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The Sodium Scare: Why You Shouldn’t Cut Out Salt Completely

July 1, 2015 | Well&Co

There has been some widespread misunderstandings about salt. Health-conscious people often reach for low sodium soups and crackers, but at the same time load up with electrolyte fortified drinks, forgetting that salt is an essential electrolyte. Even our idioms about salt are misleading; someone with...

Water 2.0: Replace Sugary Drinks with Upgraded Water

June 24, 2015 | Well&Co

My mother will forever be on an eternal quest for health. When I come home to visit, I know, without fail, that my parents will be up at the kitchen table at 6:30 AM, huddled over the newspaper puzzles before preparing for their upcoming hike or...

Quality Over Quantity: Happiness and Vitality with 5-Ingredient Recipes

June 18, 2015 | Well&Co

Curled up in sweatpants one evening, flipping through channels, I stumbled upon a cooking show I thought looked interesting. Contestants were tasked with combining common food items to prepare the most complex and bizarre dishes–think mac & cheese meatloaf topped with fried green beans. During the...

What Dreams May Come: Train Your Sleeping Mind to Be Productive

June 8, 2015 | Well&Co

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”               -Vincent Van Gogh One early morning, I was plagued by restless dreams–that floating sort of sleep where you are immersed in dreamland but also fully aware of your physical surroundings, right at the edge of hypnagogia....

Marathon Madness: Is Peak Physical Fitness Just 26.2 Miles Away?

June 4, 2015 | Well&Co

Amid all the social media buzz about hydration strategies, tapering, race times, and Gu flavors, it’s easy to either be totally annoyed or completely allured by marathon racing. The brightly colored running shoes, the cheering crowd, the bragging rights…everything but the 26.2 miles seems so...

Music And Wellness: How Music Helps You Connect With Yourself and Others

May 29, 2015 | Well&Co

One of the hardest questions to answer is “what kind of music do you like?” It’s been the bane of awkward first dates since the beginning of time. Unless you have very specific and unbreakable tastes–“old-school hip-hop,” “contemporary salsa,” “anarchist klezmer”–chances are your answer will...