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Department: Live Well

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Health & Fitness

Three Simple Ways to Boost Your Health in 2018

December 18, 2017. Christina Elston

New Year’s resolutions are fun, but your health is a year-round thing. So instead of breaking promises to yourself by mid-March, pick up three simple habits that will stick with you. Sleep Right “We’ve become a very sleep-deprived society,” said Dr. Lawrence Epstein, medical director of clinical sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in…

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Air Travel & Health & Fitness

Namaslay Your Next Flight

November 28, 2017. Christina Elston

Would a few minutes of yoga make that flight from L.A. to London easier on the spine and legs? Yoga rooms that have popped up in at least seven international airports in recent years suggest it would. “I’ve been to yoga rooms at Chicago and San Francisco during layovers,” said Jill Miller, L.A.-based founder of…

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Health & Fitness & Life

Go Low on Spirits

July 15, 2017. Christina Elston

You’re at a cocktail mixer at a business conference or on the first night of your fabulous tropical-resort getaway. You’ve decided to have just one drink. Why then, when it’s finished, do you find yourself ordering another? “Alcohol produces what is known as disinhibition,” said George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse…

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Health & Fitness

Are You Pampered Enough at the Spa?

July 01, 2017. Christina Elston

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a day (or more!) at a spa. How do you get beyond the gorgeous photos you’ll see online and find out if this is the place for you? “What a lot of people do is just walk into a spa and think they’re going to feel great when they…

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Health & Fitness

Boost Your Breakfast

June 01, 2017. Christina Elston

It might not be the most important meal, but breakfast can be the most predictable if you’re traveling, making it one of the easiest times to eat healthy. “It starts your metabolism and it really helps refuel you,” said Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Breakfast basics such…

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Air Travel

The Science of Motion Sickness

May 01, 2017. Christina Elston

Travel means moving, but when we’re not moving under our own power, about 30 percent of us experience motion sickness. “Any kind of conveyance makes people sick,” said Millard Reschke, chief of neuroscience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Reschke has been studying the phenomenon for about 40 years, and with good reason: Around…

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Health & Fitness

Foods That Punch up Immunity

April 01, 2017. Christina Elston

A sturdy immune system is important for warding off the barrage of viruses and bacteria that we face everyday. To keep yours in top shape, go with your gut.

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Air Travel

Beat Back Jet Lag

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

Whether you’re traveling for fun or to get stuff done, a change in time zones and schedules can make it challenging to keep up your energy level. The following tips can help. Getting a good night’s sleep is an obvious start. Deploy those hotel blackout curtains – and try a technology blackout as well –…

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Health & Fitness

Stay Fit on the Fly

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park. From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and…