Category Archives: Sleep

Dealing with Depression – Do You Have the Winter Blues (S.A.D.)?

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Kristina Alexanderson

When family and friends come together, we try to put on our best face at the gathering, despite any negative feelings we may be experiencing.

With winter holidays, conditions like depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often get tucked under the rug.

What is SAD, and Do You Have It?
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6 Ways Busy People Who Have No Time Can Unwind & Relax

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Flickr Creative Commons, pikesley

Now is the time to take time for yourself. Even those who have nutrition, exercise, and supplementation under control can suffer from increased long-term health risks due to chronic stress. The latest in our Simple Steps to Wellness blogs, today we’re touching on relaxation. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Make the Most of Your Sleep Time with These Tips

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Flickr Creative Commons, ekpatterson

We’ve been sharing tips for wellness that are actionable and easy to bring into your everyday life, in an effort to help you be your best self. We believe that incorporating small, feasible changes over shorter periods of change can help you experience the motivation and confidence that comes from seeing your personal goals fulfilled.

This week’s topic: Sleep. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Ben Greenfield on How to Sleep Your Way to a Six-Pack

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “seven is the new eight,” and that you may need slightly less sleep than the traditionally recommended eight hours. But if you’re into fitness, exercising, or mental and physical performance, if you’re concerned about the effect of sleep on appetite regulation, fat loss or muscle gain, or if you want to optimize things like tissue repair, nervous system health and growth hormone release then you may want to think again, and keep reading. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Sexual Healing: 5 Ways Getting Busy Can Help You Get Healthy this Valentine’s Day

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Tim Owens

Valentine’s Day is sure to bring up some fun and sweet gestures of all varieties (#rejectedcandyhearts, anyone?).  We know chocolate can be good for you and that writing a sweet note could even help you lower your cholesterol. Also on the list? Sex.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick

You’ve heard it before – the “cold that’s going around” that seems to manifest overnight in the workplace. Add in door knobs, community break room appliances, open office work spaces and the seemingly unavoidable bathroom door handle, and you’ve got yourself a gauntlet of opportunities that can wreak havoc on your body. The only thing worse than the gauntlet? Going through it without armor. That’s right – we’re talking about a weak immune system. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.