Self-Quarantine: How to Stay Active at Home

Donna Costa
If you’re trying to remain active while cooped up at home, you might want to try some home workouts. If you’re new to working out, you might want to try at least 30 min a day, even if it’s in 10-minute intervals throughout the day. Short bouts of physical activity still add up to the weekly recommendations!

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COVID-19 and 5G : Is there a Connection?

Tina Ureten
There are an increasing number of messages and news claiming a link between COVID-19 and the new 5G networks. 5G technology transmits wireless signals with much higher speed to improve telecommunications and mobile connectivity. There are number of theories about this link. However, none of them have any scientific proof.

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Why Sleep is very Important for the Fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection

Donna Costa
Sleep is the most important factor for body’s fight against any infection. Sleep actually helps our bodies to create the immune cells we need to fight against virus or bacteria. Adequate sleep is necessary for proper response from our immune systems. It also accelerates healing after we get infected. 

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Sleep Loss due to Binge-Watching

Donna Costa
Binge-watching is defined as watching multiple episodes of the same series in one sitting. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of US adults admit to suffering sleep loss as a result. The increasingly prevalent binge-viewing habit has many harmful effect on our health and it is strongly associated with sleep problems and insomnia.

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10 Ways to Sleep Better if you have Insomnia

Donna Costa
Tired of tossing and turning at night? Tired of counting sheep in order to fall asleep?  Consider changes in your sleeping environment, diet, nutrition, and sleep habits. These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day. 

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Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Body Weight and Obesity

Donna Costa
Getting sufficient sleep should be part of any weight management effort. Sleep deprivation and insomnia change hormonal balance, increase appetite, impair glucose metabolism and energy consumption, leading to weight problems. Sleep problems and insomnia increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart disease. 

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Stats & Facts About Sleep (Infographic) - Part 2

Donna Costa
Along with proper nutrition and regular exercise, sleep plays a major role in our health. With this compilation of interesting facts and statistics about sleep, we hope you will gain insight and recognize the importance of sleep in your daily lives. The significance of the positive, as well as negative effects of sleep, should not be ignored, or taken for granted.

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Did You Know Info Series - Jan 2020

Donna Costa
Did you know ... that humans are the only mammal that willingly delays sleep? Did you know ... that laughing can increase blood flow by 20%? Did you know ... that tea can lower risks of heart attacks, certain kinds of cancer, and type 2 diabetes? Did you know

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Stats & Facts About Sleep (Infographic)

Donna Costa
Along with proper nutrition and regular exercise, sleep plays a major role in our health. With this compilation of interesting facts and statistics about sleep, we hope you will gain insight and recognize the importance of sleep in your daily lives. The significance of the positive, as well as negative effects of sleep, should not be ignored, or taken for granted.

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Depression and Anxiety: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Donna Costa
The terms “anxious” and “depressed” get thrown around a lot in casual conversation. Both are normal emotions to experience. But although the biological underpinnings of these problems are similar, anxiety and depression are consciously experienced differently. These two might be considered two sides of the same coin.

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