Declutter Your Life is a month-long initiative to help you manage stress and boost your health by learning the principles of banishing clutter and restoring a sense of order to your world.Last year I got promoted, dropped 30 pounds, and started pursuing a long-time passion. I'd resolved to make the very same changes every January for five years with no luck. It turned out the magic sauce was in my bathroom. When 2016 came to an end, I wasn't exactly looking forward to 2017. I had mixed feelings about turning 30, I was becoming bored at my job, and I was stressed out about planning my wedding. Like a lot of people, I dealt with my feelings by eating garbage and lashing out at everyone around me. I felt like I had spent most of the year starting a fight with my mom, cussing out my fiancé, or sniping at my coworkers.(Transform your health with 365 days of slimming secrets, wellness tips, and motivation—get your 2018 Prevention calendar and health … [Read more...] about Cleaning My Bathroom Jump-Started The Best Year Of My Life—Here’s My Story
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Yoga classes, life coaches, spiritual retreats, work-from-home Fridays—what haven't we tried to reach that most elusive of goals: balance? But as we're busy searching for that middle ground in our lives, we don't give a thought to what it means for our skin.Turns out, our skin functions (and looks) best in a middle-ground sweet spot too. Throw off its pH levels—by using the wrong products or eating the wrong foods—and your dermis will let you know it's pissed. . .via wrinkles, inflammation, extreme sensitivity, or acne. (One thing this means for skin-product label readers: The phrase "pH balanced" is far more than a marketing slogan!)Let us explain—in case you snoozed through pH day in chemistry class: Introduced back in the early 1900s, pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance, which ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline).Why should this mean anything to you? Because the health of your … [Read more...] about The Key to Great Skin
It's 11:30 P.M., and a man steps off the elevator in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Tony Horton enters the lobby wearing black shorts, a black sweater, and despite the hour, dark glasses. But two guys in their 30s, who just left the bar, recognize him."You're Tony Horton!" says one in disbelief."Dude!" is all the other can utter.Both men tell him they're following his P90X workout program, which is sold relentlessly through infomercials across America. They boast of their results, showing off supposedly flatter guts and bigger biceps. One claims to have the DVDs in his hotel room at this very moment: "I use 'em when I'm on the road!"By the time Horton finally breaks away, he has signed autographs, mugged for photos, struck his signature forearm-crossed "X-Man" pose, and even done a handstand by the front desk. Finally he exits the hotel and settles into the backseat of a private car that's been waiting to take him to QVC headquarters, in nearby West … [Read more...] about The Power of P90X
Consider this scenario: After work, you hit up happy hour with your friends, and you end up getting home way later than you planned. Like, way later. You're so damn tired that you skip brushing your teeth (oops), taking off your makeup (noooo!), and even removing your bra, before passing out in bed. Hey, it happens. But could the decision to forego freeing your boobs be harmful to your health?There’s lots of info floating around the interwebs debating whether or not it’s safe to go braless during bedtime—but experts say there is absolutely no research to support claims that wearing a bra 24/7 is bad for you.RELATED: Apparently There Are 7 Different Types of Boobs—Which Do You Have?"There's just no evidence that any type of bra, or a tight-fitting bra, is harmful in any way," says Holly Pederson, M.D., director of medical breast services at the Cleveland Clinic.One of the most common myths is that there’s a link between wearing a bra at night and an … [Read more...] about Is Sleeping in Your Bra Bad for Your Health?
