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NAKED “Happiness is now. Look around. We have it all. #WHStrong” —international yoga instructor Lauren Rudick, @laurendrudick, in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica “We are all perfect mirrors for each other! Look at the people in your life. What do you see? #nudeyogawithrosie #WHStrong” —@rosie.rees “Catch ya later Kauai This #kook is headed back down unda! #nakedinnature #bodypositive #WHStrong” —@lyraliger “Here’s a frontal view of #childspose as I head to bed. #myyogabody #myyogahascurves #WHStrong” —@yoyin.yogini get social with us! @WomensHealthMag more wellness Inspo from celebs…and You! Mandy Gr
Yoga Journal
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Hungry For Sleep

ACHARYA CHARAKA, ONE OF THE FATHERS of modern Ayurveda, believed that so much of what we seek—happiness, strength, vitality, intellect, potency—depends on proper sleep. More than 2,300 years later, many of today’s scientists agree. “Sleep influences everything about us,” says Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona. “It’s essential to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” Researchers have even found that poor sleep affects physical appearance (for example, sleepy participants were rated as looking unhealthy), though you proba
The Atlantic
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Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight

Is being a little bit overweight bad for you? Could it lead to an untimely death? It’s a question with real consequences. Many overweight people feel locked in a fruitless battle with their size. If they do slim down, the process might distort their metabolisms forever. But if they remain overweight, non-thin people may face intense prejudice and stigma, as the writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner poignantly described in The New York Times Magazine recently: I was in Iceland, for a story assignment, and the man who owned my hotel took me fishing and said, ‘‘I’m not going to insist you wear a life jack