5 Ways to Make the Transition Out of Summer

  • Posted on: 5 September 2018
  • By: jleff
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For those who love summer, it can be difficult to transition to fall. Here are some tips to help you make the seasonal transition.

I can't wait for summer to be over already.

Said hardly anyone, hardly ever. (Except those who hate the heat and can't wait to bring out their boots, leggings and heavy sweaters.)

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Burnout Is Not Just About the Workplace

  • Posted on: 29 August 2018
  • By: jleff
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Burnout occurs in the workplace—and in everyday life. The complex and stressful issues of life can leave you depleted and anxious, which is why self-care matters.

My editor at CNBC.com recently asked me to write a story about how employee burnout is on the rise.

As a contributor to the site's Modern Medicine section, I write interesting and timely stories about health—but I don't usually write about work issues. I accepted the challenge.

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More Wellness Tips for Wellness Month

  • Posted on: 21 August 2018
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August is wellness month, a time to take small steps toward healthier living. Try these tips to create a new healthy habit.
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August is Wellness Month, and there's still time to learn new ways to take care of your wellness. Wellness month was launched in an effort to foster community, connection and commerce in the wellness industry and to encourage people to create wholesome habits to help them feel better, manage stress and live happier lives.

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My Foodie Adventure at the 2018 Fancy Food Show

  • Posted on: 20 August 2018
  • By: jleff
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Follow blogger Judy Freedman as she tastes her way through the 2018 Fancy Food Show in New York City, sampling many of the new foods coming on the market.

My FitBit was pumping as I entered the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for my foodie adventure at the 2018 Fancy Food Show last month. Would I hit 10,000 steps by the end of the day? I had 365,000 square feet to capture with 2,400+ exhibiting companies. Better yet, would I burn off the calories I was about to consume on all the chocolates, cheeses, beverages, snacks, desserts and other delicacies from around the world?

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15 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month

  • Posted on: 14 August 2018
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Every day should be wellness day, but August 15 is actually designated to wellness. So try these 15 ways to improve your health.

August is Wellness Month, and more specifically, Wednesday, August 15, is National Relaxation Day!

And yes, every day should be wellness day, but too many of us let self-care and wellness take a back seat in our busy live

If you already practice wellness, then maybe you don't need a reminder. I try really hard to remember to incorporate wellness into each day, but my feeling is that there's always something new to learn and discover.

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9 Easy Ways to Help Your Skin Survive Summer

  • Posted on: 7 August 2018
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Summer is a great time to get outdoors and relax, but it can be hard on your skin. Check out these tips to help your skin survive summer.
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In my world, summertime goes by way too quickly.

Can you relate?

One reason might be age: it's not our imagination that the older we get, the faster time goes. Yes, older people perceive time as moving faster, according to this article in Scientific American, which explains this upsetting and unsettling phenomenon.

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The Truth About Watermelon

  • Posted on: 6 August 2018
  • By: jleff
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Watermelon is a perfect summer food: refreshing, nutritious, hydrating and delicious. It also has antioxidants to help protect your cells from damage. And that's not all!
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When you think of summer and picnics, do you think of watermelon?

How could you not? It's sweet, refreshing and juicy and practically spells summer. Watermelon, a cousin to squash, cucumbers and pumpkins, comes in five main types: seedless, seeded, mini (or personal, which have thinner rinds), yellow and orange.

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New Wellness Books to Better Your Life

  • Posted on: 6 August 2018
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BookExpo America featured plenty of self-care titles, from cannabis to collagen and ketogenics to cauliflower. Check out these healthy cookbooks and other topics like yoga and mindfulness.

From cannabis to collagen, ketogenics to cauliflower, clean eating to happy food, mindfulness to more sleep, new wellness books and cookbooks to better your life abounded at the 2018 BookExpo America (BEA), held in May at New York's Jacob Javits Center.

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How to Meditate Without Really Trying

  • Posted on: 1 August 2018
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Meditating doesn't require a special time or place. You can meditate without really trying by being fully engaged in the present moment.
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Try as I might, I just can't manage to meditate.

It's not for lack of trying. I've taken classes, talked to avid meditators hoping to get some tips, read countless articles, listened to podcasts and watched instructional videos—you name it.

But that magic Zen moment I'm hoping for never really kicks in. Once, at a class at Canyon Ranch in Arizona, I thought I was successfully meditating but realized afterward I had instead fallen asleep. (The nap was refreshing, sure; but it wasn't what I had hoped to achieve.)

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Tired of Feeling Bloated? Do These 5 Things

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
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Most of the time, bloating is harmless and not serious. The most common culprit is your diet. Try these tips to banish bloat.
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Do you feel like you're busting out of your jeans? Does your stomach feel puffy, gassy or distended? Maybe you're blaming someone for shrinking your clothing, because, after all, it fit perfectly last week.

The answer is pretty simple: You're bloated.

Along with the physical discomfort, bloating has its share of emotional side effects too, like moodiness, sluggishness, even laziness. It might even trigger memories of being in your seventh month (only instead of looking forward to a new baby, you're looking forward to … relief).

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