Category: Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Study Shows Yoga Can Help You Combat Depression

Yoga is known to increase strength, flexibility, and overall physical health. But research out of the Boston University Medical Center is showing that yoga can be used to help boost mental health as well. Presented in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers...
Lifestyle

How to Breathe for Better Health

Just breathe! At some point we’ve all been told this when we were visibly stressed or excited, and although this advice may sound cliché, it’s actually pretty good advice.  We all know that breathing is crucial for life, but just because we breathe automatically doesn’t...
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10 Things That You Never Knew Boost Lactation

Becoming a mother is not an easy task. Being solely responsible for a tiny little human is difficult enough. To have to worry about lactation is just something you shouldn’t have to deal with. You should be sure that you are following these basic steps to adequately produce milk,...
Environment

5 Toxic Fabrics and Healthier Alternatives

Skin is the largest organ on our body, so it makes sense that we should be mindful of what we put on it. Absorbing nearly everything it is exposed to, including potentially harmful toxins, it's important we know what the difference between good products and materials and bad ones...
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9 Amazing Uses for Lemon in Your Home

The lemon is one powerful fruit. Sure it is tasty splashed on a meal, but this fragrant fruit can serve a multitude of other uses in your home outside of cooking – and it always smells fantastic! Lemon can be used as an inexpensive, natural household helper as well as contribute...
Lifestyle

5 Creative Natural Remedies for Body Odor

Body odor…eww. Usually inevitable, but luckily manageable. Sweating is a natural body process. It is a way the body cools itself down to prevent itself from overheating and eliminates what it no longer needs. And sweat, by itself, pretty much is odor-free. The not-so-lovely...
Lifestyle

5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health With Cycling

More and more people are taking up cycling everyday as a method to improve their physical health. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists reported that from 2000 to 2013, bicycle commuting rates in large Bicycle Friendly Communities increased by 105 percent. Cycling is great...
Diet

5 Psychological Barriers to Weight Loss

Losing weight is difficult! Weight loss not only requires lots of hard work, but you're also tasked with changing your way of life and your eating habits. But unlike other unhealthy indulgences, where you can just cut the cord and abstain, you can't stop eating (and expect to survive)!...
Food

6 Common Nutrition Label Mistakes to Avoid

In this day and age when there are a slew of labels being thrown around by manufacturers, it can be hard to know what means what. Gone are the days when we could trust what we eat without doing any research. Now it's important that we learn the hidden meanings behind the big, bold...
Diet

5 Natural Remedies for Constipation

Constipation refers to the inability to sustain normal bowel movement and pass stools. This is a very common digestive problem that affects people of all age groups. A bloated abdomen, hard stools, bad breath, loss of appetite, acne, mouth ulcers, and etc. are symptoms...
Lifestyle

3 Words to Avoid When Losing Weight

We all know that words can be powerful. But did you know that words can impact your journey toward health in some very powerful ways? It's true! Words, whether they're spoken aloud or passing through your mind, can impact mood and your subconscious in some truly remarkable ways....
Food

6+ Important Foods Before and After Working Out

We all know that your diet has a major impact on weight and overall health. Some foods even promote weight loss. But the timing of when you eat specific foods can impact your weight loss too. So as you work to shed those extra pounds, get the most bang for your buck by eating certain...