6 Healthy Holiday Survival Tips

Christmastime is here! All of the gathering, remembering and impending New Year’s arrival comes with a mixed bag of emotions for most people—even on the best of days. Welcome to the thick of it. (Deep breath.) This week is the perfect time to schedule some self care and focus on all that’s positive in your life. A little gratitude and wonder … Continue reading 6 Healthy Holiday Survival Tips

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.  … Continue reading Ask the Coaches: How Do I Stick to a Healthy Routine When I Travel?

The Sleep Solution: 6 Tips for Better Shuteye

What time do you tuck yourself in each night? Your answer may be more important than you think. One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why is this significant? Because there’s a strong connection between sleep and healthy habits. People who go to bed … Continue reading The Sleep Solution: 6 Tips for Better Shuteye

The Power of Endorphins

Just for fun, we thought we’d talk a bit about endorphins to help kick your weekend off right.  Our brains naturally produce endorphins, also known as “happy chemicals.” These important neurotransmitters help us deal with pain and stress. When our brains release endorphins into our bodies— during or after strenuous exercise, eating spicy foods, listening to music, falling in love— we … Continue reading The Power of Endorphins

7 Ways To Celebrate Spring

A lot of us at Yes Health have been dragging this week. It’s surprising what a difference “springing forward” an hour can make! There are, of course, plenty of upsides to having more daylight. Here are seven healthy ways you can ring in the arrival of spring: 1.  Make time for “productive fitness:” Instead of heading to the gym before … Continue reading 7 Ways To Celebrate Spring

Why Do We Eat When We’re Not Hungry?

We’ve all done it—made room for dessert when we’re already full or mindlessly polished off an entire pizza in one sitting. Sometimes we eat to fill emotional needs instead of our stomachs. Unfortunately, literally swallowing our anger or sadness often makes us feel worse instead of better. Using food as an occasional reward—our favorite cookie or frozen … Continue reading Why Do We Eat When We’re Not Hungry?