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Mind and Body

Busting 5 Common Fitness Myths

Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health—it boosts mood and protects your heart by preventing conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

From Pillow Talk to Health Talk: The Power of Sleep

“Hey, how did you sleep last night?” is usually a casual inquiry, nothing more. But when your healthcare provider brings it up, this question can serve as a gateway to profound conversations about your overall well-being.

Cleaning House: The Benefits of Decluttering

Thanks to greater purchasing power, an abundance of mass-produced items, and a culture that promotes consumption, we have more things than ever before. While these items can be a source of joy, pride, and usefulness, they can also be a source of stress. This is particularly the case as you get older and realize how much you’ve accumulated over time.

Work Out at Work with Under-Desk Exercise Options

Even when you’re trying your best to fit physical activity into your day, a busy work schedule can make it hard. But it’s an important goal because sitting for hours at a time increases your risk for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.

How to Weather Traumatic Events

Experiencing, witnessing, or even hearing about a traumatic event—a natural disaster, a violent crime, a terrorist attack—can be devastating. Learning how people respond to different traumas and how they heal may help you cope with the stress that normally follows such an incident.

Don't Be Sidelined by Pickleball Injuries

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. It’s a fun, social way for people of all ages to be active. But the recent boom in popularity has brought a rise in pickleball-related injuries. Here’s how to stay safe while enjoying yourself on the pickleball court.

Done Right, Recreation May Extend Your Life

Free time doesn’t have to be downtime. In fact, enjoyable activities that keep you moving just might help you live a longer, healthier life.

5 Health Benefits of Jumping Rope

Looking for an affordable, simple exercise routine? Think back to your childhood: More than a schoolyard pastime, jumping rope is also an effective workout.

Regain a Few Pounds? Weight Loss Still Helps Your Health

According to a recent study, even if you regain some weight, you can still reap health benefits.

8 Lesser-Known Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Forgetting things or getting lost—most people know at least one common sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But there are more warning signs that aren’t as recognized.

Exercise as Self-Care? What You Need to Know

Going for a walk? Self-care. Hitting the gym? Self-care. Pilates? Biking? Taking the stairs? You get the idea.

Please Hold the Salt

Salt—sodium chloride—isn’t inherently bad. It enhances flavors and has important functions in binding, stabilizing, and preserving food.