Soothe your stress in minutes 15 January 2024 00:21:50
Whether your stress manifests in your mind, body or behavior (or maybe all three) there are ways to find relief quickly. Clinical psychologist Jenny Taitz talks about some of the 75 evidence-based tips from her book Stress Resets: How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes.Learn more about sponsor ...
Soothe your stress in minutes
Whether your stress manifests in your mind, body or behavior (or maybe all three) there are ways to find relief quickly. Clinical psychologist Jenny Taitz talks about some of the 75 evidence-based tips from her book Stress Resets: How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes.Learn more about sponsor ...
Sleep myths, busted 09 January 2024 00:17:13
There are a lot of misconceptions about sleep. Sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins and her colleagues looked into common myths about sleep to help everyone get a better night's sleep.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Sleep myths, busted
There are a lot of misconceptions about sleep. Sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins and her colleagues looked into common myths about sleep to help everyone get a better night's sleep.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to start an exercise habit 04 January 2024 00:15:11
You don't have to be a marathoner or a gym rat to get meaningful health benefits from exercise. And that sort of "go big or go home" mentality can actually be a block to getting movement. This episode, we bust common misconceptions about exercise so you can get moving in a way that feels good to you...
How to start an exercise habit
You don't have to be a marathoner or a gym rat to get meaningful health benefits from exercise. And that sort of "go big or go home" mentality can actually be a block to getting movement. This episode, we bust common misconceptions about exercise so you can get moving in a way that feels good to you...
How to make resolutions you'll keep 01 January 2024 00:18:01
Happy New Year! If you want to make a resolution that sticks, the key to success is creating what's known as a SMART goal. This episode outlines how SMART goals work and how they can help you use your time for the things that matter most.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/a...
How to make resolutions you'll keep
Happy New Year! If you want to make a resolution that sticks, the key to success is creating what's known as a SMART goal. This episode outlines how SMART goals work and how they can help you use your time for the things that matter most.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/a...
Ready to get running? A starter guide 28 December 2023 00:24:27
Running is a classic form of exercise for a reason. You don't need equipment or a gym membership and it provides cardiovascular benefits. But many people are told that running is not for them because of their body type. We talk to Martinus Evans, a running coach and the author of "Slow AF Run Club,"...
Ready to get running? A starter guide
Running is a classic form of exercise for a reason. You don't need equipment or a gym membership and it provides cardiovascular benefits. But many people are told that running is not for them because of their body type. We talk to Martinus Evans, a running coach and the author of "Slow AF Run Club,"...
How to cope with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) 21 December 2023 00:20:14
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and then there's seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do. (This episode originally aired in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to cope with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and then there's seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do. (This episode originally aired in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to relieve constipation 09 December 2023 00:16:28
Haven't pooped in days? Gastroenterologists explain what to do in this SOS moment — and share tips on how to avoid chronic constipation. This episode was originally published July 10, 2023.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to relieve constipation
Haven't pooped in days? Gastroenterologists explain what to do in this SOS moment — and share tips on how to avoid chronic constipation. This episode was originally published July 10, 2023.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to combat loneliness 05 December 2023 00:17:10
1 in 4 adults says they're lonely. The consequences of long-term social disconnection can be dire — everything from an increased risk of heart attacks to dementia and premature death. Primary care physician and author of the new book Project UnLonely Dr. Jeremy Nobel offers tips to feel less lonely...
How to combat loneliness
1 in 4 adults says they're lonely. The consequences of long-term social disconnection can be dire — everything from an increased risk of heart attacks to dementia and premature death. Primary care physician and author of the new book Project UnLonely Dr. Jeremy Nobel offers tips to feel less lonely...
Make the most of your chilly outdoor workouts 04 December 2023 00:16:14
How cold is too cold? What kind of gear should you wear? And how do you stay motivated to workout outside when the weather is dreary? Cold-loving runners and a doctor share their advice to get moving during the winter. This episode originally published January 19, 2023Learn more about sponsor messag...
Make the most of your chilly outdoor workouts
How cold is too cold? What kind of gear should you wear? And how do you stay motivated to workout outside when the weather is dreary? Cold-loving runners and a doctor share their advice to get moving during the winter. This episode originally published January 19, 2023Learn more about sponsor messag...
Ready to cold plunge? We dive into the science to see if it's worth it 20 November 2023 00:20:23
Dipping in cold water is a growing trend. It's not just for the thrill — people who cold plunge say it helps with anxiety, metabolic health and more. But is there science to support those claims?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Ready to cold plunge? We dive into the science to see if it's worth it
Dipping in cold water is a growing trend. It's not just for the thrill — people who cold plunge say it helps with anxiety, metabolic health and more. But is there science to support those claims?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Demystifying your health insurance plan 31 October 2023 00:17:13
It's open enrollment season, meaning it's time to pick a health care plan. But it can be confusing to decipher all the acronyms and lingo of health care — so how do you pick the right health care plan for you? This episode, we break down commonly used terms and offer a strategy to help crunch the nu...
Demystifying your health insurance plan
It's open enrollment season, meaning it's time to pick a health care plan. But it can be confusing to decipher all the acronyms and lingo of health care — so how do you pick the right health care plan for you? This episode, we break down commonly used terms and offer a strategy to help crunch the nu...
How to save a life with CPR 26 October 2023 00:19:20
Every year, more than 350,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting in the United States. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can help double or triple survival rates. In this episode, we'll explain the basics of this emergency procedure so you can feel empowered to help in ...
How to save a life with CPR
Every year, more than 350,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting in the United States. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can help double or triple survival rates. In this episode, we'll explain the basics of this emergency procedure so you can feel empowered to help in ...
Fiber is a dietary superhero. Are you eating enough of it? 19 September 2023 00:15:06
NPR's Maria Godoy is a self-proclaimed fiber fanatic. She shares eight ways to add fiber to your diet (munch on popcorn!) and provides a grocery list of high-fiber foods that you can print out at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Fiber is a dietary superhero. Are you eating enough of it?
NPR's Maria Godoy is a self-proclaimed fiber fanatic. She shares eight ways to add fiber to your diet (munch on popcorn!) and provides a grocery list of high-fiber foods that you can print out at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Scarfing down your food? Here's how to slow down and eat more mindfully 11 September 2023 00:15:14
Eating more deliberately can help you make better choices about nourishing your body, says Lilian Cheung, a mindful eating lecturer at Harvard. She shares how to enjoy meals while paying attention.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Scarfing down your food? Here's how to slow down and eat more mindfully
Eating more deliberately can help you make better choices about nourishing your body, says Lilian Cheung, a mindful eating lecturer at Harvard. She shares how to enjoy meals while paying attention.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Meal prep made easy 21 August 2023 00:15:12
What's for dinner? It's a question that can lead to overspending on delivery, unhealthy meals and dread. FitMenCook founder Kevin Curry shares meal prep techniques that can alleviate stress and save money. This episode originally published January 31, 2023.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
Meal prep made easy
What's for dinner? It's a question that can lead to overspending on delivery, unhealthy meals and dread. FitMenCook founder Kevin Curry shares meal prep techniques that can alleviate stress and save money. This episode originally published January 31, 2023.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
Protect your hearing and ears 17 August 2023 00:23:49
If you find yourself in loud clubs, concerts or cities, you might be doing more damage to your hearing than you think. People of all ages are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, but few of us know what to do about it. In this episode, how to protect your ears: what your phone volume should reall...
Protect your hearing and ears
If you find yourself in loud clubs, concerts or cities, you might be doing more damage to your hearing than you think. People of all ages are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, but few of us know what to do about it. In this episode, how to protect your ears: what your phone volume should reall...
Millennial? Gen Z? It may be time for colorectal cancer screening 08 August 2023 00:14:02
Colorectal cancer cases are on the rise among young people. In this episode, we explain the risk, symptoms to look out for and how to get screened.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Millennial? Gen Z? It may be time for colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer cases are on the rise among young people. In this episode, we explain the risk, symptoms to look out for and how to get screened.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Minimize your back pain while cooking 31 July 2023 00:16:42
Many of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. It might not disappear entirely, but you can find ways to comfortably perform everyday tasks like cooking. This episode offers strategies for minimizing your pain when making a meal – like chopping and loading an oven with minimal disc...
