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Health & Wellness – QNotes

Let’s Try Swimming Again

Health & Wellness: Dipping a Toe into the Dating Pool

As I type this at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, my date from last night is still passed out on the couch. Given that he was blacked out and peed in the bed (possibly ruining a $5,000 Tempur-Pedic mattress), I honestly don’t care if he wakes up and reads this over my shoulder.

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The privilege of beauty

Health & Wellness: Shifting Standards Across the Centuries

It’s a pretty well established standard across time and place that human beauty is underpinned by symmetry, clarity and proportion. However, beyond that, the standards vary wildly from culture to culture. And culture is dependent upon both place and time.

Blocking blue light with yellow lenses

Health & Wellness: Removing Night Time Exposure to Blue Light Improves All Aspects of Health

As I mentioned in a past article, sleep hygiene is very important to rest and overall health and wellness. … When something interrupts your sleep, the effects ripple out across your entire life … A ubiquitous source of sleep deprivation is artificial light in general, as well as the gadgets that have assimilated us into a hive mind (which emit blue light in particular).

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Square Foot Gardening

Health & Wellness: Easy, Efficient and Varied Home Grown Nutrition

Of all the formats and styles of gardening I have encountered in my research, the one that makes me the most eager to one day give my hopefully green thumb free rein is Square Foot Gardening.

Dear Happily Partnered Extrovert,

Health & Wellness: Re-establishing Boundaries as a Happily Single Introvert

I love you, and I want our friendship to continue flourishing. But there’s something I need you to understand, and I’m going to force you this one time to fully acknowledge what I’m saying to you. If you refuse, I’ll stop spending time with you.

Getting Past the VD Hump

Health & Wellness: How to Avoid Being in the 90 Percent

The VD in question here is Valentine’s Day, and the 90 percent refers to the number of new gym members who stop going by Feb. 14.

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Killer gene mutations

Health & Wellness: This one is a MTHFR

Not long ago my sister had a miscarriage. It was upsetting in and of itself, because that kind of news is terrible; however, there was more. This was her fifth miscarriage.

Kundalini Yoga

Health & Wellness: A reminder to stop and breathe

At any rate, the reason rest is once again on my mind is because a client recently took me to a yoga class as a treat.

Stress, cortisol and weight gain

Health & Wellness: Why chronic stress can make you fat

If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of health trends, it’s likely you’ve been hearing the current buzzwords “cortisol creates belly fat” and “cortisol causes muscle wasting and fat storage.”

Forging your gains though progressive overload

Health & Wellness: The grueling process of improvement

They were recreating in minute detail the process of forging a sword. It looked like backbreaking work. Not just the actual physical activity, but the sweltering conditions and the constant repetition.