How to go green with your fizzy water habit
August 17, 2017
If you’ve started drinking sparkling water instead of soda, cola, pop, or diet soda, congratulate yourself. You’ve made a very meaningful change for the better for your health. Giving up the sugars and artificial sweeteners in those beverages will help you avoid issues such as obesity and cavities...
How to sleep when the temperature soars
August 10, 2017
We all know that sleep is one of the most important things we do for our health and well-being. From weight gain to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a lack of sleep can have serious consequences. Summer’s high temperatures don’t make it any easier to you get the rest you need. The year...
Volunteering is good for your community—and for your health
July 13, 2017
Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your community. Whether it’s working with kids or elders, cleaning up a park, or walking dogs at a local shelter, offering just a few hours of your time can make a huge impact on others. The cherry on top is that more and more research suggests that...
Put down that pill!
April 24, 2017
Want to be more effective at work, have a stronger immune system, and boost your anti-aging potential? The answer is both simple and complex: sleep more. The United States has a shocking sleep deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 50–70 million US adults have sleep or...
The nature-health connection and how to find it
March 23, 2017
Wallace Stegner, the historian, environmentalist, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, penned his famous Wilderness Letter in 1960, in which he articulated the value of preserving pristine, wild lands for the good of the future of the human race, as well as the environment: “Without any remaining...
A good self-care regimen can help you feel better faster
February 22, 2017
The calendar may say that spring is on the horizon, but a casual glance around homes, schools, and workplaces reveals that many of us are still grappling with seasonal colds and flus. In February, the Centers for Disease Control announced that flu cases were spiking and they may continue to rise...
Resolve to turn the good things you already do into habits
December 12, 2016
This New Year’s Day, don’t waste time contemplating the well-intended resolutions you made last year that never made it beyond a few weeks or even a few days. Instead, try a new tack: look back at all the positive things you did do over the year and resolve to turn them into habits. What separates...
Escape from holiday pressure with these self-care ideas
December 6, 2016
The holiday season should be one long joy-fest, from Halloween until January 2. But for many of us, it’s not. There are so many ways we put pressure on ourselves: to socialize, to buy the best presents, to look perfect at holiday parties, and to host the finest holiday meals. Yet we still have all...
Tips for taking a break from politics
August 24, 2016
While the 2016 election offers some outrageous theater for hard-core political junkies, for others the constant barrage of politics in the news, on social media, and in conversations is a potent source of stress and anxiety. Some of the political rhetoric has even gone out of the way to incite a...
Don’t let the hot weather steal your sleep
May 12, 2016
We all know that sleep is one of the most important things we do for our health and well-being. From weight gain to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a lack of sleep can have serious consequences. Summer’s high temperatures don’t help you get the rest you need. The summer of 2015 was the...