For Millions, the Pandemic Isn’t Over: 'We Are Indeed Stuck'

March 7, 2022 — As many people in the country prepare to ditch their masks, mingle more closely, and return to “normal,” not everyone can board that train. People who live with diseases or take medications that make their immune systems not work as well to protect them from infections are still at risk from… Continue reading For Millions, the Pandemic Isn’t Over: 'We Are Indeed Stuck'

These 6 Charts Show Why Recovery Isn’t “Soft” Fitness Advice—It’s a Health Game-Changer

Rest and recovery are just as important as sweaty grueling workouts. There, we said it. But does anyone believe it? Gentle yoga sessions and extra time in bed can feel like the opposite of what you need to see results. It’s as if they’re more of an indulgence than a necessity—nice for when you have… Continue reading These 6 Charts Show Why Recovery Isn’t “Soft” Fitness Advice—It’s a Health Game-Changer

The Mediterranean Diet Isn’t What It Used to Be

Oct. 4, 2021 — When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, some residents of Pompeii, Italy, sought shelter in stone vaults on nearby beaches, but to no avail: The lava flows still took their lives. But molten rock did not erase evidence of how they lived and what they ate. Their bones tell a… Continue reading The Mediterranean Diet Isn’t What It Used to Be

Treating Insomnia When Sleep Hygiene Isn’t Enough

SOURCES: Annie Miller, behavioral sleep medicine therapist, DC Metro Sleep and Psychotherapy. Mayo Clinic: “Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills.” Kaur, H; Spurling, B; Bollu, P. Chronic Insomnia, StatPearls Publishing, 2021.   Sleep Foundation: “Light Therapy for Insomnia Sufferers,” “Sleep Hygiene,” “Light and Sleep,” “Mental Health and Sleep.” Stanford Health Care: “Stimulus… Continue reading Treating Insomnia When Sleep Hygiene Isn’t Enough