Chances are, even the most "perfect" couples you know have had their fair share of ugly spats. “The road to intimacy is paved with ruptures and repairs,” says Dr. Wendy Walsh, Ph.D. and author of The 30-Day Love Detox. When it comes to relationships, conflict is inevitable—but it's how you handle those blowouts that makes all the difference.Whether he skipped ahead in OITNB without you, or your political/religious views aren’t well aligned, there’s a right way and a wrong way to work out your issues. Here's how happy couples get it right when it comes to conflict resolution.1. They Actually Listenmiscommunication and results in two people simply talking at one another, without digesting and building off of one another’s thoughts and feelings. "The person who is not being heard will find somebody to listen,” says Walsh. “And that person will be either a lover or a lawyer.”2. They Pause Before Respondinganger management coach … [Read more...] about 9 Rules Happy Couples Follow When They Fight
There is a lot of hype around using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in care provider settings. Last week, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) partnered with Microsoft , an expert in AI tools, to launch the first project under the new Healthcare NExt initiative aimed at improving clinicians’ workflow, signaling continued interest and investment in the healthcare AI space. The nonprofit, which operates 25 hospitals and 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient facilities, is at the forefront of the healthcare AI wave. It invests in the companies that create AI capabilities and launches its own startups, in addition to implementing co-created technologies for its clinicians to use with their patients. Dr. Rasu Shrestha, UPMC chief innovation officer and executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises, the institution’s commercialization arm, told Healthcare Dive that its AI … [Read more...] about How UPMC uses artificial intelligence to keep clinicians happy, patients healthy
There’s something about the holiday season that makes everything seem magical. Even though we may get together with loved ones during other seasons, social events in December seem more important. They’re a fun excuse to dress up, pamper ourselves, and experiment with makeup looks. And yes—the glam holiday makeup looks can be achieved using natural, nontoxic products found at natural health retailers. With the help of two makeup artists, we show you how it’s done. Smoky eyes Smoky eyes can be notoriously tricky to achieve, and are therefore a bit intimidating. I have to confess that my first teenage attempts had me looking more raccoonish than glamorous. Organic beauty consultant Natalia Campos assures us that smoky eyes don’t have to be scary, or even dark. 1. Start subtle. Apply greys, soft blues, or lavender tones of eyeshadow “around the rim of your lower and upper lash line.” The key, Campos argues, is in the blending: “Blend a … [Read more...] about Healthy Holiday Makeup
Hobbies are responsible for making one’s life interesting and less laborious. People indulge in hobbies and eventually witness the prevailing trends related to it. But like anything in life, trends captivate both the acceptance and rejection since people don’t take things as it is until they fully fall for it. Cycling is one the most effective way of shedding pounds off your body. Riding a bike is a very low-impact form of exercise carrying so many healthy benefits with it. These includes: Your cardiovascular system gets improved saving you from some the fatal heart problems. Cycling helps you in developing your muscle strong and flexible. Your joints become a touch more mobile. Stress levels are considerably reduced. The overall posture and coordination is improved. It gives immaculate strength to your bones. Burns down your body fat giving your body a streamline shape. Prevention and management of chronic diseases could be achieved. It’s Fun and Fit in The … [Read more...] about Cycling helps you lose weight the fun way
Being “THE HEALTH GURU”, I’ve come across some pretty confusing and misleading studies on the meaning of “Nutrient Dense.” Who invented it, who is really capitalizing on it, who is profiting from it? It seems everyone has jumped on the bandwagon of “nutrient dense” and like the food pyramid – still manages to confuse the masses! So many of us are hungry for real answers so we can spread the good news, but our appetite is insatiable. We have mystery foods that call themselves “natural” when they’re not and the same holds true for the word “nutrient dense”. As long as the definition of “nutrient density” remains undefined, the concept of a nutritious food is all too often a matter of personal opinion.(1) The problem with nutrient-dense foods is it lacks a common definition! Looking for creative ways to revise the food label of the U.S., the FDA created … [Read more...] about The “Nutrient Dense” Marketing Ploy!
”Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One” by Dr. Joe Dispenza This is one of the best chosen book titles I ever came across. The book is a total gem for those interested in growth and real change in any area of their life, including health & wellbeing. It’s an awesome manual to yourself, in fact. Of course, as with any recipe, it is no good without application. It requires – dare I say it? – discipline. Daily discipline. And once you embark on it, it’s the most wonderful process in the making. It is exciting and fun, and it becomes easier and easier with every time you practice, just like training a muscle. You do indeed create your life! You’re in the driver’s seat, entirely. And if that’s not great news, I do not know what is! You absolutely have the power to change your life in any way you desire, and this book shows you how. It teaches how you create your life every … [Read more...] about Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One