Share on Pinterest Saving cash with hand-me-downs is great, unless you're looking to avoid a sore back. Using an old, worn-out mattress can lead to poor sleep quality and chronic pain. To avoid these snoozing snafus, replace the mattress about every eight years and ditch it when it starts to sag. Do it Today: Test out a new mattress today to help reduce overnight back aches and pains.
If you're anything like us, you're familiar with the last cup of coffee scenario: It's not quite enough for another cup and you're supposed to leave for work in three minutes. Do you chug it or dump it down the train? Neither! We're sharing the best possible meals and treats (sweet and savory) for however much extra joe you've got; be it several ounces or just a few teaspoons.
What's Up With the Runner's High? For everyone who's ever wondered whether the “runner's high” is just a mythical experience within reach for only the most fit (like climbing Mt. Olympus), we've got some answers. Many types of exercise, including cardio and weightlifting, have been associated with increased endorphin levels (the happy hormone), but a truly euphoric experience is generally associated with more intense endurance feats.
We know we shouldn't believe everything we read. The problem is most of the deceptive or outright false information shared online doesn't scream BS in the way an email from a Nigerian prince does. To help people become more discerning, David Dunning, a psychology professor at Cornell University, put together three things you can do: Ask yourself, “Do I totally agree?
Ready for some Friday R&R? Catch up on the latest and Greatist in fitness, health, and happiness with our weekly roundup of our most popular articles this week: Eat Lunch Away From the Computer Americans spend an average of 8 ½ hours per day staring at the computer screen, TV, or cell phone. Here are the reasons why taking a break from staring at that screen while eating lunch is one healthier choice anyone can make today.
Share on Pinterest Hello Greatist readers! Laura here-staff writer for your trusted go-to guide for fitness, health, and happiness. I am excited to share with you a new series we are starting today: The Greatist Challenge. For the first challenge, I will embark on a month-long journey to stay fit on a budget.