Power Naps: Napping Benefits, Length, and Tips Naps help Constance Kobylarz Wilde, 58, recharge, especially if she takes them right after lunch. Wilde, a marketing manager and health blogger in Mountain View, Calif., is constantly juggling her schedule as a working mom and family caregiver. She's up by 6 a.m. every day and tries to go to bed by 10:30 p.m. But unanticipated issues often push her bedtime later. "I can't do all-nighters anymore or just get six hours of sleep without it beginning to affect me," she says. So to combat fatigue and stay on top of things at work and at home, Wilde has made power naps a regular part of her routine, setting an alarm for a short snooze.
Foods You Don't Have to Buy Organic There are many reasons to buy organic foods. The USDA Organic label tells you that fruits and veggies weren't raised using manmade chemical pesticides, fossil fuel- or sewage-based fertilizers or genetically modified seeds. On meat, the label indicates that the feeds provided met those same standards, and that the animals weren't administered hormones and antibiotics. Bottom line: "Organic" is more sustainable and healthier -- for the environment and farm workers, certainly, and often for you and your family. How is organic healthier? It's healthier because some studies suggest that organic produce has more nutrients than its conventional counterparts, probably because the soil is left in better condition after repeated plantings; and healthier because you avoid ingesting any harmful pesticide residues left on conventional produce.
The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks - Lifestyle You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of healthy lifestyle. That doesn't mean you need to swear off bacon and beer or anything. The trick is finding the right balance. But with new studies coming out every month about what we should put in our mouths—not to mention the unending discovery of mysterious superfruits from deep in the forests of wherever—it can be hard to keep track of what, exactly, we should be eating. What Does “Brisk Walking" Mean? - HealthCorps When someone uses the term “brisk walking,” what exactly do they mean? A healthy adult will typically choose a pace of walking which clocks in at about 2.8 miles per hour. That pace may be partially guided by the rate that your metabolism uses to start accessing fat in your body for fuel, as you move. A brisk walk is a relative term, since “brisk” for some, is either slow or quite speedy for others, depending on levels of fitness. One measure to quantify brisk walking is “steps per minute,” and 100 steps per minute is considered moderate intensity or brisk walking. Fitness experts typically suggest a pace of 3.5 miles/hour on a treadmill to correlate to brisk walking, for an average person who does not exercise regularly.
Vegetable Nutrition Facts, Vegetable Nutritional Value,Vegetable Nutrition Chart All about vegetable nutrition facts, vegetable nutrients, nutritional values of vegetables We’ve pulled together below, thanks to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a table of most of the vegetable nutrition facts with a comparison of their calorie content, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. To see the nutrition facts in depth on every vegetable, click on the link in the table. Also, in the vegetable nutrition chart below we’ve split the vegetables by type, i.e. salads, root vegetables, bulbs, tubers, legumes etc. to help make your selection easier. 25 Healthy Foods for 2012 By kathypatalsky | healthy foods to try in 2013 So often we talk about removing ‘bad’ foods from our diets and restricting what we eat. Well instead of forcing yourself into a state of deprivation, try a different approach for 2013.
7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water. 1. Water Helps to Maximize Physical Performance
Food Nutrition Facts - Healthy Living Tips at WomansDay Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra "You are what you eat." But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas.
Total body circuit workout routine #2 - lose weight Close Total body Circuit workout routine # 1 Total body Circuit workout routine # 1 It should take you about 10 minutes to finish this 7 exercise circuit 1 time Complete this circuit at least 2 times and more than 4 times to get a 10-to-20 minute workout. Beginner Dr. Sara Mednick News For the Best Pick-Me-Up, Lie Down; New York Times -- December 2008The Best Things in Life are Z’s -- July 2008 TorontoSun.com -- July 2008 Trouw, deGids gidsartikelen -- July 2008 Newsweek: Napping TipSheet -- June 2008 Reader's Digest -- May 2008 MyBusinessMag -- April 2008 WashingtonPost -- April 2008 Ottawa Citizen -- March 2008 Reader's Digest -- 2008 WallStreetJournal -- January 2008 QuinnipiacUniversity -- November 2007 NYTimes -- October 2007 OrlandoSentinel -- October 2007 JoyMag -- August 2007 ConnecticutPost -- 2007 ABCNews -- January 2007 ABCNews -- January 2007 Recent Videos Recent Press Links Watch Sara on ABC's Good Morning America Houston Chronicle article about napping over the holidays Los Angeles Daily news reviews "Take a Nap! Change Your Life" Orange County Register says "Take a Nap!
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