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Why You Feel So Damn Tired While Working from Home:
I’ve always been able to sleep like a baby. Even now, during this unprecedented global pandemic, I am grateful to say that I can easily sleep eight hours, uninterrupted. Which makes my recent daytime drowsiness all the more baffling. Lately, once 2 p.m. hits, the strong urge to take a nap creeps in (and I don’t nap, ever) and by 8 p.m. I’m barely able to keep my eyes open. (Though of course, I typically resist the call of nature and scroll through the entire internet instead, until I’m too
Experts Explain Why There’s No Single Workout That’s Most Effective For Relieving Stress:
Feeling frazzled? Overwhelmed? Panicked? Drowning in anxiety? Trust me, you’re not alone.We know that exercise can relieve stress and support mental health, but is there a particular kind of exercise that’s best? It depends on who you ask — and the way your body and brain work. If you were to ask …
Free Yoga Videos to Keep You Calm, Centered, and Strong:
It’s OK if you don’t feel much like doing your usual hardcore HIIT workouts. But moving your body, taking calming deep breaths, and stretching your muscles with some gentle yoga can help relieve some of the anxiety and stress you may be feeling right now. Although you can’t go to your favorite yoga …
What You May Not Know About The Connection Between Sugar and Immunity:
Here’s why sugar matters during the coronavirus crisis, and how to make smart food choices that can protect your health.
U.S. national parks waive entry fees to help people get outside:
Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t go for a solitary hike in the wilderness.
Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your weekends. We have ideas:
Malls and museums closed. Sporting events suspended. Here are some ideas of how to still make the most of your weekends.
Here’s How to Safely Exercise Outside During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Use these tips to get fresh air and boost your immune system while social distancing.
Here Are 18 Things You Can Do if You’re Quarantined at Home:
2020 is canceled due to the Coronavirus—but here’s your opportunity to take advantage of time spent at home.
Seven Simple Ways To Boost Your Heart Health:
Keep your ticker strong and healthy with these research-backed strategies.
4 Simple Precautions That Will Help You Avoid the Coronavirus:
The new coronavirus is scary, I get it. I live in Snohomish County, Washington, and I spent Wednesday evening last week in Everett, about half a mile away from Providence Medical Center, where the …
Stressed About Work? Here’s How Good Posture Can Help:
Research reveals that sitting tall can actually help us cope with stress, and improve our focus.
3 ways to get over gym anxiety, because promise: No one is looking at you:
If you’d rather take an Uber with your ex than lift weights in public, this is for you.
5 Benefits of ‘Quiet Wakefulness’ (And How to Practice It):
Many of us engage in a nightly battle with sleep. Our problems stem from getting too much sleep, not enough – or some other problem in-between or beyond. The practice of quiet wakefulness could be the solution our bodies demand. In an attempt to make up for nighttime lack of sleep (and for other reasons), many of us opt to take a middle-of-the-day snooze. As usual, it turns out that our biological instincts are right on. Most research in the field of sleep science demonstrates the value of the
Put the kettle on and have a cup of tea: 5 health benefits
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water. Popularity increased in the 1800s because the practice of boiling water to make the tea meant water-borne pathogens like cholera and typhoid would be killed, making it safer to drink. Since then science has started to unravel tea’s various health benefits.
The 18 Most Addictive Foods (and the 17 Least Addictive)
By Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, LN Up to 20% of people may have a food addiction or exhibit addictive-like eating behavior. This number is even higher among people with obesity. Food addiction involves being addicted to food in the same way as someone with a substance use disorder demonstrates addiction to a particular substance. People who have food addiction report that they are unable to control their consumption of certain foods. However, people don’t just become addicted to any food. Some foods
Gratitude is more than a feeling, it’s a hack for better physical health
Showing “dispositional gratitude” is more of a lifestyle. Mathias Allemand, a professor at the University of Zurich, says that the more grateful you are — engaging in positive behaviors like eating well and meeting up with friends — the healthier you become.
If You’re Worried That You’ll Never Stop Dreading Your Workouts, Trust Me That You Will
I’ve been on the fitness train for more than five years now, but I made a lot of pitstops getting to this point. Because as we all know, making lasting changes takes time. When I first began working out, it felt like a chore. My body always ached, and I tried to find reasons to avoid it. But with a …
8 healthy foods Italian centenarians eat each day for longevity
Italy is known for ultra-fresh ingredients that dance across your tastebuds. The folks in Sardinia, a picturesque island in the Mediterranean Sea, have a particular knack for living well into old age—and a diet consisting of healthy Italian foods contributes greatly to their longevity.
Here’s Exactly What One Sleepless Night Can Do To Your Anxiety
Get some sleep is annoying advice, but science stands behind it. That platitude that you’ll “feel better after getting some sleep”? It might actually have some weight behind it. According to a new study, not sleeping can increase your anxiety by…
Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off—And the Secret to Finally Losing It for Good
Many who want to lose weight have actually succeeded once or twice…or even 10 times. It happens, but losing weight only to see it creep back on is a frustrating reality for many. However, according to experts, not only is it a common problem, but it’s a problem with a very real solution. That is,…
A surprisingly short period of inactivity can damage your health, scientists learn
In a new study, researchers measured the blood vessel health, body composition, and blood sugar control of young, physically active individuals to find out what would happen if they became inactive for two weeks. They discovered that the health consequences were severe and numerous.
Here’s Exactly How Watching TV While You Exercise Messes With Your Workout
If you’ve been on any type of cardio machine, you’ve probably gotten distracted by something on TV and barely noticed your gait get all wonky. If you’re me, you’ve definitely fallen off the treadmill while watching the episodes of Arrow I’d…