Health + Happiness Episode 2 Recap

This week on Health + Happiness, Joy Bauer and Vivien Williams share simple ways to help you improve your overall health and live an extraordinary life! Read on for a brief summary of what we learned in Episode 2. In case you missed it, you can watch the full episode online here.

Boost Energy and Best Bedtime Practices
Tired of feeling tired?  Joy shares tips to fight fatigue and help you feel energized all day long.  Then, Vivien checks in with Mayo Clinic experts to uncover some surprising tips to help you sleep better and make the most of your naps (did you know your naps should only last a certain amount of time?!). Plus, Joy shares a simple, smart and scrumptious snack to help you fall asleep and stay asleep: her Banana-Mango Parfait provides a slew of strategic nutrients for only 150 calories.

Water you waiting for? Drink Up!
Joy answers this week’s Health or Hype: Does drinking two cups of water before meals help you maintain a healthy weight? She also shows us fun ways to jazz up plain old H20, like her Spa Sipper, Joyful Soda, and her zero-calorie Peach Raspberry Iced Tea recipes—ahhh refreshing and relaxing!  Then, Vivien covers how much water you should be drinking each day and who is most at risk for dehydration.

Junk Food to Joy Food
Joy shows us how to make a sweet and satisfying Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients and actually cooks while you sleep (yes, you read that correctly).  Plus, her easy overnight recipe has a fraction of the calories and added sugar compared to traditional coffee shop versions, so you can feel good about digging in.

Joyful Note
Ending the show on a Joyful Note, Vivien and Joy each share one simple tip to lift your spirits and brighten your day. Vivien encourages viewers to share one compliment or sincere appreciation with loved ones each time they come home.  Then Joy reminds us that we are all in control of our own health and happiness. If you want to make a change, it’s up to you to make it happen (you got this!).

Wishing you a week ahead filled with health, happiness and a daily dose of joy!  For more Health+Happiness, tune in every weekend on NBC (check your local listings here).