by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

Play is not trivial; it’s a basic biological drive as critical to our health as sleep or food. That’s the word from Stuart Brown, author of the new book Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Avery, $24.95)....

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

Taking better care of your body boosts your well-being fairly fast. “[Exercising and eating well] provide nearly instant benefits, helping the body and the mind to manage most any difficulties, including anxiety and depression,” according to clinical psychologist...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

On Jan. 1, you woke up ready to achieve your weight-loss goals. You were excited to get a start on the new you for the new year. You may have even bought a gym membership or some brand new workout gear in preparation. But with only an estimated 12 percent success...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

With good food habits and daily physical activity you will be well on your way to a healthy life.  Easy to say, but sometimes not so easy to do! Our busy lifestyles can be hard on our family’s health. Rushing to and from school and work can make it hard to find...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

Relax. You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don’t need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

Have you ever considered that doing more healthy things before you go to work each day will actually improve your day rather than hinder it? It might be time to make a change to your normal, everyday routine just to see what effect it might have on you and your...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

Bigger, juicier, saltier, sweeter, crunchier. Most of all, more. The food industry and its nonstop marketing has been tabbed by many experts as a major player in the obesity epidemic. “The result of constant exposure to today’s ‘eat more’...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 10 surprising — and serious — effects of sleep loss. 1. Sleepiness Causes Accidents Sleep...

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

A healthy lifestyle will make your heart healthier. Here are 10 things you can do to improve yours. Get active Do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. One way to achieve this target is by doing 30 minutes of activity on five days a week....

by Staff on Mar 6th 2015

1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers...