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Archive for the ‘ Stress ’ Category

22 Mar

For Longevity’s Sake

Here’s a question for you: what do we really mean when we talk about anti-aging? Anti-aging supplements, hormones and tools are some of the hottest things going right now. Everywhere you look, people are talking about “brain health”. Sudoku is enjoying a popularity only rivaled by high school prom queens. Botox is big, everyone dyes […]

21 Mar

Reduce Stress, Like, Yesterday

We’ve all heard (and don’t forget experienced!) that major life changes like getting married, giving birth, moving or starting a new job can be unbearably stressful. But it isn’t always the big transitions that take the heftiest health toll. Day-to-day stress – the kind you ignore that accumulates over time – can create detrimental health […]

20 Mar

10 Easy Steps to Good Health

The Tuesday 10 It’s easy to get lost in the details – organic or local? wild or farmed? fresh or frozen? – and to me it seems like the majority of health news out there is just obsessing over the minutiae. No wonder we give up and go back to our old habits. The little […]

19 Mar

The Weekly Health Challenge

Soothe your stress: restrain any road-rage tendencies this week. Put yourself in the other person’s bucket seat. Find a better outlet for any pent-up frustration (it’s amazing how good it can feel to teach a big batch of vegetables a thing or two – chop them up and into the wok they go). If that’s […]

26 Feb

A Monday Moment

Kill ‘Em With Kindness What is it with road rage? I get a big kick out of people who aggressively tailgate (the gals) and cut me off (the guys). Well, I get a kick out of it to the extent that I can while attempting to make it to the store in one piece. And […]

23 Feb

Hug It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites News to click before you sneak out of the office for the weekend. Risky Business Funny, we remember it was only a year ago that the government was emphatically denying any mad cow problems in the U.S. Then, the Alberta beef contamination scare hit. (And about a million conspiracy theories.) Next, […]

12 Feb

Web It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: We’re going to preface today’s mix with a quick mention of the hot headlines. Yes, in the UK, Viagra is going OTC for Valentine’s Day. Yes, once again, Spain has a problem with skinny models (eat some paella, already). And yes, HPV vaccines for children are still causing a big ruckus. […]

29 Jan

A Monday Moment

Are you ruthlessly committed to enjoying yourself? At first glance, this can sound selfish and counter-intuitive – even shallow. But I believe that total commitment to enjoyment is the best way to love yourself and others. What does this mean? It’s not about possessing material goods, and certainly not about instant gratification (in fact, instant […]

24 Jan

Bees Knees

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Regulation and health care dominate the news today. Today’s bites are more fun – and by the time they figure everything out, you’ll be healthy anyway. 1) You’ve got to be kidding! Here’s an example of inane spin from mainstream medical reporting. It’s also a handy lesson in debunking ridiculous studies. […]

23 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Ways to Beat Stress…this week! Thanks to all Apples who participated in last week’s how-to-beat-stress contest. Our winner, junior Apple Sandra W., had some excellent suggestions we’re adding to today’s 10 (and a free month’s supply of all-natural stress-busting Proloftin is on the way, Sandra!). Thanks to the rest of you for […]

22 Jan

A Monday Moment

The Monday Moment is all about taking a minute to laugh, reflect, and step outside the work whirlwind that blows in every Monday morning. This week, I’d like to point out Time‘s special edition issue entitled, simply, The Brain. I really recommend checking it out. There are plenty of fascinating ideas explored, but here are […]

22 Jan

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

This week I’m going to challenge you to take care of your emotional and psychological well-being. We often overlook dealing with emotional or psychological stress because other things seem more important – work, the kids, the bills, the endless errands. But it’s absolutely okay to be a little “selfish” once in a while and nurture […]

19 Jan

Fresh Mix

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Not just the latest news – the best! 1) Folic Acid Rocks A major study on folate is making a splash. Scientists say folic acid appears to help stave cognitive decline and may even be linked to reduced chances of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. What is certain is that folic acid […]

17 Jan

Blogging for Health

On the surface this week’s Aaron’s Additions may not seem like traditional MDA fare. You might say, “Hey Aaron, we know you bring us the latest in cool health-related tools, gadgets and tech, but you’ve gone a bit too far with this entry. What the heck does it have to do with our health?” Well […]

16 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Tips for: Getting Fit Wanna get fit? If you’re just starting out, keep in mind it’s not going to happen overnight…but you can be lookin’ pretty good by next month with these tips. The reason most get-ripped regimens fail is because we simply expect way too much, way too soon. Big changes […]

12 Jan

This Is a Big Fat Blog Post

Apples, as you know, this is a pro-fat health site – pro-fat meaning we recommend eating beneficial fats, of course, not getting fat. There are a lot of issues to consider when it comes to fat – heart disease, inflammation, arthritis, obesity and prevention, to name a few – and I’m going to weigh in […]

12 Jan

Fat Food Is Smart Fuel

Smart Fuel, Just in Time for the Weekend… Want skin that Cindy Crawford would be jealous of? Eat fat. That’s right – fat! Many of us, especially women, tend to avoid fat because we’ve been told it’s bad for us. Mark will be posting later today on the fat debate (would you expect anything less […]

11 Jan

5 Is the New 10

5 Tips to Feel Great Today: 1 – Eat something green at every meal. And by green we mean a vegetable. Limeade and green apple Jolly Ranchers do not count. Veggies fight cancer, help you lose weight, boost your brain, and just generally mean business. 2 – Eat something red, like a tomato. Tomatoes contain […]

9 Jan

Juicy Picks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: A lot of good stuff is buzzing about in the health world today, Apples. Here’s the best of the batch: 1) But my crumpet won’t be the same! A new study finds that adding milk or cream to your tea diminishes the nutritional value. (The nutritional value of tea is off […]

9 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Tips for: fighting the free radicals that destroy the body 10. Take the world’s most potent antioxidant supplement. 9. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke (and stop smoking!). 8. Don’t eat deep-fried anything. Fried is not your friend. 7. Drink alcohol in moderation. 6. Meditate, journal or pray for a few minutes every […]

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