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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25 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

By the time you reach the half-century mark, you have seen and done a lot, but there are also plenty of things you might not know. Here are 25 excellent pieces of information, curated just for you.

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Caring for Yourself During the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can leave many feeling stressed, tired and unable to enjoy themselves. It’s important to take time for yourself to recharge your body and mind. We’ve compiled our top tips for putting the “me” back in merry this holiday season.

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The Latest High-Tech Health Gadgets to Add to Your Holiday Wishlist

This holiday season, give the gift of health. It’s incredible how far technology has progressed to bring healthy living into our homes through fun gadgets. Check out some of our favorites.

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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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