Tag Archives: sleep

More Reasons to Sleep Naked

Last month, I told you that sleeping naked will help you lose weight. More experts have chimed in on all the ways sleeping the buff is oh so good for you. Lower risk of infections for women. You will sleep better. You will increase levels of anti-aging hormones. You will lose weight. You will feel […]

Do You Suffer from Social Jet Lag?

During a great night out with friends, there always comes a time when someone looks at their watch as says, “It’s getting late. This is fun, but I have to go.” And, there is always one friend who responds, “Sleep when you’re dead! Come on…Stay… We’re having so much fun!” Denying your circadian rhythm just […]

Sleep Patterns: Early Birds & Night Owls

For many women, the role of “sleeping beauty” is one rarely played. In June 2011, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published their 2011 research summary, offering many explanations as to why this fairytale is lost among the female population. In one study, researchers discovered that women often have a shorter circadian rhythm than men […]

7 Habits that Zap Energy

Despite routine sleep, a healthy diet and reasonably active lifestyle, you feel rundown and completely zapped of energy. When this happens, it can be challenging to figure out the source of your distress. Before you worry that your fatigue could be an indication of a bigger problem, examine your daily routine – some common habits […]

Lifelong Health: Get Your Groove On

A healthy lifestyle and successful weight management may require you to find your “groove.”  Your body appreciates routine when it comes to managing your metabolism, but your muscles, mouth and mind like to keep things interesting. Some rules for finding your groove: Diet. When it comes to planning your diet, choose a variety of foods […]

4 Habits for Healthy Workout Recovery

Work hard, play hard, right? But, what about recovery? If you don’t properly rest and refuel your body between workouts, you won’t reap all the benefits of your efforts. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is essential for building and repair of muscles and bones, as well as generation of hormones and […]

The 3 Pillars of the Preventive Health Lifestyle

Not seeing results? Feeling less than your very best? There is a good chance you may be missing out on one of the key factors for a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition. Eat five servings of vegetables to stock up on powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to ward off disease, minimize signs of aging and ensure a […]

Sleep More to Weigh Less?

A new study published online today in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s journal, Sleep, revealed some exciting news for people who love to snooze – extra hours of sleep inhibit genetic factors that contribute to weight gain. Experts studied more than 1,000 sets of twins, noting weight and sleeping habits, to determine that those […]