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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World Kindness Day

Focusing more on kindness is a good thing, especially in today’s climate. You never know what kind of day others are having, so being kind in the simplest of ways can go far. In honor of World Kindness Day, here are 10 ways to pay it forward and spread some happy energy today. Even better? Download a free, printable 2019 calendar and challenge your friends to do random acts of kindness all year round.

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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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Easy Tips to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Just breathe. Psychiatrist Dr. Murali Krishna explains the power of living in the present moment, and gives three easy tips to help you practice mindfulness today.

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Fitness Opportunities for Oklahoma City Seniors

Staying active and alert helps reduce the risk of many health concerns brought on by aging, while also helping you maintain a better quality of life. Here are some local classes that help keep seniors fit!

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The Drug Overdose Crisis in Oklahoma

One Oklahoman dies every day from an opioid overdose. Today marks International Overdose Awareness Day, dedicated to remembering those who lost their battle with addiction and acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of an overdose. Most importantly, this day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

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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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Can Brain Puzzles Boost Your Memory?

Can stimulating puzzles and games change how the brain ages? To mark Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, INTEGRIS neurologist Dr. Tinsley has the answers.

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Tips for Navigating Social Events While in Recovery From Alcoholism

Recovering from alcoholism is a life-long journey — one with a variety of challenges along the way. One particularly difficult aspect of life after alcoholism is navigating social situations while abstaining from drinking. Here are some tips for socializing without compromising your sobriety.

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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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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Taking an old painkiller to relieve a headache or borrowing a friend’s medication might not seem like a big deal, but these simple acts are dangerous. Misuse of prescribed medication can have harmful ramifications, including negative reactions, overdose and death. Why not dispose of your old medications safely on Take Back Day?

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