sleep

How to Wake Up Refreshed – Even in the Dead of Winter

This time of year, the days are short and the nights are long. You might find yourself having a little more trouble waking up in the mornings. But hiding under the warm covers when it’s chilly outside isn't always a sign of being lazy or deterring the start of your day. There's something else at…
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How to Prepare Your Mind and Body for a Seasonal Transition

Autumn is at our doorstep! Soon, we'll be waving those long, lazy summer days goodbye so we can start winding down into the cooler, darker, shorter days of fall. It's tempting to think that it's only the weather that shifts. But in reality, the transition of seasons has a profound impact on the health and…
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3 Brilliantly Easy Ways to Exercise With Your Family

Remember the days of playing hide and seek, tag, or hopscotch? Exercise seemed to be such a natural part of most of our childhoods. But for many of us, as we got older, we swapped out kickball for an iPhone and jump rope for Netflix. But now you have a family, and you want to…
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3 Ways to Help You Doze Off Quickly and Naturally

Despite our best attempts, we all have those nights where we just can’t fall asleep. We roll around in bed, tossing and turning to find that perfect spot. But the hours keep ticking away, closer and closer to sunrise. If this sounds like you, you aren’t alone. Insomnia (difficulty falling and remaining asleep) affects many…
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The Inside Scoop on How to Prevent Aging

It’s no secret that we all want the same thing when it has to do with our skin: we want to slow down any signs of aging. There are many factors which can cause our skin to lose its youthfulness, including father time. Some of these factors we obviously can’t control, but there are others…
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Three Strategies for Better Sleep

Next to the benefits of a healthy diet, sleep is one of the most essential requirements for maintaining optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Individuals who have normal and consistent sleep patterns benefit from increased longevity, improved brain health, higher HDL levels, and healthy blood sugar levels. This is no big surprise because sleep restores you…
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5 Sleep Hacks for the Over 40 Crowd

A good night’s sleep is worth almost any amount of money, especially if it’s been weeks, months, or even years since you’ve slept well. Over-the-counter supplements that promise a good night’s sleep are nearly everywhere, which is clear evidence that this issue affects a significant number of us.  Research has shown that consistent quality sleep…
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New Years Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions.  Whether you love them or hate them, the tradition still runs strong. A simple Google search will pull up over 24-million internet pages about how to set them, keep them, and ignore them. And much of the information is snooze-worthy, to say the least. Setting a few resolutions at the beginning of…
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Tips for Better Travel

If you’ve ever traveled, you know how challenging it can be to make sure every detail has been taken care of before you leave. And once you’re on the way, there are different obstacles that have to be navigated including poor food quality and lack of movement while flying. So, let’s take a look at…
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Sleep

There are few feelings as universally satisfying as waking up from a restful sleep. Adequate sleep improves our mood, rejuvenates our cells, and positions us to recognize and receive positive experiences. Of course, lack of sleep causes the opposite effects. In fact, getting too little sleep can put us at greater risk for serious illnesses…
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