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Top 8 Relaxation Techniques To De-Stress

Every day we have places to go, people to meet, and things to do, but never enough time to wind down and just relax. But fear not, our relaxation tips are here to save your dayand your health.1.MediateRobbie Maller Hartman, PhD, a Chicago health and wellness coach says, Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress. A few minutes of meditation per day can help ease stress and anxiety. Meditation is simple: Sit up straight. Close your eyes. Focus yourself by chanting a positive mantra. While chanting, place one hand on your belly to sync your breaths to your mantra. 2.Reach outReach out to people by talking to them personally, face to face. Having a strong connection to your social network keeps your life healthy with fresh perspective. 3.Tune in to your bodyAlways mentally scan your body to know its condition. Sometimes we keep on pushing ourselves without considering how it'll affect our body.4.DecompressWithin your busy day, find a time to decompress. You can use a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for 510 minutes while closing your eyes and relaxing your body. Once done with the heat wrap, use a tennis ball or foam roller to massage the tension from your body.5.Laugh out loudA laugh is not just a laugh. Laughing lowers your cortisol and stress hormones and also boosts endorphinsall these results to a lightened mood and healthy body. 6.Listen to musicListening to soothing music can lower heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety. Nature sounds are the popular choice. You can also just crank up the speakers with upbeat tunes and dance along or, better yet, sing at the top of your lungs.7.Get movingRelease feel-good chemicals in your body by exercising. If you're not a fan of running or other heavy workout routines, consider doing yoga or running, which gets the same result.8. Be gratefulNothing is better than having a grateful heart. Keep a gratitude journal that you can visit from time to time to keep the stress at bay.

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Healthcare Designed Around Your Needs

Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

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This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story

"FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE."

by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."