Woman doing yoga in bed. Kneeling, lying forward with one arm out and one behind back in a twist.
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Morning Yoga Poses To Do In Bed

Los Angeles-based certified yoga instructor Laurel Erilane, a teacher on the Yoga Wake Up app, offers a simple sequence you can do in bed to kick-start your morning. She recommends holding the below postures for one to two minutes. That’s less than 10 minutes added to your morning routine.   RECLINED BUTTERFLY (Supta Baddha Konasana)…

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Wellness Posts

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Why Do I … Sweat When I Sleep?

You go to bed shivering, only to wake up in a sweat. What’s all that about? Assuming you’re not down with a fever, sweating when you sleep is simply a matter of your body trying to regulate its own thermostat. We spoke with Sleep Number experts to explain what’s going on. Question: Is sweating when…

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Gym Keeps This Texas Senior Couple in Shape and in Love

For Jim and Stanya Owen, keeping love alive after 50 years of marriage can mean fun and games — and some serious gym time. Every Valentine’s Day, the couple, both age 78, continue a tradition started when they were young and couldn’t afford an elaborate holiday celebration. They hide greeting cards for each other in…

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Catch Up on Self-Care (While He Catches the Game)

Losing your spouse to football season may not be a bad thing. While he’s busy, you can focus on your preferences. Whether you’re into a day off by yourself at the museum, a much-needed yoga session, or simply enjoying an afternoon shopping with an old friend, spending time apart for a little self-care can be…

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Self-Care For the Real World

Self-care — sure, it would be nice to get weekly manicures and monthly spa appointments, and journal for an hour a day and eat only perfect food. But who has the time? “The way we like to define self-care is learning to look after your own self as you would a child or a very…

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Why Add Mindfulness to Your Self-Care Routine?

“Mindfulness is a form of self-care that just means being present in the moment,” says Clinical Social Worker Erica Reed who specializes in self-care practices. “It means having a heightened sense of awareness of what you’re thinking and experiencing in your body.” For some people, self-care may conjure visions of laying in a hammock on…

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The Dad Who Loves Sports [Insider Story]

Hi, Brian! I hear you really like Chicago sports teams. Tell us some of that history. I’m a White Sox fan and that’s probably where it all started. I played baseball when I was younger and my dad would take me to Sox games. Then from there, we’d go to the Bears games. I’ve probably…

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Healthy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes for Fall

Between back-to-school errands and impending holiday preparations, Fall can get busy. One minute you’re shopping for backpacks and figuring out extracurriculars, the next minute you’re piecing together Halloween costumes while also trying to get ahead on Thanksgiving travel plans. In the midst of it all, everyday tasks like cooking dinner can seem like a real…

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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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5 Ways to Finally Accomplish What You Pushed Off

“Routines” can sometimes feel synonymous with “boring”. But really, the word routine should be linked to the word accomplished. Routines are the best way to help you actually get something done. Per Northwestern Medicine, people sleep better, manage stress levels, and have stronger overall health when sticking to a routine. Routines are also a great…

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Healthy Slow Cooker Dip Recipe for Game Day

Sunday-afternoon NFL on the screen means the perfect excuse to invite friends over. You’ll probably want to feed them, though, and there’s no shortage of cheese-filled, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped football snack recipe. But what if you want something healthier? Slow cooker dip is sure to satisfy If you want something simple, try a slow cooker dip….

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