Kathy Roberts

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8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

• <b>Author:</b> Esther Gokhale<p>With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about …

Chia Seeds and Pepitas Can Improve Your Health and Cooking

Want a big health boost in a little package? Chia seeds, pepitas, and the like can improve your well-being--and your cooking<p>Here's a simple piece of advice that will transform whatever you're eating: Sprinkle some seeds on it. Sitting down to the usual salad? A handful of pumpkin seeds will give it …

Getting Naps Ahead of the Competition

People in every age think they’re living in a time of transition (I’m sure Adam turned to Eve and said, “Darling, I think we’re living in a time of transition”), but some ages really do usher in broad and deep change. Right now in American workplaces, I believe we’re experiencing a transition with …

20 Tips for Better Sleep

Sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, improved heart and immune system health, a better mood, even a longer life. And hey, you …

Apps for Making Healthy Food Choices

If you or your family has made a commitment to eat better and healthier, then congratulations – you’ve taken the first step towards creating a new, …

Arianna Huffington Implores You: Stop Taking Bright Devices Into the Bedroom

She's talking about tablets, smart phones, iPods -- anything that is backlit. The light can significantly diminish your ability to sleep.<p>Reuters<p>Speaking as earnestly as an iPad is backlit, Arianna Huffington implored attendees at the Aspen Ideas Festival Wednesday to ban their tablets and smart …

Health Do: Drink a Cup of Water With Lemon as Soon as You Wake Up

Last week, Miranda Kerr talked about how she starts every day with a cup of warm water with lemon. And she's not the only one: Lauren Conrad is a fan, as is chef Sarah Britton, and rumor has it Jennifer Aniston is too.<p>Here's why...<p>Experts say that the simple act of sleep can pull water from your …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical community turned its venom on BuzzFeed. But I think BuzzFeed did a pretty good job of bringing the debate on chemicals in food to the fore. Don't believe the …

High Fiber Breakfast (That Isn't Cereal!)

While breakfast cereal companies often tout their high-fiber products, the truth is that what's inside those boxes can often be even <i>higher</i> in sugar. That's no way to start your day.<p>Instead, we'd like to recommend a handful of easy, delicious, fill-you-up breakfasts that don't give you a day's worth …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. But, with its newest …

To Wheat or Not to Wheat

Is eliminating this ubiquitous grain the key to weight management—and to curing so much more that ails us? Sari Botton decodes the wheat belly diet.<p>It's something you see more and more: Brunch companions shunning the muffin basket. Houseguests calling ahead to ask if you'll be serving pasta. …

One Single Surprising Habit of Happy People

The single most frequent habit of happy people is gratitude. They notice it, feel it, express it, absorb it, and practice it. Gratitude is a stress reliever, a mood booster, and it gives the immune system a lift. (1) It offers these benefits of exercise plus better sleep without all the …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Immune System

A Week's Worth of Protein-Packed Breakfasts

The right breakfast may help you achieve your weight loss goals, according to several published reports that found eating a healthy, protein-rich morning meal turns down hormones that trigger hunger and cravings, making it easier to eat fewer calories.<p>In one recent study, published in the <i>European</i> …

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When FuelBand fails: Human for iPhone simplifies the daily workout

Can 30 minutes of exercise per day save your life?<p>In 2006, Renato Valdés Olmos weighed 320 lbs. "Dude, you will die of heart disease or worse before your 30th birthday," he admitted to himself before embarking on a massive effort to lose 150 lbs over the next three years. Olmos succeeded, no thanks …

Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every …

Five Things You Should Know About Stress | Transcendental Meditation® Blog

William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of William Stixrud & Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland, a group practice …

Living with anxiety: Britain's silent epidemic

Claire Eastham is 26 years old, and truly blessed: funny, lovely to look at, extremely bright (she has two degrees). She lives with her boyfriend in London and has a job she loves ("my dream job") at the publisher Penguin where she works in sales. Appearances, though, can be deceptive. Last …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Top 10 Tricks for a Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a …

The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

How Friends Make You Healthier

One of the best kept secrets to good health and a long life? Having a robust social network that includes relatives, friends, and other relationships.<p>…

Young People Are Sleeping With Their Phones. Their Parents Are Sleeping With People.

Do you snuggle up in bed with your smartphone instead of your significant other? If you’ve fallen asleep with an electronic device, you’re not alone.<p>Sixty-three percent of smartphone users age 18-29 admit to drifting off to sleep with a cell phone, smartphone or tablet in their bed, according to a …

How to Become a Runner in 5 Easy Steps

Four years ago I was overweight, had trouble sleeping, made poor diet choices, worked long hours, and was on the precipice of a mid-life crisis. I decided that I wanted to be here to see my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I wanted to be active and set a good example for my family.<p>So, I …

How to Read Nutrition Labels

So reading nutrition labels can be scary, its ok to admit it. Half the time all I see when I pick up a product I have never heard of it looks like …

Are Your Lifestyle Choices Killing You? Try These 8 Simple Rules to Live Long and Strong.

Longevity is basically a crap shoot.<p>We all know that.<p>At any moment we can get hit by a bolt of lightning or fall into a deep dark hole.<p>Chances are …

Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.<p>And there is good reason to do so. The ancient practice of yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength and flexibility, stress relief and even a sunnier disposition -- benefits …

The best Alzheimer’s disease apps for iPad

There are hundreds, if not more, of apps available for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and for their caregivers. Some can help …

Dementia

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

Want to add more and better years to your life? Now is the time.<p>We're living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be alive nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. But until recently, it wasn't clear if the years we've added to our lives were <i>good-quality</i> …