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How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How long is it since you got a good night’s sleep? Our 24/7 lifestyle means we never switch off, while artificial light, increased travel and too much technology are disrupting our sleep patterns. The final insult? Being a woman makes matters worse: we’re 40 percent more likely than men to suffer from sleep problems. The […]

How To Reboot Your Brain

How To Reboot Your Brain

Change your breathing Hilary Clinton is a famous fan of the simple practice of alternate nostril breathing, a traditional yoga technique. It helps rebalance the nervous system, and can alter brainwaves and bring mental focus, according to a 2013 study. Use your right index finger to close off your left nostril and inhale through the […]

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

Abi knows the drill by now. At least once every couple of months, her mother and I pack up a bunch of clothes and electronics and other stuff we’ve outgrown, load the boxes into the car and drive down to the local Goodwill donation center. At 5 years old, Abi still giggles at the ding-ding […]

What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Asthma

What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Asthma

If you’re a parent of a kid with asthma, you know all too well the terrifying experience of seeing your child cough uncontrollably, gasp for air, or even double over and turn shades of purple while you scramble for the inhaler. Pediatric asthma attacks, most common in children ages 4 and under, are not for […]

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

Get ready, dads-to-be: You’re about to be asked a million times over how much your baby weighed at birth. This is one of the most common questions new parents get from friends, relatives, even strangers on the street. Why the obsession with birth weight? “In general, it can be a good indicator of the baby’s […]

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

“Healthy eating” has never seemed more complicated. Cut carbs…but not too many! Eat protein…but don’t overdo it! Saturated fat is bad…or maybe not that bad? And wait…are fruits and vegetables bad now, too? (No. Please eat fruits and veggies.) All this scary, conflicting info makes grocery shopping majorly confusing. Luckily, Keri Gans, R.D.N., nutritionist and […]

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Parents who listen to music with their kids are more likely to enjoy close relationships with them, according to a new study in the Journal of Family Communication. The findings further suggest that singing, dancing, and listening to music becomes increasingly important for family bonding as kids get older—precisely when they start resisting your taste […]

Begin With Breakfast

Begin With Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast will give you the energy you need to perform your best at school and in sports. Why should I eat breakfast? Research studies have shown […]

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

  Lectins are proteins in plants that potentially cause inflammation and weight gain A California cardiologist first promoted the idea of cutting out lectin foods for weight loss and better health But lectins are found in lots of otherwise-healthy foods, including vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. Experts agree that most people might miss crucial […]

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Anxiety is widespread and epidemic. It’s a problem that attacks the body but germinates in the head. Much of our anxiety comes from telling ourselves a bad story. The dialogue usually goes something like this: You’re not smart enough for this job.  You’re too young, too old, don’t have any experience, can’t learn new things fast enough. […]