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What Seasonal Affective Disorder Is, and How to Manage It

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a mood disorder related with changes in the seasons. And although it’s definitely possible to have a spring or summer version, most people associate it with winter.<p>Unfortunately, that winter association means many …

The real brain food could be fresh veggies and olive oil, study finds

A Mediterranean diet that’s loaded with fresh vegetables, fruit and the occasional drink could help preserve your brain into old age, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>It’s the latest in a series of studies showing that a healthy diet can preserve health, including brain health.<p>This one’s a little …

Holistic Medicine

Master mineral: Why you need the magic of magnesium

If you’re feeling like life couldn’t possibly get any faster right now, then magnesium may be the mineral you are missing. Likewise, if you having …

Feeling Overwhelmed? This Simple Ritual Will Bring Instant Calm

You're sitting at your desk when an uneasy feeling starts to unfurl. Your stomach clenches, you feel hot, and amid the holiday deadlines, events, and …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

An Entire Week of Foam Roller Routines to Ease Sore Muscles

Getting in a good workout makes us feel LOADS better, especially when we hit the gym after a long workday. Whether we’re crushing it at a new heart-pumping fitness class or getting our sweat on in our PJs with a free workout app, there are so many benefits to working out… but we can definitely live …

Exercise

Building Better Calf Muscles: How the Calf Works and How to Work It

<b>Take a gander at the muscles on the back of your lower leg.</b> Which category applies to you: Are they short and bulky? Long and bulky? Average size? …

Tips, tricks and mistakes to avoid when motivating yourself, according to a psychologist

Those who feel guilty for skipping a trip to the gym or switching on the TV instead of picking up a book after a long day at work can take comfort in …

Procrastination

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

3 Push-Up Modifications To Try If You Can’t Do A Full One

Even though push-ups are an incredibly effective arms exercise, they're notoriously tough AF. Enter push-up modifications! Just because they're a …

Workouts

How to Sleep on a Plane

It's an uphill battle.<p>There’s something amazing, almost impossible-to-attain-wonderful about being able to conk out for the duration of a flight. …

Inflammation

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Danielle Brooks Gave Herself a Quick Self-esteem Check at the Gym

Let’s face it: Getting to the gym is half the battle. And if you make it there, do your duty, and work up quite a sweat, chances are you’re feeling …

1 Smart Thing Highly Successful People Always Do | Inc.com

You've set yourself a goal. It may be to finish a report, proposal, or blog post. It may be to go to the gym every morning, or stick to healthy eating, or avoid losing your temper. Whatever that goal was, you've screwed up. You've fallen into the old, lazy, counterproductive behavior that you know …

Success