Lifestyle & Leisure

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Lifestyle & Leisure...
The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

Physical activity is good. But many people with physically active jobs have poorer health outcomes. Why is that?
Secrets to happiness revealed

Secrets to happiness revealed

The Harvard Study of Adult Development has tracked more than 2,000 people since 1938 and has determined the most important factors that predict happiness.
Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

If you work at a computer, you have to get up and move periodically throughout the day. Here's a simple protocol that will protect your health.
Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the five new "vital signs" - strong predictors of vitality and longevity. Here are four tips to give your HRV a boost.
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
Let’s be less productive

Let’s be less productive

The economist Tim Jackson, way back in 2012, wrote this essay for the New York Times - “Let’s be less ...
Are you a night owl? It’s genetic

Are you a night owl? It’s genetic

Are people who stay up late and struggle to get up in the morning just choosing to make life difficult for themselves? Or is it their genes?
Your cure for insomnia

Your cure for insomnia

Tips to get a healthy night's sleep.
How to become a morning person

How to become a morning person

Proven strategies to shift your sleep-wake cycles to conform to societal demands.
Sitting shrinks your brain

Sitting shrinks your brain

Science keeps demonstrating the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Add to the list of negative effects the shrinking of a key brain region involved with memory.
Why sunscreen may actually do you more harm than good

Why sunscreen may actually do you more harm than good

Sunscreen blocks many of the health benefits of sun exposure.
Why is touch so important?

Why is touch so important?

Touch is important because it reduces stress and improves health.
Why is it important to be touched?

Why is it important to be touched?

A podcast on the TED Radio Hour on touch.
How to live healthily in a world where others don’t – Guest Article

How to live healthily in a world where others don’t – Guest Article

Harper Reid offers tips to establish solid health habits that place your needs first.
Secret to chronic happiness

Secret to chronic happiness

Kaiser Health News is a great source of information, particularly about the politics and economics of health.

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