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Meditation is becoming increasingly popular among people who want to better themselves. Practitioners tend to feel more calm and joyful after they’ve meditated, and there are even claims that it can help treat and prevent diseases. Since meditation is mostly a solitary practice, it can be difficult to verify such claims. Is it that people who meditate already have better immune systems, or does meditation help an immune system to become better? The research is a bit fuzzy. However, there are scientifically-supported benefits of meditation that may not seem as huge as cancer prevention, but that extend to multiple areas of your life. Even if meditation isn’t a cure-all, it certainly helps. [Read more]

You are committed to exercising to keep fit, but somehow cannot find the time for it every day. Your good intentions are thwarted by late nights, late mornings, a headache, a child with a toothache, and a million other reasons. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people who take part in regular physical activity reduce their risk of suffering from coronary heart disease and stroke, as well as hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, and depression. Regular exercise also aids in weight management. [Read more]

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the specter of infection and illness impacting all aspects of daily life. Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is developed it may not be widely available for some time, and many scientists predict that similar new threats will emerge in years to come. Recent history has many examples of pandemics including the 1918 H1N1 virus, commonly known as Spanish Flu. [Read more]

Weight loss is incredibly difficult because so much of the process is psychological. When you have an impulse or craving, you’re experiencing a powerful decision-making influencer. Takeout food, for instance, is easy, comforting and saves time. It’s an instant gratification that manipulates your would-be logical thinking with emotional triggers. But if you limit these day-to-day meal decisions, when you’re most vulnerable to slip up, you can remove impulse from the equation and replace it with good habits. [Read more]

Whether you are encouraging your kids to eat healthier or trying to improve your own nutrition, adding more vegetables to your diet can help a lot. Nutritional experts recommend a minimum of five servings of vegetables every day, but most people fall far short of that goal. If you own diet is deficient in the vegetables, you may need to think more creatively. There are plenty of other ways to serve up vegetables, and side dishes are only one of them. Here are seven sneaky ways to incorporate more healthy vegetables into your daily diet. [Read more]

The term “core” refers to not just your abs, but the tissues and structures around them as well. Your core includes the abdominal muscles, the multifidus, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and more. While many people seek out core and ab exercises because they aspire to a flat, well-defined midsection, they often miss out on the greater benefits. Your core is responsible for stability and force transfer and can help to prevent and rehabilitate injuries, as well as promote long term health, regardless of whether you are a high-performance athlete or a wellness enthusiast. [Read more]

It’s impossible to live without meeting challenges, some of which may leave you hurt or frustrated. When you carry grudges and pain into the present, though, you can’t move forward. You don’t progress because your past weighs you down and makes you stressed. Here’s how to drop emotional baggage and improve your well-being. [Read more]