Stressful days boost insulin levels and slow down your metabolism, causing your body to burn calories at a slower rate.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the ways in which healthy social relationships can extend life. A new one suggests that domestic strife can shorten life...even when the only weapons are words.
Partially in response to recent research into adolescent sleep patterns, one English school has announced that sixth-form classes -- attended by students aged 16-18 -- will start at 1:30 PM and end at 7:00 PM.
A survey of UK residents revealed that those who claimed to meet the minimum recommended amount of weekly exercise tended to be heavier if they stated that part of that exercise included housework.
New research suggests that people are largely biologically programmed to wake up and fall asleep at certain times. Those with "late" programming tend to struggle more with traditional work schedules, and can experience health problems as well.
At least three days a week, sets of employees at UCLA Health participate in a short "Bruin Break" with dance music and easy workout moves. It's part of a growing nationwide initiative to incorporate more movement into the work day.
While the primary purpose of Stir's Kinetic Desk is to encourage workers to stand regularly, extra built-in features let them track their sitting and standing times and may eventually connect to wearable sensors.
Oxford University researchers have discovered a protein that prevents genes from adapting to differing levels of light. Suppressing this protein in mice caused their body clocks to adjust much faster.
Sleep disorder specialists are calling attention to a new trend that, while less dangerous than sleep-driving, still represents a potential health concern.
A recent study showed that people who spend most of their days under some form of artificial light can reset their internal clocks to match the sun's cycle after only a week out in nature.
MIT scientists have combined a biosensor wristband, a special smartphone, and a mirror attached to a computer to create a system that lets its user review the emotional highs and lows of their day or someone else's.
Created partially in response to sedentary work environments, lunch-hour dance parties are growing in popularity in New York and around the world.
Or, more precisely, 11¾: The UK's National Trust has released its second annual list of 50 things for young people to do out in nature.
What's the Big Idea? In the U.S., the weekends sandwiching the 4th of July are the most popular travel time of the year. The cherries are ripe, the pool water is swimmable, and flip-flops are starting to look like appropriate work apparel. Summer is finally, undeniably here, and so is (hopefully ...
What is the Big Idea? Human beings have biological clocks that are set to the path of the sun. But our modern lives disrupt this synchronization of internal and social clocks, causing permanent jet lag that might be the source of severe pathologies. Till Roenneberg, Interim Director of the ...