Lifestyle

  • 4 TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR SELF-CARE AND WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS

    4 TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR SELF-CARE AND WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS

    The plan, idea, goal, or fitness plan might sound good, it might even feel like a good thing at first, but too often, the change you are trying to make has slipped away or drowned in your full schedule of responsibilities and commitments. Each time this happens, it becomes more difficult to get motivated to try again one more time. Confidence falters. It all feels more daunting. It’s enough to make many reach for a chocolate chip cookie . . . Change isn’t easy. Habits take time to develop and it takes a while to develop new tastes and preferences...

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  • 9 SELF CARE STRATEGIES TO HELP PREVENT STRESS

    9 SELF CARE STRATEGIES TO HELP PREVENT STRESS

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    Many people think of stress as unpleasant situations in their lives. For some, it may be how their boss treats them. For others it may be a physical condition such as an illness or a death in the family. Actually stress is our response to these situations, not the situations themselves. Challenging life situations happen to all of us. The more energy and vitality we have, the more easily we meet and adapt to challenging situations. These 9 healthy lifestyle habits build a natural foundation of energy and vitality. They help us become more resilient to the challenges of life....

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  • OVERCOMING OBESITY & ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

    OVERCOMING OBESITY & ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

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    As a Nation, are more overweight than ever before. That's interesting indeed. There seems to be some sort of connection between the strategies that we use to lose weight and our ability to actually lose weight...and to actually keep it off. But for many a desire to lose weight or maintain weight loss doesn't necessarily dictate success. Weight loss and weight maintenance are tough work and successful strategies vary based on how much weight a person needs to lose. Some people can succeed with diet and exercise alone, others need more invasive interventions like surgery. And even for those who...

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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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  • RESTORING GUT HEALTH AFTER ANTIBIOTIC USE

    RESTORING GUT HEALTH AFTER ANTIBIOTIC USE

    The first antibiotic, Penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by a Scottish biologist named Sir Alexander Fleming while he was experimenting on influenza virus. He found that a common fungus, Penicillium notatum, can control the growth or kill certain kinds of bacteria. He named this newly discovered substance Penicillin, which successfully treated some deadly bacterial infections like syphilis, gangrene, and tuberculosis. These days, most antibiotics are synthetic though they are usually chemically related to natural antibiotics. Antibiotics are of great value because they combat infections, save millions of lives, and are not harmful to normal body cells. However, they have their...

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  • WHY SELF CARE CAN HELP YOU MANAGE STRESS

    WHY SELF CARE CAN HELP YOU MANAGE STRESS

    Many of us have so many responsibilities in life that we forget to take care of our personal needs. This is particularly true for mothers, who have many caregiving responsibilities, but moms certainly don't have a monopoly on letting life get in the way of taking care of themselves. And while it’s hard to prioritize something like taking a bath when you have so many other items on your to-do list, self-care is an important aspect of stress management. How Self Care Benefits You We are all less able to handle the stresses that come our way when we're already depleted...

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