Sleep fact and fiction: does counting sheep work?

Is an hour’s sleep before midnight as good as two after? Can a lie-in at the weekend make up for late nights during the week? We separate the fact from the fictionIs a power nap or siesta a good idea if you’re exhausted?

Woman unexpectedly delivers baby after stopping by friend’s house to drop off food

A woman in the U.K. happened to be in the right place at the right time when she dropped by her friend’s house and wound up delivering another woman’s baby. Sherie-Anne Perry had dropped by Lisa Lee’s house after work and was on her way out when she was flagged down by...

Warning: Your Activity Tracker May Be Bad for Your Health

Mike Collins was an avid runner. After completing five half-marathons, he decided to buy a running watch, thinking that being able to track heart rate, pace and distance would help him break the 1-hour-50-minute mark in his next race. But the watch actually had the opposite effect. “Suddenly, I was overthinking it...

Exactly What to Say to Motivate Someone to Exercise – and Stick With It

Former college basketball coach John Thompson had it right when he said, "You can communicate without motivating, but it is impossible to motivate without communicating." In other words, if you want to get someone to do something, it's not about simply saying something; it's about saying the right thing in the right...

Surprising Health Benefits Of Coffee

Coffee lovers know that one of the best ways to start the day is with a fresh cup of hot coffee. You might prefer an espresso, a cappuccino, or just a regular tall, hot coffee. No matter what your favorite kind is, you know that your day isn’t the same without it!...

Fitness tips: Matt Roberts’ injury-preventing exercises for runners

Stay safe with these simple routinesFit in my 40s: Zoe Williams has a fitness MOTRunning has a reputation for causing injuries, but is safe for joints as long as you have strength and flexibility around the hips, knees and ankles.Do the...

Fit in my 40s: ‘Judo, yoga and ballet in a week? There’s an app for that’

I’m trying ClassPass - a single membership to billions of gymsFitness tips: how to get the most out of exercise classesClassPass is global, but has a few hundred studios in the UK, in Bristol, Bath, Manchester and the London area. The principle is that you...

Why Is Hidden Fat Dangerous?

It is not just about the presence of fat in the body but also the location and the type of fat — these characteristics are said to influence the associated health risks.Our body carries two kinds of fat. The first one, known as subcutaneous fat, is more visible as it...

Witch ways: knowing your heart’s desire is modern witchcraft

It has a sad and misunderstood history, but witchcraft still has a role to playOur fascination with witches has long surpassed witchcraft being a crime punishable by death. They are a cultural obsession, it seems, that is always with us in one guise or another. In recent...

How a woman’s heart is different from a man’s

Men and women will always have their differences, but did you know these differences also extend to our hearts?That's important to know because heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

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