Fitbit analyzed six billion nights of sleep (yes, that’s billion!) from their users. What’s the single most important thing that users did to get consistent sound sleep? The Fitbit analysis showed that the most important thing you can do to get a great night’s sleep, night after night, is to go to bed and wake up around the same time every single day, including the weekends. Why the weekends? Because that helps us avoid “social jet lag.” We all know that jet lag is the inability to sleep while traveling but what’s social jet lag?
According to the annual 2017 Stress in America Survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 63% of Americans say they are stressed out about the future of this nation. That’s even higher than money issues (62%) or work-related stress (61%).
It’s been said that because of social media we’ve become slaves to our devices, whether it be a phone, laptop or computer. What’s worse, preliminary studies involving teens indicates that high use of social media is correlated with increased depression, anxiety, insomnia and body image issues. Maybe it is time for a break.
New research shows that people born between early 1980 and mid 1990s—aka millenials—are expected to be the most obese generation of our time. Yikes! This is problematic considering that obesity is now considered a primary risk factor for the development of many cancers including breast, colon, and kidney. What’s worse is that the research also found that 85% of millenials don’t really understand the link between obesity and cancer.
We all know we should exercise and that we will feel better afterward. Expecting yourself to get excited about exercise when all you focus on is the should and the reward is akin to expecting kids to get excited about eating their vegetables because they should and they’ll get dessert when they’re done.
We live in uncertain times. While it can be easy to get caught up in negativity and anger, it’s always best to practice peace. But how do you do that when emotions run high and fear appears to be in the driver’s seat? We ask you to consider taking on our Practice Peace Challenge...
Sometimes people are a little overwhelmed with eating five servings of vegetables and four servings of fruit each day. But when they realize what makes up a serving, they seem a little more comfortable. Read on for examples of vegetable and fruit serving sizes.
Yoga has become huge! Whether you’ve already selected the studio for your first time on the mat or you’re still deciding whether yoga is for you, the following considerations will bring you comfort when you arrive at your first practice.
Many of us have to admit that we have a love/hate relationship with French fries. We love how they taste but hate what they do to our health. And now there’s a new study confirming that we need to just say no when it comes to eating French fries.
As spring comes to an end and summer draws near, a veritable cornucopia of tree-ripened fruits, berries and luscious vegetables await our hungry palates. These plant foods are full of unique and incredibly nutritious compounds.
If you are thinking about changing your exercise program, having trouble staying motivated, or looking to begin a new fitness routine, you won't want to miss this show. Get some great fitness advice directly from the experts!
Did you know that more than an estimated 120 different toxic compounds can be eliminated through perspiration? This includes everything from heavy metals to steroids to the body’s own inflammatory molecules.
Of modifiable cancer risks, diet remains one of the most significant. In fact, we can reduce our risk of developing cancer by as much as 30 percent just by adopting healthy eating habits. And one of the tastiest eating habits to develop is adding more culinary herbs and spices to our meals.