Improve Sleep by Limiting Consumption

Do you have an afternoon coffee or tea to combat drowsiness? Do you consume alcohol or believe nightcaps help with sleep? Do you check your phone for any last updates before you fall asleep? If you do any of these, you’re like almost all Americans. You partake in things for pleasure, or habit, or believe you’re helping yourself when in reality you’re doing more harm than good. What you consume hours before your bedtime can have a sizable impact on the duration and quality of your sleep. In this post, I’ll detail the four main sources of consumption that are wreaking havoc on your sleep… Read More

Are You Restricting Your Eating Window?

10 years ago, back in high school health class, I remember learning about meal timing. We were taught that spreading your food out over the course of the day through meals and snacks was optimal for your body. I started following this advice and haven’t really revisited it since. That means I had my breakfast at 6:30am and ate approximately every 3 hours after that until my nightly smoothie bowl that could be at 10:30pm. What this meant was that my body was in a state of eating, digesting and absorbing nutrients for at least 16 hours everyday (6:30am – 10:30pm). That also meant my body was only in a fasting state, where most healing and self-repair happen, for 8 hours straight (while I slept). But, research is showing that increasing the duration of the fasting state provides a litany of benefits. This research is reshaping the way I and tons of other health focused individuals are eating everyday… Read More

How to Defeat Decision Fatigue

There are two studies that clearly depict the deficiencies of humans in regards to decision fatigue and willpower. The first study was performed on 1,100 parole decisions made by United States judges. In this study, they attempted to determine the most influential factor in determining whether prisoners were granted parole or not. What they found out was that the number one determining factor wasn’t the crime committed, the individual’s background, or the sentence in court. The number one determining factor was the time of day that their case was heard. About 70% of the prisoners were granted parole if their case was heard in the early morning. This is in stark contrast to only 10% of the prisoners being granted parole if their case was heard in the late afternoon. Why is it that prisoners were more likely to be granted parole in early morning rather than late afternoon even if their situations were near identical? Decision fatigue… Read More

2020 Goals and Outlook

It’s the start of 2020 and I thought I’d provide an outlook on my yearly goals to bettering health and happiness. This post includes progress I plan on making with myHealthSciences and the six categories I feel contribute to health and happiness the most. Cognitive Health. Fitness. Nutrition. Sleep. Personal Finance. and Minimalism. Feel free to read through and let me know in the comments below what you’re most excited about, so I know how to tailor this year’s content… Read More

2019 Year in Review

It’s the end of 2019 and I thought I’d provide an update on my yearly progress to bettering health and happiness. This post includes progress I’ve made in the six categories I feel contribute to health and happiness the most. Cognitive Health. Fitness. Nutrition. Sleep. Personal Finance. and Minimalism… Read More

The 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

The following steps are the steps I’ve used, and continue to use for investing. Each time I have money available, I determine which step I’m at and put the money in the respected account. I’ve used this strategy to prepare for emergencies, pay off $150,000 of debt, and grow my net worth to a substantial figure by 28 years old. Although your situation may be different, I believe this is the best order for most people to invest their money… Read More

Fitness Tests by Age – Can You Complete Them?

About five years ago, I remember hearing of a study that was published about a fitness test that could predict your longevity. And the test was pretty simple. Could you go from a standing position, to sitting on the floor, and back to a standing position without using your arms to assist? If so, your risk of death was significantly lower than those who couldn’t. The leader of the study, a Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araújo, said that “It is well known that aerobic fitness is strongly related to survival, but our study also shows that maintaining high levels of body flexibility, muscle strength, power-to-body weight ratio and co-ordination are not only good for performing daily activities, but have a favorable influence on life expectancy.” I thought this study and fitness test was pretty cool but it was only performed on people between the ages of 51 and 80. So it got me thinking, are there similar tests that could be performed to predict your longevity for ages ranging outside this category… Read More

Did I Get Tricked Into Becoming a Yogi?

Before January of this year, I had never tried yoga. I knew it wasn’t going to help me develop the strength I desired or the endurance I wanted. I knew it was predominately performed by females and never performed by any of my close friends. And, I knew it was performed mostly in silence, without shoes or socks. Which seemed kinda weird. So, I just assumed there wasn’t a whole lot of benefits that I could reap from it and that it didn’t fit my health and fitness goals. Therefore, I kind of discarded the idea of yoga from my head. That was until the sixth date I had with my girlfriend earlier this year… Read More

Four Pillars of Sleep

Do you fall asleep while sitting in a waiting room, bored without any outside stimulus? Do you tend to nod off on long drives or while watching movies? Do you need an alarm in the morning to wake you up? These are three common signs that you could be sleep deprived. And just because you’ve slept 8 hours or went to bed at the right time doesn’t mean you’re not failing to meet your body’s sleeping requirements. In this post, I’ll be discussing the four pillars of sleep and how you can optimize each one for the best sleep of your life… Read More

November 2019 – Health Update

Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering health and happiness. This may include a variety of activities like challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, trying a new recipe, starting a new workout program, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks… Read More

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