Archive for the ‘Research and Statistics’ Category

Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep

Go ahead, snooze! Sleep makes you feel better, but it’s importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles.  Adequate sleep is a part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Improve memory Your mind is surprisingly busy while you snooze. During sleep you can strengthen […]

Why You Should Be Eatting Breakfast

During a busy morning, it’s easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. Breakfast provides many benefits to our health and well-being Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight […]

How to Reflect On Life

I highly recommend that, if you haven’t yet, you develop the daily habit of reflection, in your own way. It could have profound changes on your life. Here are but a few: 1. It helps you learn from your mistakes. If we don’t reflect on our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them and that’s […]

Why Snacking Healthy Is Ideal

Many people avoid snacks because they are afraid that snacks contribute to weight gain.  However, a healthy snack can offer health benefits.  Snacks can even be included in a weight loss plan.  The trick is to choose a snack with about 100 calories and a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.  This will help […]

Why Walk?

So many workouts, so many excuses.  Running? Cramps in you side.  Swimming? Hate getting wet.  Pilates? Expensive.  Spin class? A headache.  Walking? Um…Finally, an exercise truly devoid of downsides.  It may not be flashy or cool, but according to growing scientific evidence, walking, done often and properly, can deliver an array of benefits that are […]

Benefits of Not Complaining

Life is not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad news. In fact, once we begin to embrace this reality, we welcome a great number of possibilities. Life is never perfect. We know this to be true. Why then, do we continue to complain about its imperfections? We complain […]

Why You Should Go To The Doctor(Even When You’re Healthy)

When you were little, your parents probably made sure you had an annual checkup with your doctor.  But as you’ve grown older, you may have gotten out of this habit. Health Professionals stress that these regular exams are important to help identify  risk factors and problems before they become serious.  If diseases are caught early, […]

Why Spending More Time Outside Is Beneficial

Research shows that the average American spends 87 percent of their time in enclosed buildings and 6 percent of their time in enclosed vehicles.1 That’s a total of 93 percent of your life spent inside. There are a number of reasons why this is unhealthy — for body, mind, and spirit. For starters, levels of many pollutants concentrate indoors, […]

Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.  It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully […]

The Benefits of Yoga

The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. “As an osteopathic physician, […]