This Is the Best Time of Day to Work Out

… according to Science   Finding time to exercise can be challenging, and the most important thing is to squeeze in any amount of it whenever you can. But if you want to optimize your workouts to get the widest range of benefits, you might want to try exercising in the morning.   Here’s what the science says about[…]

How to Not Get Overwhelmed by the Little Chores of Life

A new book explores how to manage our endless cycle of administrative tasks and enjoy our lives more.   Recently, a friend of mine called with a spontaneous invitation to a holiday tea. It sounded fun, but…I hesitated to say yes. Shouldn’t I be filling out that school form or returning phone calls or calling[…]

How Your Body Adapts After a Workout

We know that, if we want to change our bodies, we have to overload the muscles. When we do that, the body’s response is an adaptation, which refers to your body’s physiological response to training.   When you do new exercises or load your body in a different way, your body reacts by increasing its ability to cope with that[…]

When You Run Out of Willpower

You only have so much mental energy and willpower. And if you’re not careful, you’ll experience what psychologists call ego depletion. Here’s how you can reach your goals even when you’re feeling drained.   Think about how you feel after a long, busy day. After running errands, working on projects, and rushing to appointments, do you[…]

How to Identify Your Tolerations

Your tolerations—those stressors we encounter in daily life that sap us of our energy—can be difficult to identify at first because we become so accustomed to…tolerating them, that they can often blend in with our lifestyles. Fortunately, tolerations are often easy to eliminate when you know how. The first step is to become aware of the tolerations[…]

Ways to Stay Motivated in an Empty Nest

Adjusting to being an empty nester can be difficult for some parents. Take these steps to ease your transition to your new and soon-to-be wonderful life.   Make Plans For empty nesters, the sudden drop in child-related activities can leave them with many empty days on their calendars. School functions and events take up a lot of[…]