11 Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress

Sometimes even the experts need a little help staying holly and jolly. Research shows holiday season stress can feel insurmountable. No one is immune. Mental health professionals, who are usually helping others manage emotions, put their own advice into practice as the year winds down. Wonder what their secrets are? Below are …

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Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests. By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning, said study …

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Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Yet more evidence of a link between poor sleep and excess weight: A new study finds that people who are genetically prone to obesity are more likely to be overweight if they have unusual sleep habits. “These data show that in people with …

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Time Outdoors May Deliver Better Sleep

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Spending time in the outdoors may improve your sleep, a small study suggests.Researchers found that a week of winter camping reset the body’s “clock” to be more in tune with nature’s light-and-dark cycle. The result was longer sleep. The findings, the study authors …

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Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too little sleep may contribute to a larger waistline, researchers say. The new research included 11 studies with a total of 172 participants. Compared to those who got enough sleep, those who were sleep-deprived consumed an average of 385 more calories a day. …

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Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders — including too little or too much sleep — may contribute to heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association said in its first statement on the risks of sleep problems. But, the heart group stopped short of recommending a certain …

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Best time to exercise to lose weight

People often ask, “When is the good time to exercise?”. The answer many time varies from people to people. But according to some recent studies, the time of day that you exercise may actually help you maximize the effectiveness of your workouts.

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