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how common is insomnia in females

How Common Is Insomnia in Women?

Everyone experiences the occasional night of tossing and turning when counting a million sheep still results in getting zero shuteye. However, when insomnia persists night after night, it can cause a host of health problems, such as weight gain, increased risks of cardiovascular disease, depression and, in severe enough cases, suicide. So, just how common […] Read more…

so how important is hydration in the summer

How Important Is Hydration in the Summer?

How Important Is Hydration in the Summer? The winter months just seem to drag on and on. It can be hard to remember what blue skies and warm temperatures feel like, but summer is finally here — and with it, the sun. Whether you want to go outside for a family picnic, an afternoon hike […] Read more…

how does heat stroke affect the brain and what are the risks

How Does Heat Stroke Affect the Brain?

I may owe my life to the Colorado River. As an East Coast chick, I naively prepared for a 10-mile hike into the Grand Canyon the way I would for a walk through a forest back home. Do you know about the dangers of heat stroke? I didn’t. The experience left me wondering: How does […] Read more…

is fresh air good for a cold or bad for it

Is Fresh Air Good for a Cold?

Nearly everyone remembers their parents scolding them as children for venturing outdoors in cooler temperatures with hair still wet from the shower or without a heavy enough coat. Is it true that cold air makes people feel sicker, or does getting out in the fresh air actually reduce symptoms? Some science indicates we should be […] Read more…

what is the complex relationship between stress and sleep

The Relationship Between Stress and Sleep

I’ve been working on becoming more mindful of late, and one side effect I’ve experienced from doing so is noticing how often my shoulders hunch up in tension. Last night while lying awake at 2 a.m., I realized the muscles of my neck and back felt as stiff as the proverbial board. This made me […] Read more…

there are many health benefits of taking a vacation

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

With summer on the way, the thoughts of many turn toward lazy days filled with sipping umbrella drinks and lounging on the beach. However, one out of every four Americans will forgo their summer vacation this year due to financial restraints. Ironically, this may make them less productive on the clock and may lead to […] Read more…

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