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Morning light exposure helps you manage your weight.

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A surprising new study sheds light on what it could really take to lose weight. Good Housekeeping Reports: We love it when science tells us to do things we actually love doing. Today’s good news: If you normally spend your mornings cooped up in a car or cubicle, go outside…

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Windowless office can affect your sleep & health

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A new study demonstrates a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers’ sleep and health. Sleep-related impacts include fewer minutes of rest per night. Health-related impacts include reduced activity levels and quality of life. Compared to workers in offices without windows, those with windows in the workplace received…

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Depression Caused by Winter Weather and Being Stuck Indoors

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Are you experiencing depression caused by winter weather? Are you stuck indoors, unable to experience the joys of sunshine? Winter weather that traps you inside can wear on your spirits and have you depressed in no time. A Health Poll on weather.com asked: Do you tend to feel depressed during…

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Get Kids Up Easier with a Dawn Simulator

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“Parents know it. Teachers know it. Teenagers are zombies in the morning.” This statement by Michael Smolensky, Ph.D., and Lynne Lamberg, authors of the book, The Body Clock Guide to Better Health, summarizes the battle faced by parents and teachers of adolescents every day. Using a SunBox dawn simulator can…

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Winter Blues and Weather Getting To You?

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If you’re trapped indoors by bad weather and feeling unexplained fatigue, irritability and sadness, you aren’t alone,” states Neal Owens, of The SunBox Company, citing a U.S. Public Health Service report indicating that one in five people feel worse in winter. January through March are the worst months for the…

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Holiday Blues or SAD?

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Holiday blues or SAD? Many people feel a little sad around the holidays—loss of a family member, holiday stress, and the hustle and bustle can get you down. For some people the holiday season can be a very difficult time of year. It is a time of sadness and loneliness,…

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SAD Solutions to Lighten Your Mood

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine discovered something interesting after reviewing 20 studies. “We found light therapy is an effective treatment not only for SAD but other types of depression as well,” says study leader Robert Golden, MD, professor and chairman of psychiatry….

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Boost Your Body’s Depression Fighters

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Whether you have a case of the blues or you’ve been diagnosed with depression, your body may hold the keys to fighting a depressed mood. Neurotransmitters, including endorphins and serotonin, are the brain’s messengers that regulate mood, concentration, motivation, and other emotions. And by understanding how these chemicals work, you…

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