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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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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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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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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