When it comes to health goals, many of us automatically think of weight loss, or going vegan and gluten free. But what about focusing on longevity as the ultimate end goal? Certain places, like Eastern Asia, have embedded the value of longevity into their cultures for centuries. And it’s not surprising that there are some … Continue reading Are Blue Zones the Secret to Living Longer?
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s talk about what this holiday is all about: gratitude. Many of us are thinking about everything that we’re thankful for today, whether it’s our loved ones or a warm meal. But other than giving thanks on just Thanksgiving day, there’s actual research that shows that you can improve your … Continue reading The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude
Are you losing sleep over the state of this election? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us have been experiencing increased levels of anxiety, stress, and insomnia throughout this election season. And while it’s important to stay informed (and vote), there’s no doubt that political tension can trigger mental health issues that affect your daily … Continue reading Mental Wellness Tips to Cope with Election Stress and Anxiety
What is Meditation Practicing meditation is like getting the hang of any other skill, but for your health. Think of it as working out a muscle that’s never been exercised, or learning to cook with new good-for-you foods. It benefits your overall well-being, but takes discipline and consistency to get comfortable with it. Since it … Continue reading Guided Meditations for Every Part of the Day
In its simplest form, yoga is a tool to help us control our breath. Breathing more slowly and deeply instantly helps to relax our minds and bodies and gives us an energy a boost. It’s no wonder yoga is known as a powerful antidote to stress. These five restorative poses are for beginners and experienced … Continue reading 5 Restorative Yoga Poses for Relaxation
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There’s nothing like a good stretch to wake us up and give us more energy (and flexibility). The urge to stand up and reach our arms wayyy overhead when we’re feeling tired is almost automatic. The question is, why don’t we do the whole stretching thing more often? The coaches are here to help motivate … Continue reading 9 Reasons to Stretch Daily
Making yourself a priority when you’re feeling overloaded may sound counterintuitive, but sometimes it’s the very best thing you can do. It can actually lower stress and increase productivity and focus (plus, help you be a better, happier human in general) during the rest of your day and week. For a little inspiration, here are a … Continue reading 12 Ways to Find Time for Yourself (When You’re Crazy Busy)
Exercising after a long day can be a great way to blow off steam and clear your head. But starting a high-intensity workout when you’re feeling super stressed can actually undermine your efforts. A study in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology found that mental fatigue negatively affects physical performance. Because your cognition and … Continue reading Stressed Out? It Could Be Affecting Your Workouts
The New Year is just hours away, which has everyone talking about that time-honored tradition—making resolutions. Keeping them, however, is another matter. At Yes Health, we’re not exactly anti-resolution. It’s just that we recognize how easy it is to set a HUGE goal for ourselves starting January 1 (i.e. loose 50 pounds, give up alcohol, … Continue reading The Anti-Resolution Revolution