5 Easy Steps to a Better Night's Sleep

Learn how to wake up well-rested and improve your vitality in just five steps!

5 Easy Steps to a Better Night's Sleep

If you're one of the millions of Americans tossing and turning every night, Dr. Oz has tips and tricks to help you get the sleep you deserve. While bad sleep can exacerbate health problems like diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety and even heart disease, you can reverse the damage by following this simple action plan. Learn how to wake up well-rested and improve your vitality in just five steps!

Start Your Day With an Omega-Rich Breakfast

Want to sleep well? Start your day with omega-3s! These healthy fats lower anxiety and help your body produce the hormones you need to sleep at night. Get your daily dose by adding a couple tablespoons of chia seeds, flaxseeds or walnuts to your breakfast. Aim for 600 mg or about four tablespoons of flaxseeds a day.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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