Minimize your back pain while cooking
Many of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. It might not disappear entirely, but you can find ways to comfortably perform everyday tasks like cooking. This episode offers strategies for minimizing your pain when making a meal – like chopping and loading an oven with minimal disc...
Bring more play into your life 27 July 2023 00:19:53
Play isn't just fun. Researchers argue it can help you adapt to difficult circumstances, collaborate better and problem-solve. We'll help you figure out your play personality and how to prioritize play in your life.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
Bring more play into your life
Play isn't just fun. Researchers argue it can help you adapt to difficult circumstances, collaborate better and problem-solve. We'll help you figure out your play personality and how to prioritize play in your life.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
Make a salad you want to eat 24 July 2023 00:19:22
We should all be eating more vegetables. One fast way to do that: toss them in a salad! We'll cover how to make nutritious, affordable, and, most importantly, crave-worthy salads.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Make a salad you want to eat
We should all be eating more vegetables. One fast way to do that: toss them in a salad! We'll cover how to make nutritious, affordable, and, most importantly, crave-worthy salads.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What to do when you're constipated 10 July 2023 00:16:13
We've got a step-by-step guide for that SOS moment when you haven't pooped in days and days. Plus: tips to help you avoid chronic constipation, and a little toilet pep talk from a gastroenterologist.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What to do when you're constipated
We've got a step-by-step guide for that SOS moment when you haven't pooped in days and days. Plus: tips to help you avoid chronic constipation, and a little toilet pep talk from a gastroenterologist.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Learning how to swim could save your life. Here's where to start 29 June 2023 00:20:06
Knowing how to swim can help you have fun at the pool or beach this summer. But it could also save your life. According to the CDC, an average of 11 people die daily from drowning in the U.S. Here are some tips to start swimming at any age.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com...
Learning how to swim could save your life. Here's where to start
Knowing how to swim can help you have fun at the pool or beach this summer. But it could also save your life. According to the CDC, an average of 11 people die daily from drowning in the U.S. Here are some tips to start swimming at any age.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com...
How to start running in the body you have 22 June 2023 00:23:56
Running is a classic form of exercise for a reason. It gets you from point A to point B, you don't need equipment or a gym membership and it provides cardiovascular benefits. But many people are told that running is not for them because of their body type. We talk to Martinus Evans, author of "Slow ...
How to start running in the body you have
Running is a classic form of exercise for a reason. It gets you from point A to point B, you don't need equipment or a gym membership and it provides cardiovascular benefits. But many people are told that running is not for them because of their body type. We talk to Martinus Evans, author of "Slow ...
Ultra-processed foods are everywhere. Here's how to avoid them 20 June 2023 00:13:43
Ultra-processed foods are tasty, cheap and everywhere. But they come with health risks. NPR health correspondent Maria Godoy lays out ways to spot and avoid ultra-processed foods during your next grocery run.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Ultra-processed foods are everywhere. Here's how to avoid them
Ultra-processed foods are tasty, cheap and everywhere. But they come with health risks. NPR health correspondent Maria Godoy lays out ways to spot and avoid ultra-processed foods during your next grocery run.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Pick the best sunscreen for you 29 May 2023 00:19:50
No matter your skin tone, sunscreen keeps your skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But to use it right, you need to know a few things: What SPF to use, how often to reapply and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. We explain what to look for on the back of a sunscreen bottle ...
Pick the best sunscreen for you
No matter your skin tone, sunscreen keeps your skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But to use it right, you need to know a few things: What SPF to use, how often to reapply and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. We explain what to look for on the back of a sunscreen bottle ...
What to do when you're feeling anxious 23 May 2023 00:19:36
Anxiety can feel awful and overwhelming. But it can also be a helpful warning signal — telling us when we're in danger or out of alignment with our true feelings. We share tips on how to turn down the dial on your anxiety symptoms, so you can listen to what they're trying to tell you.Learn more abou...
What to do when you're feeling anxious
Anxiety can feel awful and overwhelming. But it can also be a helpful warning signal — telling us when we're in danger or out of alignment with our true feelings. We share tips on how to turn down the dial on your anxiety symptoms, so you can listen to what they're trying to tell you.Learn more abou...
Pregnant? Here's how to deal with the new you 11 May 2023 00:23:40
Pregnancy is hard work – for the body, mind and soul. There are seemingly endless resources for all the physical and logistical aspects of pregnancy but far fewer for renegotiating your sense of self in every part of your life. We'll discuss the effect of pregnancy on the brain, the importance of em...
Pregnant? Here's how to deal with the new you
Pregnancy is hard work – for the body, mind and soul. There are seemingly endless resources for all the physical and logistical aspects of pregnancy but far fewer for renegotiating your sense of self in every part of your life. We'll discuss the effect of pregnancy on the brain, the importance of em...
5 ways to improve your indoor air quality 09 May 2023 00:15:48
Want fresher, cleaner air at home? We share practical tips from researchers on how to clean your house (and your air), test your air quality, and change your habits to limit indoor air pollution.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
5 ways to improve your indoor air quality
Want fresher, cleaner air at home? We share practical tips from researchers on how to clean your house (and your air), test your air quality, and change your habits to limit indoor air pollution.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A better way to talk to your doctor 02 May 2023 00:18:15
Ever leave the doctor's office confused or with unanswered questions? Talking to doctors and other medical professionals can be hard - whether they're good at their jobs or not. We'll give you the tools to get more out of your appointments. We'll talk about how to choose a provider, prepare for your...
A better way to talk to your doctor
Ever leave the doctor's office confused or with unanswered questions? Talking to doctors and other medical professionals can be hard - whether they're good at their jobs or not. We'll give you the tools to get more out of your appointments. We'll talk about how to choose a provider, prepare for your...
How to have the STIs conversation 21 March 2023 00:17:04
With Dr. Evalene Dacker, we lay out the science of STIs and then give you language to talk about them and, more broadly, about sex, with a potential partner. Because for something so fun, sex can be hard to talk about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
How to have the STIs conversation
With Dr. Evalene Dacker, we lay out the science of STIs and then give you language to talk about them and, more broadly, about sex, with a potential partner. Because for something so fun, sex can be hard to talk about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
The truth about caffeine 07 March 2023 00:23:19
75% of Americans consume some kind of caffeine at least once a day. Whether your caffeine of choice is coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks, how do you know that it's working for you and not against you? We speak with experts about how you can assess your relationship to caffeine and explore why caffe...
The truth about caffeine
75% of Americans consume some kind of caffeine at least once a day. Whether your caffeine of choice is coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks, how do you know that it's working for you and not against you? We speak with experts about how you can assess your relationship to caffeine and explore why caffe...
The period talk you never got 06 March 2023 00:21:43
This episode, we hear from two period experts on understanding the science of periods, management techniques and how to know when something is wrong.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The period talk you never got
This episode, we hear from two period experts on understanding the science of periods, management techniques and how to know when something is wrong.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Teeth: an owner's manual 27 February 2023 00:21:12
Brush twice a day. Remember to floss. Visit the dentist twice a year. We know the drill...or maybe not? In this episode, how to take care of your teeth, from finding good dentist, to home teeth whitening, to the best brushing techniques.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/ad...
Teeth: an owner's manual
Brush twice a day. Remember to floss. Visit the dentist twice a year. We know the drill...or maybe not? In this episode, how to take care of your teeth, from finding good dentist, to home teeth whitening, to the best brushing techniques.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/ad...
Practical tips for exercising in the cold 23 January 2023 00:14:49
What kind of gear should you wear? How cold is too cold? And how do you stay motivated to say, run outdoors, when the weather is dreary? Athlete and activist Alison Mariella Désir, author of Running While Black, and Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a sports medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, share their be...
Practical tips for exercising in the cold
What kind of gear should you wear? How cold is too cold? And how do you stay motivated to say, run outdoors, when the weather is dreary? Athlete and activist Alison Mariella Désir, author of Running While Black, and Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a sports medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, share their be...
How to wake up early, even if you're a night owl 25 October 2022 00:22:47
Waking up at dawn with the bakers and the baristas may not be for everyone — especially night owls. Whether you have to wake up early or you'd like to become more of a morning lark, here are a few habits that can help you set yourself up for success at that first alarm.Learn more about sponsor messa...
