Morning People May Be at Lower Risk of Depression Than Night Owls

Going to bed early and waking up early may help to provide some protection against depression, a new study suggests.

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How to Recognize and Address Seasonal Depression

Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.

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The Best Time of Day to Exercise

Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning.

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How Musk Ox Make It Through Arctic Nights and Never-Ending Days

Scientists wondered whether animals living above the Arctic Circle had the same circadian rhythms as the rest of us.

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Whether You Are a Night Owl or Early Bird May Affect How Much You Move

Early risers did the equivalent of walking 20 to 30 minutes more each day compared to “evening types,” who tend to stay up late.

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Let the Sunshine In

Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.

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Considering Trying Melatonin for Sleep? Here’s a Guide to Help

Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of using melatonin supplements for sleeping difficulties.

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