Last week we discussed some of the direct effects of a lack of sleep and benefits of getting more sleep – now we will look more in-depth at several tips to help you get more sleep and what this will do for your body. There is a lot of research done on sleep and here are some ways it can help you.
Did you find yourself dreading the holidays? Do you fight off depression during the winter months when it can be dark, cold, grey, dreary – and stressful? The good news is that by choosing the right foods, you can eat your way into a better mood. “Mood foods” increase your levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin, among other things, contributes to feelings of happiness, relaxation, and general well-being.