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Sleep Is a Game Changer! Are You Getting Enough?

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Your head just hit the pillow, you’ve finally calmed the voices in your head, and drifted off into dreamland. Ah, it’s bliss… Except for that incessant racket. What is that? An annoying bird? A truck backing up? Nope, it’s the alarm clock. And there’s no room in your morning for the snooze button. If this scenario sounds familiar...

Top 10 Teas: A User’s Guide

Your guide to healthy teas

I am not exaggerating when I say tea can solve all your problems. To prove it, I’ve divided my top 10 teas into categories so you know how to best use them. And even if there are a couple of things tea cannot eradicate, few rituals provide more comfort than a cup of tea.

Catch Better Zzz’s by Trying Yoga Before Bed

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There are plenty of ways to wind down after a long day, but some work better than others at actually helping you get quality sleep. In today’s Fitbit Healthy Habits challenge, we’re asking everyone to try doing some yoga moves before bed. But does it really help? Studies have shown that doing light yoga before bed actually helps with a...

Sleep Tight: How to Make Your Room Sleep-Friendly

How sleep-friendly is your room?

This week’s #HealthyHabit challenges have been focused around getting better sleep. Good sleep habits have been linked to better weight control and even an improved mood, not to mention giving you more energy to get out and exercise the next day, so it’s an important (and often overlooked) piece of your overall health. Today’s...

Not Sleeping Is Hurting Your Health

Not sleeping is bad for your health

Today’s blog post comes from FitStar, part of the Fitbit family. FitStar Personal Trainer and FitStar Yoga are two top-ranked apps that offer personalized video-based exercises. You can find more FitStar tips on the FitStar blog. Are you sleeping enough? A lack of shut-eye might just be the thing keeping you from reaching your health and...

Habits for a Healthier Heart

Habits for a Healthy Heart

Since February is American Heart Month, we’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring you heart-healthy tips all month long! Our last post in this series featured Activities to Keep Your Heart Healthy. When it comes to our everyday lives, there’s a lot of minor decision-making that happens that doesn’t seem like a...

8 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress

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We’re deep into the holiday season, and we’re willing to bet some of you are feeling the heat. Maybe that heat only comes from the fireplace for some, but for many the holidays are also a time for plenty of added stress, with the added duties of travel, cooking large meals, holiday shopping (and holiday crowds!), and maybe even having...

How To: Hack the Time Change to Maximize Your Sleep

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Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms, and the role of circadian rhythm and the disruption in obesity. She previously wrote about getting out of bed in the morning. Nearly everyone looks forward to the ending of daylight saving time (DST) for...

8 Keys to a Good Night’s Sleep

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With most Fitbit trackers, you have the ability to track your sleep stats for a 24/7 picture of your health. But after tracking your sleep and visualizing your sleep data, what do you do with it? If you find you’re restless or waking up often throughout the night, or simply have trouble falling asleep, there’s plenty you can do improve...