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How to Use Yoga for Deep Sleep

This is a guest blog post from world-class yoga instructor Rodney Yee of Gaiam.

When executed properly, yoga can not just give you energy to start your day, but can help calm your body before sleep.

Are you curious how you can use yoga to improve your sleep? Here are a few tips on how to use yoga as a powerful sleep aid.

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Our Best Health & Fitness Data Stories of 2015

We love data here at Jawbone. We love to see stats on how people are sleeping, how active they are, what daily routines improve lives, and which are a detriment to our health.

This year we shared some health and fitness data stories that people loved—but some of you may have missed. As Community Coordinator at Jawbone, I want to help you get 2016 off to a great start. So, here’s a list of my favorite data stories from 2015. I hope it helps you make more informed, healthy decisions next year, and every year!

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6 Yoga Tips to Help Fight Insomnia

This is a guest blog post from world-class yoga instructor Coleen Saidman Yee of Gaiam.

Insomnia can deprive us of the joy of the day by creating anything from a fuzzy brain, to an agitated nervous system, to lousy digestion, to a compromised immune system. How do we get a good night’s sleep when our minds are on overdrive, and our muscles are bound up? One reason for insomnia can be that we haven’t used our legs enough during the day; when your legs are restless, it is difficult for your body to relax. If you can’t get off the “go” mode, sleep may be illusive—after all, for incessant worriers, what better time to worry than when you should be sleeping?

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How We Move and Sleep in India

India is one of the largest countries in the world, ranking second by population and seventh by land size. It is also one of the most culturally diverse countries with 23 official languages, a multitude of cuisines, and a variety of religious beliefs and practices. We have seen some of this rich diversity living in India, and meeting people and hearing stories from across the country, but our experiences have been limited to a few cities, and we’ve always wondered about parts of the country we’ve never been to. So when Jawbone launched in India, we were curious to see if and how this diversity gets reflected in sleep and activity data from thousands of people wearing UP bands in different parts of the country. What moves Indians? What makes them keep late nights? Which cities get the most sleep in India?

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Who Gets More Sleep: Men or Women?

One of the things that excites us about working at Jawbone is not just the ability to ask questions about biology, health and anthropology, but also the capacity to peek into the data for the answers. This is one of those moments where we found an unexpected insight into how people really live. (more…)

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