The most effective way to meet any goal, experts say, is through a series of tiny changes. Here are 100 that work.1. Wipe down your office doorknob.2. Meditate in the morning.3. Eat sardines twice a week.3 easy recipes with sardines—your heart will thank you.4. Make your own salad dressing.easy 5-ingredient salad dressings.5. Cook with blood-pressure-lowering herbs.super-healthy spices to your recipes, and check out these 25 healing herbs you can use every day.6. Get Sugar Smart.The Sugar Smart Diet, written by Prevention's own Anne Alexander (published by Rodale, which also published Prevention).7. Do a sun salutation each morning.Photo by Callie LipkinSukanya Mahajan, a retired city clerk from Chicago (shown above), runs through the postures 6 times for 10 minutes. It will start your day with some stretching and strengthening—and it just plain feels good.8. Ease anxiety with a Tibetan sky-gazing meditation.Natural Meditation: A Guide To Effortless Meditative … [Read more...] about 100 Ways To Change Your Life In 10 Minutes Or Less
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One of those too-good-to-be-true health headlines has been making the rounds recently. “Dashing for the bus could protect against osteoporosis,” as the Daily Mail put it. “Just ONE MINUTE of running a day boosts bone health.”Exaggeration? Well, the official press release says pretty much the same thing: “One minute of running per day associated with better bone health in women.” As for the journal paper, its title is a little more inscrutable—but the overall message is surprisingly similar. This is a neat result, and it’s worth digging into what the scientists found and why.(Customize your own walking plan with Walk Your Way to Better Health and lose up to 5x more belly fat!)The study, from researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, and takes advantage of a massive collection of data called the UK Biobank, which includes (among other things) … [Read more...] about Will 1 Minute Of Running A Day Really Strengthen Your Bones?
You know all the usual ways to boost your mood: Soak up sunlight. Exercise daily. Laugh, sleep, and meditate. But if you’re feeling melancholy in the middle of the afternoon and you can’t get outside, to the gym, or to your bed, you need a plan B. Here are 15 scientific ways to instantly lift your spirits, and end your day on a high note. 1. Snack on mixed nuts. A handful per day boosts levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, according to researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain. Not only does serotonin raise your mood, but it also lowers feelings of hunger and improves heart health. Reach for an ounce (about a handful) of raw walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts every day. 2. Make plans for this weekend.Thanks to a phenomenon called anticipatory savoring, taking a few minutes to plan something you’ll look forward to can make you happier all week long. “You get excited about a future experience, but draw on that in the present … [Read more...] about 15 Instant Ways to Make Yourself Happier
Remember when you first discovered sex? In your 6-year-old mind, your parents had done the dirty twice—once to conceive you, and a second time to crank out your little sister.Then, around the 6th grade, you realized that propagation is only a small part of sex.In fact, it’s just one of 237 reasons humans hook up, according to a recent University of Texas study. Although you don’t need a white coat to explain why you love sex, her motivations for sealing the deal often seem rather . . . mysterious.Related Video: Fortunately for you, the researchers surveyed hundreds of women to pull back the sheet on sex. Here are the top 15 reasons she sleeps with you, and how to, ahem, encourage her along.You’re a Good KisserYour move: So what if you’re not a hormonal 16-year-old. You’re never too old for a steamy makeout session—in fact, a well-executed kiss could be your golden ticket to the main event.According to a recent study in the journal … [Read more...] about 15 Reasons She Has Sex with You
The average American man works 8.73 hours per day. If you feel like you need 87 hours in a day just to meet all of your deadlines, then you have a bigger problem than drowning under your inbox: You’re setting yourself up for heart disease, finds a new study published online today in The Lancet.The study looked at workers under “job strain.”That’s just a fancy way of saying that you 1) have piles of work to do, and 2) feel like you have zero control over your workload, your promotion chances, or the brain-numbing assignments your boss slaps on your desk.Related: The Men’s Health Better Man Project—2,000+ Scientific Tricks For Always Looking and Feeling Your BestThe findings: Men who experience job strain have a 29 percent greater chance of developing heart disease than men without these demands. Even guys who had very high workloads were in the clear as long as they felt like they had some control over their fate.Strain leads to … [Read more...] about 15 Easy Ways to Bust Work Stress
Everyone has their own style when it comes to technology: Some people kick off emails with a “Dear so-and-so,” while others don’t even type “hi.” Some people send novel-length text messages, while others send incomplete sentences. In a recent New York Times article, writer Nick Bilton makes the case that many short emails and texts are rude.His argument? Sending emails or text messages that just say “Thank you”—or leaving voicemails when someone doesn’t answer the phone—can be a waste of time for the person on the receiving end, particularly since their digital mailboxes are likely already overflowing.Regardless of whether you agree with Bilton’s point of view, the fact remains that people today are inundated with emails, texts, calls, and voicemails—and it can sometimes be hard to decide how (or if) you should respond.A lot of it comes down to the preference of the person on the receiving end—especially in … [Read more...] about Do Short Emails Piss People Off?
