World Alzheimer’s Month is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.Continue reading “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s [Visuals]”
Bedtime routines are not just for the kids. Numerous studies and even personal experiences have shown both bedtime rituals and routines are beneficial to adults as well. Consistent poor sleep is shown to decrease overall health and result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is vital to experiencing quality sleep and staying healthy.
Taking the time to relax before bed helps you get into the mindset that it is time to sleep and will lead to better sleep overall. Keeping a routine is psychological-the cues from your bedtime routine actions will help you get the sleep you need. Getting the sleep you need will allow you to be more productive during the day. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start marking off items on your to-do list, here are a few bedtime routines that will help you sleep and give you more productive days.Continue reading “Effective Bedtime Routines for Adults [Visual]”
Yoga is a form of meditative movement that focuses on breathing and different postures. A popular form of exercise, yoga is proven to have positive effects on health–both mental and physical. Practicing yoga before bedtime, and in general, is an excellent way to relieve stress, release tight muscles, stretch, and perhaps most importantly, help you sleep. A CDC survey of yoga practitioners found that 55% reported improved sleep and 85% reported decreased stress.
The visual below outlines 12 different and useful yoga poses that are scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed and get a better night’s sleep.Continue reading “12 Bedtime Yoga poses for better Sleep [Visual]”
The sun’s harmful rays can increase our risk of developing skin cancer, and proper sun-safe behaviors – like wearing hats, clothing and sunglasses, avoiding the sun when it’s at its peak and choosing a safe and effective sunscreen – are our best defense for protection. Before heading out into the sun, read EWG’s sun safety tips and bring along a recommended sunscreen.Continue reading “Guide to Sunscreens [Visual]”
Being a vegan and an athlete is not only possible, it has become quite common. The challenge is to make sure you get enough of the essential nutrients that are easier to come by in meat and animal-based foods. Here is how to do it.Continue reading “Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual]”