The Healthiest Cities in America in 2022

Which city comes out on top with the highest scores in health and wellness? The wellness company Mindbody examined this question in their annual Wellness Index. A survey of 16,000 adults across 50 of the most populated US cities looked at “several factors including workout habits, commitment to sufficient sleep, stress levels, connection to community, […]

Try This Simple Move for Stress Relief

This is one of the most restorative yoga poses that can be performed as often as every day or whenever you feel the need to relax and revive yourself. This is also a safe pose for pregnant women to help relieve swelling in the legs and feet. Avoid this pose if you have hypertension, glaucoma, […]

Weight Lifting or Cardio: Which is Better for Sleep?

The debate rages on between cardio and resistance training. Which is better for you? Each has its own merits and benefits for specific goals. But when it comes to sleep, focusing more on resistance training is the way to go, according to new findings. Researchers looked at 386 adults who met the criteria for overweight […]

Beat the Fatigue during Daylight Saving Time

Time to change the clock! If you live in the US, this Sunday is the start of Daylight Saving Time. A practice of shifting daylight hours that was invented during World War I to conserve energy and make use of more sunlight hours in the spring, summer, and fall. If you live in other parts […]

Car Exhaust Lowered Our Collective IQ and May Have Done Even More Harm

Lead was added to gasoline in 1923 and banned from use in gas in the US in 1996. It is now well known that lead is neurotoxic and can have harmful effects on human health. 170 million Americans, about half the population alive today, may have lost some IQ points due to exposure to leaded […]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Check out these fresh, not fried Vietnamese spring rolls that make a great appetizer or light meal. Ingredients: 2 ounces rice vermicelli or maifun brown rice noodles* 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt 1 cup torn butter lettuce, ribs removed 1 cup very thinly sliced red cabbage 2 medium carrots, peeled […]

Medical Marijuana May Not Help and Could Lead to Misuse

Medical marijuana has now been legalized in 36 states in the US including the District of Columbia (DC). With popular usage on the rise, there remains to be only mixed scientific evidence of the benefits of medical marijuana on a variety of conditions. A new study warns that using medical marijuana for pain, insomnia, anxiety, […]

Watch Out for Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Excess sugar intake has been linked to a variety of health concerns. And while you probably already know too much sugar is bad for your body, you may still be eating too much, without even realizing it. Sneaky added sugars can be found in a variety of packaged and processed foods. And while no amount […]

Pandemic Bright Spots and The Happiest Place on Earth

As our world community has battled disease and war, some of the best characteristics of humankind have also emerged alongside these challenges. Despite living through (now) multiple global crises, according to the World Happiness Report for 2022, there is a light in the darkness. The World Happiness Report now in its 10th year uses survey […]

Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Light, refreshing, and ever so simple to prepare, this salad makes a great appetizer for outdoor parties or can be served up as delicious lunch on its own. You will need: Salad: 1 pound cucumbers, chopped 1 pound mixed color cherry tomatoes (halved if desired) 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (pitted and halved if desired) 1/2 […]