How to wake up early, even if you're a night owl
Waking up at dawn with the bakers and the baristas may not be for everyone — especially night owls. Whether you have to wake up early or you'd like to become more of a morning lark, here are a few habits that can help you set yourself up for success at that first alarm.Learn more about sponsor messa...
Tips for finding relief from IBS 11 October 2022 00:15:37
More than 25 million Americans have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. While IBS symptoms present in the gut, it turns out that stress and anxiety can actually exacerbate symptoms. Here's how to identify triggers for IBS, eat a diet that decreases gas and bloating — and learn where to seek help.Learn more ab...
Tips for finding relief from IBS
More than 25 million Americans have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. While IBS symptoms present in the gut, it turns out that stress and anxiety can actually exacerbate symptoms. Here's how to identify triggers for IBS, eat a diet that decreases gas and bloating — and learn where to seek help.Learn more ab...
Exercises to 'futureproof' your body against chronic pain 29 August 2022 00:19:46
Vinh Pham, physical therapist and author of "Sit Up Straight: Futureproof Your Body Against Chronic Pain with 12 Simple Movements," explains why mobility exercises and good posture may be your best defense against muscle and joint pain.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adc...
Exercises to 'futureproof' your body against chronic pain
Vinh Pham, physical therapist and author of "Sit Up Straight: Futureproof Your Body Against Chronic Pain with 12 Simple Movements," explains why mobility exercises and good posture may be your best defense against muscle and joint pain.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adc...
How to stop revenge bedtime procrastination 16 June 2022 00:19:31
When your days are packed, it can be hard to find some "me time" time to unwind. You might find yourself staying up past your bedtime, scrolling on social media or watching an extra episode of your latest show, That's called "revenge bedtime procrastination." These tips can help you overcome it.Lear...
How to stop revenge bedtime procrastination
When your days are packed, it can be hard to find some "me time" time to unwind. You might find yourself staying up past your bedtime, scrolling on social media or watching an extra episode of your latest show, That's called "revenge bedtime procrastination." These tips can help you overcome it.Lear...
How to make the most of your health insurance 02 May 2022 00:21:54
Using your health insurance doesn't have to be on an "in-case-of-emergency" basis. Learn how to make the most of your coverage by taking advantage of preventative care, strategically timing procedures and getting exercise classes covered.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/a...
How to make the most of your health insurance
Using your health insurance doesn't have to be on an "in-case-of-emergency" basis. Learn how to make the most of your coverage by taking advantage of preventative care, strategically timing procedures and getting exercise classes covered.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/a...
Masks are off on public transit. How to assess risk in a less-masked world 23 April 2022 00:08:48
Now that a federal judge has thrown out mask mandates on public transportation, many people are wondering, "How safe is it to use these forms of travel if many people aren't masked?" In this episode Life Kit, learn how to assess your risk and make the best choice for you.Learn more about sponsor mes...
Masks are off on public transit. How to assess risk in a less-masked world
Now that a federal judge has thrown out mask mandates on public transportation, many people are wondering, "How safe is it to use these forms of travel if many people aren't masked?" In this episode Life Kit, learn how to assess your risk and make the best choice for you.Learn more about sponsor mes...
How to pick a birth control that works for you 07 March 2022 00:25:08
Picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you. (This episode originally aired in February 2020.)Learn more about s...
How to pick a birth control that works for you
Picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you. (This episode originally aired in February 2020.)Learn more about s...
How to cope with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) 27 January 2022 00:19:33
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and then there's seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do. (This episode originally aired in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to cope with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and then there's seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do. (This episode originally aired in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to talk to your Latinx parents about mental health 18 January 2022 00:22:48
Shame and stigma play a huge role in discouraging folks in the Latinx community from seeking mental health care — and talking about it with their families. These steps can help you prepare for the conversation with your loved ones.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoice...
How to talk to your Latinx parents about mental health
Shame and stigma play a huge role in discouraging folks in the Latinx community from seeking mental health care — and talking about it with their families. These steps can help you prepare for the conversation with your loved ones.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoice...
Need to make a change in your life? Behavioral science can help 17 January 2022 00:18:23
When's the best time to start a new habit? And what makes some stick while others fall by the wayside? Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman's new book, How to Change, breaks down the research about how to leverage human nature instead of working against it to achieve your goals. (This episode originall...
Need to make a change in your life? Behavioral science can help
When's the best time to start a new habit? And what makes some stick while others fall by the wayside? Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman's new book, How to Change, breaks down the research about how to leverage human nature instead of working against it to achieve your goals. (This episode originall...
How to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine with people who are hesitant 15 January 2022 00:16:10
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jasmine Marcelin shares how she has conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with people who have doubts about getting vaccinated. (A version of this episode originally aired on NPR's Short Wave.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices...
How to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine with people who are hesitant
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jasmine Marcelin shares how she has conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with people who have doubts about getting vaccinated. (A version of this episode originally aired on NPR's Short Wave.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices...
A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5 08 January 2022 00:09:46
Amid the omicron surge, there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5. In this episode, infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers listeners' questions on the latest COVID variant, daycare and travel for unvaccinated children.Learn more about sponsor message ...
A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5
Amid the omicron surge, there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5. In this episode, infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers listeners' questions on the latest COVID variant, daycare and travel for unvaccinated children.Learn more about sponsor message ...
How to divest from diet culture 04 January 2022 00:32:20
In 2021, nearly half of all new year's resolutions in the U.S. were based on weight loss. Why do we set these goals for ourselves? Diet culture, the social expectations that value thinness and appearance above all else, can impact how we view our bodies and treat others. The good news is, we can fre...
How to divest from diet culture
In 2021, nearly half of all new year's resolutions in the U.S. were based on weight loss. Why do we set these goals for ourselves? Diet culture, the social expectations that value thinness and appearance above all else, can impact how we view our bodies and treat others. The good news is, we can fre...
Mindfulness for beginners 03 January 2022 00:17:30
It's counterintuitive, but an effective way to manage our negative reactions to life's stressors actually involves slowing down and paying very close attention. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction, explains how to begin a meditation practice — and how doing so can help ...
Mindfulness for beginners
It's counterintuitive, but an effective way to manage our negative reactions to life's stressors actually involves slowing down and paying very close attention. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction, explains how to begin a meditation practice — and how doing so can help ...
When it comes to exercise, "all movements count" 30 December 2021 00:16:09
Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye! (This episode originally aired in December 2018.)Learn more abou...
When it comes to exercise, "all movements count"
Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye! (This episode originally aired in December 2018.)Learn more abou...
6 tips on taking a break from drinking 27 December 2021 00:24:05
Thinking about taking a break from drinking? Here are ways to help you make a plan, navigate tricky social situations and reassess your relationship with alcohol so you can experience the benefits of dry January. (This episode originally aired in January 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choice...
6 tips on taking a break from drinking
Thinking about taking a break from drinking? Here are ways to help you make a plan, navigate tricky social situations and reassess your relationship with alcohol so you can experience the benefits of dry January. (This episode originally aired in January 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choice...
How solitude can help you regulate your mood 23 December 2021 00:16:55
Everyone needs a little alone time, but during this pandemic, you may have felt like you had too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back! This episode breaks down research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much. (This ep...
How solitude can help you regulate your mood
Everyone needs a little alone time, but during this pandemic, you may have felt like you had too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back! This episode breaks down research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much. (This ep...
What happens in our brain when we grieve — and how it helps us stay afloat 18 December 2021 00:15:22
When we lose a loved one, it can feel like we've lost a part of ourselves. And for good reason, our brains are learning how to live in this world without someone we care about in it. In this episode, psychologist Mary-Frances O'Connor explains what happens in our brain when we experience grief. (A v...
What happens in our brain when we grieve — and how it helps us stay afloat
When we lose a loved one, it can feel like we've lost a part of ourselves. And for good reason, our brains are learning how to live in this world without someone we care about in it. In this episode, psychologist Mary-Frances O'Connor explains what happens in our brain when we experience grief. (A v...
Omicron variant, COVID booster shots — and how to stay safe during the holidays 13 December 2021 00:15:11
The holiday season is well underway, and with it, a fresh batch of worries over the latest COVID-19 variant, omicron. For those planning end-of-year celebrations and travel, NPR senior science and health correspondent Maria Godoy breaks down the latest coronavirus news.Learn more about sponsor messa...
