Chipping away at a full night’s sleep in favor of a few hours of wakefulness can carry some harmful health consequences, this Harvard Medical School report says. This article explains the risks, but also gives tips on how to get enough sleep. (Photo: Meagan, Creative Commons)
Four immune-boosting strategies to help you stay healthier
Winter is the time we always worry about colds and flu, but this year we have the omicron variant to complicate things! But there are some commonsense steps you can take to boost your immune system to optimize health, Harvard Medical School reports.
Enjoy the holidays, but watch your sugar intake
Everyone enjoys special treats during the holidays, but they are often full of sugar that can cause health problems. This article from Harvard Medical School looks at the dangers of sugar and how to avoid them. (Photo: LadyDragonFlyCC, Creative Commons)
Breathing techniques help overcome stress response
“Fight or flight” is another term for “stress response,” and while it may be useful in emergency, experienced in everyday life it can lead to serious health problems. Harvard Health says simple breathing techniques can help you cope. (Photo: Shawn Rossi, Creative Commons)
A refreshing Rx for better health: Go outside!
We’ve been cooped up in the house all winter and now that spring is here many of us are eager to get out. Harvard Medical School reports that studies reveal many tangible benefits of being outdoors. What are you waiting for? (Photo: Mikko Koponen, Creative Commons)
Here’s a simple plan to keep you well-stretched and limber
Stretching is much like flossing. You know it’s good for your health, but for whatever reason, you may not always make time for it. Regular stretching becomes especially important as you age. Flexibility naturally declines over time, as muscles lose strength and tone, and ligaments and tendons get tighter. Harvard Medical School offers a simple […]
12 ways to keep your brain young and healthy
Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, but simple everyday steps can go a long way in keeping your brain young and healthy, says his article from Harvard Medical School. (Photo: Oddharmonic, Creative Commons)
Eat mindfully (and healthfully) this holiday season
The holidays offer lots of rich and tempting foods, but many of us need to watch what we eat for health reasons. Eating mindfully can help moderate. And even if food does not present health challenges, we all can enjoy our food more fully with mindful eating. This bulletin from Harvard Medical School explains. (Photo: […]
Harvard Medical: Get Enough Sleep!
Scientists have gone to great lengths to fully understand sleep’s benefits. They have discovered that sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. And yet many people don’t get enough — especially busy church leaders! This webpage from Harvard Medical School will tell you to everything you ever […]