New Year, New You! While not necessarily the best phrase, the new year typically brings a time when many people set goals and work to better themselves. Oftentimes, those goals are to improve health and get in better shape – good things! Depending on what your body is used to, beginning a new exercise regimen can take a toll, and many become discouraged. If you happen to be someone looking to get in better shape in the New Year, take a look at these health tips for the new year to help support your body in achieving your goals.
There’s nothing like that feeling after you’ve worked out – you’re all proud of yourself, energized and your body is thanking you. Oxygen is pumping and the endorphins (hopefully) are flowing! But let’s face it, sometimes just getting your running shoes on and getting out the door, or making it to your gym class can be challenging; and sometimes, we feel a bit more worn out afterwards than we hoped. Here are 3 simple ways to use essential oils to help your workouts that I can personally vouch for – they’re simple, not time-consuming, but will help you to get the most out of your workouts, and help the recovery afterwards.
One of the best ways to prepare your children for a long and healthy life is to get them started early with their own healthy habits. This is best taught by example. When the entire family practices healthy habits, they’re more likely to stick with your children for life. In our household, we don’t restrict treats altogether, but we have brought Valentina up on healthy food from the start. I had to laugh when she met Anna (from Frozen) at California Adventure park last week, and when Anne asked her what her favorite chocolate was, she promptly answered “Actually, I don’t eat chocolate, I don’t really like sweets”! Here are some tips for creating healthy habits for life:
In our current series on hormone balance, we talked first about the role of phytoestrogens in balancing hormones, then dietary factors in hormone balance. Today we look at the role of lifestyle factors in hormone balance, and the things that can be done to help support healthy hormone levels and reduce hormone-related symptoms.
Most of us have negative views of sugar … it is unhealthy, too much can dispose us to diabetes, Candida, overweight and obesity amongst other things. There is, however, a sugar that is a “good” sugar – it’s called ribose. Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that is made in the body from glucose and is a vital part of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the compound that supplies energy to our cells. It can also be taken as a supplement. Ribose can give your energy a boost, which can help many people ranging from those dealing with chronic fatigue in illness, to athletes trying to get more stamina and endurance. [Read more…]