A happier, healthier You

A happier, healthier You

Stressed Out? It Could Be Affecting Your Workouts

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 […]

Ask the Coaches: How can I stay in shape with an injury?

In a word, being injured–whether it’s a sprained ankle, sensitive low back or bum knee — sucks. Besides the pain and limited mobility, waiting to heal from an injury can feel isolating and frustrating, especially if it’s putting your health goals on hold.   The good news is, with your doctor’s permission and some modifications specific to your injury, you don’t have […]

Spring Clean Your Life to Make Room for New, Healthy Habits

‘Tis the season to get rid of what no longer serves you to create more space for the things that do. Refocusing your attention on trying new-to-you healthy foods and fitting in more time for exercise and stillness (and big gulps of fresh air) can lead to better overall health and well-being. Ready to kick off some small-but-important changes you […]

The Anti-Resolution Revolution

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, […]

Healthy Habit Heroes: Amy’s Story

Welcome back to our “Healthy Habit Heroes” blog series, where we share members’ stories, in their own words, about their experiences with Yes Health.  Want to join the “Triple-H Club?” Reach out to your coach in our app or email: stories@yeshealth.com. Yes Health member Amy was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her second child. After […]

Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

Now that sitting is officially the new smoking, it’s more important than ever to regularly remind ourselves to get up from our desks and move our bodies. Sitting all day increases our risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, back pain, muscle tension and poor posture. We also know how tough it can be to […]

Ask the Coaches: How Do I Stick to a Healthy Routine When I Travel?

Exploring new places is good for our health. It pushes us outside of our comfort zone and makes us flex parts of our brain that we don’t always use at home. Traveling abroad has been shown to improve our creative thinking and problem solving skills, and just getting out of town for a few days can give our immune system a serious boost.  […]

Skipping Your Workouts? 10 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

Welcome back to our “Ask the Coaches” series, where we feature questions from Yes Health members answered by our expert coaching team.  Here’s one about exercise that we get asked a lot and can all relate to. Q: It’s so easy to skip my workouts. How can I stay on track? A: It happens to everyone. We […]