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Learn how your time online could be hurting you and how a digital detox can help you feel better mentally and physically, plus 5 tips to do a digital detox. The post Why Your Mind and Body Need a Digital Detox—and How to Do It Effectively appeared first on Well.Org.
If you’ve ever attempted to treat a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety, with conventional medicine, you may have been frustrated with the treatment plan. It typically involves pharmaceuticals that you’ll be taking for the foreseeable future and maybe a weekly therapist visit. You might not even have found true relief, as your physician … The post Exploring Functional Psychiatry appeared first on Well.Org.
It happens every year, the excitement of the holidays is gone, and the prospect of a long, cold winter looms large. Shorter daylight hours, chilly air, and a bit of post-holiday exhaustion are all that’s needed to bring on seasonal depression. If you’re bracing yourself for your yearly bout of the dreaded “winter blues,” you’re … The post How to Deal with Seasonal Depression appeared first on Well.Org.
Break out the confetti and noisemakers, it’s almost time for a New Year! And whether you’re at a glitzy gathering, celebrating with loved ones, or curled up under a blanket watching the ball drop in Times Square, there’s no denying the excitement that builds on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, New Year’s Eve parties aren’t just … The post New Year, New You: Healthy Ways to Celebrate New Years appeared first on Well.Org.
In a world where busyness and hyper-productivity are valued, employees sometimes feel guilty when they find time to relax and enjoy themselves. And if you’re struggling to find the right balance between your professional and personal life, you’re not alone. A whopping 66% of full-time employees do not strongly believe that they have work-life balance. … The post Work-Life Balance: 9 Tips For Finding Achievement and Enjoyment Every Day appeared first on Well.Org.
While growing up, you were most likely told two things about your brain. First, that somewhere around age 7 your brain quits growing. Second, after age 30 the ability of your brain to function begins to decline. Science has determined both of these statements to be false. The fact is, no one ever needs to experience … The post Create a Brain Nourishing Environment appeared first on Well.Org.
Evidence suggests that laziness doesn’t exist at all. Laziness exists only for the person throwing the stone, and not for the person at which the stone is cast. Confused? Here, it’s simple: laziness isn’t real. But a person’s uncommunicated or unknown blocks are very real indeed, especially if they’re quietly preventing progress and promoting procrastination. … The post Why “Laziness” Is a Fake Personality Flaw appeared first on Well.Org.
New Year’s resolutions have an expiration date. And it’s about six weeks into the new year… January 12, to be exact, according to Strava, the social network for athletes. Strava conducted a study, analyzing 31.5 million people’s online activities, to find the average date people decide their resolution experiment has failed. In fact, according to … The post Lasting Change You Can Actually Affect in Six Weeks appeared first on Well.Org.
Short answer? No. Although when the days get shorter, the air outside bites the skin, and outdoor activities require forethought and preparation… We tend to get hungrier, sleepier, and grumpier. Sounds like we’re preparing to hibernate, doesn’t it? Hibernation is a state of minimal movement and low metabolic activity characterized by low-body temperature, slow breathing, … The post Did Our Ancestors Hibernate During the Winter? Should We? appeared first on Well.Org.
Someone in your office is doing “Whole30” this January, and they’re likely telling everyone about it. And if you haven’t heard anyone talking about it… then it might be you. If you haven’t heard of it (and you weren’t listening while your coworker explained it), “Whole30” is a month-long exclusionary diet. For 30 days, you … The post Whole30 and Your Gut Flora appeared first on Well.Org.
America was founded on hemp. George Washington was a hemp farmer. In fact, when the nation was founded, it was required for all farmers to grow 25% of their crops as hemp. Hemp made trade and communication possible. Now, it was a different beast back then. Colonial-age hemp was probably 3:1 CBD to THC (the … The post CBD: Healing without the High with Guest Leonard Leinow appeared first on Well.Org.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have leached into our homes, our bodies, our bloodstreams, and our endocrine systems. If you’re unaware, the endocrine system is responsible for producing and regulating the hormones in your body. The series of glands that make up the endocrine system handle your metabolism, growth and development, sexual and reproductive function, sleep, and … The post Exterminate EDCs by Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies appeared first on Well.Org.
The battle has long raged between larks and night owls — who is healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Who has more fun? Who gets more done? Despite myriad studies and tons of scientific insights, the answer seems clear: merits are spread and divided across the two and only personal preference makes one better than the other. …
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have leached into our homes, our bodies, our bloodstreams, and our endocrine systems. If you’re unaware, the endocrine system is responsible for producing and regulating the hormones in your body. The series of glands that make up the endocrine system handle your metabolism, growth and development, sexual and reproductive function, sleep, and …
If you’ve been inside for nearly a month and haven’t mastered cross-stitching, baking sourdough bread, organizing your pantry, learning a language, or doing the splits, you may have had this thought… “I guess it was never not having the TIME after all…It was just me, lacking discipline.” You’re not to blame – that same sentiment …
In our previous post, we talked about the benefits of healthy friendships. But most of us understand that they’re beneficial already, even if only anecdotally. Venting to a good friend feels good. Spending an evening with people who know and love you, laughing and reminiscing, feels good. Puzzling out a tough problem with a pal... The post Designing a Social Life Based on Growth: Part 2 appeared first on Well Org.
It’s likely that as you sit reading this, you’ve been alive during several decades, two centuries, and two millenia. You’ve now added another decade to your resume. Pretty impressive. Take a moment and pat yourself on the back. It’s also likely you’ve experienced tragedy, loss, growing pains, transitional periods, and heart capacity expansion. A lot... The post Designing a Social Life Based on Growth: Part 1 appeared first on Well Org.
If you’ve been inside for nearly a month and haven’t mastered cross-stitching, baking sourdough bread, organizing your pantry, learning a language, or doing the splits, you may have had this thought… “I guess it was never not having the TIME after all…It was just me, lacking discipline.” You’re not to blame – that same sentiment... The post Haven’t Learned a New Skill in Quarantine? Here’s Why… appeared first on Well Org.