Wellness

If You Like a Good Bargain, You’re Going to LOVE Physical Therapy.

It’s no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. The housing market is crazy. If you’re looking for ways to pinch some pennies or stretch your dollars, physical therapy might be just what you’re looking for. Physical Therapy Saves Cost A study that looked at the claims data of…

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HOW 2 SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFESTYLE

Step up your spring cleaning this year by including your health as well as your home. Traditionally, spring is the time of year when many of us undertake a deep clean of our home, finally prioritizing our attention to decluttering our cupboards and throwing out unnecessary objects. Still, with all that time spent devoting ourselves…

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The 12 Best Foods That Help You Sleep

A spoonful of PB might help you get a sounder night’s slumber. Anyone who’s ever felt drowsy after dining on turkey during the holidays knows that certain foods can affect your alertness. Yep, what you put on your plate plays a part in promoting how well you snooze. The connection between diet and sleep was…

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How 2 Warmup & Be More Active!

As the weather warms, getting outside and being more active can be a great way to combat the deleterious effects of sitting at a desk for countless hours each week. Exercise or activity in the form of running or strength workouts can be a great way to get your body moving and improve your overall…

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Overcoming the Negative Voice in Your Head

From GQ Our inner voice performs all kinds of important tasks—but when it gets negative, it can be hard to turn off. Ethan Kross, a psychologist and neuroscientist who studies introspection, has a solution. We’ve all got a voice in our head. (Maybe you can hear yours, right now, reading these words.) And though you’re…

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Attack a Poor Night’s sleep with these 8 tips

To recover from a bad night’s sleep, skip the intense workout, but make sure to work some easy movement into your day. Even sleep experts deal with an occasional bad night of sleep. Just ask Shelby Harris, PsyD, author of ​The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia​, who’s a mom in her 40s with a busy…

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The Impact of Multitasking

Most likely, you’ve heard multitasking is to be avoided — this is common health wisdom, like the importance of hydrating throughout the day and avoiding screens before bed. “It’s just not a good idea to multitask,” says David A. Merrill, MD, PhD, adult and geriatric psychiatrist and director of the Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Pacific Brain…

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7-Day Kickstart Plan to Improve Heart Health

Even if you’re young and relatively healthy, you may still have risk factors for heart disease. About 40 percent of all adults under the age of 40 have obesity, for example, and more than half of all adults under 60 have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now…

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7 Food Staples to Add to Your Fitness-Focused Diet

Your workouts (and overall health) will thank you. You know when it comes to making fitness gains that what you put into your body matters as much as your performance at the gym. Food is fuel, and if you want to optimize your strength, speed, and stamina, then your meal choices are important. “Active individuals…

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How 2 Combat Sitting Disease

Do You Sit Too Much? Daily Exercise Is a Great Antidote 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a day helps undo the damage of sitting, say new global guidelines. Prolonged periods of sedentary time can increase your risk of early death, but exceeding the minimum recommended physical activity levels of 150 minutes of moderate or…

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