Topic: Healthy Sleep
How to build a wellness strategy that works for you
Have you ever explored the wellness perks, benefits, and discounts included with your health insurance plan or your employee benefits package? This can be a great place to start building a wellness strategy to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. If you get your insurance through work, ask your benefits specialist what wellness-focused benefits are... Read More
Over 50 and getting too little sleep? You may be raising your risk of chronic disease.
A lot of people find it harder to get seven or eight hours of good sleep as they get older. But a recent study found that the impact of getting less than five hours of sleep a night once you’re older than 50 can have a significant impact on your overall health. The study, which... Read More
How does heart rate variability affect your health?
If you wear a fitness tracker, you may have noticed a category you’re not familiar with—heart rate variability (HRV). We talked with Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, BCB-HRV, a member of our Medical Advisory Board, naturopathic physician, and a former professor and clinical faculty member at Bastyr University about what HRV is and how it... Read More
How to build resiliency and support better physical and mental wellbeing
We talked with Julie Wald, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer at Golden (formerly Namaste Wellness) about the role of resiliency in health and wellbeing. The company’s new name was inspired in part by the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, repairing and strengthening broken household items with gold. Ms. Wald has been a wellness practitioner for over... Read More
How sleep health affects your mental health
You may be familiar with the connection between sleep and physical health, but did you know that sleep can also significantly affect your mental health and wellness? We talked with sleep specialist Dr. Michael Grandner to learn more. Dr. Grandner is Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona (UA),... Read More
The secret to longevity is simpler than you think
I was recently invited to speak with Dr. Ruchir Sehra and Nancy Rothstein on the Performance Enhancer podcast. We covered a wide range of topics during our discussion, from COVID-19 to the steps you can take to improve your longevity. We share some of the highlights from our discussion in this post. The pandemic has... Read More
Sleep is essential to health. Learn how to improve your rest and wellbeing.
Sleep problems are nothing new. But the COVID-19 pandemic has not only cast a bright light on sleep challenges, it has made existing sleep issues worse for many people. We talked with Nancy H. Rothstein, The Sleep AmbassadorR, about how the pandemic is affecting sleep for people of all ages, what habits may be making... Read More
Tips to help you break your pandemic bad habits
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, news outlets and social media were filled with people talking about all the positive ways they intended to use their time during stay at home orders—learning a new language, becoming a better cook, volunteering to call older people who were lonely and isolated, or reading more books. More... Read More
How to create a sleep healthy lifestyle
With all the stress and the changes in how we live and work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be one of the growing number of people around the world living with sleep problems and the physical and mental health fallout caused by lack of healthy sleep. One study conducted during the early months... Read More
How the four pillars of wellness can help you be healthier and happier
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every facet of our daily life—how we socialize, how we do basic tasks like grocery shopping, how our children attend school, and how we work. These changes coupled with the other stresses caused by the pandemic all contribute to higher levels of depression, anxiety, and negative coping strategies including substance... Read More