Healthy Lifestyle

20
May

Sweet Tips to Reduce Sugar Intake

Consuming excess sugar can pose all sorts of health problems, including weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, inflammation – the list goes on and on. If you’re eating a balanced diet, then food items with added sugar should be consumed sparingly because if you’re eating an adequate, well-balanced diet, you should be getting enough carbohydrates (including sugar) from your daily intake.

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13
May

Gratitude is the Attitude

It’s hard to be anything else when you are in an attitude of gratitude. A grateful mindset is an instant way to get positive and feel better. But just how do you do that? Here are some great tips to start now:   Make a commitment to gratitude. This is a daily practice; one you can do at the end

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6
May

Practicing Mindfulness

  Mindfulness. It’s about being present; not in the future, not in the past, but being fully aware in the moment. Sounds nice, but how do you do it? Here’s a few tips to focus on – right now:   Notice your breathing. Fast? Slow? Notice the rise and fall of a breath. Notice sights, sounds, tastes, smells, colors, temperature,

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29
Apr

The Benefits of Journaling Your Meals

  One of the first things you should do if you want to change your diet is to start a food journal – before you make any dietary changes. That way, you or a registered dietitian nutritionist can examine your food choices, times you eat during the day, and gauge your overall eating habits. All of these variables make a

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22
Apr

Practice Breathing for Serenity

  Breathing deeply is a simple practice for calming your mind and body as well as reducing stress. There are many breathing techniques that can be used with practicing yoga, meditating, or even, on their own. Here is one simple technique can help calm the nervous system, and you can practice it wherever you want – The 4-7-8 Relaxing Breath:

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15
Apr

Kick Up Your Coffee!

  As if your morning cup of joe wasn’t enough, now trending are add-ins to your morning brew. You just may get more out of your cup! Check out these trends:   Butter: Skip the toast and go right for the coffee. The folks at bulletproof.com tout the benefits of adding grass-fed butter or ghee to coffee for a slower

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8
Apr

Diet Soda: Risks and Replacements

Recent research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that drinking even one diet soda a day can increase your risk of heart disease or heart attack by 35%. That one diet soda a day is probably not worth it. These drinks are also loaded with chemicals that are potentially carcinogenic and wreak havoc on your insulin

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1
Apr

It’s All in a Walk

There’s nothing like going for a stroll to clear the mind. After all, your body was made for walking. But besides making you feel good, there are so many health benefits to “taking the ankle express”. Here are just a few:   You’ll be in a better mood. It’s true – regular walking modifies your nervous system to help decrease

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25
Mar

Collagen Regenerates and Renews

Collagen is an abundant protein in the body, which regenerates and forms new tissues, but is poorly produced and replaced as we age. Studies have shown that supplementing with collagen may yield health benefits:   Faster exercise recovery: those who supplemented with 3 grams of a collagen extract significantly improved their exercise recovery rates. Help for arthritis: collagen supplements reduced

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18
Mar

Intermittent Fasting Benefits

Giving yourself a fasting period each day, plus a limited window of time that you do eat, may be seriously beneficial to your health. Intermittent fasting involves time periods in which you eat and alternating ones in which you don’t. For example, if you have your last meal of the day at 5 pm, and you don’t eat until 9

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