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Morning Stretches to Start Your Day

Including some stretching in your daily morning routine can help energize you for the day. That could mean you can skip that coffee until mid-morning, when you might need it more.   Stretching can also help you go into the day with higher levels of confidence. The stretching sequence described here can take less than […]

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Eating and Drinking This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food – lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks! It’s that time of year that our taste buds love but waistlines and routines hate: the holidays. The holiday season is all about celebrating, togetherness, […]

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How to Fall Asleep Quickly

Spending more time trying to fall asleep rather than actually sleeping? You’re not alone. Just the act of trying too hard can cause (or continue) a cycle of anxious, nerve-wracking energy that keeps our minds awake. And if your mind can’t sleep, it’s really difficult for your body to follow. But there are scientific tricks […]

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Quick Facts: Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose. Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as milk and yogurt. You become lactose intolerant when your small intestine stops making enough of the enzyme lactase to digest and break down the lactose. When this happens, the undigested lactose […]

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Breathing Exercises that Help with Anxiety

If you feel breathless due to anxiety, there are breathing techniques you can try to alleviate symptoms and start feeling better. Let’s look at several techniques you can do at any point during your day. These can build into longer moments for yourself. Lengthen your exhale Inhaling deeply may not always calm you down. Taking […]

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Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Tips  

Here are 10 health and nutrition tips that are based on good science: 1. Drink some water, especially before meals. Drinking enough water has numerous benefits. Surprisingly, it can boost the number of calories you burn. Two studies note that it can increase metabolism by 24–30% over 1–1.5 hours. This can amount to 96 additional […]

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Alzheimer’s and Daily Exercise

New studies authored by Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin shows growing evidence that regular exercise can reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms. This research presented at the American Psychological Association’s meeting have found a correlation between physical activity and fewer signs or weaker symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

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Tips to Help in Fixing Lower Back Pain

Whether it’s from lifting heavy objects at work or around the house, an athletic injury or injury from strenuous activity, lower back pain affects many of us at some point in our lives. Low back pain can result from an acute injury or from chronic overuse that leads to arthritis. This, in turn, can break […]

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High Protein Dinner Recipes

It’s dinner time, what’s on the menu? Whether the goal is to lose weight, improve overall health, a well-balanced meal should be the aim. Protein has been receiving a lot of attention recently. High-protein diets are touted for their ability to help with satiety and weight loss. Getting enough protein in your post workout meal […]

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