On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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Laughter Yoga: Why Laughter Really is the Best Medicine!

It definitely feels good to laugh, but did you know there are a surprising number of mind and body health benefits? Laughing has been shown to improve your immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress and boost your mood. In fact, there is a mind/body practice based on the concept, called “laughter yoga,” which is gaining popularity across the globe. The practice is a combination of laughing exercises and yoga breathing. Have you tried it yet?

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Delicious Summer Recipes Using Your Instant Pot

How do you keep cool while you’re preparing meals during the heat of an Oklahoma summer? Don’t turn on the oven or the grill and heat up your house and yard — reach for your instant pot instead!

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The Health Benefits of Matcha

From yoga and meditation to acupuncture and cupping, ancient Asian medicinal practices have grown popular around the world. Have you tried Matcha yet?

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Meet Molly, INTEGRIS Therapy Dog

Volunteering is often called the “helper’s high” because it positively impacts lifespan and mood. While volunteering, connections are built that spark feelings of energy and happiness. People feel those and many other positive vibes when they encounter a very special INTEGRIS volunteer, Molly the Therapy Dog.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

For years, women have turned to hormone replacement therapy to help balance the effects of menopause. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has become trendy in recent times, marketed as a more natural solution to hormone therapy. We’re here to help explain exactly what BHRT is and how it compares to standard hormone replacement therapy.

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Produce Gardening Tips for Oklahomans

Spring has most definitely sprung in Oklahoma, which means it's prime gardening time! Some might assume our hot climate and severe weather make gardening too difficult, but these gardening experts tell you what plants work best in Oklahoma and how to make them thrive.

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How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Keep You Well

Combining an "East Meets West" approach, the concept of health and wellness is becoming more integrated between Western and Eastern medicine.

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The Health Benefits of Superfoods

Eating nutrient-dense foods can not only make you feel great, but may even reduce your risk of certain chronic health conditions while providing multiple health benefits. It's like they say: "Food IS medicine."

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All About the OKC Boathouse District

The Boathouse District has become a go-to destination for families, athletes, adventurers and thrill seekers. Located right in the center of Oklahoma City, the district is home to boathouses, a high-performance training center and the RIVERSPORT Adventure Center.

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