The Best of Well+Good
20+ most popular Well+Good articles, as voted by our community.
Decoding & demystifying what it means to live a well life inside and out. Well+Good is your trusted advisor for navigating the ever-expanding world of wellness.
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Which of the 5 'Sleep Languages' Do You Speak? Here's How To Tell (and Why It Matters),…
This framework will help you learn what tendency might be standing in the way of you getting good sleep and how to get around that key problem.
We Tested 3 Ways To Make the Best No-Knead Bread at Home—And the Results Are In
According to this test, there’s a time and place for every type of bread.
Is Your Water Filter Doing More Harm Than Good? Here's How To Safeguard Your Drinking Water
Consider this a sign to swap your filter out ASAP.
I Tried Taking Magnesium for Better Sleep—Here's How I Feel After 30 Days
I found out that to get the most out of a sleep supplement like magnesium, you have to look at it as, well, a supplement to what else you’re doing for good sleep hygiene.
8 Low-Maintenance Perennial Flowers for Set-It-and-Forget-It Gardening
As fun as it is to pick out new plants and watch them grow, there's no need to start from scratch every year. Gardening with low-maintenance perennials allows you to put in the work once and then…
Well+Good on Fitness
The 6 Best Balance Tips We’re Using for a More Steady 2023
We're making this our most steady, stable year yet by incorporating what we learned from fitness pros last year about improving our balance into our fitness routines moving forward.
Is the 75 Hard Challenge Actually Good for You? Experts Weigh In
Learn why you might want to think twice before trying the 75 Hard Challenge this year, according to three experts.
Well+Good on Health
4 Common Habits a Sleep Doctor Is Begging You To Stop for the Sake of Your Shut-Eye
These behaviors could be throwing off your circadian rhythm, making it tougher to get good sleep come nighttime.
«It isn’t just a boon for your mental health to see the light of day at least once each day. It’s a major help to your sleep, too. Because your circadian rhythm is largely regulated by light exposure, making sure to see at least some of that light during the day keeps it chugging along smoothly, whereas remaining inside (especially in a dimly lit space) can throw it off-kilter.»
How To Feel Confident Instead of Focus on Being Confident
It's important to learn how to feel confident rather than be confident because confidence isn't a trait but a changeable state of being.
Well+Good on Longevity
‘I’m One of the World’s Leading Longevity Experts—This Is the One Type of Bread I Eat Every…
Plus the best bread option at the grocery store, according to Dan Buettner.
Future Proof Your Body For Optimal Longevity
Dr. Vinh Pham shares four key exercises to future-proof your body for optimal longevity in just 10 minutes a day.
«1. Neck strengthening moves like controlled head circles and chin tucks 2. Mid-back rotations like side-lying spinal twists 3. Hinging movements—like bodyweight deadlifts and glute bridges—for the posterior chain (your low back, glutes, and hamstrings) 4. Dynamic hip flexor stretches like kneeling lunges»
Well+Good on Nutrition
Why to Never Take Nutrition Advice From Fitness Experts
Taking nutrition advice from fitness experts seems safe, but it’s not. Here’s why plus how vet any dietary advice online or IRL.
Well+Good on Public Speaking
Public Speaking Tips To Help You Crush Your Presentation
Public speaking can be scary. Here, two experts share their tips for overcoming stage fright and crushing your next public speaking event.
«Before you speak, you should have an idea of the knowledge level, expectations, and demographics of your audience»
Well+Good on Relationships
How To Meet Each of the 3 Sets of Needs In a Relationship
There are three sets of needs in a relationship, but they can't all be reached at once. Here, get a framework for how to prioritize them.
«many of the people I work with actually need to become needier in order to feel healthy and have more fulfilling lives. Both having needs and being needed by others are completely normal states of being»
4 Common Habits a Couples Therapist Is Begging You To Stop for the Sake of Your Relationship
Often unintentional, these behaviors can sneakily wreak havoc on your relationship over time.
Well+Good on Sleep
3 Mental Tricks To Fall Asleep When Your Mind Is Racing
If racing thoughts or worries are keeping you awake, try one of these three mental tricks to fall asleep, straight from sleep doctors.
«et into bed, leave your eyes open, and focus on staying awake, instead of falling asleep»
‘I’m a Cardiologist, and This Is Why I Recommend Everyone Have a Bedtime (and Stick to It)’
You’ve probably heard, ad infinitum, that you need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to feel rested, and stay healthy. But you may not know that consistency around the hours you sleep each night is…
«According to study researchers, disruptions to circadian rhythm are to blame. “Irregular sleep patterns have been shown to cause chronic inflammation, increase blood pressure, and alter glucose metabolism, which in turn increases insulin resistance. All of these factors are known to contribute to the development of coronary artery disease,” Dr. Patel explains.»
Well+Good on Walking
Daily Steps Goal if You’re Walking to Improve Brain Health
A recent study that looked at walking to improve brain health found that logging this many steps per day boosts memory and cognitive function.
«“It’s advised to try to walk at least 30 minutes a day, but remember that 10 minutes is better than nothing,”»
Walking May be The Secret to a Healthy Heart
Ready to keep your heart healthy and happy? Try walking for a healthly heart. Studies show it's just as beneficial as running.
Well+Good on Yoga
5 Instructions Your Yoga Teacher Is Giving You That You Should Ignore
Discover five common yoga myths you hear often in class, according to an exercise physiologist who's also a yoga teacher.
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Habit Stacking Will Trick Your Mind Into Adopting a New Habit
The concept of habit stacking refers to stacking a desired action on top of an existing habit. Here's why it can help with follow-through.
«“Old habits are ingrained in our brains and likely represent really good entry points or 'triggers' for new ones to be built,”»
12 Thought-Terminating Clichés That Damage Mental Health
Thought-terminating clichés like "it is what it is' run rampant in everyday conversation—but they may be damaging to your mental health.
«the human tendency to take complex feelings, concepts, and politics, and shrink them into short, clever phrases that aren't necessarily untruthful, but don't tell the full story.»
How To Enjoy Your Own Company, And Why That Matters
Learning how to enjoy your own company increases self-awareness and moves you closer to the life you'd like to lead, according to experts.
Why Waking Up in the Middle of the Night Is Actually Normal
Sleep experts explain why waking up a few times in the middle of the night is normal and why you definitely shouldn't stress over it.
«Waking up in the middle of the night is actually totally normal, says neurologist and sleep specialist Brandon Peters, MD»
5 Exercises To Improve Your Posture
Doing exercises to improve your posture can help strengthen the muscles from head to toe that you need to stand up straight.
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