Category: Wellbeing

Craving quality sleep? Eat this, not that.

Do you ever lie awake at night, tossing and turning, without the faintest idea of why?  Stress and anxiety are well-known sleep disrupters, but did you know the food you eat can increase the stress hormones in your body and mind?  Foods can significantly influence your sleep quality due to their nutritional content and how...

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How many calories—exactly—should I be eating per day?

Calories in vs. calories out… It is the simplest and most effective way to understand if you will gain or lose weight:  • If you eat more calories than you expend, you’re in a caloric surplus and will gain weight. • If you eat fewer calories than you expend, you’re in a caloric deficit, and you...

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From Rushed to Relaxed: Overcoming Rushing Woman’s Syndrome

Calling all women…  Do you ever get the feeling that there’s just not enough time to get it all done?  You feel constantly rushed, even if there’s no reason to be.  If you’ve ever felt the pang of anxiety as you glance at your overflowing calendar, the guilt of squeezing in a quick meal between...

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Spice Up Your Life: 6 Benefits of Taking Turmeric Daily

Isn’t it nice when a healthy habit comes easily to you?  Eating delicious food, of course, is something we can all get behind.  So, how do you combine a healthy habit and tasty food? If you incorporate Turmeric into your life, you can not only add flavor to your dishes, but you can also enjoy...

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3 Reasons Most Diets Are Doomed to Fail 

We’ve all been there. You’ve been busy enjoying your life, and suddenly, you look in the mirror and aren’t happy with who’s looking back.  If the extra pounds have snuck up on you, for many, the go-to answer is dieting, but… 83% of diets fail! At least according to research published by UCLA Health.1 Does...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Somatic Therapy

Question for you:  Do you think that the mind follows the body?  Example: If you have poor diet and exercise habits, they will negatively affect your psychological well-being.  Or, do you think the body follows the mind?  Example: If you’re depressed, your physical health will suffer.  In reality, this issue is much more complex than...

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What Is Plyometrics? A Guide for Your Golden Years.

Most folks with an athletic background have heard of plyometrics.  It’s a common practice in sports training, but it actually does provide some value outside of athletics, as well.  In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways in which plyometrics might be beneficial specifically for an older population. Let’s...

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Keeping You On Your Toes: Healthy Toenails After 60

Sandals with socks, year-round boots, or just a general avoidance of letting your toes out in public… These are a few of the many ways in which people with thick, discolored toenails may choose to hide this condition. And it’s worth talking about because there are two serious issues at play here:  1. The psychological...

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Navigating Denial’s Shadows and Lights

At the heart of human psychology lies the complex realm of denial. This mechanism, often misunderstood, can serve as both a shield and a barrier in our journey toward self-awareness and change. It’s a delicate balance between recognizing denial’s protective embrace and acknowledging when it morphs into an obstacle to our growth. Understanding Denial’s Dual...

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Wake Up and Workout: Unpacking the 30-30-30 Rule for Weight Loss

The 30-30-30 rule for weight loss is creating quite the buzz, promising a fresh morning routine that could be the key to shedding those extra pounds. But what’s the science behind it, and more importantly, does it deliver on its promises? Let’s dive into the details and see if this method is worth setting your...

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6 Ways to Find Joy and Connection

Loneliness is a universal human experience. It sneaks up during major life changes or even amid the buzz of our daily lives.  But remember, feeling lonely doesn’t mean you’re alone in this. Understanding and tackling loneliness is key to finding joy and connection. 1. Embrace Your Feelings Admitting you’re feeling lonely is the first step...

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Double Up for Survival: The Science Behind Our Body’s Redundancy

The human body, a marvel of nature, is as pragmatic as it is mysterious. Among its many wonders is a built-in redundancy system, akin to having spare parts in a complex machine. From kidneys to eyes, our anatomy is equipped with duplicates for symmetry and survival. But what’s the science behind this biological backup plan?...

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