Tips for Natural Stress Management

Tips for Natural Stress Management

Naturally Savvy

Naturally Savvy

Stress is a normal part of everyday life, and a little stress is good for our bodies because it helps stimulate us to achieve our goals. But overwhelming stress, also called distress, is a big problem. Stress is the body's response to a threat. The "fight or flight" response prepares the body to respond physically, and the end result is an..

Stress is a normal part of everyday life, and a little stress is good for our bodies because it helps stimulate us to achieve our goals. But overwhelming stress, also called distress, is a big problem. Stress is the body's response to a threat. The "fight or flight" response prepares the body to respond physically, and the end result is an increase in heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, muscle..

Our Evolving Selves: Visioning a Spring Growth Spurt

Our Evolving Selves: Visioning a Spring Growth Spurt

Peggy La Cerra

Peggy La Cerra

Like most people, I rejoice in the coming of spring. Despite my firm intention to appreciate nature's pageantry all year round, the short, dark days of winter tend to leave me cold, inert, and unmotivated. All forms of life are designed to adapt to their environment, becoming quiescent in the autumn and reactivated in the spring. We humans..

Like most people, I rejoice in the coming of spring. Despite my firm intention to appreciate nature's pageantry all year round, the short, dark days of winter tend to leave me cold, inert, and unmotivated. All forms of life are designed to adapt to their environment, becoming quiescent in the autumn and reactivated in the spring. We humans are no exception. Spring is the perfect time to effect a positive..

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics,..

Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure,..

Why Personal Relationships Are Important

Why Personal Relationships Are Important

Taking Charge

Taking Charge

Healthy relationships are a vital component of health and wellbeing. There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Conversely, the health risks from being alone or isolated in one's life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and obesity. Research..

Healthy relationships are a vital component of health and wellbeing. There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Conversely, the health risks from being alone or isolated in one's life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and obesity. Research shows that healthy relationships can help you: Live longer..

Outdoor Fitness

Outdoor Fitness

Amanda Vogel

Amanda Vogel

Imagine hoofing it up a lush mountainside with an instructor and a dozen other hikers, stopping only to blast your leg muscles with a set of uphill lunges. This isn't an elaborate adventure retreat. It's part of a growing trend in fresh-air fitness classes and personal training sessions, which don't run any longer than a typical gym visit...

Imagine hoofing it up a lush mountainside with an instructor and a dozen other hikers, stopping only to blast your leg muscles with a set of uphill lunges. This isn't an elaborate adventure retreat. It's part of a growing trend in fresh-air fitness classes and personal training sessions, which don't run any longer than a typical gym visit. Thirty-six percent of gyms and 55 percent of personal trainers..

What Happy, Successful, Optimistic People Know About Life

What Happy, Successful, Optimistic People Know About Life

Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo

The most important lesson I've learned from living on this planet is what any happy, successful, optimistic person knows about life: that we will all experience good times and bad times, that we will all have sad days and happy moments, that nothing in life is permanent, and that our success and happiness depends on our ability to ride these..

The most important lesson I've learned from living on this planet is what any happy, successful, optimistic person knows about life: that we will all experience good times and bad times, that we will all have sad days and happy moments, that nothing in life is permanent, and that our success and happiness depends on our ability to ride these waves of change with composure. Happy, successful, optimistic..

Developing Positive Relationships

Developing Positive Relationships

Lorri Freifeld

Lorri Freifeld

One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other human beings. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. So here are a few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life: 1...

One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other human beings. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. So here are a few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life: 1. Accept and celebrate differences. One of the biggest challenges..

4 Ways To Build Meaningful Business Relationships

4 Ways To Build Meaningful Business Relationships

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Notice what's on the walls. Muhney's first relationship-building lesson came early in his career, when he was an IBM salesman in northern Indiana. One Friday afternoon, he dropped in on a CEO, who told him, "Mike, I'd like to talk with you, but I'm literally getting ready to go on a two-week skiing vacation. Feel free to contact me when I..

Notice what's on the walls. Muhney's first relationship-building lesson came early in his career, when he was an IBM salesman in northern Indiana. One Friday afternoon, he dropped in on a CEO, who told him, "Mike, I'd like to talk with you, but I'm literally getting ready to go on a two-week skiing vacation. Feel free to contact me when I get back." Muhney made a point of following up three weeks later..

Everyone is Itching to Get Back Outside

Everyone is Itching to Get Back Outside

Lisa M Maloney

Lisa M Maloney

Oh, heck yes! It's been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it's time to get outside and get active again. But let's be realistic, here. The season may technically be spring, but there's a good chance we've still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That's not going to keep us from heading outside, but we'd..

Oh, heck yes! It's been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it's time to get outside and get active again. But let's be realistic, here. The season may technically be spring, but there's a good chance we've still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That's not going to keep us from heading outside, but we'd still like to keep our feet warm and dry and clothes unmuddied..

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

SF GATE

SF GATE

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an..

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an occasional part of your healthy eating plan, however, if you..

What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?

What is a “Good Night’s Sleep” Anyway?

Dr. David Alter

Dr. David Alter

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics and sleep medicine professionals around the country? Every night, sleep specialists silently track the electrical firing patterns arising in..

Where Did the Idea of an 8-Hour Sleep Come From? Is our 8-hour work day responsible for the explosion of sleep-related problems that have contributed to the meteoric rise of thousands of sleep clinics and sleep medicine professionals around the country? Every night, sleep specialists silently track the electrical firing patterns arising in our brains in a desperate search to diagnose the cause of sleep..

