A good night’s sleep can often be hard to come by, but in 2020, it seemed extra challenging, right? As we start to see a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, though, there may be added motivation to get more shuteye.
Studies show that getting regular, quality sleep can have an impact on not only your immune system’s ability to fight off sickness but also help your body mount a better response to getting a vaccine. Here’s why you should make getting a good night’s sleep a top priority bef...
Here’s the thing about motivation: It requires constant renewing to be effective.
It’s not enough to just get motivated for one workout, one well-balanced meal, or one meditation session. Pushing past plateaus and accomplishing goals require that we get motivated every single day — to lace up those shoes again, to grab an apple instead of chips again, to refill your water bottle again.
Finding that day-to-day motivation isn’t always easy. Maybe you recently started a new workout but you’re fi...
2020 has been anything but restful. There’s been national disasters and economic hardship, racial unrest, a global pandemic, and a turbulent election—and that was on top of all of your regular life issues like kids, relationships, money, health issues, and work!
It’s safe to say all of that stress has probably wreaked havoc on your sleep. In fact, research out of the journal Sleep Medicine finds the pandemic specifically has caused an increase in insomnia.
As you head into 2021, it’s time to ...
Depending where you live, your kids may be doing virtual school (and PE) online. Your gym may be closed. Your kid's sports team may not be practicing. In some areas, even parks are closed. All this - and months of this! - can make an active family get pretty stir-crazy. Luckily winter offers a way to get outside and active while still prioritizing safety: hitting the slopes.
Of course venturing outside with others right now does have inherent risks. However, skiing or snowboarding both have s...
Chances are, you’ve heard someone complaining about their “muffin top”
Alas, they’re not talking about perfectly-crusty top of a blueberry muffin or pumpkin muffin.More likely, the “muffin top” in question is a common problem area around the midsection and includes what many people refer to as love handles.
Here’s what causes this stubborn belly fat and what you can do to prevent it.
Winter brings chilly mornings, cozy evenings by the fire, and — for many of us — dry skin.
Dry skin can lead to cracking, chapping, itchiness, irritation, and even infection. So if your skin isn’t as dewy as it was in the warmer months, you may be looking for the best body lotion for dry skin.“Maintaining the skin barrier is essential to the functioning of healthy skin,” explains Susan Van Dyk, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Van Dyke Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona. “...
Still looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life? Or maybe looking to treat yourself? (You have been very good this year.) These three skincare devices may look pretty scary, but these gadgets have the promise of helping you towards some very nice skin for 2021.
If you’re an avid runner, you’re probably aware of the healthy benefits of running: You can do it just about anywhere, go at your own pace, and get a great fat-burning cardio workout.
But you’re probably also aware that pounding the pavement can do a number on your feet. Proper foot care — like stretching, recovery, and choosing the best running shoes — can help ensure your feet are ready for your next run.
Here’s how to take care of your feet so blisters, aches, and pains won’t get in the wa...
Whether it’s a warm piece of sourdough bread, grandma’s flavorful beef stew, or a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry, some foods just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
These so-called comfort foods fill our stomachs and our souls — even if they’re not always the healthiest choices.
There’s no denying that comfort food makes us feel good. But is there a scientific reason for that satisfaction, or is it all in our heads?
And are there healthier ways to satisfy those comfort food cravings? Here’s wha...
The pandemic has brought lots of changes to our house and our family’s screen time. Perhaps at your house as well? Where tech time was once saved for weekends in our house, suddenly school was online. With the libraries closed, reading was online. With limited access to activities and social gatherings, seeing friends was online. Suddenly, it seems like my three kids were spending the WHOLE day on screens. With all this time on screens – and much of it without supervision since I was working ...
If you cringe a little bit when a Zoom invite pops up in your inbox, you’re not the only one. Around 40 percent of people in the U.S. are working from home right now, and that means we’re spending a lot of time on Zoom conference calls.
Add in Zoom birthday parties, Zoom workouts, Zoom happy hours, and Zoom weddings, and it’s no wonder many of us are experiencing “Zoom fatigue.”Zoom fatigue, or zoom exhaustion, is the physical and mental fatigue associated with attending virtual meetings.
Is there anything better than snacking on perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries?
One catch: Much like the blink-and-it’s-rotten avocado, strawberries don’t last forever.
Those plump red berries you picked up at the farmers’ market today might lose some of their luster after a few days. So you may be wondering how to store fresh strawberries so you can enjoy every last one.
We asked the experts to share their best tips and tricks for how to store strawberries — so you can enjoy every l...
With the election just a few weeks away, politics is taking over more than just our conversations, news feeds, and social media posts—it’s taking over our sleep too.
According to a recent “Stress In America” report by the American Psychological Association, 62% of adults reported that the current political climate is causing them stress. And all that stress can lead to a pretty difficult time getting a good night’s sleep.
Back in 2016, therapist Steven Stosny even coined a term—election stres...
I’m too tired. I’m too overweight. I don’t have time. It’s easy to come up with a zillion reasons NOT to exercise. Here are tips to overcome the top 10 excuses for not working out.
Busy growing a new life? Don’t worry, you can still stay active! Pregnancy ball exercises can help engage your core and improve hip stability.
Moms-to-be have lots of options to choose from.
Love yoga? Try prenatal yoga designed to work with your growing belly.
Hooked on barre? Try a Pre & Post Natal Barre Blend class.
Whether you call it an exercise ball, stability ball, Swiss ball, balance ball, or birthing ball, there are plenty of pregnancy ball exercises you can do at home with this simple and inexpensive piece of equipment.