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Sleep Better in 9 Steps

This article originally appeared as a slideshow on RealAge.com. Follow these steps to get a good night’s rest:   Give Yourself the Gift of Great Sleep Are you a chronic sleep skimper? Short sleep can throw off your two appetite-regulating hormones (ghrelin and leptin) in ways that make you eat more, gain more, and get more … Continue reading

How Insomnia Damages Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

This post was written by Peter Zafirides, M.D. for The Healthy Mind.  All of us know the importance of a good night’s sleep. But for too many of tonight, sleep will not come easy, nor will it be restful. And for some of this evening, sleep will not come at all. According to The National Sleep Foundation, … Continue reading

The Real Reasons You’re Tired All the Time and What To Do About It

Feeling sluggish, overwhelmed and constantly in need of a caffeine fix? Find out how to fix what’s burning you out Energy stealer: a low-grade sinus infection Sinus infections that just won’t quit are the most common chronic health problem in the U.S. — and struggling with one triples your risk of fatigue, say researchers at … Continue reading

20 Ways to Get Healthier at Work

Here are 20 simple tactics to lower your stress, boost your fitness and get healthier at your job: take a break Workplace stress is hitting Americans hard. A recent survey shows that two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels in the past year. Thirty percent said they were too stressed to be effective … Continue reading

Ignore This Essential Habit and Your Health Will Eventually Decline – Sleep

Researchers have learned that circadian rhythms—the 24-hour cycles known as your internal body clock—are involved in everything from sleep to weight gain, mood disorders, and a variety of diseases. Your body actually has many internal clocks—in your brain, lungs, liver, heart and even your skeletal muscles—and they all work to keep your body running smoothly … Continue reading

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Workplace stress is not inevitable. Here are some simple techniques to lower your own levels. Stress sucks.  According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction … and social withdrawal. … Continue reading

Got Inner Peace? 5 Ways To Get It NOW

When we stop our thoughts, we stop the world. When we stop the world we experience peace and mental clarity. According to the research of Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, a human being has approximately 60,000 thoughts per day—and 90% of these are repetitive! 60,000. Wow. 90% repetitive. Wow. Wow. Wow. All that mental noise… if even … Continue reading

5 Common Diet Saboteurs

It’s National Nutrition Month, a time when registered dietitians talk nutrition and all the benefits of eating healthy. As has been written here before, dietitians also have their challenges. No doubt I’m in that club. What’s interesting in my case, and maybe even in yours, is I have found that there is a very distinct pattern … Continue reading