Debbie Baxter

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I Walked For 30 Minutes Every Day For a Week — Here's Why I'm Not Going to Stop

Taking breaks has never been my forte, and I'm not just talking about the lunch kind. I get so caught up in my A-type overdrive and tend to hyperfocus; it's a wonder how I'm able to survive. Whether I'm deep in thought powering through a book I'm reading, fixed on my computer screen at work for …

Fitness

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It) | Inc.com

What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in general. Would you do it?<p>Well here it is: Put away your smartphone. Not all the …

Social Media

Stop Trying To Make Your Employees Happier

It's personal resilience that managers need to develop in their teams to get the sort of engagement they seek.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that workplaces are dealing with what Gallup calls a ‘worldwide employee engagement crisis,' with four of every …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Prep These 4 Easy Roasted Veggie Bags For The Fastest Fall Dinners

Roasted veggies always <i>seem</i> like an easy, throw-together dinner component — that is, until we actually spend time washing, peeling, and chopping …

Cooking

What's actually happening when you pull, sprain, or rupture a muscle

Here's what actually happens when you "pull" a muscle.<p>The human body has three types of muscles skeletal, cardiac and visceral. But we can only control, and damage, our skeletal muscles.<p>These are made of thousands of vulnerable muscle fibers. Awkward movements or overexertion can tear some, or all, …

The Most Effective Way to Do Plank, According to a Trainer

When you are short on time but want to fit some quality strength moves into your fitness routine, planks are an excellent option and one of the best ways to build strength and stability in your core. One of the most important things to be mindful of when performing planks is correct form, as doing …

Workouts

What is low blood pressure, and how does it affect your health?

Simon Cowell’s recent health scare is putting the spotlight on the flip side of high blood pressure.<p>While you may know hypertension is bad for your health — straining your heart and raising your risk of heart attack and stroke — low blood pressure, or hypotension, can come with its own dangerous …

How to win with a narcissist: 5 secrets backed by research

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I’ve broken down the research on how to handle …

This is the 10-minute warm-up ballerinas do for better posture and toned abs

It’s true, there’s no such thing as a ballerina body—but there is such a thing as a ballerina warm-up. So says professional dancer Eliza S. Tollett: …

8 Myths About Yoga You Can Stop Believing Right Now

Yoga is commonly known for its ability make you more flexible. But even if your goal isn’t to do an Instagram-worthy backbend, you can still benefit …

Should you use protein powders? It’s complicated.

Did you think protein powder and protein shakes were the domain only of the Arnold Schwarzeneggers and Dwayne "the Rock" Johnsons of the world?<p>These days, protein shakes and powders are used by diverse groups of people that couldn't be more different, at least physically: elite athletes, …

Nutrition

Here’s what your sleep position might mean for your health

Everyone from scientists to mental health professionals to Arianna Huffington agrees that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important …

This Creamy Mushroom Chicken Is a One-Skillet Wonder

Want to end your Monday on a high note? Make this creamy balsamic mushroom chicken. It's a 30-minute, one-skillet meal with crispy bacon as a star …

5 Easy Freezer Marinades Perfect for Chicken or Pork

While marinades are brilliant at turning cuts of meat that can often dry out when cooked into flavorful, moist meals, it's easy to forget to plan …

5 Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, …

The Most Exciting New Cookbooks for Fall 2017

Summer Fridays are coming to an end, you've had it with ice cream for dinner and yes, admit it, you're ready for a pumpkin spice anything. And with …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

Happiness

8 All-Natural Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk This Summer

Wondering how to prevent a stroke? You're not alone. Stroke is now the top cause of disability nationwide — and it turns out that women are twice as …

Wellness

Nine things that can affect whether you get dementia – and what you can do about them

Dementia is by no means an inevitable result of ageing. In fact, one in three dementia cases can be prevented, according to new findings published in …

Dementia

What Is the Best Way to Store Potatoes to Maximize Freshness?

Potatoes last longer on the kitchen counter than most fruits and vegetables, but eventually they start to sprout and lose some of their freshness and …

Gardening

11 habits to break to be happier every day

Nobody is free of bad habits.<p>From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost — in health, in reputation, in money. But some are worse than others.<p>Here are 11 habits tha we pay for with reduced …

Happiness

Taking a Hot Bath May Burn as Many Calories as a Run, Researchers Say

A relaxing soak could be doing more for you than you think<p>If you were about to force yourself out on a run, stop where you are for a minute because a bath might be just as effective as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>Dr Steve Faulkner, a researcher at Loughborough University, says it may even …

Diabetes

How to Grow Out Gray Hair — The Experts Weigh In

At 17, I spotted my first gray hair, which I promptly attempted to cover myself by mixing muddy henna in a Tupperware bowl at my kitchen table. The resulting color was no different from my natural dark brown shade, recalling that scene in <i>Beaches</i> where Barbara Hershey’s character dyes her hair the …

7 Easy Recipes for Homemade Condiments

More often than not, store-bought condiments are packed with insane amounts of sugar and ingredients we can't pronounce. And while it's certainly …

Cooking

13 Grain Salads to Prep on Sunday and Eat All Week Long

Make one big batch of a grain salad on Sunday and you're already off to better eating for the week. They're a wholesome side dish next to meat or …

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

16 myths about healthy hair that need debunking

Will your hair actually grow faster if you regularly get it trimmed?<p>Did you ever eat the crust of your bread as a child in a bid to bring on curls? …