8 tips to meditate when you’re a perfectionist

(Sarah Garone/ Healthline) — Getting into a meditative state is hard enough. Add perfectionism to the mix, and you may feel like giving up before you begin. When you’re the type who likes to do things just so, the mantra that “there’s no right or wrong way to meditate” can be a bit maddening. Those of […]

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7 surprising reasons to get more sleep

(Gabriella Pichardo/ Web MD) — A lack of sleep at night can make you cranky the next day. And over time, skimping on sleep can mess up more than just your morning mood. Studies show getting quality sleep on a regular basis can help improve all sorts of issues, from your blood sugar to your […]

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‘Toxic’ workplace linked to a threefold increase in risk of depression

(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — An Australian study tracked the mental health of employees over the course of 12 months to conclude that poor mental health in employees was associated with the absence of a safe and supporting work environment in an organization. Published in the British Medical Journal yesterday, the study noted a threefold increase in […]

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13 warning signs you may be dehydrated

(USA Today) — Dehydration is the condition in which the body loses more water – whether through sweating, urinating or breathing — than it takes in. When the body needs more water, it lets you know in several ways.  If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night with no apparent reason, […]

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5 outdoor safety tips to keep in mind as summer heat intensifies

(Tate Gunnerson/ Chicago Sun Times) — Summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf through the season without so much as a sunburn. Exercise is key to health and well-being, but too much activity when the sidewalk is sizzling can cause potentially dangerous heat-related […]

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Practicing ‘Laughter Yoga’ can ease your chronic pain

(Risa Doherty/ Woman’s World) — Alexa Fong Drubay was enjoying an afternoon hike with her husband near their Media, Pennsylvania, home when, suddenly, her sciatica flared up. As stabbing pain ran down the back of her right leg, Alexa stopped. But she didn’t turn back. Instead, Alexa focused on the most painful spot, rubbing it […]

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8 ways to train your brain for better sleep

(Sandee LaMott/ CNN Health) –– The days are longer, full of sunshine and bright with the promise of enjoying a more relaxing spring and summer with your loved ones. But if you want to enjoy your daytime, it’s time to increase your sleep during the nighttime. Boy do we need it. More than a third […]

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Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

(Dana Santas/ CNN Health) — Breath is a powerful force — without it, there is no life.But what you might not realize is that the quality of your breathing directly impacts the quality of your life.Breathing plays a vital role in how you think, feel, rest and recover, and it even impacts your posture and […]

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Feeling ​insecure about returning to a post-pandemic social life?

(Rinna Diamantakos/ CTV News) — Mandatory lockdowns, remote work and learning, and limited in-person social interactions have resulted in an increase in self-esteem issues over the course of the pandemic, psychologists say. Time spent alone has increased the opportunity for self-critical thinking, which lowers self-esteem and confidence. But psychologists say that there are ways to […]

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19 ways you’re wrecking your immune system

(Michael Martin/ Eat This, Not That) — A head cold, again? Some years, it seems like you’re constantly coming down with something. But a worse-than-usual flu season may not be entirely to blame. There are a bunch of ways you might be weakening your immune system without even knowing it, all day long—from how much […]

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