How your food is grown is still important. The amount of heavy pesticides used on the foods you consume matters, so getting to talk with the farmer that grows your food lets you get to know how your food is grown. This gives you more control over your food choices that reflect good lifestyle decisions. Shopping for health rather than price and convenience shows a level of awareness that is hoped for.
Sleep: The Overlooked Aspect of a Healthy Lifestyle
Your body tries to heal itself while you are sleeping. The body detoxes toxins, hormones are released to help your body heal, your body makes more while blood cells to combat any bacteria that is lurking in your body.
Probiotics: The Key to a Healthy Gut
The word “probiotic” is a combination of the prefix “pro”, meaning “in favor of”, and “biota,” meaning “for life” in Latin. When combined, the word “probiotic” is a substance that encourages the growth of bacteria.
Benefits of Strawberries
One of the strawberries’ most impressive health benefits is their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants are essential for fighting inflammation and protecting cells from damage. Strawberries are especially rich in a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins. These antioxidants have been linked to several health benefits.
Importance of Hydration
Staying hydrated is really important and can derail anyone from reaching their health goals. In most of the current diet fads, beverages are often forgotten in the shouting. Yes, macronutrients are important, but the body is made up of around 70% water and our brain a little bit more, so water plays an important role in our health.
De-stressing is Important!
Your health is the most affected by stress. It is estimated that 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems (Rosch, 2005), e.g. hypertension, chronic fatigue, depression, and chronic sickness. Stress isn’t always recognizable in ways we can immediately identify—it can be a sneaky beast.
Keeping Your Motivation
When you are trying to lose weight and keep it off, being consistent and not focusing on a deadline will go further than anything. A lot of people feel once they have reached their perceived deadline or goal they go back to old habits, those same habits that lead to where they were before the weight loss.
Create Habits, Not Resolutions
It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what changes need to be made. It might be easier instead to look at the big picture and write down broad changes first, whether it is cutting out processed foods, late-night snacking, thinking about self-care, or getting to the gym more.