Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. “Common wisdom says cooked vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh ones, but that isn’t always the case,” says Amy Keating, a dietitian at CR. “Many nutrients in fruits and vegetables are bound inRead More

Work Out With a Crowd

“There’s strength in numbers.” One study found that 95 percent of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program. “Group activity may not be a new concept but it has certainly seen massive international up-trends over the last twenty years with rapidly rising numbers in spin cycling, aerobic and dance-based classes andRead More

Foods for a Healthy Body

Healthy eating can be easy. It’s all about balance. With more and more types of foods available at markets across the country, it can be overwhelming to figure out just what to eat for optimal health. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard — or expensive. It’s time to simplify healthy eating, starting with someRead More

Why yawns are contagious

The reasons we reciprocate yawns is hard-wired into our brains, a primitive reflex that if better understood could help treat disorders such as Tourette syndrome. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England say yawning is triggered involuntarily when others yawn because of a human trait called echophenomena. Ecophenomena drives us to imitate other people’s words and actions, researchers explained in a studyRead More

What are Coffee Naps

Haven’t heard of a coffee nap? Say hello to an evidence-backed tool that can help you be more productive and sleep more. Despite our best intentions, some days result in nothing getting done. We’ve all had them ― productivity levels are at rock bottom, the desire to sleep is overwhelming and minutes feel like hours.  Whether you’re an entrepreneurRead More

Food Poisoning, What to Know

With food safety seemingly making news headlines more today, it’s impossible not to worry about food poisoning, whether it’s caused by E. Coli, Listeria, or Salmonella. Recent food recalls from a major cereal company and even a popular grocery store show us that any business—even ones you trust—is vulnerable to a foodborne illness. And whileRead More

Secretly Sabotaging Your Health

As you sprint up the career ladder to success, you may find that your weight often goes up right along with it. But it’s not just a matter of too many doughnuts at those 9 a.m. meetings or a missed workout or two. On-the-job stress may be the simmering underneath that’s secretly driving up those numbers on the scale. Read More