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Music as Motivation

Quarantining can sap the motivation to exercise and move. And now, more than ever, we need to remember to keep moving our bodies to stay healthy and sane. Even as little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise can work wonders for our brains.

Get Outside Responsibly to Reduce Stress and Energize Your Immune System

It’s an understatement to say that we’re living in unusual times. Our routines have been disrupted by school closings, social distancing, working from home, and quarantining. The uncertainty and uniqueness of this situation puts stress on our partners, our children, and our careers. But in these times, …

Need Motivation to Workout? Confuse Your Muscles

It’s been a fitness trend that plans like P90X have built their programs around: muscle confusion. The theory goes that greater strength and muscle development happens when we mix up our workouts and confuse our muscles. But conventional wisdom contends that muscle confusion would supposedly help us …

‘Tis the Season for Giving and a Health Boost

The holidays always tend to inspire a greater sense of charity, altruism, and gratitude. The oft-quoted, “it is better to give than receive,” is never felt more acutely than around this time of year. And thanks to science, a healthy lifestyle should include acts of giving along …

How To Prevent Workplace Burnout From Burning You

Workplace burnout is a real phenomenon that has been getting increased media attention as we’re working more hours. More working hours means less personal time to do the things that can help reduce burnout.

Fortunately, there are some ways to prioritize your life in order …

Stay Healthier with these Tips for Reducing Your Stress

Stress doesn’t just happen in a vacuum. In fact, stress can play a role in chronic diseases like high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Research shows that prolonged, high levels of stress can negatively impact our immune systems and promote inflammation, heart disease, and premature aging.

RISE to Metabolomics: Strength or Stamina For Metabolic Health?

What type of exercise, strength or aerobic training, is best for our health? We know that any type of activity, even walking, is better for us than being inactive. But going a bit deeper to understanding our complex metabolism requires a relatively new field of …