Ask LH: When Is It No Longer Worth Trying To Fall Back To Sleep?

Hi Lifehacker, Sometimes I wake up earlier than my morning alarm. This can be as little as five minutes but sometime as much as an hour. I don’t feel like I get enough sleep on the whole but once I’m awake I can’t help checking the clock. My question is: at what point is it no longer worth me trying to get back to sleep? Is there a point that I might as well just get out of bed?

Interval Clock Guides You Through Your Interval Training Routine

Android/iOS: We’ve talked about the benefits of interval training on a stationary bike before. Interval Clock is a customisable interval training app that will get you started quickly, help you find an effective workout, and still leave you free to switch things up as you choose.

The Importance Of Good 'Emotional Hygiene' For Your Mental Health

We spend a lot of time worrying about our physical health, but we sometimes neglect our mind in the process. To maintain good mental health, you can practise “emotional hygiene” in the same way you practise good bodily hygiene to help maintain physical health.

Decouple Your Feelings From Your Actions For Fitness Success

I spent the first 20 years of my life “feeling bad” about my thoughts. Obese me would drive by a McDonald’s and experience immense guilt for feeling hungry. Similarly, after a perfect week of dieting, the temptation to raid my fridge led to feelings of moral failure. But feelings aren’t what matter — actions do.

Oil Pulling Doesn't Out-Clean Mouthwash

Oil pulling, the ancient practice of swishing oil in your mouth for what seems like forever, is touted as a great way to keep your teeth clean and cure a variety of ills. However, the claims are mostly hype.

Ramp Up, Don't Warm Up, During Strength Training

When you’re lifting weights, warming up can be a guessing game. Do too little and you won’t be ready for your real sets. Do too much, and your real sets’ performance suffers. By “ramping up” instead, you can take away the guesswork.

The Unique Difficulties That Women Face With Weight Loss

If you’re a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it’s hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.

The Secret To Long-Distance Relationships: Managing Expectations

Long-distance relationships can be really tough, but they certainly aren’t impossible. According to a recent study, the trick is understanding the situation you’re in together.

Top 10 Ways To Look Better Based On Your Body Shape And Face Shape

Our face shapes and body shapes can help us choose the most fitting hairstyles, clothing and accessories. Here are ten tips to help you accentuate your best features.

'Heel Striking' When You Run May Not Be So Bad After All

If you hit the ground with your heel first when running, you’re a heel striker. You may have heard that’s a bad thing, but don’t rush to change your running pattern just yet.