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Why Everyone Should Unplug More Often

I don’t know about you, but my smartphone sometimes seems like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Between texts, emails, regular old phone calls, and notifications from multiple social media sites, keeping up with all the inputs can feel like a full-time job. In fact, I can’t remember the last ...

7-Day Digital Detox for Real People

We’ve all been there: complaining about being too connected while simultaneously refreshing our inbox, texting a friend, updating our status, and posting our dinner in Instagram (only one more shot, we swear!). Yet somehow unplugging—even for a few days—seems like an impossible feat. Just how difficult is it for us ...

7-Day Digital Detox for Real People

We’ve all been there: complaining about being too connected while simultaneously refreshing our inbox, texting a friend, updating our status, and posting our dinner in Instagram (only one more shot, we swear!). Yet somehow unplugging—even for a few days—seems like an impossible feat. Just how difficult is it for us ...

How Many Rest Days Do I Really Need?

With the exception of people named Bruce Banner, muscles need a certain amount of rest in order to strengthen and grow. But while some sources suggest muscles need 48 hours or more to recover from exercise, there might not be a one-size-fits-all timeline. All Pain, No Gain: Why It Matters ...

Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More CancersWebMD Health News By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer?Herb May Treat Chemotherapy Liver DamageCancer and Cell Phone Safety: Questions & AnswersSensor Hears Cancer's CallJune 29, 2015 -- Medicines that ...

Join Our 30-Day Challenge to Add Flavor to Your Fitness Routine

When someone mentions working out, the first thing we think of is heading to the gym or a class. Those are awesome ways to get your sweat on, but sometimes we don't think we have enough time to squeeze in a workout—or worse, we're bored by the same old moves. ...

High Court’s Decision On Same Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples

The right to marry in any state won’t be the only gain for gay couples from last week’s Supreme Court ruling. The decision will probably boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans, say analysts and benefits consultants. How much is unclear, but “it’s ...

Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, June 29th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as ...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, Joni Mitchell arrives to the Hammer Museum's "Gala In The Garden," in Los Angeles. Mitchell’s friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital in March 2015. Conservator Leslie Morris acknowledged the aneurysm in a statement posted on Mitchell’s website on Sunday, June 28, 2015, providing the first significant details on Mitchell’s health status in the months since an ambulance was sent to her Los Angeles house to take her to the hospital. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

Joni Mitchell rep says she had aneurysm, but recovering well

Joni Mitchell's friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital in March. Conservator Leslie Morris acknowledged the aneurysm in a statement posted on Mitchell's website on Sunday, providing the first significant details on Mitchell's health status in the months since an ambulance ...

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a ...

Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in an urban ...

Prevent Fitness Setbacks Before They Happen

Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever  occurring? What if you could somehow stop setbacks in their tracks, before they set ...

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?     Sure, that ...

The 7-Day Digital Detox for Real People

We’ve all been there: complaining about being too connected while simultaneously refreshing our inbox, texting a friend, updating our status, and posting our dinner (only one more shot, we swear!). Yet somehow unplugging—even for a few days—seems like an impossible feat. Just how difficult is it for us to disconnect? ...

What the World's Top Health Experts Pack for Lunch

We’ve seen enough sad desk lunches in our day to know that it’s hard to pack a meal that’s healthy and delicious. And it gets much harder when we procrastinate to the point where we’re running out the door and grabbing the nearest food in sight. So we asked the ...

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a ...

Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in an urban ...

Prevent Fitness Setbacks Before They Happen

Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever  occurring? What if you could somehow stop setbacks in their tracks, before they set ...

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?     Sure, that ...

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or make you more prone to breakouts?   Exercise ...

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