Omicron variant, COVID booster shots — and how to stay safe during the holidays
The holiday season is well underway, and with it, a fresh batch of worries over the latest COVID-19 variant, omicron. For those planning end-of-year celebrations and travel, NPR senior science and health correspondent Maria Godoy breaks down the latest coronavirus news.Learn more about sponsor messa...
How to decide if freezing your eggs is right for you — and how to get started 30 November 2021 00:22:34
Freezing your eggs can open doors for your fertility. It's also emotional, time-consuming and expensive. Here are some things to think about before you decide to freeze your eggs — and what to know if you do, including how much it costs and how to prepare for the process.Learn more about sponsor mes...
How to decide if freezing your eggs is right for you — and how to get started
Freezing your eggs can open doors for your fertility. It's also emotional, time-consuming and expensive. Here are some things to think about before you decide to freeze your eggs — and what to know if you do, including how much it costs and how to prepare for the process.Learn more about sponsor mes...
How To Build A Sleep Routine For You And Your Children 08 November 2021 00:18:02
Getting enough sleep helps you focus, retain information and helps to fortify your immune system. But when it comes to children, they aren't always thinking about these benefits. For parents and caretakers struggling to get their little ones to bed on time, here are tips on establishing healthy slee...
How To Build A Sleep Routine For You And Your Children
Getting enough sleep helps you focus, retain information and helps to fortify your immune system. But when it comes to children, they aren't always thinking about these benefits. For parents and caretakers struggling to get their little ones to bed on time, here are tips on establishing healthy slee...
How to wake up early, even if you're not a morning person 04 November 2021 00:21:40
Waking up at dawn with the bakers and the baristas may not be for everyone — especially night owls. Whether you have to wake up early, or you'd like to become more of a morning lark, here are a few habits that can help you set yourself up for success at that first alarm.Learn more about sponsor mess...
How to wake up early, even if you're not a morning person
Waking up at dawn with the bakers and the baristas may not be for everyone — especially night owls. Whether you have to wake up early, or you'd like to become more of a morning lark, here are a few habits that can help you set yourself up for success at that first alarm.Learn more about sponsor mess...
How to create a basic skin care routine 28 October 2021 00:15:23
Your skin is your largest organ. If you want to care for it without getting sucked into a wormhole of pharmacological-sounding mumbo jumbo, this guide to building a basic skin care routine is for you.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to create a basic skin care routine
Your skin is your largest organ. If you want to care for it without getting sucked into a wormhole of pharmacological-sounding mumbo jumbo, this guide to building a basic skin care routine is for you.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Climate Anxiety Is Real. Here's How To Address It 25 October 2021 00:17:32
The climate crisis is here, and if you feel climate anxiety, that's a totally normal response. It's easy to feel overwhelmed or numb when you start thinking about the bigger picture, but it's important to let yourself feel all those emotions, says ecotherapist Phoenix Smith.In this episode, Smith ta...
Climate Anxiety Is Real. Here's How To Address It
The climate crisis is here, and if you feel climate anxiety, that's a totally normal response. It's easy to feel overwhelmed or numb when you start thinking about the bigger picture, but it's important to let yourself feel all those emotions, says ecotherapist Phoenix Smith.In this episode, Smith ta...
How To Choose A Health Insurance Plan 18 October 2021 00:24:53
Picking health insurance takes a lot of work. It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and there are a lot of confusing terms that come up every year. You also need to consider your general health and finances. So how can you make sense of it all? That's where we come in. In this episode of L...
How To Choose A Health Insurance Plan
Picking health insurance takes a lot of work. It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and there are a lot of confusing terms that come up every year. You also need to consider your general health and finances. So how can you make sense of it all? That's where we come in. In this episode of L...
5 Tips For Getting Started With Strength Training 12 October 2021 00:21:05
Strength training is a great way to exercise efficiently while preventing injury. And while it's not that difficult to get into it, it can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. That's where we're going to help!In this episode, you'll hear from experts about their tips to get started a...
5 Tips For Getting Started With Strength Training
Strength training is a great way to exercise efficiently while preventing injury. And while it's not that difficult to get into it, it can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. That's where we're going to help!In this episode, you'll hear from experts about their tips to get started a...
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide 28 September 2021 00:18:49
Research shows that suicide is preventable. And while surveys have shown that Americans know this, they might not know how to help someone who may be at risk.It's National Suicide Prevention Month, and we're looking at ways you can help if you know someone who is struggling.Learn more about sponsor ...
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide
Research shows that suicide is preventable. And while surveys have shown that Americans know this, they might not know how to help someone who may be at risk.It's National Suicide Prevention Month, and we're looking at ways you can help if you know someone who is struggling.Learn more about sponsor ...
Is It Laziness, Or A Sign You Need To Slow Down? 23 September 2021 00:17:27
We don't question whether our pets, friends or family have earned their right to exist, so why do we sometimes think about our own lives in those terms? What we learn about the value of productivity and the negative connotation of "laziness" is part of the problem, says social psychologist Devon Pri...
Is It Laziness, Or A Sign You Need To Slow Down?
We don't question whether our pets, friends or family have earned their right to exist, so why do we sometimes think about our own lives in those terms? What we learn about the value of productivity and the negative connotation of "laziness" is part of the problem, says social psychologist Devon Pri...
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism 20 September 2021 00:22:00
Whether you know it or not, you know somebody who is autistic. So if you think autism doesn't affect you, you're wrong, says Eric Garcia.In this episode, Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help y...
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism
Whether you know it or not, you know somebody who is autistic. So if you think autism doesn't affect you, you're wrong, says Eric Garcia.In this episode, Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help y...
There's More To Getting In Shape Than How You Look 14 September 2021 00:15:06
Exercise is important, but balancing exercise with mental health and your own body confidence can be a tricky thing to pull off.In this episode, we talk to experts about how to keep comfortable in your body as it changes, and how to find that balance while exercising.Learn more about sponsor message...
There's More To Getting In Shape Than How You Look
Exercise is important, but balancing exercise with mental health and your own body confidence can be a tricky thing to pull off.In this episode, we talk to experts about how to keep comfortable in your body as it changes, and how to find that balance while exercising.Learn more about sponsor message...
How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy 13 September 2021 00:14:36
Medical transition-related treatments like hormone replacement therapy are associated with overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of both physical and mental health for transgender people. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to get started.In this episode of NPR's Short Wave, reporter James F...
How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy
Medical transition-related treatments like hormone replacement therapy are associated with overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of both physical and mental health for transgender people. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to get started.In this episode of NPR's Short Wave, reporter James F...
How To Tap Into The Good Anxiety In Your Life 09 September 2021 00:13:34
Anxiety can feel like the enemy, and it's easy to want to obliterate those feelings. But that might not be the best approach, according to Wendy Suzuki.In this episode, Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion, outlines strategies to turn that sinking fe...
How To Tap Into The Good Anxiety In Your Life
Anxiety can feel like the enemy, and it's easy to want to obliterate those feelings. But that might not be the best approach, according to Wendy Suzuki.In this episode, Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion, outlines strategies to turn that sinking fe...
How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant 30 August 2021 00:12:19
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and b...
How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and b...
'Can I Ask That?' Tips For Navigating Questions About Booster Shots And More 24 August 2021 00:10:51
People are making up for time lost during the pandemic. Weddings are happening again. People are hosting cookouts, and going on vacation. Some people are heading back to in-person school and adjusting to working from the office again. But the health crisis is not over, and people in different parts ...
'Can I Ask That?' Tips For Navigating Questions About Booster Shots And More
People are making up for time lost during the pandemic. Weddings are happening again. People are hosting cookouts, and going on vacation. Some people are heading back to in-person school and adjusting to working from the office again. But the health crisis is not over, and people in different parts ...
Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic 16 August 2021 00:10:22
If you've noticed that your kid put on some weight during the pandemic and you're not sure what — if anything — to do about it, you're not alone.Weight is an incredibly fraught topic — and an imperfect indicator of health. As parents, a kid's sudden weight gain can be hard to know how to tackle — th...
Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic
If you've noticed that your kid put on some weight during the pandemic and you're not sure what — if anything — to do about it, you're not alone.Weight is an incredibly fraught topic — and an imperfect indicator of health. As parents, a kid's sudden weight gain can be hard to know how to tackle — th...
