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Self-care isn’t just the latest trend: Taking a bath, watching Netflix, napping, and other underrated activities can improve your mental and emotional wellness

What do you look forward to at the end of a long day or week? Maybe it’s a bubble bath with your favorite book in hand. Or, maybe it’s watching the next episode of your current Netflix binge. Whatever it is, it probably centers around taking a well-deserved break—letting your…

Mid-day naps are good for kids aged 10 to 12 (Video)

Mid-day naps improve happiness, behavior, and academic performance in kids ages 10 to 12. This, from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy The research team studied nearly 3,000 kids from fourth grade through sixth grade. Researchers analyzed napping frequency and duration, psychological factors like happiness,…

A nap a day could lower your blood pressure and, in turn, reduce your risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack

New research shows that midday napping could reduce blood pressure, just as significantly as other lifestyle changes. The research team reached these findings by analyzing 212 participants: half of whom napped during the day, and the other half of whom did not nap. After adjusting for factors known to affect…

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