5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Jan 25 2015

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Of course we could all use a little less stress in our lives, but one little thing has been proven to reduce women's stress levels by over 20%: social media. So, if you're feeling a little extra tense, try firing off a few cathartic tweets. (Prevention)

Yes, by now, we all know we should be making our shut-eye a priority. But, if you want to make sure you're getting all the ZZZ's you need, just set your alarm to allow for five 90-minute sleep cycles (about seven and a half hours).

It may go against every fiber of your being, but taking a cold shower in the morning can do way more for you than a warm one. Wake up with one tomorrow (try easing into it by alternating cold-hot-cold) and you might just improve your resistance to illnesses and stress. (Self)

Just when you're through congratulating yourself for sticking to your winter running resolution, it hits you: Your butt is freezing, even though the rest of you is toasty. But, don't worry, it happens to the best of us — and the solution is surprisingly simple: Engage those glutes while on the move to keep the muscles working (and warm). (Shape)

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