What You Should Know About The Delta Variant 24 July 2021 00:08:53
We're in another unsettling moment in the pandemic. Even people who are vaccinated are wondering if it's time to be cautious again, given the rise in cases, the fast-spreading Delta variant and reports of vaccinated people testing positive. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey offers some guidanc...
What You Should Know About The Delta Variant
We're in another unsettling moment in the pandemic. Even people who are vaccinated are wondering if it's time to be cautious again, given the rise in cases, the fast-spreading Delta variant and reports of vaccinated people testing positive. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey offers some guidanc...
4 Tips To Beat Extreme Heat 19 July 2021 00:13:37
Record-breaking temperatures resulting from climate change are a global problem. And while our bodies have ways to dissipate heat, sometimes they just can't keep up with extreme temperatures. Here are four tips from experts on how to stay safe and cool in extreme heat.Learn more about sponsor messag...
4 Tips To Beat Extreme Heat
Record-breaking temperatures resulting from climate change are a global problem. And while our bodies have ways to dissipate heat, sometimes they just can't keep up with extreme temperatures. Here are four tips from experts on how to stay safe and cool in extreme heat.Learn more about sponsor messag...
A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains The Importance Of SPF 01 June 2021 00:20:05
Ah, summer. If you're making plans to head outside to enjoy the weather, don't forget to pack your sunscreen. What's that? You don't need it? Yes, you do. Here's why, and how to use it effectively. (This episode originally ran in July 2020.) This is the second in our week of episodes all about getti...
A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains The Importance Of SPF
Ah, summer. If you're making plans to head outside to enjoy the weather, don't forget to pack your sunscreen. What's that? You don't need it? Yes, you do. Here's why, and how to use it effectively. (This episode originally ran in July 2020.) This is the second in our week of episodes all about getti...
Understanding The Latest CDC Mask Guidance 22 May 2021 00:11:19
The CDC says vaccinated folks don't need masks in most settings. NPR's Short Wave team breaks down that guidance and the pushback.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Understanding The Latest CDC Mask Guidance
The CDC says vaccinated folks don't need masks in most settings. NPR's Short Wave team breaks down that guidance and the pushback.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Feeling Foggy? It's Not Just You 17 May 2021 00:15:03
The stress and trauma from the past year have taken a toll on all of our brains. Mental health care providers say their patients are reporting brain fog and fatigue. If that sounds familiar, here's why — and what you can do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Pr...
Feeling Foggy? It's Not Just You
The stress and trauma from the past year have taken a toll on all of our brains. Mental health care providers say their patients are reporting brain fog and fatigue. If that sounds familiar, here's why — and what you can do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Pr...
Questions To Ask Yourself Before Going Maskless 10 May 2021 00:14:30
There are lots of things to consider if you're planning on shedding your mask. In this episode, NPR science editor Maria Godoy joins us to walk through the CDC recommendations and the research to back them up.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Questions To Ask Yourself Before Going Maskless
There are lots of things to consider if you're planning on shedding your mask. In this episode, NPR science editor Maria Godoy joins us to walk through the CDC recommendations and the research to back them up.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Reframing (And Reclaiming) Your Relationship With Food 29 April 2021 00:16:48
The practice of intuitive eating is about reconnecting with our bodies, trusting our physical signals and forging a healthy relationship with food. And — importantly — it's not about losing weight. (This episode originally ran in 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/ad...
Reframing (And Reclaiming) Your Relationship With Food
The practice of intuitive eating is about reconnecting with our bodies, trusting our physical signals and forging a healthy relationship with food. And — importantly — it's not about losing weight. (This episode originally ran in 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/ad...
The Sex Ed Most Queer Students Never Got 27 April 2021 00:22:37
School health classes in the U.S. rarely include instruction about sex for LGBTQ students. Here's what to know.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Sex Ed Most Queer Students Never Got
School health classes in the U.S. rarely include instruction about sex for LGBTQ students. Here's what to know.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why (And How) To Cut Back On Meat 19 April 2021 00:17:08
Meat production takes a heavy toll on the environment. Here's how to dial back your meat intake and make a big impact.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why (And How) To Cut Back On Meat
Meat production takes a heavy toll on the environment. Here's how to dial back your meat intake and make a big impact.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss 12 April 2021 00:22:06
Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.L...
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss
Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.L...
How To Deal With Burnout 18 March 2021 00:21:21
Burnout is common across the globe, and the pandemic has only exacerbated it. In this episode, experts unpack the signs of burnout and how you can gain more control over your work and your life.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Deal With Burnout
Burnout is common across the globe, and the pandemic has only exacerbated it. In this episode, experts unpack the signs of burnout and how you can gain more control over your work and your life.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What You Can Do Once You're Vaccinated, According To The CDC 15 March 2021 00:11:02
Is an indoor visit between vaccinated friends safe? How about a hug with Grandma, even when young relatives haven't gotten their shots? The CDC released their guidelines for fully vaccinated people last week. Here's an explanation of what they advise, from NPR's Short Wave team.Learn more about spon...
What You Can Do Once You're Vaccinated, According To The CDC
Is an indoor visit between vaccinated friends safe? How about a hug with Grandma, even when young relatives haven't gotten their shots? The CDC released their guidelines for fully vaccinated people last week. Here's an explanation of what they advise, from NPR's Short Wave team.Learn more about spon...
Start Therapy (And Make It Work For You) 11 March 2021 00:23:17
Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. Here are four tips to help you make your first appointment, even virtually. (This episode originally ran in January 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Start Therapy (And Make It Work For You)
Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. Here are four tips to help you make your first appointment, even virtually. (This episode originally ran in January 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Deciding When To Have A Baby 01 March 2021 00:24:12
Whether you've always wanted to be a parent or not, starting a family is a big decision. The pandemic makes it even tougher. In this episode, experts talk through what to consider.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Deciding When To Have A Baby
Whether you've always wanted to be a parent or not, starting a family is a big decision. The pandemic makes it even tougher. In this episode, experts talk through what to consider.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Coping With Anxiety Around The News 18 January 2021 00:14:31
The news is overwhelming right now. Neuroscientist Judson Brewer can help. Take a break from the headlines and press play. (This episode originally ran in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Coping With Anxiety Around The News
The news is overwhelming right now. Neuroscientist Judson Brewer can help. Take a break from the headlines and press play. (This episode originally ran in October 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What To Say To People Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine 12 January 2021 00:11:08
Many Americans remain unsure about whether to get the coronavirus vaccine. If you're talking to people in your life about getting it, make sure to lead with empathy and acknowledge what you don't know.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What To Say To People Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine
Many Americans remain unsure about whether to get the coronavirus vaccine. If you're talking to people in your life about getting it, make sure to lead with empathy and acknowledge what you don't know.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Trying To Form A Habit? Start Small 29 December 2020 00:13:50
BJ Fogg's book "Tiny Habits" explains that making small changes in behavior requires just a little motivation and lots of celebrating — and can have a big impact. (This episode originally ran earlier this year.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Trying To Form A Habit? Start Small
BJ Fogg's book "Tiny Habits" explains that making small changes in behavior requires just a little motivation and lots of celebrating — and can have a big impact. (This episode originally ran earlier this year.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Understanding The Biology Of Weight Loss 28 December 2020 00:21:40
Biology makes it hard to lose weight, so don't beat yourself up. In this episode, we won't tell you how to lose weight — or whether you even need to . But we'll explain science, which might help you be kinder to your body. (This episode originally ran in 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choice...
Understanding The Biology Of Weight Loss
Biology makes it hard to lose weight, so don't beat yourself up. In this episode, we won't tell you how to lose weight — or whether you even need to . But we'll explain science, which might help you be kinder to your body. (This episode originally ran in 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choice...
Cutting Back On Pandemic Drinking 17 December 2020 00:12:40
Alcohol sales are high and Americans are drinking more during the pandemic. If you're thinking of cutting back or even taking a break, you're not alone. Life Kit talked to the experts about how to do that.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Cutting Back On Pandemic Drinking
Alcohol sales are high and Americans are drinking more during the pandemic. If you're thinking of cutting back or even taking a break, you're not alone. Life Kit talked to the experts about how to do that.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Avoiding The Common Cold This Year 07 December 2020 00:21:25
The common cold is especially prevalent in the winter. Luckily, many steps we're taking to avoid the coronavirus help stop the spread of the cold, too. If you get it, here's what to watch for and when to call your doctor.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priva...
