5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Feb 08 2015

A recent study has some good news for the slightly lazy: There might really be such a thing as too much running. That certainly shouldn't scare you away from it though. To get the most out of your jogging, research suggests keeping your time over an hour, but under two-and-a-half hours per week to hit that sweet (and sweaty) spot. (Health)

To maximize your day without neglecting your state-of-mind, figure out your perfect work-time vs. break-time balance. For instance, some might find it helpful to work for 52 minutes and break for 17, while others may see the most benefit from working in 25-minute chunks. (Self)

There's no point in lying, you know we take our sleep very seriously here at R29. If you're similarly enthusiastic about your ZZZ's, check out the National Sleep Foundation's latest age-based sleep recommendations to make sure you're getting enough hours for your years. 

Speaking of sleep, all those asanas aren't just going to help you find relaxation during they day — they'll also help out at night. One recent study showed that insomniacs who practiced yoga for six months fell asleep faster and stayed asleep longer. (Shape)

We're barely into February and it seems like 50 Shades frenzy is already in full swing. If you're interested, but it doesn't seem like your style, try our nifty quiz to find the perfect bondage book for you that wasn't written by E. L. James.
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