Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning routine for the better. Next time you wake up, try a few of these 10 tips. Most take a just a few minutes, and they’ll help you feel prepared, relaxed, and ready for whatever’s to come.
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Losing weight often feels like an uphill battle. Not only is counting calories a difficult task, but taking the time to pack your meals and cook health consciousness foods requires time and investment. Thankfully, there are a few easy adjustments to your daily diet that registered dietitians and nutritionists say can help you meet your healthy eating goals. While cutting calories shouldn’t be the sole focus of a healthy diet plan, it can be a good starting point for weight loss. With that in mind, all of the swaps listed here are healthier options overall — not just because they are lower in calories, but also because they contain less sugar or more protein.
If you think you’ve already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others’ emotions or do basic arithmetic, don’t arrive until middle age or beyond. A team at MIT quizzed thousands of people aged 10-90 on their ability to do things like remember lists of words, recognize faces, learn names, and do math. Their results suggest that no matter your age, there’s almost always a new peak on the horizon.
For many, summertime means sun, surf and sand, but the season can also bring asthma attacks, ear infections, spoiled foods, and whole different host of health concerns that are unique to this time of the year. Here are some primary health woes that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year—and what you can to do prevent them.
Nothing can throw off the start of a fun vacation faster than jet lag. Travelers who feel groggy in the afternoon or wake up well before sunrise can blame both things on the body’s biological clock falling out of sync with the time on the person’s watch. A “master clock” in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls the body’s circadian rhythm. This clock responds to external signals — most notably, sunlight — to sync the body’s internal timing with that of the environment. How far you travel and where you go can affect how well your body responds to these disruptions. Read on to learn more about jet lag.
The official start of Summer is just around the corner, along with sizzling temperatures and record highs. As the mercury soars, it can be harder to feel comfortable. Whether it be trying to fall asleep in the persistent, humid, and sticky weather or just cooling off during a blazing afternoon, we’ve gathered together some tips and tricks to keep you cool day and night – no air conditioner required. You’ll see some food tips that will help you cool off from the inside out, some tips for your house that will keep things cooler inside, and some tips to help you keep cooler at bedtime. So if you’re looking for ways to be more comfortable and cool down during this blazing summer, check out these 25 refreshing tricks and tips to keep cool.
A stroll down the sunscreen aisle can be a stressful experience. Water-resistant? Broad spectrum? SPF 100? How do you know what’s really the best sunscreen for your skin and overall health? Indeed, not all sunscreens are created equal: Nearly three-quarters of sunscreens are either ineffective or contain chemicals that could harm your health, according to a new report. Read on for some of the best tips this year when it comes to purchasing sunscreens and proper sun protection.
It’s no secret that most Americans consume more sugar than they should on an average day – and that’s largely because plenty of unexpected foods are packed with it. However, it’s important to make the distinction between natural sugar and added sugar, though. While natural sugar (fructose and lactose) occurs in fruit and dairy and is good for you, added sugars are processed and have no nutritional value. Find out what small lifestyle changes you can make to help decrease your sugar intake.
It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep, with a myriad of distractions keeping us from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight, improving our memories, and even making us happier. So when you’re lying in bed with one of these nine common sleep problems, here’s what the science says you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your body says about your health or what your body says about your personality? You have probably heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in fact, hidden clues about who you really are can be found all over your body. From symptoms of various diseases to your chances of getting divorced, you will be surprised to find out what your body shape says about you or what your face says about you. If you want to find out what your body says about you, check out today’s post with these 25 fascinating things your body says about you and who you are.
We tend to think of successful people as being born with inherit traits, such as perseverance or optimism, that drive them to early prosperity and set them up for happiness later on in life. However, a new study of more than 8,000 men and women over the age of 50 suggests that’s probably is not true. Instead, the study found that traits like perseverance and optimism can be learned, and they keep playing an important role in our health and happiness long after we land our first job. Read on to see which ones you possess.
Although scientists haven’t figured out how to reverse the aging process, they have discovered how to make you live longer and look younger—and the secret is in the foods in your kitchen. Meals high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and fat-melting nutrients can stave off any number of diseases, including obesity, and turn back your metabolic clock. To keep your metabolism young and revving, and watch the pounds melt away, incorporate these wholesome foods into your diet.