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Carl Gregory

How To Succeed? Get More Sleep.

Especially in America, sleep hasn’t always had the best reputation. Popular sayings like “You can sleep when you’re dead” lend to the common belief that sleep equals weakness or laziness. Executives often brag about pulling an all-nighter or skimping on sleep to get the job done. However, studies now show that failure to accrue the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night actually lowers individuals’ productivity. Today, more and more people are waking up to the importance of a good night’s sleep. Countless studies show it is good for our health, our moods, and even our finances. But...

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Carl Gregory

The Science of Beauty Sleep

All the magazines tell us we need seven to nine hours of it each night, but is there any actual science behind “beauty sleep?” In short: yes. You know how an hour of meditation has that special ability to help you to recharge after a grueling day of work? Well, sleep is even better. Whilst you’re sleeping, various functions take place to help your body and mind heal and reset. And, it just so happens that many of these functions have a brilliant side effect on our outer appearance. Here are five beauty-boosting benefits that come with some quality shuteye:...

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Carl Gregory

How Vitamin D is Benefiting Athletes

There is a growing trend among U.S. athletes, and we’re not talking about side-snap pants and high tech running shoes… According to the Wall Street Journal, America’s “elite athletes’” newest training tactic is good old-fashioned vitamin D. This surge of love for the so-called “sunshine vitamin” comes after several small studies (as well as one larger one among military personnel) have suggested a possible link between low vitamin D levels and an increase in injury. Now, U.S. major leagues, various college athletic departments, and the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams are all tracking their players’ vitamin D levels, as...

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Carl Gregory

Tired All The Time? This Vitamin Could Be the Boost You Need

You sleep eight hours a night, adhere to a plant-based diet, and try to live an active, healthy lifestyle. So why are you so horribly tired all the time? The answer could be as simple and as treatable as a B12 deficiency. At its worst, poor B12 levels can cause extreme fatigue, palpitations, and decreased brain function. In some cases, symptoms can become so extreme that individuals believe they may have a serious and/or potentially fatal condition. The good news is B12 deficiency is fairly reversible, so long as it doesn’t go untreated too long. The better news: it is...

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