Tag Archives: Lifestyle & Behavior

People often flinch amid uncertainty. They prefer knowing what comes next and are perturbed when the future is not predictable. You can’t usually foresee events completely, anyway. But sometimes life steers you to shaky ground. You have far less of an idea about what might occur than normal.
These occasions might stem from unexpected events that shock you, like job loss, an unwanted change in health, fear that spreads in society, or any abrupt lifestyle change you wouldn’t have selected by choice had you the chance not to do so.
Unexpected change and uncertainty increase stress, but you can adapt to unfamiliar circumstances without anxiety if you take things one day at a time. [Read more]

In the fitness world, high-intensity interval training has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. High-intensity interval training — or HIIT for short — is a style of workout in which brief periods of intense effort are punctuated by short rests. As it turns out, HIIT offers some powerful advantages over other styles of exercise. Here are the five big benefits of high-intensity interval training. [Read more]

You don’t want to be filled with remorse when you look back over your life. Knowing the habits you’ll live to regret in advance can save you from sadness over missed opportunities and unmet joy. Avoid these five things and you’ll have a happier and more fulfilling life than if you continued down the slippery slope to sorrow. [Read more]

So you’ve lost weight. Congratulations! Now the hard part begins – keeping the weight off. But don’t be intimidated by the often-cited statistic that 95% of dieters gain all the weight back within a few years. There are a few common reasons why so many people gain weight again, and you can be part of the successful 5% by avoiding these behaviors. Maintain your hard work by making these five habits a part of your life. [Read more]

You could be resentful when plans go awry or people don’t behave as you think they should. If your computer updates at an untimely moment, you might feel exasperated. Or, if you’re kept waiting for an appointment, you may think life’s unfair. You get angry because reality doesn’t match your expectations. Frustration often follows anxiety too. If you’re tense, new stressors increase your unease. You want everything to run smoothly so you feel better. When your mindset is positive, though, you deal with setbacks well; they don’t seem so significant. [Read more]

We hear stories of young athletes collapsing on the game field. Men and women experience cardiac events while on the job. Sometimes the signs of heart attack are subtle and not immediately recognized by the victim. Can a watch make you more aware of your health, and can it potentially save lives? The new Apple Watch 3 has features that are making serious changes in the way people can monitor their health. [Read more]