For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. You can do this by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, rhythmic exercise, and yoga. Fitting these activities into your life can help reduce everyday stress and boost your energy and mood. Read more
By Dr. Gail Saltz
Have your healthiest summer yet! Ease into the dreaded "swimsuit season" with healthy tips from TODAY experts. All throughout May, we'll offer smart do-it-yourself ways to look, eat and feel better. So stop stressing about that swimsuit, and read on.
Excuses, excuses, excuses. They always seem to keep us from getting where we really want to be. Not this year! It's time to push excuses off for good so you can drop that extra weight, quit your junk food habit, or finally get in shape.
Use these workarounds to bust your favorite excuses so they don't rule you:
To boost your immune system, avoid the following bad habits that are almost guaranteed to make you sick. We read about these in Prevention magazine:
First: You’re always in your car. New research shows that inactive people who rarely walk take twice as many sick days as those who walk every day! Why? Because exercise, including taking a brisk walk, primes the body to sweep inactive white blood cells back into circulation, so your immune system runs more smoothly.