According to National Sleep Foundation most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night – but some individuals are able to function without sleepiness or drowsiness after as little as six hours of sleep. But there are those who can’t perform at their peak unless they’ve slept ten hours. Sleep aids, a sleep-friendly environment, relaxation techniques and sleep schedules can help us achieve a good night’s sleep. Continue reading
Many years ago I authored an article entitled “Gender Quake” about the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings. It was the first time sexual harassment and gender equity issues entered our living rooms (through TV), and it never left.
For some of us, it takes more than mind over matter to battle the long dark winters. The effects of overcast skies, short days, and limited sunshine can be overwhelming. Continue reading →
Stress and depression can impact heart health. Feeling anxious, down or overwhelmed often leads to poor health choices. These poor health choices can lead to heart problems. Downing a box of doughnuts when you have had a bad day, turning to alcohol for comfort, or not eating the good things your body needs are choices that can impact your health, especially your heart. Continue reading →