There are two types of fat cells in our fat tissue:  brown fat and white fat cells.  When brown fat cells are stimulated, they can release the energy in the cells through heat.  Certain conditions can stimulate brown fat...
Music brings people together, but it’s on a whole other level than we were previously aware.  When drummers synchronize keeping on beats with other drummers, their hearts were in it together—literally.                A recent study from the Bar-Ilan University in...
Did you know that sleep deprivation can lead to craving sweets, in the same way that ingesting marijuana can lead to the munchies?  You can blame your endocannabinoid system for this one! Having a rough night inevitably leads to less...

Mind + Body

The “Popeye” Effect for Lower Limbs

You may first think of protein when it comes to building strong muscles, but compelling evidence from a new study suggests that if you’re...

Light Therapy: 8 Surprising Reasons To Try Photobiomodulation

Light is more than meets the eye. Bad puns aside, the effects of light (and light therapy) on the human system is greater than...

Think Before You Zinc

Just like with eggs (popular one day with health-proven benefits and then shunned the next), zinc shares an on-again/off-again reputation for whether or not...

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

Glucosamine and Chondroitin are popular compounds used to support joint health which you may be aware of, but there is a very effective third...

Heart + Soul

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

Social Eating Better for Heart

Eating socially is an important part of human life, and a gathering with friends, family, or coworkers can bolster the spirits.  Sometimes, though, it’s...

9 Ways to Manage Stress (Besides Meditation!)

Stress management is an important part of being well, but it can often take a backburner to the usual wellness-oriented tips like eating well,...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

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Nutrients + Diet

Does Coffee Break a Fast?

By Mansal Denton, guest author Fasting has been around (whether forced or voluntary) for thousands of years, but exploded in popularity in the past decade...

Coffee Lovers, Take Heart

Coffee may be one of the most commonly consumed beverages, and it certainly has gone back and forth from being praised for its health...

Wine & Cheese Protects Cognition

As the year draws to a close, we are all looking forward to closing the chapter on this year’s challenges and looking forward with...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

Making Icy Roads Safe: for Us & the Land

With winter weather upon us as we head further into December, the familiar sight of road de-icing trucks and snowplows are once again lining...

A Better Bulb for Blue Light

Seeing people wearing amber glasses (meant to help block the harmful effects of the blue light from devices and lightbulbs) has become more commonplace...

Fitness

Why a Massage Gives Greater Muscle Gains

Massages aren’t just for the stressed mind and body. Their benefits can also extend to intentionally stressed muscles.  New research from Harvard suggests that...

Do We Really Need 10K Steps a Day?

Do you often find it hard to hit the 10,000 steps per day that’s been recommended as the best way to keep yourself healthy? ...

Why You Can't Underestimate the Cold During Exercise

Bundling up for winter sports is a no brainer, but how many of us take the same amount of time to dress when we’re...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

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Squats have  gotten a lot of press in recent years because of this exercise’s ability to define shape, but they remain one of the...

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