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
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 … Continue reading Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk
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?
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
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
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
Sometimes we get so busy taking care of everyone around us, we forget to take care of ourselves. Remember that line from the airplane safety videos? “Please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.” Well, it’s time to make it your mantra. Taking care of yourself is one of the very best things you … Continue reading Do What You Love!
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?
When we think about our health, we often focus on nutrition and fitness. These are important, of course, but there’s a third crucial component that can be easily overlooked: our well-being. This includes anything that makes us feel good, calm and at peace with the world. And it all begins with our breath. Taking a few … Continue reading Breathe Your Way to Better Health