Fill up on Fiber

Fill up on Fiber

Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola

Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much. This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refined standard American diet, healthful fibers are..

Public health guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise Americans to eat between 20 and 30 grams of fiber a day, but most adults don't even eat half that much. This isn't surprising, since fiber refers to the indigestible portion of plant foods, and in the largely refined standard American diet, healthful fibers are often processed right out. Unless you regularly eat whole fruits..

Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

Jessica Cording

Jessica Cording

Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Get into the swing of spring produce with these four seasonal favorites. Spinach Spinach is called a superfood for a reason: It's packed with vitamins A and C, which are essential for eye health, immune function and many..

Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Get into the swing of spring produce with these four seasonal favorites. Spinach Spinach is called a superfood for a reason: It's packed with vitamins A and C, which are essential for eye health, immune function and many other body processes. Vitamin K helps build strong bones...

These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

These 2 Microworkouts Are Super Short and Effective

Kristin Canning

Kristin Canning

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you've lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here's some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even when you have almost zero time. Really! Research suggests that a 10-minute sweat session with 1 minute of high-intensity exercise (think sprints, on foot or a stationary bike) can lead to the..

Your schedule is jam-packed, and you've lost all hope of making it to the gym. But here's some good news: You can still fit in a serious workout even when you have almost zero time. Really! Research suggests that a 10-minute sweat session with 1 minute of high-intensity exercise (think sprints, on foot or a stationary bike) can lead to the same benefits—including improved cardiovascular health, increased..

The Neuroscience of Trust

The Neuroscience of Trust

Paul J. Zak

Paul J. Zak

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They're anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they're losing. Consider Gallup's meta-analysis of decades' worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one's work and..

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They're anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they're losing. Consider Gallup's meta-analysis of decades' worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one's work and colleagues, feeling like a real contributor, and enjoying..

How to Become a Peaceful Person

How to Become a Peaceful Person

Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh

There are several benefits of being a peaceful person. When you are at peace, you feel happy and content from inside. Your mind becomes less noisy, and your thoughts and actions are more stable and purposeful. To become peaceful, all you need to do is create the right conditions, and peace will automatically find its way inside you. So today,..

There are several benefits of being a peaceful person. When you are at peace, you feel happy and content from inside. Your mind becomes less noisy, and your thoughts and actions are more stable and purposeful. To become peaceful, all you need to do is create the right conditions, and peace will automatically find its way inside you. So today, I'd like to share with you the steps that actually helped..

Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape

Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape Faster

Cynthia Sass

Cynthia Sass

Eats for athletes As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, "Wow, what a difference!" or "I feel 10 years..

Eats for athletes As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, "Wow, what a difference!" or "I feel 10 years younger." Here are 11 foods currently on my "eats for athletes"..

Psychological Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Psychological Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Liv Kelleher

Liv Kelleher

Spring is on the way, and you know what that means: no more tights, wearing other colors besides black, fresh flowers, sun, and of course, spring cleaning. Cutting clutter is one of the small annoyances that comes with the weather changing, but it's also an opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new. Throwing a few things..

Spring is on the way, and you know what that means: no more tights, wearing other colors besides black, fresh flowers, sun, and of course, spring cleaning. Cutting clutter is one of the small annoyances that comes with the weather changing, but it's also an opportunity to get rid of the old and make room for the new. Throwing a few things out, donating your unworn items, and cleaning up your space..

Why Full Body Detox

Why Full Body Detox

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal..

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal matter or if your liver can't clean toxins out of your blood..

Adult-Onset Allergies

Adult-Onset Allergies

John Donovan

John Donovan

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're..

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're an adult, you could have allergies even if you've never had..

Sense and Superstition

Sense and Superstition

Jane L Risen

Jane L Risen

SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it's not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a nearby table if we happen to let fate-tempting words slip out. "The cancer is in remission, knock on wood," we might say. In fact, it's so common we often don't think about it. But it's..

SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it's not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a nearby table if we happen to let fate-tempting words slip out. "The cancer is in remission, knock on wood," we might say. In fact, it's so common we often don't think about it. But it's worth asking: why do people who do not believe that knocking..

Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations

Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations

Henrik Edberg

Henrik Edberg

The stress is rising. You're starting to feel frustrated with situation you're in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not overreact, make the wrong decision or to not say the wrong thing in a moment of anger, overwhelm..

The stress is rising. You're starting to feel frustrated with situation you're in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not overreact, make the wrong decision or to not say the wrong thing in a moment of anger, overwhelm or confusion. I'm sure you – just like me – have..

Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

Beth W. Orenstein

Beth W. Orenstein

Hours of crunches aren't the only key to a flat stomach. Simply sneak in a few minutes of these eight exercises every day, and you'll be on your way to tight, toned abs in no time. You think the old adage 'no pain, no gain' is totally true when it comes to your abs? Not so, says Paige Waehner, a Chicago-based personal trainer. There are plenty..

Hours of crunches aren't the only key to a flat stomach. Simply sneak in a few minutes of these eight exercises every day, and you'll be on your way to tight, toned abs in no time. You think the old adage 'no pain, no gain' is totally true when it comes to your abs? Not so, says Paige Waehner, a Chicago-based personal trainer. There are plenty of ways you can engage your core all day long for fitness..

Understanding Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes

Taylor Wolfram

Taylor Wolfram

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. A condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form..

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts. A condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food, diabetes can be successfully managed through..