Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.
According to one study, sighing serves as a mental and physical reset button and may bring some relief. Such relief is sorely needed for those grieving a suicide. The mental and physical toll can be detrimental if we don't find our way onto a path toward healing.
Part of the challenge for many people adopting a vegan diet is that it seems like a gigantic, daunting change. But what if you could make tiny modifications to your daily routine so that going vegan seemed effortless?
Let's do a little math quiz. What does 9 x 365 x 27 mean? Yes, in my diabetes lifetime, I have stuck a needle in my fingertips over 88,000 times -- 88,000! So, to all my doctors and well-meaning friends and family members, I'm trying my very best.
Most of us are not elite athletes. We do, however, have some things in common. We all struggle with motivation at times. We all have to figure out ways to accomplish our goal of living a healthy lifestyle.
A diagnosis will bring out the best and worst of you and your partner. It has the potential to tear your relationship apart or bring you closer together more intimately than you could have imagined. As the saying goes, it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you respond.
Too often, we're plagued by "time poverty" -- the idea that there's not enough time to do all the work we need to do. The problem is, we stress out, and we burn out. But research is increasingly finding that the cure for "time poverty" isn't more time -- it's better using the time we have.
Narrowing your focus is a mental model that you can apply whenever you want to start a new behavior or take on a new project that seems too big or overwhelming or complex to handle. It is a filter you can run larger problems through to approach issues from a more useful place.
What are you doing to breathe new life into your training this spring? Has the winter been tough for you?
Even though this was only a few short decades ago, the entire gym-going population was itself a tribe. Now, there are myriad tribes within that tribe. And, beyond the gym, food predilections also break down into tribes.
We also need to recognize that sometimes, being lazy is far from a sin. After all, isn't getting to take a deserved break why we expend effort in the first place?
At the end of the day we should all be searching for the simplest ways to live a long, healthy, and energetic life.
I was not going to die. But I had lost myself in the small space, I was sorry for myself. I wanted a long string of better days. Most of the other people there just wanted more days. Just... days.
Developing optimism and resiliency isn't about feigning a facsimile of terminal perkiness and blind optimism. It's quite the opposite. It's having the courage to see and meet life exactly as it is. It's all about choosing to learn how to respond to each adversity with confidence, hope and renewed vigor.
Work place flexibility helps all employees, so it's little surprise that women with MS say it's important as well. Women with MS need more help in the workplace -- and flexibility is an easy place to start.
So... in honor of YOU, here are 50 cool quotes on possibility. You don't have to like them all. One will do just fine. But when you find the ONE that really moves you, let it sink in. Contemplate it. Feel it. Then take your next step.
In this case, our home seller was experiencing the negative side of the Ikea Effect, but there are a few positive ones you should know about because they can, in fact, save you a lot of money (or even make you a lot) and add an extra layer of happiness to your life.
To help people understand what it means to live mindfully, I have broken it down to ABCs.
Besides learning that Fiats do not in fact come standard with a spare tire, my solo travels taught me quite a few other things. Here are some of the most memorable lessons I learned over the course of my travels: