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Do You Eat the SAME MEAL ON REPEAT?

27/01/2022

You know when you find an outfit combination you really love and you wear it on repeat? OK, well hear us out—what’s the difference when it comes to the meals you prepare? If you like something and it makes your life easier (like already knowing what you’re going to wear for the day) then why not lean into it? You already know the ingredients to buy at the store, you don’t have to look up the recipe while prepping the…

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How to Start—And Stick With—A Morning Routine

24/01/2022

Motivation can be hard to come by these days. With work and home melding into one beneath the shadow of a global pandemic, civil unrest, and climate change—among other daily personal stressors—depression and anxiety are on the rise. Perhaps, because of it all, your morning routine has collapsed, setting you up to dread the rest of your day. Luckily, three mental health practitioners are here to provide the tools to help you build back (or maybe even create) morning rituals…

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Our 7-Day STRETCH CHALLENGE

21/01/2022

When was the last time you properly stretched? We’re talking a full-body, arms-out-and-up-to-the-sky, head-to-your-toes kind of stretch. If it’s been too long to remember, let today be the day that changes. Stretching is so beneficial for your overall wellness. Not only does it get your body moving but regular stretching is said to help lower blood pressure, increase flexibility, and improve mobility. It can also help calm anxiety and boost your mood. To encourage more movement and bending in your daily life, our CCO, Sarah Howard,…

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FOODS TO AVOID If you Want More Energy

18/01/2022

It may seem a little strange that food can actually deplete our energy, in a way. Calories equal energy, right? Yes—that much is technically true. But certain nutrients or processed foods can actually require way more energy for our bodies to break down than they are giving us, causing us to feel either an immediate heavy slump (like a cheeseburger on your lunch break) or leaving us starving and not our most functional a mere hour later. Who better to know how…

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5 ARM-TONING Workouts

17/01/2022

In 2022, we’re committing ourselves to wellness by getting stronger both physically and mentally. First up on our list is arm-toning with some light weights for added results. Start the work now and thank us once summertime rolls around.Keep on pooshing through the burn because the temporary pain will provide you with long-term satisfaction. Read on to learn and watch the full workout. The Routine: Lateral Raise Pulses Forward Extension and Flip Tricep Kickback Pulse Bent Arm Back Fly Prayer Arm Pulses Complete each exercise with 3-pound dumbbells…

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10 Best Foods To Help You Sleep, According To A Dietitian

14/01/2022

A good night’s sleep can change everything. Not only does being well-rested give your brain time to recharge, but it also helps your immune system fight illness, reduces stress, and lowers your risk for serious health problems, like heart disease and diabetes. But if you’re spending more time counting sheep than actually catching Z’s, you’re not alone. More than one in three adults in America aren’t getting the recommended seven hours of snoozing regularly, per a study by the CDC. There is…

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22 MINDFUL WAYS to Start off 2022

11/01/2022

We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. (Insert year here) is going to be OUR year! Cue COVID. Cue breakups, grief, unexpected career pivots, and every other unforeseen occurrence that can possibly befall us individually, or globally. Not knowing what the year holds can be scary. We can take comfort in the idea that the calendar year and January 1st are rather arbitrary. Life keeps moving no matter what our calendars say, and very little depends on the literal date. But we can…

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How Are You Going to MAKE YOUR RESOLUTIONS LAST?

05/01/2022

We’re all guilty of entering the new year with the greatest of intentions. We want to turn our lives around and kick-start all these healthy habits we hope will change our lives for the better. It’s great … in theory. But then, when we actually try to stick it out long-term, we fail. But why? Work from the inside out Around 60% of us will make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% of us will be successful in achieving them. And this is because we…

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11 common home workout mistakes to fix – to avoid injury and get better results

03/01/2022

Making mistakes is an inevitable part of working out at home. Even though gyms are now open, many of us are sticking with our more flexible routine of getting it done in the living room or garden – but unfortunately, this could mean we’re more likely to keep repeating the same home workout errors. So, instead of continuing with bad form and less than helpful habits, get clued up on how to address these issues and work out properly on your own.…

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How to Avoid the HANGRY STAGE

27/12/2021

First, let’s get down to the true definition. Hangry: bad-tempered and irritable as a result of hunger. (And yes, it’s an official word in the dictionary.) The main cause of hanger is unsteady blood sugar, which means low glucose in your bloodstream. It’s affected nearly everyone at some point. Sometimes we even intentionally let it affect us: I’m talking to you, fasters and restrictors. If you have outrageous and constant signs of hanger, be sure to regularly check your blood sugar…

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