Avoiding The Common Cold This Year
The common cold is especially prevalent in the winter. Luckily, many steps we're taking to avoid the coronavirus help stop the spread of the cold, too. If you get it, here's what to watch for and when to call your doctor.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priva...
Peter Sagal Teaches Us How To Run 26 November 2020 00:15:27
You don't need fancy equipment or a gym to start running. Grab your headphones and some sneakers and let Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal tell you how he keeps going.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Peter Sagal Teaches Us How To Run
You don't need fancy equipment or a gym to start running. Grab your headphones and some sneakers and let Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal tell you how he keeps going.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier 24 November 2020 00:15:45
We could all use a little boost these days. Laurie Santos teaches a class on the science of happiness at Yale University, so we got her advice. (This episode originally ran in June 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier
We could all use a little boost these days. Laurie Santos teaches a class on the science of happiness at Yale University, so we got her advice. (This episode originally ran in June 2020.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving 23 November 2020 00:15:31
All gatherings carry risk during COVID-19. If you're meeting with people outside your immediate household during Thanksgiving, you can mitigate that risk by taking some basic steps. NPR's Short Wave team shares advice from the experts. You can find more resources at NPR.org/shortwave.Learn more abou...
How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving
All gatherings carry risk during COVID-19. If you're meeting with people outside your immediate household during Thanksgiving, you can mitigate that risk by taking some basic steps. NPR's Short Wave team shares advice from the experts. You can find more resources at NPR.org/shortwave.Learn more abou...
How To Take Care Of Yourself This Election Season 05 November 2020 00:26:15
2020 has been a lot. In this special episode from NPR's It's Been A Minute, host Sam Sanders talked with therapist Lori Gottlieb about taking care of mental health when everything feels terrible.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Take Care Of Yourself This Election Season
2020 has been a lot. In this special episode from NPR's It's Been A Minute, host Sam Sanders talked with therapist Lori Gottlieb about taking care of mental health when everything feels terrible.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
'Tis The Season: Dealing With Your Seasonal Affective Disorder 29 October 2020 00:19:54
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and we all have seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
'Tis The Season: Dealing With Your Seasonal Affective Disorder
It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and we all have seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Coping With Anxiety From Constant Headlines 26 October 2020 00:14:21
Between the coronavirus and the election, the news is overwhelming right now. Neuroscientist Judson Brewer can help. Take a break from the headlines and press play.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Coping With Anxiety From Constant Headlines
Between the coronavirus and the election, the news is overwhelming right now. Neuroscientist Judson Brewer can help. Take a break from the headlines and press play.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Making Social Change, With Help From Meditation 20 October 2020 00:20:32
When the world feels upside-down, it might seem counterintuitive to turn inward to create change. But that's exactly what meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we should do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Making Social Change, With Help From Meditation
When the world feels upside-down, it might seem counterintuitive to turn inward to create change. But that's exactly what meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we should do.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Eating Healthy Without Overspending 08 October 2020 00:10:19
Dietitian Shana Spence joins Life Kit to share her tips to making nutritious meals without spending more than you have to.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Eating Healthy Without Overspending
Dietitian Shana Spence joins Life Kit to share her tips to making nutritious meals without spending more than you have to.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Vaccines 101: How They Work And Why You Need Them 01 October 2020 00:20:07
Just because you (or your kids) are home all day doesn't mean you can skip your vaccines, including a flu shot. Here's how vaccines work and why they're important this year.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Vaccines 101: How They Work And Why You Need Them
Just because you (or your kids) are home all day doesn't mean you can skip your vaccines, including a flu shot. Here's how vaccines work and why they're important this year.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Lift Your Head And Lower Your Arms: A Better Work From Home Setup 21 September 2020 00:16:15
Is working from home causing all sorts of aches and pains? An ergonomics expert talked us through how to avoid the most common home setup pitfalls.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Lift Your Head And Lower Your Arms: A Better Work From Home Setup
Is working from home causing all sorts of aches and pains? An ergonomics expert talked us through how to avoid the most common home setup pitfalls.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You 30 July 2020 00:21:00
Deciding to forgive is a big step. After all, you're the one who's been harmed! But it turns out that forgiving someone actually has benefits for your mental health. The practice of radical forgiveness can help you process hurt and anger — and ultimately find peace.Learn more about sponsor message ...
Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You
Deciding to forgive is a big step. After all, you're the one who's been harmed! But it turns out that forgiving someone actually has benefits for your mental health. The practice of radical forgiveness can help you process hurt and anger — and ultimately find peace.Learn more about sponsor message ...
Regulate Your Mood With Solitude 27 July 2020 00:14:32
Everyone needs a little alone time, but with the current pandemic, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back. This episode breaks down some of the research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much.L...
Regulate Your Mood With Solitude
Everyone needs a little alone time, but with the current pandemic, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back. This episode breaks down some of the research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much.L...
A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains Why You Need To Get On Board 20 July 2020 00:20:28
No matter your skin tone, sunscreen keeps your skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But to use it right, you need to know a few things: What SPF to use, how often to reapply and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. This episode explains what to look for on the back of a sunscr...
A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains Why You Need To Get On Board
No matter your skin tone, sunscreen keeps your skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But to use it right, you need to know a few things: What SPF to use, how often to reapply and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. This episode explains what to look for on the back of a sunscr...
The Grandparents Want To See You. Is It Worth The Risk In A Pandemic? 16 July 2020 00:16:47
Thinking about making a trip to visit family? In the age of the coronavirus, there are questions you need to answer before showing up at your relative's house. In this episode, we talk through best practices for if, or when, you decide to visit elderly relatives during this pandemic.Learn more about...
The Grandparents Want To See You. Is It Worth The Risk In A Pandemic?
Thinking about making a trip to visit family? In the age of the coronavirus, there are questions you need to answer before showing up at your relative's house. In this episode, we talk through best practices for if, or when, you decide to visit elderly relatives during this pandemic.Learn more about...
Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It 14 July 2020 00:23:42
One in five Americans struggles with medical bills. The secret is that there's something you can do about it — you just have to know where to look and how to ask.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It
One in five Americans struggles with medical bills. The secret is that there's something you can do about it — you just have to know where to look and how to ask.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks 13 July 2020 00:11:40
Face masks are crucial for curbing the spread of the coronavirus. This episode goes over some best practices when it comes to face masks, including how to wear a mask properly, the protection given by cloth vs surgical masks, and how to safely take a break.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks
Face masks are crucial for curbing the spread of the coronavirus. This episode goes over some best practices when it comes to face masks, including how to wear a mask properly, the protection given by cloth vs surgical masks, and how to safely take a break.Learn more about sponsor message choices: p...
Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe? 07 July 2020 00:16:12
Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic? This episode helps workers understand their rights, including current rules about unemployment, safety concerns and underlying conditions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?
Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic? This episode helps workers understand their rights, including current rules about unemployment, safety concerns and underlying conditions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works 02 July 2020 00:16:03
We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. Tara Brach distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.Learn more about sponsor message c...
Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works
We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. Tara Brach distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.Learn more about sponsor message c...
End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones 30 June 2020 00:21:19
Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our friends and family. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advanced directive, eve...
End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones
Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our friends and family. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advanced directive, eve...
Sleep Better With These Bedtime Rituals 08 June 2020 00:22:13
How do you get a good night's sleep? Many of us have routines we use to try and reach that blissful state of slumber — from meditation to melatonin to putting on a pair of socks. Sleep scientists weigh in on what sleep rituals actually work.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Sleep Better With These Bedtime Rituals
How do you get a good night's sleep? Many of us have routines we use to try and reach that blissful state of slumber — from meditation to melatonin to putting on a pair of socks. Sleep scientists weigh in on what sleep rituals actually work.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor 01 June 2020 00:17:18
A visit to the doctor's office looks a little different during the pandemic. Doctors are using telemedicine services to treat patients more frequently. In this episode, Dr. Mara Gordon provides tips to help you get the most out of your telehealth visit.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor
A visit to the doctor's office looks a little different during the pandemic. Doctors are using telemedicine services to treat patients more frequently. In this episode, Dr. Mara Gordon provides tips to help you get the most out of your telehealth visit.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities 30 May 2020 00:06:56
Summer is here, but the typical summer activities don't feel quite as carefree. How do you know if it's safe to hit the beach, rent a vacation home or pitch a tent? Life Kit host Allison Aubrey interviews experts to rate the risks of favorite summer pastimes.Learn more about sponsor message choices:...
