Those Bedtime Habits

Do you have a hard time avoiding your computer and phone for 2 hours before bedtime? Me too.  Research shows that stimulation from electronic devices can impact your sleep. Avoiding electronics for at least 2 hours before bedtime can help, as you’re not exposed to the blue light from screens that can disrupt your circadianContinue reading “Those Bedtime Habits”

Sun Safety

Did you know? Your skin is your largest organ AND an essential part of your body’s protective barrier. It’s affected by UV rays – more than 15 minutes of sun exposure can be damaging for most people, regardless of skin tone. Your eyes are also sensitive to UV rays, and the skin around your eyesContinue reading “Sun Safety”

Stay Healthy Today: 5 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Season

Hydrate ~ So simple, it still warrants mention because this perennial advice is ignored by so many. ~ Sip water throughout the day – keep a water bottle with you and sip a few times hourly. A good general role is 64 ounces for an adult, 32 ounces for a child (count non-caffeinated drinks towardsContinue reading “Stay Healthy Today: 5 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Season”

Arnica: An Amazingly Healing Medicine

If you haven’t heard of Arnica, buckle up – this is a good one. So good, that you may want to keep some of this medicine with you; I always carry it with me in my mini-first aid kit. Arnica is a flowering plant that has been used medicinally for a long time in aContinue reading “Arnica: An Amazingly Healing Medicine”

What’s your Vitamin D level?

What is vitamin D and why does it matter? The basics: Vitamin D3 is the active form The sun’s rays hit your skin and start the conversion of vitamin D from its precursor to its active form (hence the idea of getting a dose of vitamin D from being in the sun) In New England,Continue reading “What’s your Vitamin D level?”