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5 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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4 Football Lessons That Apply to Everyone

1. There’s a season for everything   No one can go 100 percent all the time, in sports, a hobby, or work. Consider football’s off-season — time off prevents burnout and injury while providing a mental break.   Jonathan French, 13, has played football since he was 5. When you’ve spent more than half your…

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Friday Night Lights Moms Need to Know These 6 Things

Kara Fehring’s son Luke, 17, of Mayville, Wisconsin, was tardy to school more than ten times by the end of the 2018 school year. Luke plays football. His daily schedule starts with 7 a.m. weightlifting before school, and extends to after-school practice, dinner, homework and finally, bed.   “I tell him daily to get more…

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Book Club: “The Book of No”

Have you ever received a phone call or email that begins, “Feel free to say no, but I have a favor to ask … ” and found yourself flipping through your calendar to figure out how to accommodate the request, even if you’re conflicted about doing so? If so, you might be what social psychologist…

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Podcast: The Importance of Rest, Jessica Alba shares

Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba chats with Arianna Huffington about everything from raising a family, work-life balance and the importance of rest. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number.     Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs are different, Sleep…

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Warm Nightcap Drinks for Better Sleep

There’s wisdom to that time-worn tradition of having a cup of warm milk before going to bed. The amino acid tryptophan in cow’s milk helps sleepiness set in. Once you drink a cup, the tryptophan is converted to natural melatonin in the body, which helps regulate sleep so that you can drift into dreamland.  …

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Nighttime Yoga Poses to Do in Bed for Better Sleep

If you’re looking for some Om in your home, and need to add a little Zen to your bedtime routine, try this yoga routine in your bed tonight.   “Nighttime yoga is a wonderful opportunity to unwind. It’s a way to quiet the mind and body to balance accumulated stress from the day,” says Ko…

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How Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

When you think of good health, diet and exercise are the first components that come to mind. But as Jill Nystul, one of our guest bloggers noted, sleep deprived people experience as much as 50% less fat loss than people who are well-rested. That’s just one of the 5 Surprising benefits of a good night’s…

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Skin and Beauty

This is not a bed, it’s a fountain of youth.   We think you should take sleep more seriously. Getting enough shut-eye is like having your own personal fountain of youth. Since skin cells renew during sleep, if you’re not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep, your complexion may show it.  …

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6 Books to Help You Make Smarter Decisions – Book Club

If there’s one thing that keeps us from falling asleep at night, it is running through all the decisions in our lives. It can be the big stuff: where to send the kids to school or how to scale back on expenses and prepare for retirement. But smaller daily decisions carry weight too: what to…

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We Tried This: Sleeping Beauty Skin of Dreams

As a magazine beauty editor for over seven years, I know that night is prime time when it comes to beautifying your skin. It’s not just what I see in bathroom mirror each morning. There’s also bonafide science behind it.   Researchers at the University of California-Irvine have found that new skin cells grow faster…

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