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Tips for Getting Sleep

By Beverly Hosford, MA / September 13, 2022

Answers and solutions for getting sleep, plus questions you can ask and tips you can offer when guiding others on their sleep quest. 

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Sleep Deprivation Reduces Walking Efficiency

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 14, 2022

To add to our understanding of sleep, new findings show that sleep deprivation can undermine walking efficiency and increase clumsiness.

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Exercise and Sleep

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Physical activity can mitigate the risk from poor sleep. This insight on exercise and sleep is according to new research findings.

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Lower BMI With Sleep, Not Screen Time

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / August 6, 2021

Encourage clients to swap out 30 minutes of inactive time for sleep or light- to moderate-intensity exercise to lower BMI.

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Best Time for Swimming Performance

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / July 7, 2021

There may be an optimal time for swimming: Olympic swimmers clock faster times at 5 p.m., according to research from Stanford University.

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Evening Chronotype and Diet

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

A connection exists between chronotype and diet. If you fall into the evening category, your preference may not bode well for your diet.

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Social Jet Lag and Overeating

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 4, 2021

People who have different sleep patterns on the weekends than they do during the workweek may experience “social jet lag.”

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Low-Impact Cardio Helps Expectant Moms

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

New findings show that doing low-impact cardio at least three times per week in the second trimester of pregnancy can help sleep.

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Three Pillars of Mental Health

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Recent research findings identify these three healthy behaviors as predictive of good mental health and well-being among young adults.

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Sleep and injury risk for athletes

Get Your Sleep Before a Big Game

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

College athletes who skimp on sleep may be increasing their risk for injury, according to a small study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

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HIIT Back on Sleep Loss Effects

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

High-intensity interval training prevents impairments in glucose tolerance, among other negative effects, from a short period of sleep restriction.

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Sleep and vigorous exercise

Sleep Loss? Vigorous Exercise May Reduce Cravings

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Vigorous exercise may lessen food cravings and counteract mood impairments resulting from multiple nights of short or fragmented sleep.

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Sleep Deprivation: You Are How You Sleep

By Beverly Hosford, MA / March 15, 2019

Spending a third of our lives horizontal, hallucinating and paralyzed may sound like something from a scary sci-fi movie—but, in reality, these are good things. It’s all about sleep, and getting enough of it is essential.

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