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Archive for the ‘ Sleep ’ Category

8 May

The Secret to Health & Longevity: Are You Following the 10/90 Rule?

I have a little saying: if you’re doing 10 things right, you’re 90 per cent of the way there. The details are important, of course. Potatoes and broccoli are both vegetables, but the green stuff is a lot better for you. Walking and taking a kick-boxing class are both heart-pumping activities, but you’ll get a […]

24 Apr

10 Ways to Get an Extra Hour of Sleep

Just…ten…more….minutes. Sound familiar? Many of us are sleep-deprived, groaning through another morning with coffee and those annoyingly peppy news anchors just to get to a reasonable state of functionality. We skip breakfast, practically assault the snooze button, shave or apply makeup in the car (we’ve all seen it!) – just to get a few precious […]

17 Apr

10 Quick Tips to Boost Your Serotonin

This week’s Tuesday Ten features simple tips to make your brain hum. You’ll feel so great, you’ll be looking down on Cloud 9. Before we get to it, a word to the wise about serotonin: There is quite the plethora of mood-elevating, serotonin-enhancing products and drugs available. If you don’t want to go the Prozac […]

14 Mar

Healthy Daylight Savings Tips

Times, they are a-changin’. This week’s Aaron’s Additions brings you news and tips about the spring time change. If you’re feeling a little bit behind this week (I know I am!), there’s a very good reason: the time change throws off everyone’s circadian rhythms, and work productivity and sleep habits can suffer temporarily. The extra […]

9 Mar

That’s a Wrap!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s today’s wrap-up from the world of health, Apples. Thanks for all your great support and feedback this week. Keep those suggestions and questions coming! Stay healthy and have a wonderful weekend! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Hormones …in our milk. The latest Big Moo decision is sure to please, although […]

6 Feb

The Tuesday 10

Sleep facts, minus the zzz: 10 really cool things to know about sleep, from getting more of it to fascinating facts! 10. Here are six tips for better sleep. 9. The ideal temperature for your bedroom is 60 degrees. Anything higher than 65 can diminish sleep quality. Pile on the blankets! 8. Excellent, if traditional, […]

22 Dec

Holiday Survival Guide, Part II

Isn’t it telling that we even think of the holidays as something to survive? And yet, we do. If that’s not a clear indicator of stress, I don’t know what is. I think a great deal of the immune suppression, weight gain and poor moods many people experience during the holiday season is not necessarily […]

21 Nov

Why Melatonin Is a Dangerous Supplement

Melatonin is a popular supplement for the sleep-deprived, namely because it carries rather innocent associations. Melatonin is “natural” and “safe” and “herbal”, right? Wrong. I’ve been arguing with the melatonin prophets for years because I believe the image melatonin has, and what melatonin really is, are vastly different. Like so many things that we trust […]

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