From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities
Summer is here, but the typical summer activities don't feel quite as carefree. How do you know if it's safe to hit the beach, rent a vacation home or pitch a tent? Life Kit host Allison Aubrey interviews experts to rate the risks of favorite summer pastimes.Learn more about sponsor message choices:...
How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health 25 May 2020 00:21:09
Weight stigma can hurt more than just your feelings. Negative messages about weight are actually bad for your health. This episode, a case for ditching the obsession with weight loss and focusing on celebrating all different body shapes and sizes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoi...
How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health
Weight stigma can hurt more than just your feelings. Negative messages about weight are actually bad for your health. This episode, a case for ditching the obsession with weight loss and focusing on celebrating all different body shapes and sizes.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoi...
Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others 18 May 2020 00:15:16
You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up about how to take care of yourself.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priv...
Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others
You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up about how to take care of yourself.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Priv...
Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss 14 May 2020 00:20:05
We're all experiencing some kind of grief these days. As this pandemic progresses, more of us will experience losing someone important to us. This episode lays a groundwork for the grieving process, no matter what your loss.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Pr...
Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss
We're all experiencing some kind of grief these days. As this pandemic progresses, more of us will experience losing someone important to us. This episode lays a groundwork for the grieving process, no matter what your loss.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Pr...
Screen Time Overload? Here's How To Find Balance 30 April 2020 00:12:30
Screens keep us connected while we're socially distant, but phone fatigue is real. It's important to take breaks from your device to destress. In this episode, expert advice for balancing screen time during quarantine.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
Screen Time Overload? Here's How To Find Balance
Screens keep us connected while we're socially distant, but phone fatigue is real. It's important to take breaks from your device to destress. In this episode, expert advice for balancing screen time during quarantine.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
How To Start Running With Peter Sagal 23 April 2020 00:15:06
Exercise is considered an essential activity during this pandemic. But what if it's the first time you'll be going for a jog? Avid runner and host of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal gives his pitch for why you should start running and three steps to get you there.Learn more about sponsor mes...
How To Start Running With Peter Sagal
Exercise is considered an essential activity during this pandemic. But what if it's the first time you'll be going for a jog? Avid runner and host of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal gives his pitch for why you should start running and three steps to get you there.Learn more about sponsor mes...
Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here's How To Spot It 20 April 2020 00:28:24
Experts say the coronavirus outbreak may be the biggest source of internet misinformation ever. Fake cures, unscientific tips, and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are flooding the Internet — but there are ways to sniff out misinformation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here's How To Spot It
Experts say the coronavirus outbreak may be the biggest source of internet misinformation ever. Fake cures, unscientific tips, and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are flooding the Internet — but there are ways to sniff out misinformation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Coronavirus Panic: How To Get Your Thinking Brain Back Online 16 April 2020 00:14:56
Shame spirals, toilet paper panic and bingeing on news — It's easy to worry, but harder to stop. Psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer explains why panic can be as contagious as a virus and shares simple ways to recenter yourself when you get carried away by anxious thoughts.Learn more about sponsor messag...
Coronavirus Panic: How To Get Your Thinking Brain Back Online
Shame spirals, toilet paper panic and bingeing on news — It's easy to worry, but harder to stop. Psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer explains why panic can be as contagious as a virus and shares simple ways to recenter yourself when you get carried away by anxious thoughts.Learn more about sponsor messag...
How To Shop For Groceries During Coronavirus 14 April 2020 00:08:21
Grocery shopping during coronavirus is fraught with confusion. Do you need to disinfect your groceries? When are the best times to go grocery shopping right now? This episode gives tips about safe grocery shopping — and what you can stop worrying about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
How To Shop For Groceries During Coronavirus
Grocery shopping during coronavirus is fraught with confusion. Do you need to disinfect your groceries? When are the best times to go grocery shopping right now? This episode gives tips about safe grocery shopping — and what you can stop worrying about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
How To Get Therapy When You Can't Leave The House 06 April 2020 00:12:09
Taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic is important, and it's still possible to get therapy even when you're staying at home. This episode gives options for making online therapy a little easier, low-cost therapy and free mental health hotlines to get you the help you need...
How To Get Therapy When You Can't Leave The House
Taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic is important, and it's still possible to get therapy even when you're staying at home. This episode gives options for making online therapy a little easier, low-cost therapy and free mental health hotlines to get you the help you need...
Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep 26 March 2020 00:22:09
Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep
Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Disrupted and Distanced: The Latest Advice On Navigating Coronavirus 18 March 2020 00:16:34
How can I tell the difference between allergies and coronavirus symptoms? Can you get coronavirus from food? Can I have people over? The coronavirus pandemic is causing lots of uncertainty about everyday life. In this episode, Life Kit host Allison Aubrey answers common questions about coronavirus. ...
Disrupted and Distanced: The Latest Advice On Navigating Coronavirus
How can I tell the difference between allergies and coronavirus symptoms? Can you get coronavirus from food? Can I have people over? The coronavirus pandemic is causing lots of uncertainty about everyday life. In this episode, Life Kit host Allison Aubrey answers common questions about coronavirus. ...
How To Read Food Labels, From Free-Range To Fair Trade 10 March 2020 00:22:11
So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days: organic, pasture raised, cage-free, non-GMO. But what is a label based on? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Read Food Labels, From Free-Range To Fair Trade
So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days: organic, pasture raised, cage-free, non-GMO. But what is a label based on? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
When It Comes To Exercise, "All Movement Counts" 05 March 2020 00:15:10
Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
When It Comes To Exercise, "All Movement Counts"
Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus 02 March 2020 00:15:37
You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: wash your hands often with soap and hot water.Learn more about spon...
5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus
You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: wash your hands often with soap and hot water.Learn more about spon...
A Guide To Navigating Birth Control 20 February 2020 00:25:02
Given all the types of birth control out there, picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you.Learn more about spo...
A Guide To Navigating Birth Control
Given all the types of birth control out there, picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you.Learn more about spo...
Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction 06 February 2020 00:25:04
What can you do if you suspect a child is being impacted by a family member's addiction? Experts say you don't need to be an addiction expert, just a caring adult. This episode offers guidance to help a kid through a tumultuous time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoi...
Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction
What can you do if you suspect a child is being impacted by a family member's addiction? Experts say you don't need to be an addiction expert, just a caring adult. This episode offers guidance to help a kid through a tumultuous time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoi...
Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul 04 February 2020 00:15:19
We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. One of the globe's leading mindfulness teachers distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her new book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and ...
Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul
We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. One of the globe's leading mindfulness teachers distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her new book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and ...
What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help 28 January 2020 00:24:54
One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastc...
What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help
One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastc...
How To Start Therapy 23 January 2020 00:22:37
If the mere thought of going to therapy seems overwhelming, you're not alone. Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. We've got four tips to help you make your first appointment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
How To Start Therapy
If the mere thought of going to therapy seems overwhelming, you're not alone. Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. We've got four tips to help you make your first appointment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
How To Quit Smoking, With Help From Science 16 January 2020 00:24:55
Trying to quit smoking can be hard. The good news is the science behind how to quit smoking is very clear. This episode gives you strategies to help boost your chances of success.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Quit Smoking, With Help From Science
Trying to quit smoking can be hard. The good news is the science behind how to quit smoking is very clear. This episode gives you strategies to help boost your chances of success.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit 07 January 2020 00:21:01
Professional artists aren't the only people who can make art. This episode, learn how to weave art into your everyday life. Because whether you're doodling, making pottery or embroidering, creating art is good for you and your health.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adcho...
Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit
Professional artists aren't the only people who can make art. This episode, learn how to weave art into your everyday life. Because whether you're doodling, making pottery or embroidering, creating art is good for you and your health.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adcho...
