Our best wellness tips and stories from 2023

Our greatest wellness ideas and tales from 2023

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Blissful Thursday. This week we’re wanting again on our greatest recommendation and a few of your favourite tales in 2023. However earlier than that …

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Your favourite story of 2023

Readers had been captivated this 12 months by the story of a younger faculty scholar who immediately developed psychosis and have become catatonic. Fixing the thriller of her sickness took 20 years and an opportunity encounter with a physician who had been haunted by the affected person’s case as a medical scholar.

That is the story of April Burrell and the physician who was decided to assist her. It’s an uplifting story about each science and the human spirit. I hope you get pleasure from it.

Our healthiest consuming ideas

I’ve discovered a lot about wholesome consuming from Anahad O’Connor, whose Consuming Lab column continues to be considered one of your favourite options from Nicely+Being. You’ll by no means hear Anahad telling you to weight-reduction plan or deprive your self. As an alternative, his recommendation focuses on how one can add healthful meals to your every day consuming routine. He not too long ago summed up a 12 months’s price of recommendation on this useful column with seven of his favourite ideas.

Our hottest health story

Gretchen Reynolds, our health columnist, at all times has useful steerage for staying lively and avoiding the perils of sedentary dwelling. Our hottest health story of the 12 months was a couple of rethinking of the ten,000-daily-steps mantra. It seems, you don’t actually need to take 10,000 steps to be wholesome. Gretchen consists of this story in our new information showcasing our seven finest ideas from 2023 for constructing an train behavior.

Our Mind Issues columnist, Richard Sima, delights us every week along with his columns concerning the mind’s position in our well being and happiness. His hottest column of the 12 months is that this pleasant audio expertise that includes insights concerning the psychological well being advantages of birdsong. Tune in, and benefit from the chirping.

And for extra from Mind Issues, Richard has compiled his finest mind ideas of the 12 months.

Sleep is your well being aim

Each week, we ask therapists, psychologists and different psychological well being specialists to share their insights and recommendation. This 12 months, your favourite On Your Thoughts column was about how to deal with waking up at night time.

Your prime questions for a physician

Our Ask a Physician columnist, doctor Trisha Pasricha, fearlessly solutions reader questions on rest room points, dietary supplements and the rest in your thoughts. No query is off limits, as we discovered this 12 months, when our hottest column was concerning the frequency and shade of poop.

We’ve compiled our 10 finest well being ideas from the Ask a Physician column this 12 months.

Bonus vacation present: A easy and quick winter exercise

Do this enjoyable and easy 11-minute exercise that you are able to do indoors or outdoors. It entails three body-weight workout routines — squat thrusts, knee tucks and mountain climbers — that you just do for a minute at a time earlier than resting. Get a timer and observe the movies for a brisk and enjoyable exercise that can depart you feeling energized for the vacation season.

Blissful holidays from the Nicely+Being staff! We want all of you a protected, completely satisfied and joyous vacation season.

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