Filed under Research and wellness

Laika – Kawaii to the extreme! Wellness through puppy kisses.

Laika – Kawaii to the extreme! Wellness through puppy kisses.

Is there anything that promotes more wellness than a puppy?

Actually, there is some interesting science around looking at cuteness. SERIOUSLY. A study in Japan performed in 2012 found that looking at pictures of cute puppies helped to promote careful behavior and narrow attention.“This study provides further evidence that perceiving cuteness exerts immediate effects on cognition and behavior in a wider context than that related to caregiving or social interaction,” the researchers conclude. Continue reading

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Na+Cl- delivers a knock-out blow! Take that Winter.

Na+Cl- delivers a knock-out blow! Take that Winter.

Many of my patients called in today to cancel their PT appointments because of our big bad winter nemesis ICE! I’ve overhead a lot of people talking about “salt melting ice” and had a flashback to chemistry and got WAY to excited. After setting nerd-phasers to stun, boring all my colleagues (trapped in a small office … Continue reading

Fed Up? Time to stand up!

Fed Up? Time to stand up!

It has become old news, the national and global obesity crisis. Almost like a broken record, we hear the statistics, we get mildly outraged, perhaps alter our eating/exercise habits for a time….wash, rinse, repeat. Yet nothing changes. Our population continues to get heavier (*note you can be a skinny fat person too) and more unhealthy. For … Continue reading