The One and Only Way to Get Healthy. When it comes to our health, most of us know what we need to do to improve it — more movement, more vegetables, less sugar, less stress, etc. Despite the messages we hear and tell ourselves, health isn’t complicated and, while I realize the irony, we don’t need to read another book or blog post to know how to do it. While we may gravitate to “7 easy tips to get more sleep” or “12 quick ways to get healthy,” (and I do mean “we” as I am fully culpable), articles that offer easily digestible health advice are often distractions from the one — and unfortunately only — way to achieve all that we read about: practice. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.
Is Breakfast Overrated? For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager, and a spate of new research at several different universities could change the way we think about early-hours eating. Read more at nytimes.com.
Social App Maps Sick Zone Locations. Functioning like a weather forecast for sickness, Sickweather may make it easier to avoid areas where people are reporting cases of the flu and other illnesses. Just in time for back to school season, this new app could give you an edge over illness, by offering a heads-up about where sickness and disease outbreaks are located, so you can avoid those places or take adequate precautions. Read moe at treehugger.com.