Lifestyle, fitness and nutrition

Why sleep is important and what happens if you don’t get enough

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. For example, surveys conducted by the NSF (1999-2004) reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders [...]

Setting goals

You've decided to make some positive changes in your life. That's a good first step. Now get started! "It's never convenient to change ingrown habits, so now is as good a time as any," says Pauline Wallin, PhD, a private-practice psychologist in Camp Hill, Pa., and member of the American Psychological Association. No one says [...]

Start some healthy holiday traditions

The month of December can produce extra stress, a breakdown in healthy eating habits, even depression. But you and your family can adopt some new traditions that may help relieve the season's stress and make your holidays healthy and happy. Your physical health When the holidays become more than you bargained for, your physical health [...]

Transgender people, gender identity and gender expression

Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice or body characteristics. Read the full article from the American Psychological Association.

The importance of vacations for stress relief, productivity and health

Many people don’t take vacations often enough. In fact, according to a poll on this site, around half of readers don't take annual vacations; in fact, many readers never take them! And now with increasing frequency, when we do take vacations, we often bring work along with us, keeping ourselves essentially still in the work [...]