7 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

7 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

Transitioning into a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. For many, it feels like world full of unfamiliar routines and unattainable habits.

To break down that barrier, here are seven simple steps you can take to make your own transition, starting today:

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A Guide to Mindful Eating

A Guide to Mindful Eating

So often we eat mindlessly. We passively put food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, when we’re on the run or perhaps when we are feeling stressed. Mindless eating puts us out of touch with our bodies, leaves us feeling unsatisfied and can easily lead to overeating and subsequent weight gain. On a deeper physiological level, it can actually create stress on our digestive system and impair utilization of the nutrients we are consuming. This is especially true when we are eating on the run in a stressed condition. During times of stress, our blood is flowing away from our digestive system and into the muscles so that we can fight or flee. This creates a non-optimum environment for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients into our cells, which can sabotage our beauty. Nourished cells mean beautiful skin, vibrancy and abundant energy.

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3 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

3 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

In small doses, studies suggests that stress has the value of kicking our immune system into gear and possibly even fighting potential illness. However, an abundance of stress left unchecked can create detrimental health issues – physically and mentally. Too much stress on the body can cause problems ranging from headaches and insomnia to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Emotionally, people with high levels of stress often suffer from overeating or undereating, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

The next time you start to feel overwhelmed, try the following three tips and notice if you feel calmer and more refreshed:

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