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How to Overcome the Negative Effects of Shift Work

In addition to long-term effects, shifting your sleep has an immediate impact on how you feel and function. If you are unable to change your work time, you can still minimize the short-term negative effects of shifting your sleep schedule with behavioral interventions such as light therapy, keeping …

15-Minute Workout: 4 Strengthening Isometric Moves to Tone and Tighten

Hold it right there! Work your muscles with these seriously tough isometric moves<p>We're mixing things up a bit today—instead of your standard circuit workout with dynamic range of motion moves, you're going to tough it out through a roundup of four ultra-intense isometric moves.<p>Isometric exercises …

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4 Dirty Bathroom Habits

Skipping the sink isn't your biggest problem<p>If you think washing your hands is all it takes to leave the bathroom squeaky-clean, you’re in for a world of disgusting surprise. A study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that bacteria are swarming on virtually every bathroom surface, …

15 Minute Workout: Sculpt a Knockout Body

The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>You may have zero desire to step inside a cage and brawl like a UFC fighter, but it couldn't hurt to train like one. These guys (women, too!) are lean, …

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15 Easy Ways to Beat Everyday Anxiety

Try these simple, do-anywhere tips to help manage stress<p>Technically, anxiety is apprehension over an upcoming event. We anticipate the future with …

The A, B, ZZZs of Yoga

How do you deal with a busy brain that won't let you get to sleep? My go-to nightcap is yoga. It's kind of like that warm glass of milk that helps you wind down and get ready for bed.<p><b>A Yogi's Guide to Sound Sleep</b><p>Have you ever glanced at the illuminated numbers on the clock near your bed and thought …

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10-Minute Yoga for Stress Relief

Consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated.<p>If you are feeling overwhelmed by an endless to-do list, constant emails filling your inbox, or just generally …

Self-care

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

25 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're on the go or at home, these 25 body weight exercises are challenging and effective, and you can do them no matter where you are

21 Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Headaches

Headaches can range from nagging to debilitating. Here are 21 tricks and tips that can help you head off that ache—naturally.

10 Moves for Your At-Home Workout

Many people do not belong to a fitness club or attend regular workout classes. They opt for the simplicity of working out at home. This can save time traveling to and from the gym as well as money on fuel costs.<p>Many people do not belong to a fitness club or attend regular workout classes. They opt …

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The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

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4 Restorative Yoga Poses That Help You Relax and Unwind

Relax, repair, and restore your body through yoga<p>If your idea of the perfect way to unwind involves a bubble bath, red wine, and 10 episodes of <i>House of Cards</i>, we totally get it. Unfortunately, if that's your go-to de-stress solution, you’re missing out on a more <i>effective</i> relaxation …

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Five Steps to Treating Candida Overgrowth, Naturally

Most naturopaths will tell you that they spend a great deal of their time with patients treating yeast overgrowth, also called candidiasis, and the persistent physical and psychological symptoms that come along with it. I'm certainly no exception. A day does not go by when I don't have a handful of …

10 Ways to Stop Overeating Today

Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.<p>Have you every really tasted a strawberry?<p>Have you ever truly noticed the texture of a piece of …

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A 5-Minute Breathing Exercise To Reduce Stress

In yoga, we try to balance the flows of energy and awareness as we raise prana, or breath. Pranayama ("conscious breathing") creates this balance by …

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When Should I Buy Organic Food | Organic Produce - Consumer Reports

Organic food as a rule costs more than conventional food, but is it worth the extra money? “We want consumers to appreciate that by buying organic …

The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep …

5 Foam Rolling Mistakes To Avoid

<i>By Christine Yu for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>These days, foam rollers are everywhere -- the gym, your physical therapist's office, your living room and even your suitcase. After all, foam rolling has emerged as the darling of the fitness world and the cure-all for many different aches.<p>Essentially, foam …

15-Minute Super-Toning Stair Circuit

Got 15 minutes? Hit the stairs and knock out these super-effective lower-body firm and burn moves. Even better? Some of these work your upper body, too.<p><i>By Marissa Stephenson,</i> SELF<p>Got 15 minutes? Hit the stairs and knock out these super-effective lower-body firm and burn moves. Even better? Some of …

Weight Loss

Meditation Is the Best High Ever

When you allow yourself to sit quietly and just "be," you can experience a feeling that goes beyond a state of mind you're used to.<p>"You don't need a special place to meditate. You can transcend anywhere in the world. The unified field is here, and there, and everywhere." -- David Lynch<p>I'm all for …

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5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

You can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you can choose to be happy -- or at least not miserable.<p>Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really …

20-Minute Power Workout: 2-in-1 Dumbbell Exercises for Faster Results

These 8 moves pull double duty to tone your whole body in half the time<p>Love to multitask? This workout has got you covered.<p>By hitting multiple muscle groups at the same time, this workout scores you a total-body, everything-hurts-the-next-day workout in 20 minutes flat. Plus, since it doesn’t dwell …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Tips for Strength Training On Your Own

How to maximize muscle-building time—no giant trainer bill required<p>Six weeks ago, I decided I was ready to inch away from the cardio equipment and pump some iron. I signed up for my gym's six-week training camp program, ETC, so I could tone up and build up my strength-training self-confidence. (You …

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Activities To Help You Feel Good About Yourself

In a previous post, I wrote about self-esteem and what you can do to build your self-esteem. In this post, I will discuss different activities that …

How to Take Fewer Prescription Drugs

The most startling statistics I've seen in recent months came from Mayo Clinic researchers last June, who reported that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. More than half take at least two prescriptions. Twenty percent take five or more.<p>Since this was published, I've …

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3 Ways to Get Fit with a Jump Rope

Blast fat, build muscle, and improve cardio—all with a $10 tool.<p>If you haven't jumped rope since grade school, you're missing out. This kid-friendly piece of fitness equipment is portable, simple to use, and takes the work out of working out. No wonder it's earning rave reviews among trainers these …

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