Sleep and Wellness – Why Getting a Good Night’s Rest is Vital to Your Health

10 Dec 2015
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Oh the irony! When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to stay up late and never go to bed. It felt as though going to sleep, whether at night or for naps, was more of a punishment than a necessity. Little did we know then just how much sleep we actually needed.  As we get older, and we find ourselves wanting some much needed rest, the need for more sleep becomes less important than getting quality sleep. Recent studies and science have shown that the need to meet minimum sleep requirements is, in fact, vital to our health, no matter what our age.   Why We Need Sleep.

12 Great Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Health-Conscious

19 Dec 2014

It’s the last week of the Christmas shopping season, and if you’re like most, you still have some items left on your shopping list (if not the whole thing!) Here are some great health-conscious suggestions for last minute gift ideas, most under $50. It can be hard enough finding the right gift for that special someone as it is, but when it comes to crunch time, Christmas shopping can really get overwhelming. On top of that, you haven’t been able to come up with any good gifts ideas for the health & fitness nut on your list. Or maybe you’re the healthy one and you’re looking for the perfect health &.

How To Avoid Holiday Stress – 8 Simple Tips To Stay Happy And Healthy (Pt. 2)

10 Dec 2014

In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.

2014 Super Bowl “Survival” Guide to Wellness

02 Feb 2014

I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I’m eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, ‘Surrender to it. It’s nacho time.’ Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day. ~Kristen Bell Super Bowl weekend is upon us and if you’re like a lot of eager spectators, you’ll probably have a tendency to overdo things, at least a little bit (if not a lot). Between the food, the alcohol, the celebrating, and quite often physical activities before or after the game, Super Bowl weekend can end up leaving you super sore and sick. Even the most responsible Super Bowl-er can have a.

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