Coronary heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths, it takes the lives of 600,000 people every year!(1) According the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(2), heart disease has been the leading cause of death since 1921. That tells me that we are doing something very wrong in the way we approach the treatment of heart disease and our health in general. There has to be a better way. Is there something more effective than the standard medical treatments? This week, Wellness Achiever subscriber, Brian asked: “What is the best way to remove plaque from the artery walls that accumulate through eating bad foods?” This is a great question! Fortunately, there is a much better solution than the modern medical treatment for heart disease. For the answer, we have to go back to the early days of medicine. It really comes down to what Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine, said over 2,400 years ago: “Let food be thy … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to Heal Coronary Heart Disease Naturally
This is a wonderful time of year! It is a time of happiness and joy with family and friends. It is a time of enjoyment and fun at Holiday parties all season long. It is a time of anticipation of what the new year will bring. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year! However, this time of year is also filled with many situations that are potentially hazardous to your health! Are you like most people who dive into these holiday health hazards disregarding the consequences? Then, January rolls around and brings the new year blues with it. You are 15 pounds heavier, your clothes are ‘suddenly’ tighter, you don’t feel like working out and to top it all off, you’re coming down with the flu! How did happy and excited turn into sad and sick in just one month? This does not have to be your experience again this year! It is okay to enjoy an occasional indulgence but you do not have to throw out the healthy habits you have worked so hard … [Read more...] about Caution: Holiday Health Hazards Ahead!
Please Read Cancer – Taking Your Power Back! Part 1 Prior to this. It can be found on my Natural News Author’s Page http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/author/sarahbarendse. From childhood we are taught to be nice and polite and care about what others think and feel. But how many of us were taught to care about what you, yourself, think and feel? Were you taught to speak your mind, and to express yourself freely, really standing strong as your own unique and appreciated self? If you have – Fantastic! Kudos to your parents! Not enough of us have been, for sure. The good news is – it is never too late! Many live their lives from an altruistic perspective, putting everyone else first and themselves second. Is this noble? Sure. Admirable? To many people – yes, it is but it isn’t actually a healthy way to live. In order to truly show someone love, one must first love themselves and take care of themselves lest they use all of their energy up outwardly, … [Read more...] about Cancer – Taking Your Power Back! Part 2
Time spent at your workplace likely comprises a big chunk of your week, so it makes sense to be as eco-friendly as possible while there. Anyone can help the environment from their workplace with a few simple adjustments. Hopefully, the initiative will even rub off on co-workers, who will also embrace a green workplace environment. Promoting an eco-friendly workplace has more benefits than helping the environment. It’s beneficial for business as well, according to Ned Russell, group managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Saatchi & Saatchi Health. “An office that encourages green practices tends to attract talented employees who want to work at a place that cares about their well-being,” Russell says. “Plus, your employer saves money when you use less paper or you turn off the lights; and that money can be put back into their operation.” Making your job greener has a wide range of benefits. Anyone can get started with the tips … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Make Your Job Greener