8 meditation apps to soothe your soul and de-stress you

(Trishna Rikhy/ V Magazine) — In 2021, mindfulness and awareness are the buzzwords promising growth, refreshment and relaxation. Whether or not your New Year’s resolution included meditating, we’re sure it included working on yourself in some way or another, and what better way to accomplish that than by taking the time to get to know your body and mind? […]

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7 bedtime yoga practices for a good night’s sleep

(Clare Swatman/ Woman & Home) — Do you have trouble nodding off every night? Well, a bedtime yoga practice could be the answer to your prayers.  You’re not alone in your sleepless nights. Despite being equipped with everything from the best pillow to a sold bedtime routine, around 20% of adults suffer from clinically diagnosed insomnia. Plus, many […]

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Even low-intensity exercise can help during cancer treatments

(Robert Priedt/ HealthDay News) — If you have cancer and you’re trying to exercise to boost your health, new research suggests you don’t have to knock yourself out during your workout. Light exercise is just as beneficial as more demanding workouts for cancer patients, the researchers found. Previous research has shown that physical activity can […]

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Diet and exercise can shape how your mind ages

(Juliana DiGiacomo/ Science Worthy) — In a recent study on lifestyle and dementia, in a matter of weeks, supported lifestyle changes in diet, physical activity, and mental engagement improved demential symptoms. Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that […]

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9 lifestyle changes that may help with endometriosis

(Web MD) — Break a sweat: You may not be in the mood for a workout when you have pelvic pain. But if you run, bike, or do other types of brisk exercise, levels of the hormone estrogen in your body may drop, so your periods are fewer or lighter. Aerobic workouts also help your […]

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The best lubricants for vaginal dryness

(Gina Vaynshteyn/ Glamour Magazine) — Just because your body is changing doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to still have amazing sex—that’s where the best lubricants for menopause dryness can come in handy for your next solo or partnered session.   Oftentimes, when people experience vaginal dryness because of illness or age, it can be more difficult […]

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Lifestyle changes to improve your health in 2021 – the pandemic proves you can

(Louis Bezich/ Philly Voice) –– There is much in life out of our control, but when it comes to the most important dimension, our health, we have more power than we realize.  The problem is too many Americans, particularly men over age 50, abdicate this power and fall victim to an unhealthy lifestyle. As we […]

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Tanning Beds and Sunbathing May Raise Endometriosis Risk

(Nicholas Bakalar/ The New York Times) — Women who use tanning beds or who sunbathe are at increased risk for endometriosis, according to new research. Endometriosis — the growth of uterine tissue outside of the uterus — is a painful chronic condition that in some cases can lead to infertility. Researchers used data on 116,429 […]

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Blinking hell: how to keep tired eyes healthy during a pandemic

(Elle Hunt/ The Guardian) — Are you worried your vision has grown worse this year? You’re definitely not alone. But from the 20-20-20 rule to changing the size of your text, there are simple ways to address it. In the pandemic, our eyes are working harder than ever. With the majority of our communication nonverbal, […]

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COVID-19 face mask study has good news for fitness enthusiasts

(Brittany A. Roston/ SlashGear) — A new study out of Canada has found that healthy people who exercised while wearing a three-layer face mask didn’t experience issues with blood or muscle oxygen levels. The study, which was recently published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, addresses some of the controversy and claims […]

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