10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Stress This Holiday Season

0 December 15, 2017

We know how magical the holiday season can be. It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”…. or is it really?! This time of year people are rushing around getting their Christmas lists checked off, fighting colds, watching their bank account go down, and STRESSING. Don’t kid yourself – the holiday’s are a stressful time of year!

Here are 10 tips to help you manage your stress this holiday season.

#1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, but acts as a stimulant in smaller quantities. Therefore using alcohol as a way to alleviate stress is not ultimately helpful. Swap caffeinated and alcoholic drinks for water, herbal teas, or diluted natural fruit juices and aim to keep yourself hydrated as this will enable your body to cope better with stress.

#2. Indulge in Physical Activity

Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat. However, stress in the modern age is rarely remedied by a fight or flight response, and so physical exercise can be used as a surrogate to

0 November 22, 2017

Don’t bust your diet plan this holiday season – Tips from dieticians and fitness experts to avoid holiday weight gain.

Even though you might be someone with superhumanly willpower to control your urge to gorge on fatty foods, the holiday season might break you. Staying on the right diet track can be so intimidating and daunting that you might feel like diving into the delicious food sending off your routine diet into hibernation. Those added pounds don’t disappear with your Christmas and New Year celebrations, as no one wants to start the New Year with a bad figure. So, as the holiday season is all about merry-making and celebrating, togetherness and indulging in moderation, make sure to measure the calories that you take. It’s high time you pass the eggnog and handle navigating food spreads, gym routines, and hectic schedules. Here are few tips to avoid holiday weight gain during the holiday season.

#1. Eat Before You Celebrate and Drink

Skipping your lunch or breakfast to save your appetite is never considered as a good way of maintaining your weight. While there have been too many posts on the importance of the first meal of the day or the breakfast, not eating till afternoon might force you to binge later on. Therefore, you should stick to a breakfast that’s sized reasonably so that you can feel fuller for a longer period of time and keep yoursel

0 September 14, 2017

Looking for some sleep remedies to get you thru the night?

Careers, kids, and cash are 3 reasons that can cause stress, resulting in keeping us up all night. If you are having a difficult time with the following, then it’s time to start looking into some sleep remedies. Do you have a hard time:

  • Falling asleep?
  • Have feelings of exhaustion?
  • Intestinal Distress?
  • Tension Headaches?
  • Can’t focus very well?
  • Dizzy?
  • Always feeling on edge?

If any of these questions are sounding too familiar, then it’s time to start trying something new. There are many different foods, smells, and behaviors that can help aid a better more comfortable night of sleep for you.

Foods to Eat & Not Eat

#1. Tart Cherry Juice Why? Because studies show that it may help with insomnia, improve melatonin levels, and reduce inflammation to promote restful sleep. It may even help improve how long we sleep. Try drinking a tablespoon of tart cherry juice at night to help with sleep quality, especially on days with intense workouts since it also se

0 August 18, 2017

Lemon benefits. Depending on how much you know, you may or may not know just how much lemons actually can benefit you. Not only for your health, but also for cooking and cleaning.

We are sharing some exciting and interesting lemon benefit life hacks with you. Ready for them? Here you go!

#1. Indigestion and Constipation

Add a few drops of lemon in your glass and it will aid in digestion. It acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent, so a good drink after lunch or dinner is fresh lime soda. Drink this whenever you have a heavy lunch or dinner.

#2. Fever

Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration.

#3. Dental Care

If fresh lemon juice is applied on the area of a toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. Massaging the juice on the gums can stop gum bleeding, while eliminating the bad odors that can come from various gum diseases and conditions. Lemons can also help whiten your teeth. Mix together baking soda and lemon juice into a bubbly solution and put onto your teeth with a Q-tip. Leave on for no more than one minute (the acid is strong enough to break down tooth enamel) and gently scrub off with a toothbrush.

#4. Hair Care

The juice applied to the scalp can tr

0 June 30, 2017

Did you know that skipping breakfast everyday is actually an intermittent fasting benefit and can lead towards a healthier, happier you?

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss.

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, burn fat and promote muscle growth. According to local dietitian, Robbie Clark, he says the following, “Intermittent fasting is safe when performed properly, and can change the function of cells, genes and hormones – and is therefore beneficial for weight loss and disease prevention.” This is because fasting gives our bodies an opportunity to “initiate important cellular repair processes, and can change hormone levels, which makes stored body fat more accessible – for energy and to burn”. Intermittent Fasting Benefits:

  • Blood levels of insulin drop significantly, which improves blood glucose control and facilitates fat burning.
  • Blood levels of the human growth hormone increases, which helps facilitate fat burning and muscle growth.
  • The body undergoes important cellular repair process.
  • Lowers your cholesterol levels, which are all associated with a reduced risk of

0 May 26, 2017

Did you know that there are so many great benefits of vitamin D?

