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How to fall asleep in five minutes

Benjamin Franklin once said “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, and wise.” Or to put it another way: “Sleep is the single most powerful performance enhancer and health giver there is,” says Dr Guy Meadows, a clinical director and the co-founder of Sleep School. Too bad we’re not getting enough of it. A recent YouGov poll found th...


Why Samsung's Sleep Apnea Feature Might Be a Big Deal

Samsung sets itself apart from other smartwatch companies as the first to offer a feature that may detect the potentially dangerous sleep disorder.


Ready for vacation? Eat well and enjoy your travels with these healthy tips

You've got your swimsuit, sunglasses and a beach- or hammock-worthy novel ready to go. But does your vacation checklist also have a plan for healthy eating? Sure, escaping your routine might be the whole point of hitting the road. But eating well not only boosts your health, it also can energize your adventures as well, nutritionists say. Here are some of their ideas. Plan those snacks For ...


'I Missed The Miracle Of Pregnancy Because I Was Busy Hating My Body—Now I Help Other Women Avoid That Trap'

Kelsey Wells shares her story in an essay for 'Women's Health.'


Ask A Nutrition Professional: What Is The Nutrient Value Of Chia Seeds?

Expert opinion from Kelsey Masso Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management /Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition · 2 years of experience · USA Chia seeds are a nutritious food that offers a variety of health benefits. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain antioxidants and minerals such as c...


Sleeping on long-haul flights: Here are the top tips for snoozing in the sky

A sleep scientist explains how to maximize your chances of getting decent rest while traveling on a plane.


I Was 'Supermom.' When I Suddenly Became Disabled, I Expected Empathy — Not This.

"In my darkest moments, school officials who used to applaud my parenting now wondered if I was up for the task."


How to prevent diabetes: Here are tips to control the condition, according to a doctor.

In the U.S., over 37 million people have diabetes. While some types of diabetes are not preventable, others are. Here's what you need to know.


Retro Fitness Founder Eric Casaburi: Investing in longevity 'isn't easy but rewards are incredible'

Hosted by Brian Sullivan, “Last Call” is a fast-paced, entertaining business show that explores the intersection of money, culture and policy. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC.


​Why some people still have long Covid – and others never did at all

Four years on from when the pandemic began, vast numbers of people remain desperately unwell, some two, three or even four years after first contracting the virus. “The planet has acquired a huge new medical specialty of chronically unwell people,” says Danny Altmann, an immunology professor from Imperial College London. “Estimates range from betwe...


‘Moving in with my family made me healthy and happy – I’m not surprised it helps people live to 100’

Ever thought about moving in with the grandparents, or having them come to live with you? If so, you are part of a worldwide trend. In the UK 1.8 million households have multiple generations living together under one roof, says one study – an increase of 38 per cent in just 10 years. Interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was recently singing th...


He lost 40 pounds on Mounjaro. Can he maintain it without the drug?

After a lifelong struggle with his weight, journalist Brad Olson explains how hard he’s worked to maintain his weight after getting off the popular but expensive weight loss drug.


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your child's airways are blocked during sleep. Learn about symptoms and treatments for this sleep disorder.


Scientists uncover novel major risk gene for autoimmune thyroid disease

Scientists at deCODE genetics have published a study in Nature Communications, comparing over 110 thousand patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) from Iceland, Finland, UK and U.S. with 1.1 million controls. The findings of this study illustrate how a multiomics approach can reveal potential drug targets and safety concerns.


How Many Calories Do I Need to Burn to Lose Weight? We Asked the Experts

We found out the number you need to burn to shed some pounds.


Ask A Nutrition Professional: Which Lettuce Is Healthier: Leafy Red Lettuce Or Iceberg Lettuce?

Expert opinion from Kelsey Masso Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management /Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition · 2 years of experience · USA There are many different types of lettuce, and they all offer different nutrients. Leafy red lettuce, for example, is a good source of vitamins A and C. Iceberg lettuce is a good source of wat...


