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10 Popular Questions About Sleep

Sleep quality and quantity are increasingly popular topics when it comes to overall health and wellness. In this post, we answer the 10 most common questions about sleep that arise when coaching clients about sleep habits and wellbeing. 1. Will getting one hour less of sleep per night affect daytime

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Get 6 Essential Vitamins Through Meals Not Pills

With all the focus on calorie count, BMI, weight and exercise, getting the important vitamin and mineral building blocks of our body’s functions can take a back seat in daily food planning. Essential vitamins are not produced by the body and must be included in meals to keep people alive.

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Lifestyle Factors Are Linked To Successful Weight Loss

Research suggests that the interaction between biological susceptibility and environmental risk is complex and that further study of behavioral typologies related to obesity and associated behaviors is important to further elucidate the nature of obesity risk and how to approach it for intervention. The current investigation aims to identify phenotypical

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Two Ways To Be Happy And Stay That Way

The sayings “variety is the spice of life” and “happiness isn’t getting what you want, but wanting what you get” seem to have a psychological basis, according to a new study by a University of Missouri psychologist who identified two keys to becoming happier and staying that way. “Although the

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Letting Go Of Old Goals And Setting New Ones

Most people go through life setting goals for themselves, which is a healthy habit. But what happens when a life-altering experience renders those goals unachievable or even unhealthy? A new collaborative study published in Psycho-Oncology by Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University’s Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human

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Not All Snacks Are Created Equal

Most Greek-style yogurt are high in protein and therefore filling.(Heather Ainsworth, The New York Times) A low-calorie snack can backfire if it doesn’t fill you up, nutritionists say. “It’s more important to choose something that will satisfy longer than to go for a snack simply because it may be lower

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Healthy Weight Measurements

For those people concerned that their body mass index (BMI) score is not accurate due to significant muscle mass, here are two better ways to check for a healthy weight measurement: Waist-to-hip ratio: Wrap a measuring tape around your body at the midpoint between your lowest rib and hip bone

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Safe Effective Strength Training

With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in mind, many people are taking bold steps to get fit and build strength. But some strength training exercises revered by gyms and fitness instructors may not be based on how the body works best. “All too often, strength training programs don’t take into

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Stop Smoking and Benefit

At 20 minutes after quitting: Blood pressure decreases Pulse rate drops Body temperature of hands and feet increases. At 8 hours: Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal Oxygen level in blood increases to normal At 24 hours: Chance of a heart attack decreases At 48 hours: nerve endings

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Holiday Eating Plans

Will you greet January feeling good about how you traversed the round of holiday parties and traditions, or will you be frantically trying to get those extra pounds off in a hurry? If you wait until January to deal with holiday weight gain, you will likely feel frustrated and overwhelmed

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How to Stock Your Pantry

Does your kitchen pantry work with or against your healthy eating habits? For most people, it’s likely time for a makeover. Having a pantry stocked with healthy items will not only make cooking meals and preparing snacks easier, it’ll also make eating wholesome food a breeze. After organizing your pantry,

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Managing Stress

Stress is a normal reaction to change, and can be beneficial for the body in some ways. In most cases, we are able to cope. But when stress becomes chronic and interferes with your daily routine, it can take a heavy toll on your health and wellbeing. According to the

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Physical Activity Impacts Quality of Sleep

Have you ever noticed how much better you sleep after a day of strenuous physical activity, like an intense workout or a heavy day of yard work? Studies have shown that people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of

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IQ, Waist-Hip-Ratio Linked

Among 40 year old men who participated in the survey, 5,380 persons had taken an IQ test during the mandatory Swedish conscription examination at a mean (sd) age of 18.1 (1.0) years, 21.0 (1.0) years before the survey. The results of the IQ test were standardized to a normal distribution

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Stabilizing Blood Sugar

The connection between diet and hormones is significant, yet often widely ignored, even though most people recognize that hormones directly impact our health. The most basic link between diet and hormones is this: consuming too much refined flour and sugar disrupts hormonal balance. It is imperative to keep blood sugar

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