The amount of people out walking, running, and just getting up off the couch sky-rocketed this week
— all thanks to the game Pokémon Go
. The mobile augmented reality game launched on July 6th, and it's estimated that a whopping 15 million daily users are dashing around outside trying to "catch 'em all." We're all for the exercise, the socializing, and even the amazing mental health benefits
... but bummed to hear reports of people falling off cliffs
or getting robbed while playing.
(C'mon, everyone, it's a game
— be careful.) Have you downloaded it yet? (Photo: Rishi Bandopadhay/Flickr)
Whether you've been dashing after Charmanders and Bulbasaurs every day (or just hitting the gym like normal), treat yo'self to a sweet weekend reward, beacuse July 17th is National Ice Cream Day
. Here's the scoop on where to get freebies nationwide
, or try Chef Jeff of Z Living's show Flip My Food's
tongue-tingling addition to a basic ice cream sundae: chocolate Pop Rocks. Get the recipe here.
Here's everything else you should check out from this week:
WATCH IT: Kim's Rude Awakenings
Z Living's newest show Kim’s Rude Awakenings (Tuesdays at 8PM), takes you inside horders' homes. Hosts Kim Woodburn and Mike Chalut visit the messiest spaces (like the one at right) — and take control.
Watch, then resolve to pick up those socks on the floor, stat. Take a sneak peek.
Get overwhelmed much? Us, too. We've pulled together the best ways to keep pressing on, even when you think you can’t keep going. PS, check out our favorite tip: Try to improve by just 1% each day.
All month long we're talking about where your food comes from (and we don't mean the grocery store). Backyard gardening is a great opportunity to get outside and get in touch with your food roots - literally. Even young children can help in the garden without getting underfoot, and it's an amazing way to get even closer to your little ones. Especially when it comes to watering or planting seeds, get those (tiny) hands dirty.
New research suggests an even bigger link between children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and food or seasonal allergies than previously imagined. This is a dense read, but one we think is worth your time, as it offers a deep-dive into the latest studies and leading voices in the debate over what links are truly worth investigating as the causes of autism.
Would you change the way you live your life if you knew the day you were going to die? Z Living's new show Change The Day You Die (which premiered July 5, and airs Tuesdays at 9PM EST) is an investigation into the lives of people with unhealthy habits and high stress levels that are stealing years from their lives. Here's where to tune in.
Tell us in the comments: What else caught your attention and added to your health, wellness, and well-being this week?