6 Ways To Take A Break From Drinking 02 January 2020 00:21:54
Thinking about taking a break from drinking? This episode will help you make a plan, navigate tricky social situations, and reassess your relationship with alcohol, so you can experience the benefits of dry January.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
6 Ways To Take A Break From Drinking
Thinking about taking a break from drinking? This episode will help you make a plan, navigate tricky social situations, and reassess your relationship with alcohol, so you can experience the benefits of dry January.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Pol...
How To Have A Good Weekend 31 December 2019 00:25:26
So many weekends get filled up with too many errands, plans, and, yes, work. Never getting time to relax means feeling like a zombie come Monday. Say no to burnout by making your two days off into a mini vacation with relaxation techniques and tips to unplug.Learn more about sponsor message choices:...
How To Have A Good Weekend
So many weekends get filled up with too many errands, plans, and, yes, work. Never getting time to relax means feeling like a zombie come Monday. Say no to burnout by making your two days off into a mini vacation with relaxation techniques and tips to unplug.Learn more about sponsor message choices:...
Choose The Best Diet For You 26 December 2019 00:21:00
There are so many food tribes out there — everything from Keto to vegan. We help you understand how to pick a diet approach that's right for you.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Choose The Best Diet For You
There are so many food tribes out there — everything from Keto to vegan. We help you understand how to pick a diet approach that's right for you.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
This 22-Minute Workout Has Everything You Need 24 December 2019 00:19:32
If you've got 22 minutes, you can get an effective total-body workout. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's personal trainer Bryant Johnson walks us through an interval session and explains why it's so effective.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy...
This 22-Minute Workout Has Everything You Need
If you've got 22 minutes, you can get an effective total-body workout. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's personal trainer Bryant Johnson walks us through an interval session and explains why it's so effective.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy...
The Truth About Carbs And Calories 12 November 2019 00:20:13
Carbs get a bad rap. Here's the science behind why eating too much starch isn't good for you — and smart tips to integrate more slow carbs into your diet.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Truth About Carbs And Calories
Carbs get a bad rap. Here's the science behind why eating too much starch isn't good for you — and smart tips to integrate more slow carbs into your diet.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
When Is Snoring A Sign Of A Serious Health Issue? 26 October 2019 00:08:24
When is snoring just annoying or the sign of a bigger health issue? Life Kit's Allison Aubrey and Maddie Sofia, host of NPR's new daily science podcast, "Short Wave" get answers from a doctor, as well as some tips to achieve a snoreless sleep.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices....
When Is Snoring A Sign Of A Serious Health Issue?
When is snoring just annoying or the sign of a bigger health issue? Life Kit's Allison Aubrey and Maddie Sofia, host of NPR's new daily science podcast, "Short Wave" get answers from a doctor, as well as some tips to achieve a snoreless sleep.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices....
6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer 09 October 2019 00:20:54
Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of healthy food you should eat more of, and three foods to cut back on.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer
Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of healthy food you should eat more of, and three foods to cut back on.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Be A Better Caregiver When A Loved One Gets Sick 12 July 2019 00:28:49
None of us is prepared to be caregivers — the role is thrust upon us. More than 40 million Americans are caring for an elderly parent or loved one. Here are six tips to make the caregiving burden more sustainable: - Accept help, and don't be afraid to ask for it. - Break down caregiving tasks into b...
How To Be A Better Caregiver When A Loved One Gets Sick
None of us is prepared to be caregivers — the role is thrust upon us. More than 40 million Americans are caring for an elderly parent or loved one. Here are six tips to make the caregiving burden more sustainable: - Accept help, and don't be afraid to ask for it. - Break down caregiving tasks into b...
Take Control Of Your Care When You're Seriously Sick 10 July 2019 00:26:58
Finding out you have a serious medical condition can leave you reeling. These strategies from medical and lay experts will help you be in control as you navigate our complex health care system and get the best possible care.Here's what to remember:- Your primary care doctor is the captain of your he...
Take Control Of Your Care When You're Seriously Sick
Finding out you have a serious medical condition can leave you reeling. These strategies from medical and lay experts will help you be in control as you navigate our complex health care system and get the best possible care.Here's what to remember:- Your primary care doctor is the captain of your he...
How To Get The Best From Your Doctor 08 July 2019 00:25:02
Going to a doctor who puts you at ease can actually improve your health. We have six tips for finding a primary care doctor you click with — and how you can make the most out of that relationship. - Figure out what type of patient you are, and let that guide your choice of doctor. - Seek out a docto...
How To Get The Best From Your Doctor
Going to a doctor who puts you at ease can actually improve your health. We have six tips for finding a primary care doctor you click with — and how you can make the most out of that relationship. - Figure out what type of patient you are, and let that guide your choice of doctor. - Seek out a docto...
Free-Range Food Labels: Can My Groceries Really Help The Planet? 29 May 2019 00:22:54
So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.- "Natural" or "sustainable" labels have no legal standard.- "Organic" means it's better for the planet, but may not be bette...
Free-Range Food Labels: Can My Groceries Really Help The Planet?
So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.- "Natural" or "sustainable" labels have no legal standard.- "Organic" means it's better for the planet, but may not be bette...
Trust Your Gut: A Beginner's Guide To Intuitive Eating 27 May 2019 00:17:13
Knowing when and what to eat may sound simple, but dieting can mess up our connection to hunger cues. The practice of intuitive eating can help people make peace with food.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Trust Your Gut: A Beginner's Guide To Intuitive Eating
Knowing when and what to eat may sound simple, but dieting can mess up our connection to hunger cues. The practice of intuitive eating can help people make peace with food.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss 03 May 2019 00:18:54
The way many of us think about weight loss is totally counter-productive. Focus on healthy habits you can sustain instead of the numbers on the scale. Here's what to remember:- Forget goal weights. Instead, focus on behavioral goals. - Start with small changes and let them snowball.- A loss of only ...
A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss
The way many of us think about weight loss is totally counter-productive. Focus on healthy habits you can sustain instead of the numbers on the scale. Here's what to remember:- Forget goal weights. Instead, focus on behavioral goals. - Start with small changes and let them snowball.- A loss of only ...
The Biology Of Weight Loss 01 May 2019 00:21:03
Our biology makes it hard to lose weight. In this episode, we won't tell you how to lose weight — or whether you even need to. We will give you five realities about biology, and they might even help you be kinder to your body. Here's what to remember: - Metabolism slows when you lose weight.- Horm...
The Biology Of Weight Loss
Our biology makes it hard to lose weight. In this episode, we won't tell you how to lose weight — or whether you even need to. We will give you five realities about biology, and they might even help you be kinder to your body. Here's what to remember: - Metabolism slows when you lose weight.- Horm...
Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health 29 April 2019 00:30:51
We all can feel the effects of weight stigma, no matter what our size is. In this episode, we help you feel good about the body you're living in and give strategies to improve your health without obsessing about your weight. Here's what to remember: ...
Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health
We all can feel the effects of weight stigma, no matter what our size is. In this episode, we help you feel good about the body you're living in and give strategies to improve your health without obsessing about your weight. Here's what to remember: ...
Think Your Way Out Of Insomnia 27 April 2019 00:21:21
Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Think Your Way Out Of Insomnia
Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
Don't Count Sheep: Better Bedtime Rituals 27 April 2019 00:21:39
From mediation to melatonin to putting on a pair of socks, we all have routines to help us reach that blissful state of slumber. These are the ones that work:- Forget sheep. Instead, use mental imagery — picturing a walk in the woods or a stroll on a beach — to help relax. - Relaxation and meditatio...
Don't Count Sheep: Better Bedtime Rituals
From mediation to melatonin to putting on a pair of socks, we all have routines to help us reach that blissful state of slumber. These are the ones that work:- Forget sheep. Instead, use mental imagery — picturing a walk in the woods or a stroll on a beach — to help relax. - Relaxation and meditatio...
Do This Today To Sleep Well Tonight 26 April 2019 00:19:05
From the moment you wake up, your body starts to prepare for sleep. We show you how to adjust your daytime habits to get the best possible night of rest.Here's what to remember:- Start the day with natural light — from an east-facing window, or even better, go outside — to put the brakes on melatoni...
Do This Today To Sleep Well Tonight
From the moment you wake up, your body starts to prepare for sleep. We show you how to adjust your daytime habits to get the best possible night of rest.Here's what to remember:- Start the day with natural light — from an east-facing window, or even better, go outside — to put the brakes on melatoni...