The Science Behind
Healthy Is Wellness
Using breathwork to reduce stress and improve overall well-being has been used by humans for centuries. Not only is it completely free to use your breath to help improve your health, it is also very powerful!
Integrating movement with your current daily habits is one of the best ways to exercise without going to the gym, because it removes the barrier of time. This month we hone in on the power of using tiny habits to increase the amount of movement each day.
Scientific research has proven that the act of giving is a greater enhancer of mental wellbeing than any drug we’ve ever produced.
Your brain is hardwired to constantly be looking for threats to your survival, and will constantly be doing so unless you prime it to do otherwise. But, we can retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility, so we can see—and seize—opportunity wherever we look.
You have a superhuman power inside of every cell in your body, and this month we teach you how to begin to use it as we dive into harnessing the healing power of hormesis.
Did you know that the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology was given to researchers who proved that every cell in the body has a circadian (daily) clock?
In other words, these researchers discovered that we all operate best and are at our healthiest when our bodies and minds find rhythm each day.
Our digital devices make us more connected than ever. However, the amount of time and frequency with which we’re using them may be causing more health issues than we realize.
Water is essential for your metabolism and the health of every cell in your body, including your skin cells, but not all water is absorbed the same. Eating rather than drinking your water is a
better way to hydrate your cells.
To improve your mental and physical wellbeing and extend your healthspan, it’s important to eat real food! This month, we spotlight the very important, foundational theme for your overall wellbeing. No matter where you are on your health journey, we all share this in common.
Your body follows a pattern of mobility and stability that allows you to freely move to meet all of your daily, and athletic, tasks. However, if you have pain hampering any of your joints, not only can it cause problems for your daily movement, but it can also start cause even more dysfunctional movement patterns that will creep over to pain manifesting itself in other, surrounding joints.
One of the main things we want you to think about as we talk about relieving pain is not “how do I achieve ‘perfect’ posture to eliminate pain;” but instead, think about “how much time do I spend in the same posture,” as this affects your body chronically more than trying to achieve some magical, perfect posture.
One of the most stable shapes in the universe is a triangle. Its wide base and low center of mass make it nearly impossible to move. Humans, on the other hand, are the inverse of this stable shape. We were not designed to stay in one place; we were Designed to Move!
Skeptical of resolutions? So are we! Research shows that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first three weeks. But, if you can make it to two and a half months (66 days, to be exact), then you can turn that resolution into a habit.
Did you know that when you breathe in your heart rate goes up? And when you breathe out your heart rate slows down. Meaning, you can control your stress response through your breath. Learn more about controlling the highs and lows with our Calm challenges.
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Did you know that scientific research shows that you can prime your body and mind to be in an enhanced state of readiness? In other words, you don’t have to rely on luck or just hope you have a successful, good, happy day; you can actually make that happen with a proper “warmup” morning ritual.
To take control of your health, the most basic step is to breathe. Nose breathing is a proven scientific means within all of our reach to reduce stress. If you spend the whole day breathing through your nose, you will be using the most natural method of de-stressing that you have.
Did you know it is not just the type of food that you eat, but also the mood you are in when you eat that food, that can influence everything from how your body digest the food to even the hormones you release?
You’ve probably heard the advice “eat a rainbow” of food colors every day… but do you know why? Think of your microbiome as like a micro-bug staff that are made up of different experts for different jobs, but all working together.
Have you ever received the flu shot and wondered why it didn’t work? If you get less than 6 hours of sleep per night in the week leading up to your flu shot, you produce only half the antibody response…rendering the vaccination useless. Sleep (along with all circadian rhythms) has substantial regulatory effects on the immune system.