Practical Wellness

Practical Wellness falls under the Wellness & Learning umbrella, which covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community.

Circadian Rhythms and LED Blues

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LED screens on our devices produce an abundant amount of blue light, and this particular light is wreaking havoc with our sleep and our health.

COVID-Somnia

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A good night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but in 2020, many people suffered from “COVID-somnia.” This month’s Practical Wellness offers tips for easing anxiety and getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep rhythms.

If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

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Everyone knows that sleep loss makes you feel lousy. But losing sleep early in the night has a different effect on memory, learning, and creativity than losing the same number of hours toward morning. Linda Lindsay examines why everyone needs a full night of sleep —especially students heading back to school.

Performance in a Bottle

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Do sports drinks really help you recover and perform better? Yes and no.

Turmeric: Nature’s Golden Super Spice

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If you’ve eaten Indian or Thai food, you’ve eaten turmeric — it’s one of the signature ingredients in curry. It’s also used as a food coloring for mustard, cheese, and butter.

The Key to Good Habits

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How should you classify your habit forming techniques?

The D.O. Will See You Now

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What differentiates a doctor of osteopathy from a doctor of medicine? In this installment of Practical Wellness, columnist Linda Lindsay explores what makes them the same — but different.

Caffeine: What’s All the Buzz About?

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We know that caffeine perks us up. But the compound also boosts focus and physical endurance, and lowers the risk of a number of diseases. Here’s what to expect from your daily cappuccino or Earl Grey.