Stretch Your Way to Better Sleep

We know the benefits of stretching before or after a workout: relieved muscle tension, increased circulation, and better joint mobility. But getting in a round of stretching before bed can have additional benefits: stress relief, increased relaxation, and deeper sleep. A 2016 clinical review of sleep studies found that meditative movements improved sleep quality—and that…

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How your next bouquet can keep you—and your home—healthy

Flowers are a sweet gesture, but did you know they can also have measurable benefits on your overall wellness? Read on to see how science backs up the bouquet, plus a few tips on how to keep your flowers looking fresh for longer. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that placing…

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With summer around the corner, it can be easy to feel like the pandemic and any whiff of regular flu season are far behind us. But with allergy season in full swing and COVID cases spiking in counties across the country, protecting your immune system is more important than ever. And since your immune system…

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Do you really need to take 10,000 steps for optimum health?

If you use a fitness tracker or a smartphone to keep track of your health goals, you know the magic number: 10,000 steps for optimum health. That cracks out to around 5 miles for the average person—which seems like a lot. So how did the fitness world land on this number? According to experts, they…

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Humidifiers: Your Home’s Unsung Hero

We typically don’t notice the air we breathe unless it’s particularly good—like fresh, outdoor air—or particularly bad—like dense, smoggy city air. The air in our homes, for example, often goes unnoticed, even though that’s where we likely spend most of our time. This is where humidifiers come in: the game changing-appliance that can protect your…

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TIPS: Ways to Stay Hydrated

As the weather warms up and we start to spend more time either outdoors in the heat, or indoors in the air conditioning, we’re more likely to get dehydrated. But rehydrating can be tricky—we generally need a lot more water than we think we do, but often, simply drinking more water can only help so…

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Our Top 3 Sleep & Fitness Trackers

It’s never been easier—or more important—to track your health metrics than it is now. And, there have also never been more options to do so. We combed through all the top offerings on the market, and rounded up our three favorite health trackers here. Read on to see our recommendations! BEST OVERALL Apple Watch Series…

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Our Science-Backed Healthy Habits for Spring

We couldn’t be more excited for this winter to be over. To make the most of the new season, our core team is making some Springtime resolutions—building new habits to improve our mental and physical health, and busting old habits that are slowing us down. Read on to see what we’re changing, and how science…

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The Harvard Hotel Maid Study: How Mindset Determines Results

In 2007, a Harvard psychologist conducted a study including 88 hotel maids. She told 44 of the maids that their daily jobs involved serious exercise, and educated them on how their daily tasks contributed to their physical fitness. She told the other 44 maids nothing. After one month, she found that the maids who had…

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Buzzword Breakdown: LT

This month’s Buzzword Breakdown features a metric the average fitness tracker won’t tell you, but that you’ve certainly felt the effects of at some point in your life: lactate threshold. WHAT IT IS LT: Lactate Threshold WHAT IT MEANS Lactate is an organic molecule produced by most tissues in the body, particularly our muscles. Your…

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