The Wellness Wire: Obamacare, Winter Running Tips, Yummy Citrus Recipes, and More

Part of staying healthy is staying in the know and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the world around us. If you’re on the go and still want to keep up with what’s trending, we’re here to help! Here are the top links of the day in bite-size pieces.

Obamacare: California Extends Grace Period for Health Insurance Sign-ups Until Friday (via San Jose Mercury News)

Obamacare Website

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Due to the fact that many people were having difficulties enrolling for their Obamacare coverage before the deadline this past Monday, California has given people a few extra days to figure everything out and sign-up.

The 15 Studies From 2013 That Matter to Your Health Most (via Greatist)

Coolest health studies of 2013 GreatistEvery year, there are so many research studies conducted that it is so hard to keep track of all the new discoveries about all aspects of our lives.  This list of 15 cool, scientific health studies from 2013 rounds up all of the new health information you need to know, and the results are pretty interesting.

The Best and Worst Ways to Cope With Stress (via Huffington Post)

Best ways to cope with stress

Even though Christmas is over now, this time of year is still pretty stressful, especially if you’ve already gone back to work or started thinking about New Year’s resolutions. If you just can’t shake the stress, check out some of this advice.  The major theme is that you should try relax.  Easier said than done.

5 Expert Tips for Winter Running (via Well + Good)

Well + Good winter running tips

Just because it is cold and snowing doesn’t mean you have to quit running outside for a few months, as long as you use the right equipment and stay safe.  Most importantly, you should know when it is ok to go out, and when you should probably stay inside and hit the treadmill instead.

13 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Up Your New Year (via Buzzfeed)

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Buzzfeed

Love citrus, but sick of the same old lemon water and citrus vinaigrettes? These 13 recipes all look delicious, and are some pretty zesty ways to incorporate some more citrus into your diet.  In the cold winter months, and addition of citrus to your diet will be greatly appreciated by your immune system, even if it is accompanied by cheesecake.

What were your favorite links of the day?


  1. Never believed that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Everyone functions differently. If you’re not hungry for breakfast, don’t force yourself to eat – you will just wind up eating TOO MUCH, thus you will gain weight and then risk getting a whole host of other problems!

    And I actually really believe that eating healthy (or eating allergen-free) is quite expensive… But I am willing to spend money to be healthy!


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