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 [...]
Better sleep leads to better health Sleep is a panacea of sorts, a restorative state for mind and body. But if you’re one of the roughly 70 million Americans who have problems falling or staying asleep, a good night’s rest may be only a daydream—one that may have serious consequences for your health. The Need [...]
Dim the lights, lower the shades, breathe deeply, and slide under the covers. It's bedtime. But as your body begins to relax, your mind starts to race. Did you get everything done today? What's in store for tomorrow? Meanwhile, your eyes get adjusted to the dark. Before you know it, you are wide-awake. Sleep? No [...]
If you set professional goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, don't forget to take a look at what you have and haven't accomplished as the year progresses. "Most people who intend to have a great year at work make a game plan for success in January. But six months later, when things [...]
Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. Click to read the full article from the American Psychological Association.
Many people resolve to eat better and exercise more to lose weight each year. Sounds like a simple plan. But what's the secret to actually making it stick? First, don't think of your resolution as a temporary fix. Instead, try to make changes to your eating and exercise habits that you can keep for the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]