Each month, we set the facts straight on a health and wellness myth.
This month’s myth: Physical activity is only beneficial in long sessions
For many, tossing and turning, late nights and early mornings, and snoring are just a part of a typical night’s sleep. But what is it doing to our health? This month, we debunk three common sleep myths:
Snacking after dinner is one of the most difficult behaviors to change for many people looking improve their eating habits. Except for those who require a bedtime snack for medical reasons, most people eat more than enough calories at their dinner meal to carry them through until breakfast.
In general, Americans tend to gain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Why not start implementing some basic lifestyle changes now, not only to prevent unwanted weight gain, but to potentially lose weight! There’s no need to wait until after New Year’s to make that resolution. You can approach healthy holiday eating from three perspectives: before, during and after your meal.
Are you exercising, eating the right foods and still struggling to maintain your weight? Sleep deprivation may be impacting your weight loss goals. If you’re not getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, a lack of sleep may be affecting your waistline.
Whether you consider yourself a couch potato or simply live a sedentary lifestyle, it’s never too late to start exercising. And with spring fast approaching—making outdoor activities more enticing—now is a great time to start.
Each month, we weigh in on a health and wellness myth and explain the real cause behind the malady.
This month’s misconception: Turkey makes you sleepy
We all know the saying that turkey will make you sleepy on Thanksgiving, but is there any science behind the claim?