Can facial exercises reverse signs of aging? – Harvard Health Blog

Patients often come into my office asking, “How can I look younger?” While I always recommend healthy living — a balanced diet and...

Should you try kettlebells? – Harvard Health Blog

Kettlebells. There they were in the fitness aisle of my local big box store: cute little candy-colored cannonballs with handles on them. I...

Got pain? Get better sleep – Harvard Health Blog

The cell phone blares out reveille. Your eyes open reluctantly and you realize it’s morning, having only gone to bed four hours earlier...

What’s in your supplements? – Harvard Health Blog

If you’re taking an over-the-counter supplement that wasn’t recommended by your doctor, you’re not alone — about half of the US adult population...

A positive mindset can help your heart – Harvard Health Blog

Can being positive protect against heart disease? Yes! There is a lot of evidence suggesting that having a positive outlook — like being...

Parents don’t always realize that their teen is suicidal – Harvard Health Blog

Parents like to think that they know what is going on with their children — and that they would know if their teen...

Planet-friendly, plant-based home cooking – Harvard Health Blog

With all the news about the health and environmental advantages of eating less meat, many people are trying to eat more plant-based meals....

Integrative approaches to reduce IBS symptoms – Harvard Health Blog

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal condition that involves abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea, or both), affects over 10% of...

Tackling parent-teacher conferences: The early years – Harvard Health Blog

Coming into December, my wife Jenny and I had been through two parent-teacher conferences and were batting .500. The first, during my oldest...

Managing pain after surgery – Harvard Health Blog

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t...

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A practical guide to the Mediterranean diet – Harvard Health Blog

The Mediterranean diet has received much attention as a healthy way to eat, and with good reason. The Mediterranean diet has been shown...

Exceed Your Limits with Functional Overreaching

Functional overreaching is essentially short-term overtraining where you have a goal of digging yourself into a recovery ditch. Two weeks—two ball-busting weeks....