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Issue 16 - October 1, 2022

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and we can almost smell the pumpkin spice from here. Introducing the newest issue of the bi-weekly newsletter, For the Health of It. In each issue, we cover spectrums of health, wellness, and even a little science. We're also adding a few of our favorite news articles that have been circulating recently.

This issue features a woman who received life changing news from her father which might have saved her life! Also we dive into resilience, a new advancement in the cure for Alzheimers, and how to fall asleep FAST.

Have a great week!



Celebrity Health Spotlight

Megan Rapinoe may be known for her soccer skills, but the two-time World Cup champion and advocate for equal pay and LGBTQ+ rights enjoys getting her sweat on off the field too. She reveals her favorite ways to work out that don't involve kicking a soccer ball and how she's approaching health and wellness these days.


This Week's Health Hack

Exercise your brain regularly with challenges like puzzles.

Ever wanted to fall asleep any time, anywhere on command? This technique, reportedly from the U.S. Army, is supposed to help you do just that, letting you fall asleep within two minutes of shutting your eyes when practiced frequently.


This week in Genetics

Shoshana Ungrelider received shocking health news from her father, which in turn, just might have saved her life. Read on for the full story.


Now in the News

Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.

Whether you’re facing a global or personal crisis—or a mix of both—building resilience can help you cope with stress, overcome adversity, and enjoy the better days to come.

Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely to die over the next couple of decades, versus their counterparts with less-healthy habits.