Considering Training for a Marathon? Get started today!

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If you’ve ever considered running a marathon, first of all, kudos to you! Not many people have the drive or the stamina to run this admittedly difficult race. So for those of you who have the desire to run one – and do so properly – start with these tips. Use a realistic time table…. Read more »

Should You Try Meditation?

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When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? For many of us, we picture someone sitting in a lotus position, eyes closed, possibly on a beach at sunrise. Meditation doesn’t require you to wear special clothing or have a beach nearby, nor does it require an hour of quiet concentration. Meditation does improve your… Read more »

Is Napping Healthy?

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You snooze, you… win? According to a number of health experts, napping is definitely healthy and it’s not just for little tykes. If you plan your naps carefully, you can reap physical and mental health benefits. They help us stay alert. Considering that Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived (the CDC claims more than one third of… Read more »

Planning a Successful Diet for 2017

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The new year fast approaches, and with that comes the typical resolution to start losing weight. Gym memberships soar and the machines are filled…for about six weeks, tops. You want to have the willpower to get healthy, fit into your old pants, get rid of the gut that’s slowly crept its way into your life,… Read more »

Medical Professionals: How Do You Unwind?

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We all have hectic days where we get home, walk in the door, and simply feel a need to switch off, but that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially if you feel wound up from workday stress. However, if you can find a healthy way to shake off the day, you’ll find yourself feeling better… Read more »

We Know Sleep Is Important. Here’s How to Get More.

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When you hear the word “sleep,” does it cause you to yawn? About how many hours do you get a night? Do you know how many you need to stay healthy and alert? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours a night. While you may scoff and immediately think of your incredibly… Read more »

Why You Need YOU Time

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You have so many responsibilities that absolutely must come first – job, home, bills, and all the other seemingly endless necessary minutiae that make up life – that you may consider time to yourself a luxury you cannot afford. However, you should take time for yourself every day, even if just for a few minutes,… Read more »

Strengthen Your Family Bonds

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If you want to bring your family closer together, shared experiences work well toward building a bond — and when carefully thought out, can improve on healthy habits as well. Eat together. Today’s children (and adults) face an obesity epidemic. Much of that stems from poor eating habits due in large part to not taking… Read more »

Could Yoga Help Reduce Your Stress?

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The simple answer to this question is, “Yes.” Yoga, as a practice, has helped millions reduce stress for thousands of years, so we know it’s not just a flash-in-the-pan exercise fad. And science backs this up. It helps you control your breathing. One of the main tenets of yoga involves smooth, controlled breaths. This helps… Read more »

Books: Inexpensive Mental Booster

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Quick — can you think of the title of the last book you read? If not, you may need to add some literature into your life. The sheer act of reading has mental benefits that help everyone, whether you prefer fiction, nonfiction, trade magazines, or the latest sci-fi trilogy. Read eBooks or paper; just get… Read more »