebration turn into a dangerous situation. These three timely tips will ensure you have a fun, safe and healthy holiday.

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Tags: Dietitian, Dr. David Claypool, Dr. Jose Pulido, emergency medicine, food poisoning, heatstroke, Katherine Zeratsky, Mayo Clinic News Network, Ophthalmology


Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child's Media Use This Summer

June 14, 2018

Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child’s Media Use This Summer

By In the Loop intheloop

Summer break has begun for most students, which means new (or no) routines. Unfortunately, many kids are spending a bit too much of their newfound free time staring at a screen.

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Tags: behavioral health, Dr Angela Mattke, Dr. Chelsea Ale, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, pediatrics


At 101, Regina Gurland Could Write the Book on Healthy Aging

April 17, 2018

At 101, Regina Gurland Could Write the Book on Healthy Aging

By In the Loop intheloop

Regina Gurland may have passed the century mark, but she’s not slowing down. She drives, socializes, walks her dog … and faithfully reads Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging


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