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Your brain has limited capacity: Here's how to maximize it

You can't find your keys again. You forgot to buy milk. You were supposed to call your niece to wish her a happy birthday – three days ago.<p>Don't worry, you're not losing your mind. It hasn't adapted to deal with modern life, according to Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and bestselling author of <i>This</i> …

Productivity

5 Things That Make You Overeat

We eat solo about half of the time, according to a recent report. We dine alone 60% of the time at breakfast, 55% of the time at lunch, and up to 70% …

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Yes, oats are loaded with carbs, but the release of those sugars is slowed by the fiber, and because oats also have 10 grams of protein per 1/2-cup serving, they deliver steady, muscle-friendly energy.<p><b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from …

Recipes

Can You Ever Exercise Too Much?

Some evidence shows that intense endurance workouts can put stress on the heart—but it's probably temporary.<p>Those who stay abreast of the latest health news are well accustomed to the ever-expanding list of health risks—high-fructose corn syrup, carbs, sitting, etc. But when it comes to exercise, …

Sneaky Ways Technology Is Messing With Your Body And Mind

Technology can be a beautiful thing. It connects us to others, it's super convenient and, if used mindfully, can even help us find a little bit of calm. But as the old adage goes, <i>too</i> much of anything can be bad.<p>It's no secret that a little unplugging can go a long way, yet we're spending more time …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

New Findings: Sleep Loss = Weight Gain

Working the late shift or frequent air travel may disrupt our routines by necessity, but we also voluntarily create these negative conditions when we stay up watching television, eat late into the night, or stare into the bright light of the computer screen long past our natural bedtime.<p>Surprising …

11 Bad Habits That Bloat You

Sometimes it comes from excess air trapped in your digestive tract. Other times it feels like a basketball is stuck in your abdomen, or your entire …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Wellness

Scientists make 'feel full' chemical

<b>Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel full.</b><p>Initial tests showed it helped people to eat less and slow weight gain.<p>It harnessed the power of a proprionate, which naturally makes us feel full when it is produced by breaking down fibre in the gut.<p>Writing in …

'Sugar worse than salt' row erupts

<b>Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.</b><p>US experts say people need to place a greater focus on cutting sugar intake and suggest the benefits of lowering salt levels are "debatable."<p>Their arguments are published in the journal Open …

The Annoying Thing That's Making You Hungrier

New evidence suggests fructose—the simple sugar present in fruit and fruit juices—may be messing with your brain and appetite in a way that actually …

The 10 Easiest Ways to Help Boost Your Immune System

Almost everyone loves winter, but absolutely no one loves flu season. Unfortunately, the two tend to commence right around the same time.<p>Almost everyone loves winter, but absolutely no one loves flu season. Unfortunately, the two tend to commence right around the same time.<p>Anyone who's ever …

Immune System

The Miracle Drug That Treats Anything

It's free, instantly available, and has no side effects<p>Jordan Metzl, M.D., believes a miracle drug exists that can prevent, improve, or cure virtually any health problem. The incredible thing is, science backs him up. And not just with one tiny study—<i>dozens</i> of reports all show the same result: A …

Do You Have This Deadly Gene?

Stress hurts—but for some people, genetics can make it even worse. Are you at risk?<p>Feel like your anxiety skyrockets faster than normal? It may not all be in your head—in fact, it may be written in your genes. Some people have a genetic trait that not only makes them especially sensitive to stress, …

Hearst Magazines

Address Your Stress: 4 Ways to Make Walking Work for You

Your body evolved to do one thing exceedingly well: cope with bouts of acute stress and then recover from it. What your body did not evolve to do is face off with unrelenting stress while sitting in a chair for hours a day. You were designed to move -- more specifically, to walk.<p><i>Written by Jan</i> …

Mayo Clinic

Treadmill Workout: Programs and Routines for Indoor Workouts

Can't run outside? Try these fun boredom-busting treadmill workout ideas<p><b>Just think: If global warming were a good thing</b>, you'd never have to run indoors on a treadmill ever again. You can see where we're going with this. The next time you're running bored on the belt, change your routine with one …

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