Managing Stress

Can Clearing Out Clutter Boost Your Mental Health?

Marie Kondo has received a lot of attention in recent months with her conviction that clearing out clutter can somehow clean up your life. The gist: Purge the items you don’t use regularly and only hang on to the things that “spark joy.” It might sound gimmicky, but a growing …

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Making Health a Priority
Stay Fit with Exercise Snacks

Stay Fit with Snack-Sized Exercise

Most people know there’s a strong link between regular exercise and longevity. In fact, several studies show that exercise is not only good for your physical health, it may also help sharpen your mind and improve your mood. Trouble is, between around-the-clock work schedules, family obligations and household responsibilities, finding …

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Mental Health
Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

For decades, authors, poets and writers of all kinds have touted the art of writing as a method of healing. Writing allows you to process your own story and share challenging thoughts on the page that you don’t want to speak aloud. And although you may have heard friends or …

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Body Mind & Spirit
The Health Perks of Mindfulness

The Health Perks of Mindfulness

With today’s around-the-clock work schedules and professional demands, you may feel like you’re being pulled in a dozen different directions 24/7 – and multitasking is the rule rather than the exception. Under these conditions, taking time to be mindful is becoming more important than ever before. Mindfulness is a meditation …

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Healthy at Work

Standing Desks: Worth the Investment?

With today’s 24/7 schedules and unrelenting demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are trying to squeeze in activity anywhere they can. Some are even exploring nearly passive ways to work out – particularly since the vast majority of us spend most of our time sitting. Standing desks are becoming increasingly …

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Making Healthy Choices

Vaping: Understanding the Rise Of E-Cigarettes

You may not have heard the term “vaping” before – slang for smoking an e-cigarette – but you’ve probably seen people doing it in everyday life. And if you haven’t, that will surely change. But what’s all the buzz about, and is vaping actually better for you than regular cigarettes? …

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Prioritizing Self-Care

6 Strategies for Coping with Change

Change is inevitable. You’ll inherit new responsibilities at work, your marriage may go through trials and your roles in life will shift. Even positive changes – a promotion, birth/adoption or new home – can cause inner turmoil. From personal shifts to a changing political climate, adjusting to a new normal …

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Mind-Body-Spirit

The Power of Gratitude

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or waking up to a brand-new day, taking stock of the riches in your life — both big and small — can go a long way toward bolstering health and well-being. Research shows that people who express gratitude are happier, more optimistic, and have stronger immune …

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Healthy Lifestyles

Thirdhand Smoke: More Danger When You Light Up

You may have heard of secondhand smoke, but did you know that smoke can be thirdhand? Roughly 42 million Americans use tobacco, but millions of nonsmokers are being affected, too. Here’s what you need to know to protect you and your family: Secondhand Smoke vs. Thirdhand Smoke: What’s the Difference? …

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Advocating for Your Health

6 Questions to Ask Your Physician

Discussing your concerns with your doctor isn’t always easy. You might find it difficult to explain how you’re feeling. You might be embarrassed to ask for clarification about your condition. You may even hide your symptoms because you’re afraid of what they might mean. Trouble is, in order to get …

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