By Melanie Haiken on November 10, 2016
Jet lag, too much good food, nowhere to exercise – there are lots of barriers to staying healthy when you travel, and it’s all too common to arrive home tired, achy, and ready to pull out your “fat jeans.” So how do you avoid health setbacks when you travel? Here are 7 strategies I’ve developed to stay fit and energized while traveling.
By Melanie Haiken on October 30, 2016
I’m very lucky; I don’t have to go far for one of most soul-soothing, health-enhancing, consciousness-raising adventures on this beautiful planet. All I have to do is drive north on 101, turn off on 116 north through Sebastopol, and suddenly I’m passing apple orchards, heirloom plant nurseries, bakeries, even a crazy hippie café with a […]
By Melanie Haiken on March 24, 2016
Whether you want to reboot your health, lose weight, or heal a chronic condition, the first ever five-day wellness immersion retreat at the Four Seasons Wailea in Maui promises results.
Join Dr. Mark Emerson, medical officer at the Four Seasons Spa, as he creates personalized health, nutrition, and fitness regimes for guests and event attendees.
By Melanie Haiken on May 18, 2013
The beach at Xpu-Há in the Yucatan I’m posting this from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, now known to most visitors as the Riviera Maya. Yes, this is one of those carefully coined tourism catchphrases, but at least in this case it’s not too far-fetched. One glance at the photo to the right and you’ll […]
By Melanie Haiken on February 20, 2013
Put away the sleeping pills – these five foods will soothe you to sleep with melatonin, tryptophan, and other natural ingredients.
By Melanie Haiken on January 28, 2010
Explanatory note: This is an article I originally wrote for Caring.com, which then got picked up by MSN Health. (Both versions are linked here for proper credit, since I was paid for my work.) Don’t get me wrong, this kind of exposure is great, and much appreciated. What isn’t so great is that bloggers across […]
By Melanie Haiken on November 12, 2009
The days are getting short and dark now that it’s mid-November, and at the end of many a busy day I realize I haven’t managed to get out in the sun once all day. That’s not a good thing, because more and more evidence is pouring in that getting enough vitamin D — sometimes called […]
By Melanie Haiken on September 21, 2009
A few weeks ago I stumbled on some interesting research about foods that sabotage sleep and wrote it up in a short article for Caring.com, a website for Baby Boomers caring for aging family members. Last week the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s health blogger picked up my story, and it’s been an interesting ride ever since. On […]