For a Healthy 2016, Slow Down

For a Healthy 2016, Slow Down

Gandhi once said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Nice sentiment, but the mahatma didn’t have a smartphone that kept him connected 24/7.

The truth is that today it’s all about speed. Whether we are making a meal, breaking a sweat or even visiting our doctor, life can move so quickly, we risk sacrificing effectiveness and enjoyment for efficiency.

The good news: Science (and common sense) shows us that sometimes it’s better to slow down. In fact, we found a number of circumstances in which backing off can make you healthier and happier. So, think about taking it a bit easier the next time you’re …

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