Adequate rest and sleep are paramount to your good health and, at the core, to basic survival. When we are not sleeping well, during the day we may experience: Fatigue Restlessness Unease Melancholy Anxiety Irritability Depression Overwhelm Lack of motivation Over-sensitivity to stressors Poor work performance Daily tasks seem unusually difficult Headaches Digestive problems While having a poor night’s sleep isn’t fun for anyone, it generally isn’t a reason for concern. Not sleeping well does become an issue, however, if waking up tired every morning becomes the norm. In today's blog I discuss some of the underlying reasons you may have trouble sleeping and what you can do to improve your sleep.
There is a general understanding that getting older means developing health complications. Osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline, hearing loss and decreased stamina are often associated with aging. The question that remains is, is this physical decline inevitable? The answer is not necessarily. When it comes to healthy aging, lifestyle plays a role and although we may not be able to change genetics or random chance, a preventive lifestyle can make a big difference.
It is important that while you are busy shopping, planning during the holidays, making sure your kids have enough activities to do, and you are getting all your cooking done, you still take time for yourself. By finding time to yourself that doesn’t involve anything to do with the holidays, you will relieve some of that holiday stress that is overwhelming you. Here are some simple ways to reduce your holiday stress.
I love to host a good party and have definitely missed it over the last few years. However a big contributing factor to added stress during the holiday season is party planning. It can get a little overwhelming, especially if we already have a full schedule. But have no fear... if you want to get back into hosting your holiday party this year, consider asking for some help & delegating! Here are some tips for delegating party planning tasks. PLUS I have included my strategies for Surviving The Holidays and top 100 healthy holiday recipes so you can stay on track with your health this holiday season.
When you start looking at ways to reduce your stress levels, you probably focus on how much work you are doing, what your daily responsibilities are, and whether or not you practice good self-care. These are all very important, but don’t forget about the simplest choices you make every day that could be impacting your stress.
You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth, increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain, and much more. But quitting refined sugar doesn’t just allow you to avoid these adverse effects, it also allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. Today's blog highlights five of the top benefits you can enjoy by quitting refined sugar.
You know, I'm all about longevity and healthy, beautiful aging. Don't get me wrong, we're all going to age ( we can't stop time ), but darn if I'm going to sit by and let time rob me of my youth. Age is just a number and with nutrition, diet and lifestyle, I can definitely slow down the impact time has on my health and appearance. So... you might love the taste of honey, ( I know I do ) but did you know that it has an astonishing amount of benefits for the skin? It today's blog I share five different ways you can use honey for your skin and on your face to keep your complexion youthful and glowing. I'm ok with embracing my age... doesn't me I have to look my age... let alone act my age :) LOL #longevity #healthyaging
As you might know, turmeric is one of the top herbs many use in everything from tea to cooking. Turmeric is well known for it's anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce pain and inflammation. But did you know that turmeric also has some healing benefits for your skin and natural beauty... even anti-aging!? Take a look at how you can improve your skin by using this fun herb.
With lots of New Years talk and setting goals, have you considered deep cleaning as a January project? Many of us are in the practice of spring cleaning and while this is a great time to clean, why not move it a little earlier in your year? Today I'm talking about setting up some deep cleaning strategies you can start this month. By focusing on doing a deep clean now, this can help us start the year off on the right foot.
Stress is one of the biggest health issues that many people face today. Few people spend enough time sleeping each night due to work obligations. As a result, many people have to rely on caffeine in order to stay awake and energized. Stress can play a negative role in a person's health over a long period of time. There are numerous studies that show people with high levels of stress tend to live shorter lives than people who are relaxed. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce stress and live a healthy lifestyle.