How to eat the right food for your age

These can be the plate-spinning years. Our careers and relationships are falling into place and with that comes the stress of mortgages and family commitments. We’re not as young as we were and it’s harder to bounce back as fast as we did. If your food mountain to this point has been a lighter shade … Read more

Intense Workouts May Be Detrimental to Mental Health and Memory

A new study from researchers at Dartmouth College found that when it comes to intense gym workouts and mental health, less may be more. Participants in the study who exercised at a low intensity performed better at some memory tasks than those who worked out intensely. And men and women who performed intense workouts, as … Read more

Gen Z Speaks: I used to beat myself up for being unhealthy. Accepting failure helped me pursue my fitness goals

Eating fast food brought me comfort as a child, but my parents would always ensure that I never overindulged in unhealthy foods and would monitor my diet. As such, I grew up with a fairly healthy diet in my younger days. It was only when I hit my teenage years and gained more autonomy in … Read more

Mental health benefits of replacing social media with exercise

Share on PinterestSpending less time on social media and more exercising time can enhance emotional well-being and reduce stress, according to research. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Replacing 30 minutes of social media use per day with physical activity can enhance emotional well-being and reduce stress, German researchers say. The benefits of exercise lingered as much as … Read more

How Long You Need To Walk Outside To See A Boost In Your Mental Health

There’s a reason why the sounds of nature — chirping birds, flowing streams, falling rain — are often sound options for white noise machines and meditation apps: They’re calming. A new small study published in Molecular Psychiatry further underscores this. The study found that a one-hour nature walk reduces stress when compared to a one-hour … Read more

Why You Feel Cranky on Your Rest Days (and What to Do About It)

photo: Cast Of Thousands (Shutterstock) Rest days are a commonly used tool to manage your workload in an exercise routine. While they’re technically necessary, they can be a good idea, giving your body extra time to recover between workouts. Even when I’m doing an intense workout program, I make sure to give myself, at minimum, … Read more

How to set healthy boundaries in your relationship

Vocalizing your needs to your partner when you know they won’t be happy about them is a daunting task. If you know a conflict lies just beyond the words “I need to carve out some more alone-time every week” or “I don’t want to be intimate every day,” that imminent friction can be enough to … Read more

Want To Live Your Best Life? You Need This Essential Building Block | Stephen Almada

The concept of “living your best life” has captured our attention. It conjures up ideals of living the fulfilling and satisfying life for which we all dream. However, the pandemic has shattered many of those dreams and the recent report on stress in America tells us war, inflation, and money issues are increasing stress levels … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to be more confident’

Confidence is the belief that you can take life’s challenges head on — and succeed. It requires having trust in yourself and your abilities, especially based on your past experience. But confidence can be hard to develop if you struggle with anxiety, like I sometimes do. I started my psychotherapy practice to help clients with … Read more