Tips to help you stay well, fit, stress-free, and otherwise happy and healthy!
Do you engage in impulse buying? If so, you’re not alone—a recent survey shows that 84% of Americans have done so. Unfortunately, while impulse buying often feels good in the moment, it can wreak havoc on your budget and your bank account if it happens too often. One way to gain control over your finances is to reduce your impulse buying. If you need help curbing your spending or making unplanned purchases, the tips below can help!
When you think about good nutrition, making health changes or weight loss, it is easy to automatically assume watching what you eat is sufficient enough. However, many people forget that what you drink is also very important! It is easy to add excess calories, and extra sugar, fat and even sodium through beverages. Follow these tips to help make smart beverage choices.
It’s very easy to form a strong attachment to our things – from the shirt we wore to a special event years ago to knickknacks collected on vacations to our favorite frying pan for Sunday breakfasts, these are the items that somehow help define who we are. However, we also tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff” that doesn’t hold as much value. Unfortunately, these items tend to take up a lot of space in our homes, and they can also lead to stress and anxiety.
If you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, it’s not enough to plan out healthy meals. You’ll also need to plan some healthy snacks, or else you risk falling prey to the vending machine or drive-thru that’s offering tempting treats. Whether you’re on the go and need snacks for the road or are going to work, check out these tasty, healthy options you can pack and bring with you.
Now that the final frost of winter is over (for most of us!), it’s a great time to roll up our sleeves and start prepping the garden for another season. Gardening has many health benefits. Not only does it provide a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, but your garden can produce healthy and nutritious food that you can enjoy for many months to come.
January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month, which is a great time for you and your family to work toward healthy goals together. From preparing and eating nutritious meals as a family to participating in fun activities to get you up and moving, there are so many opportunities for you and your family to help and motivate each other to make healthy choices.
At the beginning of the new year, many Americans resolve to lose weight. Unfortunately, some of them turn to unhealthy methods of losing weight, such as adopting a trendy fad diet, overdoing it at the gym, or creating unreasonable goals for themselves. Luckily, Healthy Weight Week (January 18-24) is upon us, and it’s a time for people to ditch the crazy diets and instead eat well, be active, and focus on treating themselves in a healthy manner.
A cluttered, disorganized desk doesn’t just affect the physical space you sit in each workday. It can also affect your stress level. Keeping your workspace tidy and organized can help you feel less stressed and work more efficiently. If your 2016 goals involve increased productivity or reduced stress, keep reading to find out how neatening up your workspace can contribute to your success!
Each year, the first week of January recognizes the importance of folic acid and folate in conjunction with National Birth Defects Prevention Month. This B vitamin is necessary for healthy cell, immune and nervous system function. It is beneficial for everyone, but crucial for women who are planning to have a baby or are pregnant, as it may prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly.
If you are among the many, many people who made a New Year’s resolution to move more, eat better or take other steps to improve your health, you are far from alone. But it can be tough to get and stay motivated if you are doing it on your own. Research shows buddying up can keep you accountable and make working toward your goals more fun, helping to ensure you stick with it past January.