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6 Foods to Reduce Stress and Nourish Your Body

6 Foods to Reduce Stress and Nourish Your Body

Six foods to reduce stress and nourish your body. Understanding Cortisol Levels We all have stress from time to time. But when it goes on for weeks, or months, chronic stress can impact all the body's systems—especially the adrenal glands, small organs that rest on top of the kidneys and are responsible for releasing important…

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Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up

Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives. Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it…

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Sleep Myths, Debunked

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Here, we put five common sleep misconceptions to bed — once and for all. Not logging enough zzz’s? Join the club: One in 3 adults doesn’t get adequate sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But before you self-diagnose as an insomniac, there are several sleep myths that need debunking. Read on…

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Are You Getting Adequate Sleep? 7 Ways to Rest Better

Are You Getting Adequate Sleep? 7 Ways to Rest Better

Sleep is an essential body function, but busy working moms aren’t necessarily able to pay it the proper respect. That’s unfortunate because a good night’s sleep is vital for your physical and emotional health. When you manage to get solid and adequate rest, your brain restores itself, and you find yourself much more able to…

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5 Ways Sleep Supports Your Immune System

You’ve felt it before: low energy, weakness all over and that unshakeable brain fog. It’s not your imagination. Skipping sleep takes its toll – and not just on your productivity at work. Sleep has strong ties to the body’s immune system. In fact, a 2009 study found those who slept five hours or less were…

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Why is Daylight Saving Time the Worst?

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Are you ready to lose an hour of sleep? Getting enough sleep to function is hard enough without forcing our bodies to “spring forward”. Daylight Saving Time is a great reminder that spring is on its way.  Who doesn’t like warmer weather and longer days of sunshine? However, that tiny one-hour difference shifts our internal…

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How to Fight the Blue Monday Blues

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Do you know what Blue Monday is? And no, we’re not talking about the song by New Order.  Blue Monday is the name given to a date in January, usually the third Monday of the month (in 2020, Blue Monday falls on January 20) which is supposed to be the most depressing day of the…

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress in 2020 (Hint: Sleep!)

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Did you know that “be less stressed” is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions? In fact, it comes in 5th place for 2020, after exercising more, saving money, eating better, and losing weight.  Stress can negatively affect your body, your feelings and thoughts, and your behavior. Left unchecked, it can even contribute to…

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Sleep and Mental Health: Why Quality Sleep Matters

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We’ve all experienced it. Maybe you had a late night out with friends, had little to no sleep with a crying newborn, crammed for a test, or binged your favorite new TV show all night. After getting only a few hours of sleep (or no sleep at all), you start a new day feeling cranky…

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