Today we are talking about 3 types of vitamin D benefits that you won’t want to miss out on.

Vitamin D Benefits:

#1. Vitamin D Fights Disease

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, getting a daily dose of vitamin D actually helps reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D also decreases your chance of developing heart disease, according to Circulation. Finally, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that, vitamin D helps reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.

#2. Vitamin D Reduces Depression

Ever heard of seasonal depression? If not, you can read about it here. Seasonal depression often times occurs when an individual is not exposed to vitamin D after long periods of time. In return, vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Research has shown that people who were experiencing anxiety or depression were extremely deficient in vitamin D.

#3. Vitamin D Boosts Weight Loss

In a research study, people who received a daily dose of vitamin D and calcium supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The effect of both t

0 May 12, 2017

Looking for some weight loss tips to help you lose some extra pounds by summer?

There’s more to weight loss tips than by just taking some magic fat burner pill. These 25 steps will be the easiest, simple small changes in your life that will make the biggest impact on your weight loss journey.

Disclaimer: Everyone’s body is different. Not all of these 25 steps are guaranteed to make your lose weight.

15 Weight Loss Tips:

1). Increase water intake When drinking about 4-5 liters of water a day, it cleanses your body from toxins in the form of urine which helps in any weight loss efforts. 2). Switch out your tea & coffee for green tea Drinking a cup of hot green tea every morning on an empty stomach can cleanse the toxins in your body and also reduce constipation. 3). Drink hot water with lemon & honey Hot water with lemon and honey is a great trick for losing weight. Drink every morning on an empty stomach. 4). Get rid of carbs Carbohydrates are a must in most individual’s diets. In fact, in all of the food groups, the amount of carbs consumed is the highest. This causes a problem because every gram of carbohydrate contains four calories. And most foods that are rich in carbs barely possess any other nutrients. Be careful with your carb intake. 5). Eat more

0 April 11, 2017

In this article you will learn about how to avoid type 2 diabetes and what exactly they are with a few facts and tips that will be life changing.

How can we avoid type 2 diabetes? Let’s first learn about what exactly is type 2 diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is related to your glucose, or blood sugar levels in your body. There are different types of diabetes, but type 2 diabetes is the most common type which is when the body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stay in your blood and over time, high blood pressure can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth. People are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if they are older, obese, do not exercise, or have a history of diabetes in the family. Symptoms include:

  • Extremely thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Blurry eyesight

If you are close to obtaining type 2 diabetes, or are looking to prevent them, there is a lifestyle change that must occur in order to overcome diabetes. We’ve included a list below to take control and overcome diabetes

1). Become more active

By increasing your exercis

0 March 2, 2017

Want to learn to love your gut and improve your digestive health?

Learn about foods that your body will love and won’t keep you running for the bathroom door. We are going to clue you in on what’s good for your body to help improve your digestive health.

Today there are so many processed foods and not-so-good-for-you ingredients and elements that go into food preparation that our bodies sometimes just don’t love and end up having us head to the restroom more than (or less than) we would like. In all reality, our bodies were made to digest almost every type of food placed into your mouth. But sometimes our bodies just don’t like what we are feeding it and react in ways that wind up make us feeling sick. According to health.com, it’s best to avoid foods like fatty meats, to stay away and clear of upset stomachs.

Foods to stay away from:

  • High-fat and fried foods
  • Chili peppers
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Berries
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Corn

We’ve got a list for you below on foods that will leave your stomach and digestive system feeling well and great.

1.Yogurt

Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that help your gut digest food. Keep in mind that not all yogurts have these “bacteria’s” so make sure to check for live

0 January 26, 2017

Are you reading this and currently in need of some serious headache treatment at home?

There’s nothing worse than having a pounding headache keep you from an almost perfect day, and then you head over to the medicine cabinet to find that your fully stocked bottle of Tylenol is all out!

Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? It’s the absolute worst. What if we told you that we can help you cope with your pounding head until you make it to the local drug store? Just by gathering a few simple things like these might do the trick for you,

  • water
  • ice
  • watermelon
  • peppermint essential oil
  • coffee

Water

Did you know that almost all headaches are caused from dehydration? Just when you thought you were getting enough water, chances are that you’re probably not and should drink more.

Watermelon

Not only is it a tasty healthy treat, but it is actually a water soluble food which means that by eating watermelon it can help with your dehydration as well as water. Coffee Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that headaches are usually caused due to the expansion of blood cells? The caffeine in the coffee actually constricts the blood vessels and brings them back to their original size, therefore causing your headache to go away.

Ice