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Reduce Stress at Your Desk

According to Forbes Magazine, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. And four out of ten people working at large companies are experiencing a major corporate restructuring, and therefore facing uncertainly about their futures. … Read more »

Why Stress Causes Food Cravings

Have you ever wondered why you get food cravings or just can’t stop eating when you’re stressed?  In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers found that 80 percent of people report eating more sweets when they are stressed. Turns out there are biological reasons for this frustrating phenomenon. When… Read more »

Ten Negative Health Effects of Stress

Whether it’s a short-term frustration like rush hour traffic or a major life event such as divorce or job loss, stress can negatively impact our bodies. Stress is very personal.  One person’s unpleasant experience can be another’s thrilling adventure (think rollercoaster).  A little bit of stress is actually thought to be good for memory and… Read more »

The Five Stages of Sleep

Every night people around the world climb into their beds, close their eyes and sleep. The phenomenon is something we are all very familiar with, but how exactly does it work? Up until the 1950s, scientists believed that sleep was just a passive period of unconscious rest, but we now know that it’s a complex… Read more »

A Bedtime Routine for Adults

Having a bedtime routine isn’t just for young children.  Sleep experts agree that sticking to a nightly ritual can improve sleep quality for adults, too.  Start with these tips and personalize them so they fit your needs and preferences. Unwind – You will have a hard time falling asleep if you’re still up doing dishes… Read more »

Your Smartphone May be Interrupting Your Sleep

The glow of your smartphone (or tablet and laptop) may be getting in the way of a good night’s sleep.  Melatonin is the hormone responsible for telling your body it’s time to sleep.  But that electronics glow actually inhibits the release of melatonin. Under normal circumstances, the pineal gland, a pea-size organ in your brain,… Read more »

Vision Health with Omega 3’s

You probably know the heart health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.  The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of two servings of cold-water fish weekly to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  But did you know that many eye doctors likewise recommend a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids to improve vision health? Several studies… Read more »

Mediterranean Diet Still Ranks Highest

The Mediterranean diet has been around for a while now, but still remains one of the best.  In fact, US News and World Report recently picked the Mediterranean diet as the most ideal for 2020. The third-time winner has met all the criteria for best diet: balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, and healthfulness. Originated from the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage this year.  What’s not to love?  It’s a quick 2-ingredient meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  With a nice whole grain bread and the powerful omega-3 fatty acids found in the fruit; avocado toast is a winning combination.  And while purists may prefer the original,… Read more »

Reduce Daily Stress in the New Year

2020 is almost here and you’ve likely resolved to change some things in your life.  Maybe you’re going to shed a few pounds or commit to a more active lifestyle.  Or maybe you just want to reduce the amount of stress in your life.  There are simple changes you can make to your daily routines… Read more »