Biohacking 101: Simple Ways to Boost Your Body and Mind

Ever feel like you could use a software update but for your body and mind? Biohacking might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s really about making small, smart tweaks to improve your physical and mental performance. Ready to hack your way to a better you? 1. Start With Your Sleep Quality...


Kentucky woman chooses to file for bankruptcy to save home after husband's death triggered freeze on mortgage payments — as home foreclosures surge across the country

Nearly 360,000 foreclosure filings were reported last year — up 10% from 2022.


Tick Species That Can Cause Meat Allergy And Other Illnesses Is Spreading Across The US, Study Suggests

The tick known for its ability to cause alpha-gal syndrome with its bite is spreading beyond its habitat in the southeast, scientists say.


New CDC research shows construction workers are dying by suicide at an alarming rate

New CDC research showed that construction workers are dying by suicide at an alarming rate. An estimated 6,000 construction workers died by suicide in 2022, an increase from 2021.


Mosquito bites are a pain. A doctor weighs in on how to ease the discomfort.

Mosquito bites are a pain, but finding relief is simple.


3 Anti-Aging Exercises That Will Help Boost and Maintain Your Health

These anti-aging exercises will help you maintain both your health and independence as you get older.


How long should I walk my dog? And how often? Tips to keep your pup healthy.

All dogs need to walk no matter their size, breed or age. But how often your pet should go for a walk depends on a few factors.


How to Begin an Exercise Routine as a Part of Your Obesity Treatment Plan

Fact checked by Nick BlackmerFact checked by Nick Blackmer Exercise and regular movement are essential for overall health and are an important factor in weight loss—though not the only factor. Obesity is a complex disease that increases the risk of additional diseases, like cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. However, participating ...


Can we change how our brains age? These scientists think it’s possible

Lara Lewington searchs for the tech secrets that researchers hope will unlock eternal youth.


Common Blood Pressure Drug Increases Lifespan And Slows Aging in Animals

The hypertension drug rilmenidine has been shown to slow down aging in worms, an effect that in humans could hypothetically help us live longer and keep us healthier in our latter years. Previous research has shown rilmenidine mimics the effects of caloric restriction on a cellular level. Reducing available energy while maintaining nutrition within the body has been shown to extend lifespans in several animal models. Whether this translates to...


Sleep therapist reveals 5 key ways to get a better night's rest

Follow this advice for no more sub-par slumbers.


Researcher reveals surprising impact indoor plants have on human health: 'We live too cleanly in cities'

"The findings are significant." Researcher reveals surprising impact indoor plants have on human health: 'We live too cleanly in cities' first appeared on The Cool Down.


ARFID, the ‘silent eating disorder,’ gaining attention

Unlike anorexia nervosa or bulimia, ARFID it is not a mental issue associated with a negative self-image.


Is It Better to Take Social Security at 62 or 67? The Answer Is Simpler Than You Might Think.

Here's how to decide on the best age to file for benefits.


New technology can detect kidney diseases earlier than standard methods

Using an advanced scanner, researchers from Aarhus University, among others, have developed a technology that can detect the earliest changes in the kidney when scar tissue begins to form. Their study is published in the journal Investigative Radiology.


What is beer bathing – the latest wellness trend?

Beer bathing is the latest trend taking over the wellness space – but what is it and are there any benefits? The UK's first beer spa opened its doors this month in the boutique hotel, The Norfolk Mead. "Derived from European traditions, this spa treatment incorporates the therapeutic benefits of Malt, Hops, and minerals salts, creating a one-of-a-k...


Should You Be Taking Lion's Mane Mushrooms for Your Health?

Lion's mane mushrooms have grown in popularity, but should you be taking them? These are the benefits and side effects to keep in mind.


11 Tips for Making At-Home Cooking Even Healthier

Cooking healthy at home does not have to be a chore.


