Obnoxious morning-show DJs aren’t the worst part of a lengthy drive time. The longer your trip to work, the more likely you are to have health issues, like high body fat, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.work, it’s even more important to incorporate activity into your day to counteract all that sitting,” says study author Christine Hoehner, Ph.D., of Washington University. Here’s why less is better when it comes to travel time.
Sweating it all out at the gym? Glorious. Pitting out a silk top on a date?
Embarrassing. Luckily for super-soakers, there’s an FDA approved treatment called MiraDry that uses microwave technology to destroy sweat glands under the arms—no incisions necessary.
The hourlong treatment can be done in a dermatologist’s office and reduces sweat by about 89 percent after two treatments. It will set you back $3,000 to $4,000 total, but Carolyn Jacob, M.D., of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, says it’s one of the most effective and longest-lasting options available. Theresults last two years or longer, whereas other treatments wear off in six to nine months.
If you’re obsessive about your e-mail, it might do you good to take a break: A study from
the University of California at Irvine reports that checking e-mail less often slashes stress. Researchers discovered that workers who were cut off from their in-boxes for five days had less anxiety than those with unlimited access. Since dodging your in-box while on the clock could annoy your boss (talk about stress), try to avoid logging on when you’re not at work—during that sacred hour of me-time at the gym, while at dinner with friends, and especially when on vacation. “Stepping away from e-mail makes people multitask less, which contributes to lower stress levels,” says study author Gloria Mark, Ph.D.
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