A wealth of virtual, home-accessible tools (apps, podcasts, videos etc.) are now available to support mindfulness, relaxation, and movement.
Research suggests it can take about two months to establish a new habit, whereas breaking a habit can be a long, tedious process.
Identify a habit you want to break, then ask yourself what healthy habit you can build instead. Here are some ideas to get you started:
You’re tempted by sugary office snacks.
Try herbal tea or a square of dark chocolate instead—Lindt and Lake Champlain have single-serve pieces for less than 100 calories (available at the Massachusetts General Hospital gift shop).
You skip breakfast.
The night before, prep an easy breakfast you’re excited about.
You drink soda.
Try flavored seltzer or soda water + a splash of 100% fruit juice for a refreshing bubbly drink with less sugar.
You drink coffee in the afternoon.
Drinking coffee late can disrupt your sleep. Try green tea, which has much less caffeine and contains powerful antioxidants.
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In times of stress and uncertainty, a number of strategies can be helpful for maintaining well-being and promoting resilience.
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Smoking and vaping have harmful effects on the body, including making it harder for the body to fight infections. This includes serious infections like COVID-19. Learn how smoking and vaping can put your body at a higher risk of and how to quit smoking and vaping.
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- Mar | 16 | 2020
Gun violence claims the lives of 35,000 Americans a year, but doesn't receive as much research funding as conditions like sepsis and liver disease. Internist Chana Sacks, MD, is hoping to change that.
- Mar | 13 | 2020
A new study shows that ketamine is effective in treating some patients with treatment-resistant depression. The fast-acting drug is effective both in patients with anxiety and in those without it.