• Skip these low-fat foods

    Just because a  food item touts itself as low-fat, doesn’t make it a healthy alternative. Take Low-fat baked goods for example: “Low-fat bakery items like muffins and pastries aren’t any better for you than the full-fat varieties. A packaged low-fat blueberry muffin from one popular brand, for instance, packs 280 calories—that’s less than the regular […]
  • Evening tips for better sleep

    If you’re not a morning person, nothing is worse than the sound of the alarm. Refinery 29 takes a look at 16 things you can do the night before to get a better nights’ sleep and wake up feeling a better. “Turn off your gadgets at least two hours before bed. Per the National Sleep Foundation’s […]
  • Lean on friends and family after heart attack

    Having the support of close friends and family after a heart attack is important for recovery, according to a recent study. “A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed the responses of 3,432 heart attack patients on their levels of social support one month and then a year after a heart attack. One-fifth of […]
  • A lack of sleep can affect your bottom line

    You’re more than halfway through your Monday and the late nights this weekend are starting to catch up with you. Your skimping on sleep can have a number of surprising effects on your job performance and even your salary. “Yes, sleep might have an impact on your wages. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out […]
  • Staying sane when you’re injured

    If you love to work out, an injury can be upsetting.  The Greatist explores ways to get through an injury and get back to working out. “Find the silver lining. Obviously when you’re sitting out, your fitness level and endurance take a hit. I know that I am not going to come back and get […]
  • Run with a rival to improve pace

    If your running speed is plateauing, running with some competition can shave off some impressive time. “The study found that runners who competed in a race with at least one rival present cut almost eight seconds per mile off their pace—which would allow them to finish a 5K nearly 25 seconds sooner. “Why the surge […]
  • How to avoid workout burnout

    If you find yourself not wanting to work out after hitting the gym for days on end, you may be burnt out. “You’re Feeling Down and/or Your Body Feels Off (a.k.a. Physical Burnout): Burnout can also affect you on a physical level, says Stratyner. This occurs when people get used to the levels of endorphins […]
  • It may be time to skip the multivitamins

    Growing up you probably had it drilled into you to take your daily vitamin, but studies are revealing the dark side of vitamin supplements. “So what happens when you start pumping too many vitamins and minerals into your body? Two meta-analyses of studies that collected data on the effects of multivitamin use in more than […]