Coloring books have been popping up in newsstands lately. And experts think they might be better for busting stress than the magazines they’re next to.
Mind & Body
When it comes to the brain, the more you use it, the less you lose it. Here are some easy strategies (like taking 10,000 steps per day!) for staying mentally healthy.
Making smart tweaks to your meals and snacks puts you in control of your diet. But restrictive eating can also create a new set of health issues. Learn how mindfulness can help you reach your health and fitness goals.
For all the joy the holidays bring, they can pack on a lot of guilt, self-doubt, and stress, too. Why? “The holidays present a firm deadline, and, despite our best efforts, many of us can’t seem to get everything done,” says B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., a family psychologist and author of Try To See It My Way. “In addition, we attach unrealistic...
New research suggests positivity is the brain's default state of mind. But if you're not feeling very optimistic right now, here are five things that can help.
It's crucial to slow down and combat mental fatigue when your brain is running on empty. Here's how to recharge your batteries.
From the moment you wake up in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, you encounter stress—and lots of it. Learn about the good kind and the bad, plus strategies for dealing with the pressure.
Headlines touting the health benefits of gratitude are abundant these days—and for good reason! Research shows a daily gratitude practice can reduce heart attack risk, strengthen the immune system, improve sleep quality, and boost productivity at work.
Have you ever noticed how high-stress situations at work activate your fight or flight response? To prepare for combat or run from a threat, you take rapid shallow breaths and your body releases the hormone cortisol, telling the liver to stimulate glucose production and send sugar into the blood. That oxygen hit and sugar increase provides an...
For many, stress is a daily part of life. You may not be able to cut out the source of the stress, but you can work on controlling it by learning how to calm down in tense situations. One of the simplest ways to do that happens to be something you’re doing right now: breathing. Breathing exercises, like equal breathing, have been credited...