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Is it Possible to Become a Morning Person?

Sleep experts say that with time and effort, it is possible to reset your biological clock and become that morning person you’ve always hoped to be.
Posted 2/7/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 68 comments   28,475 views
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Study: Sleep 8 Hours, Eat 300 Fewer Calories

Research shows sleep loss can increase hunger and affect your body’s metabolism. Now we can quantify exactly how much more sleep-deprived people tend to eat.
Posted 4/5/2011  2:18:59 PM By: Jen Mueller : 53 comments   18,139 views
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The Key to Weight Loss Isn't Just Diet and Exercise

If you're trying to lose weight, you've been paying attention to what you eat and how much you exercise. Why don't we always see the results we'd expect?
Posted 1/14/2011  6:01:16 AM By: Jen Mueller : 57 comments   22,242 views
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Getting Enough Sleep Could Make Kids Smarter

New research shows that sticking to a schedule and getting enough sleep could give young children a developmental boost.
Posted 6/18/2010  4:09:58 PM By: Jen Mueller : 71 comments   22,211 views
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5 Ways to Help You Relax in 2 Weeks

Having trouble relaxing in life? These tips can help you forget the busy world around you and find peace within.
Posted 5/6/2010  4:23:47 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 76 comments   18,775 views
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Confession: I'm A Napper

It's true- I LOVE to take naps. That's why I was interested to read a new study that claims and afternoon nap might refresh the brain's capacity to learn, making you smarter.
Posted 3/2/2010  2:03:46 PM By: Jen Mueller : 215 comments   19,642 views
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Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

What if preventing obesity in kids had nothing to do with exercise or nutrition? Recently published research shows it's easier than we may think...
Posted 2/17/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 69 comments   37,384 views
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Improve Your Diet By Getting More Sleep

Do you find that it's easier to stick to your diet when you're well-rested? New research shows that lack of sleep can affect the food choices you make when you're awake.
Posted 1/8/2010  10:25:41 AM By: Jen Mueller : 123 comments   21,138 views
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Improve Your Shut-Eye With Physical Activity

A new study of school-age children confirms that the greater the daytime activity level, the easier it is to fall asleep at night.
Posted 12/8/2009  1:56:39 PM By: Jen Mueller : 65 comments   13,058 views
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5 Yoga Poses to Help You Rest Better

Having trouble sleeping? Try integrating a few of these yoga poses into your pre-bedtime routine.
Posted 11/24/2009  6:27:08 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 125 comments   53,612 views
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How is Your Body Responding to the Time Change?

A 2008 study reveals how transitioning from standard time to daylight savings time raises the rate of heart attacks within the first 3 weekdays following the change.
Posted 11/4/2009  4:02:14 PM By: Nancy Howard : 310 comments   20,387 views
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SPENT: Tactics to Regain Energy in Life and Feel Great Again

Dr. Frank Lipman, author of "Spent," shares tips on how to regain energy and feel great again.
Posted 5/4/2009  2:26:33 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 76 comments   15,716 views
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Poll: Are You a Napper?

If you have a baby or young child then you know that naps are an essential part of their day, but adults can benefit from these quick siestas, too.
Posted 4/11/2009  5:58:35 AM By: Nancy Howard : 325 comments   10,312 views
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Sleeping In Tomorrow Could Save Your Life

Think shorting yourself on sleep has no effect on your health? Think again!
Posted 11/2/2008  6:55:35 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 75 comments   7,824 views
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Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Night’s Sleep

Do you feel there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to be done? Read as to why the one area we do not want to scrimp on is our sleep.
Posted 10/11/2008  6:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 73 comments   8,980 views
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