• 8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake

    8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake

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    1. Add a Splash of Citrus If you just can't drink glass after glass of plain water all day, try infusing your water with some citrusy flavor. Just slice up some lemon, lime, or orange, or even all three! Then add to a pitcher or bottle and let it infuse your water with fruity flavor. Keeping a pitcher of this in your fridge at all times will double your water intake in no time. Other great infusers? Strawberries, mango, cucumbers, and mint. You can also find flavored waters on supermarket shelves, but read the labels carefully and watch out for added sugar. 2. Carry a Reusable...

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    Arf, arf, escapaders! We all know that traveling is amazing, but it can also be stressful and detrimental to our health when we’re constantly on the go. Here are 10 tips to help you stay healthy on the road. 1. SLEEP, SLEEP, AND SLEEP. The most important thing you can do while traveling is sleep. Your body needs rest when you’re physically traveling, crossing time zones, carrying luggage to and from destinations, walking all day, and so forth. Traveling is harsh on your body so make sure you get plenty of rest. How much is enough? Listen to your body....

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  • 11 Ways to Become an Optimist

    11 Ways to Become an Optimist

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    Positive thinking brings with it a whole host of benefits, such as better wellbeing and better sleep. To start reaping these benefits, check out these 11 ways to become an optimist. 1. Create Some Positive Mantras While many of us believe our happiness – or lack thereof – is based on external things, we’re often the ones holding ourselves back. Many of us go through our days feeding ourselves negative messages we may not even be aware of, convincing ourselves we’re “not good enough”, “not clever enough” or “not attractive enough”. To start thinking more positively, you need to change...

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  • 10 of the Lowest Calorie Cocktails You Can Drink

    10 of the Lowest Calorie Cocktails You Can Drink

    Order another round without ruining your diet. The season for celebrating is upon us, which means you probably have more occasions to drink than usual. If you're trying to watch your calorie intake, every cocktail menu is full of options that can add empty calories to your daily goal. So, here are 10 tasty cocktails that are all less than 200 calories. Whether you like gin, rum, tequila, or whiskey, there's a beverage for you below—and they're all easy to mix up at home. 10. Gimlet: 178 calories If gin is your liquor of choice, go with a classic gimlet...

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  • Tips to Stay Financially Fit

    Tips to Stay Financially Fit

    Year after year, getting healthy is a top New Year’s resolution for Americans, while saving more and spending less typically ranks lower on the list of priorities. While many people will purchase gym memberships they may never use, taking steps to improve financial wellness is a resolution worth pursuing, and sticking to.  Saving more and spending less is a good place to start when trying to improve your financial situation; however, many people require additional help to reach their goals. CFP Board Ambassadors – CFP® professionals who help to support CFP Board’s consumer advocacy and mission to benefit the public – offer...

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  • Boost Your Mood with Music

    Boost Your Mood with Music

    A carefully chosen set of songs can have an instant and lasting affect on both our mood and how our brain and body works - but what should you listen to when to get the most out of your day? Music, more than any other art form, has the power to give us an immediate emotional “hit” – everyone has a song that makes them want to cry, or a tune they can’t help but dance to. But what if we opted to take control – using what we listen to in order to affect our moods – or make...

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