Prepping Your Brain and Body for the New Back-To-School

    School’s back in session, so we did a little studying ourselves. Whether you’re in college, grad school, or just affected by a student’s schedule (hi moms and dads), improving certain aspects of your life can better equip you for this unpredictable new school season. This school year, focusing on our immunity has become just as important as improving our cognition. We often tend to think of our brain and immune system as completely separate entities, but they share a fascinating link that we'll ...

    What Does a Low White Blood Cell Count Mean? The Answer Isn't Simple

    While blood cells are the driving force behind a healthy immune system. But a low white blood cell count doesn't necessarily mean there's anything to worry about. In fact, white blood cell measurements from blood tests are best considered in context of your historic data and whether recent tests deviate from your normal. Here's a comprehensive overview of white blood cells, the reasons they might be low, and how to support their production.

    How to Combat the Negative Effects of Excess Screen Time

    Work, school, and so much of daily life has gone digital as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to remain home. And though maintaining connectedness with work and play is essential, it’s well-known that all this screen time can have a negative impact on sleep and, ultimately, your wellbeing. Luckily, there are some simple changes we can make to our bedtime routine and desk setup to combat and prevent these negative effects.

    These Genetic Scores May Impact Your Risk of COVID-19

    While no one can predict the ultimate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on society at large, emerging research does suggest there may be measures we can all take to help maximize our preparedness. Over the past few weeks, we've talked about some of these steps and how they can support your immunity and overall wellbeing during this time. However, yet another piece of the puzzle may lie in your genes, as they impact your predisposition for varying risk factors surrounding COVID-19. Here are a few ...

    Take Control of Your Immune System with InsideTracker Immunity

    The COVID-19 pandemic has left an unprecedented mark on society. Our lives are drastically different than a mere two months ago—both in how we live day by day and what we hold most important. And it seems that we can agree that our health and wellness are our most valuable assets. Luckily, in a time when it seems that much is out of our control, we can still take steps to ensure we're doing everything possible to protect ourselves and our loved ones. It's just critical that we take the right ...

    Making the Most of Cancelled Endurance Races: Advice from the Pros

    As the current health crisis unfolds, endurance athletes around the world are seeing races cancelled. This decision is appropriate and necessary to do our part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, but, understandably, a number of athletes have expressed feeling that their training has been ‘lost’ or 'wasted' and are unsure of how to approach life without the structure and planning training provides. So we caught up with two professional athletes from the InsideTracker community to learn ...

    Science-Backed Ways to Maintain Mental Health During a Pandemic

    COVID-19 has thrust us into a new world of isolation and uncertainty that challenges our mental health daily. However, finding support in each other can help us persist despite this unpredictable time. So, we turned to members of the InsideTracker community to find out about strategies they find particularly helpful to support their mental health. It turns out, some approaches are so powerful that researchers have been studying them for decades—and some healthcare professionals go as far as to ...
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