Anxiety and mental health are becoming important topics in modern-day culture. We are becoming aware of the impact of our own mental health, what it looks like in others, and how we can manage it. That’s important because the road to health includes tackling mental health issues directly.
Anxiety is but one attribute of mental health, one that can creep up on you without warning and without cause. It’s often a surprise for many people to encounter anxiety for the first time. The physiological response that the body produces is foreign. Knowing what to do when anxiety hits can go a long way to diminishing its affects.
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What are the things that popular culture doesn’t do well is display vulnerability out in the open. Just look at social media. Teenagers, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, with no life experience are influencers about life and living. What do they know about life? Some? But not a lot.
There’s more to the IG story then meets the eye, especially when it comes to Mental Health.
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Getting a good night’s sleep can mean the difference between chronic health problems and a vibrant lifestyle. When you don’t get good sleep your body can’t reset or repair itself during the night. For men and women, the key to a good night’s sleep is reducing snoring. Here are three natural ways to reduce snoring at night.
1. Not the easiest, not the quick fix, but the main reasons why you snore is due to weight gain. Obesity increases the likelihood of snoring by closing your airway as you relax at night. Reduce snoring by maintaining a healthy body-to-fat ratio. That means constant and regular exercise regardless of age.
2. Sleep positions can greatly impact your snoring patterns. Back sleepers snore more because as they relax gravity takes over and the top of the airway becomes obstructed. Side or front sleeper do not have this problem. Try switching sleep positions at different times during the night.
3. Snoring Aids can help. There are a variety of different methods you can try to employ, most available at your local pharmacy. Although some are gimmicks (nose baskets that keep your nostrils wider), some provide basic relief. Nose-strips (brand name Breathe Right) are a popular option that can keep your nasal passage open as you sleep. This doesn’t guarantee an unobstructed passage, but it does make a difference that can reduce your snoring and get you a better sleep overall.
4. Watch what you eat. Controlling diet can impact your waistline, but it also reduces snoring for certain foods. Alcohol is notorious for increasing snoring as many develop slight reactions to the grains and additives in liquor. That leads to further reduction of the nasal passage. Be mindful that what you consume impacts you at night.
Growing in popularity as the request from consumers to know about their carbon footprint. Carbon footprint includes your food. Where your food comes from, from how far, the inputs that are required, all factor in to the environmental impact of the food you eat.
What can you do to reduce your footprint?
One of the most important elements isn’t so much how far away the food came from but what it is you are eating.
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Survey says, exercise is good for you.
We know that. A healthy diet coupled with regular exercise are keys to longevity and vitality. Whole health relies on this rhythm.
More studies are coming out to confirm what we already know–that the affects of exercise, even in young people, have long standing health benefits. That includes cognition. A study recently showed benefits in cognitive abilities in participants as young as 20.
So about that, healthy and smart!
Now that Christmas is coming gone and then New Years resolutions have all come in his time to turn dream into reality. New goals to be healthier and lose weight seem ambitious at the start of the year. If you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, then by the time February rolls around those resolutions are in the past. But what if they were easy ways to make healthier choices last? What can you do to lose weight and Lead healthier lifestyles without dropping the ball?
When you are making goals, particularly around eating and exercising, ensure that you are making goals that are attainable. Often we fail to achieve what we set out to do because our expectation is too lofty. It’s critical to set a direction that celebrates incremental wins and will last for the long-haul.
You may be surprised to know there are very simple and easy ways for you to turn two words health.
Here are the two most critical elements you need to lose weight easily.
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You’ve no doubt heard it said before, the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest you can adopt. Generous servings of vegetables, the lack of red meat, fish as a source of protein and beans, and healthy volumes of oil. Oil? I thought oil was bad? It all seems to depend on what kind.
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Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake-up feeling groggy and tired? Here are some natural methods to both fall asleep faster, and wake up feeling well rested.
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The vitamin industry is a multi-billion dollar market that likely does more harm to your bank account than benefits to your body. Since multivitamins are big industry, it’s tough to navigate the multitude of claims from companies who’s sole purpose is to turn a profit. Do you really need you vitamin D or C to fix whatever malady or claim purported by clever marketing campaigns?
Outside of a recommendation from a family doctor for the sick or elderly, a balanced diet is the key to overall health. Anything more is probably not necessary. That means all of the money you spend in vitamins is literally going into the toilet. Since the body doesn’t need additional vitamin supplements, assuming that health diet, it treats it as waste.
But what about preventative measures that vitamin manufactures claim? Are there longterm benefits from a health dose of garlic or ginger?
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There are methods to reduce or eliminate snoring, some that require surgery, some with expensive machines. Nose and throat surgeons routinely do elective surgeries to open airways for people. Also, CPaP machines are popular for those who suffer from sleep apnea.
However, are there methods to try to reduce snoring that can be attempted at the fraction of the price?
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