Studies have found that the negative impacts of being sedentary occur when you consistently spend as few as 8 hours doing activities involving low energy such as sitting, driving, reading, and watching TV — even if you exercise regularly. Which is why as many as 80% of adults may be sedentary! But learning to adopt something called NEAT and creating a movement-orientation in your life may be the key to avoiding the risks of a sedentary lifestyle.
The benefits of exercising are well-known and profound. It can help reduce stress, increase body function, and improve your metabolic profile, but what if you could pair those benefits with a natural compound that could help you achieve the maximum gains from exercise? Some people are using microdosing to induce a flow state of creativity, increase focus, and extend cognitive functioning and, for similar reasons, some are also experimenting with it during workouts to increase motivation and their ultimate results.
By Chef Eduardo Justo and Ariana Casellas
You’ve almost certainly eaten fermented foods even if you didn’t know it! Fermented foods have been around for thousands of years, but new research is showing the positive effect that they have on our health. Here’s what they are, how they help, and how to incorporate them into your diet.
By Dr. Bianca Inirio, OTD
Research shows that stress in pregnancy might have an effect on the health and development of the newborn. But what is stress, really? While stress is an everyday occurrence, pregnant women often suffer from increased stress due to the rapid number of emotional, physiological, and environmental changes that occur as a result. But the evidence is clear — reducing stress is one of the more important things you can do to protect the health of your baby. Here are 10 ways to do just that.
If you struggle with a constant barrage of feelings, thoughts, and sensations interrupting your life, you’re not alone. A little-known practice called NSDR can help and is something you can do daily that will improve your cognitive function, brain plasticity, sleep, and vagal tone. And above all, it will just make you feel better.
More than 56% of people live in an urban environment, and (at least in the US and Europe) spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. As you might imagine, most of that time is spent sedentary, and in front of a screen. The Japanese, however, instituted a simple practice that has shown surprisingly powerful health benefits to counter this trend.