12 Best Tinted Moisturizers With SPF, Tested By Dermatologists And Editors

A tried-and-tested list from editors and derms themselves.


How to Get Rid of Dark Circles, According to Dermatologists and Makeup Artists

Plus, how to prevent them in the first place.


Nearly 50% of American retirees underestimated their healthcare costs — and how far Medicare would stretch. 3 simple ways to protect yourself

For many, the sobering realities don’t hit home until retirement begins.


What Causes An Impacted Bowel?

Medically reviewed by Jay N. Yepuri, MD Medically reviewed by Jay N. Yepuri, MD An impacted bowel, also known as fecal impaction, is a large, hard mass of stool that gets stuck in the rectum (the lowest part of the colon, or large intestine). It prevents you from having a bowel movement. An impacted bowel is typically triggered by a long bout of co...


This is Why People in Costa Rica Live Longer than Anywhere Else in the World

Continuous Glucose Monitor from Signos use Code FEB15 https://store.signos.com/plan?c=tdfeb15 Why do People in Costa Rica Live so Long? This video does contain a paid partnership with a brand that helps to support this channel. It is because of brands like this that we are able to provide the content that we do for free. Click HERE to Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThomasDeLauerOfficial?sub_confirmation=1 Please check out the new Shorts channel, DeLauer Clips and Workouts, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQPQImPsw74KhO0Zy2-leyA/videos Please Subscribe to my Email Newsletter Here: https://www.thomasdelauer.com/life-optimization-tactics/ Follow More of My Daily Life on Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/ThomasDeLauer References https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhackl/2020/08/12/what-costa-ricas-blue-zone-can-teach-us-about-the-future-of-wellbeing--longevity/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831395/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241350/ https://o


Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RDMedically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Coconut water is the fluid that’s naturally found in young coconuts (Cocos nucifera). As coconuts grow, some of this water becomes coconut meat, which is the flesh found within the fruit. Sipping coconut water isn’t just refreshing—it’s also good for you. Coconut water...


David Beckham set to launch wellness brand with former NASA scientist

David Beckham is set to invest in a wellness brand with a former NASA chief scientist. The Beckham empire is seemingly expanding, with the former football star embarking on endless business ventures as often as he used to change his hair. From football to Adidas partnerships, fragrances to his very own whiskey brand 'Haig Club' and his 2018 fashion...


Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why these types of weight loss drugs may be riskier than others

In this week’s “Dr. Sanjay Gutpa On Call,” readers asked about the risks of taking compounded weight loss drugs. These versions of weight loss drugs are often more widely available and can be cheaper than their brand name counterparts.


Dietitians Reveal the 3 Types of Foods You Should Avoid While on Semaglutide To Speed Weight Loss

Scaling back on certain fare also curbs the risk of side effects like GI upset, nausea and vomiting


Which Is Better For Diabetics: Boiled Or Steamed Potatoes? A Review By Nutrition Professionals


Which Healthy Fats Help You Lose Weight? 9 Top-Logged Sources on Lose It!

See how Lose It! members add healthy fats to their meals — from creamy avocados to crunchy almonds and more.


3 new cases of possible bird flu reported in Colorado

State health officials in Colorado have identified three new possible cases of bird flu among poultry workers. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a release Friday that it had identified three presumptive positive cases of avian influenza in workers who were responding to an outbreak of the virus at a commercial…


The Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Be Taking to Improve Your Health

Lion's mane, reishi mushrooms and others are known to support your immune system, boost memory and more.


This 1 Cat Pee Colour Can Be A Red Flag Sign Of Health Issues

Here's what to look out for.


These millions of Americans are more likely to live in poverty, be unemployed and have no family support

Quinn Merriss, an 18-year-old who identifies as transgender and non-binary, barely makes ends meet.


A grim trend among Americans without college degrees exposes an enormous failure

Anne Case and Angus Deaton's research on the life expectancy gap between people with college degrees and without them in America exposes a huge problem.