5 Foods You Should Eat Everyday

If you're looking to EAT healthier this new year, then start now. Here are 5 foods you should be eating every day. 1. Be "flaxable".. Buy flax seeds in bulk and add to salads, yogurt, and sprinkle on just about everything. Flax seeds are high in good fats: Omega 3 fatty acids. Three tablespoons have Omega-3 (ALA) 6,338mg, Fiber 8g, Protein 6g, Vitamin B1 31% RDA, Manganese 35% RDA, Magnesium 30% RDA, Phosphorus 19% RDA, and Selenium 10% RDA. 2. How you bean? Beans are high in fiber and help lower cholesterol. All varieties have benefits but focus on the darker ones including lentils, kidney, and navy beans. 3. Have a "berry" nice day! Blueberries offer a host of brain boosting antioxidant

5 Ways to Get More Energy

Between the cold weather and endless holiday spirit, it’s easy to feel drained this time of year. If you’re feeling low energy, here are five ways to put more pep in your step. Get moving. Exercise helps boost your heart rate and increase those “feel good” hormones. Even as little as ten minutes of walking, can change your mood. According to the American Psychological Association, there is mounting evidence that exercise can help ease anxiety. Oil up. For a calorie free way to change your mood, look to essential oils. Research shows that peppermint oil has mood-elevating properties and orange oils promote a more positive mood. Use oils on the temples or wrists or add to a few drops to

No More Knee Pain

You have to stretch and strengthen the knee area to minimize pain and prevent injuries.

How to Get Fit Without Really Trying

15 Smart Tips to Get Fit Stand up while talking on the phone. Practice balancing on one leg to improve hip and core strength. Replace your chair with an exercise ball. The control it takes to maintain your balance on the ball uses your abdominals and back muscles ~ PLUS the tilting reflex improves right to left brain hemisphere interaction and makes you smarter! Wear a pedometer and get to the 10,000 steps everyday. This simple tracking method will keep your program in check. Step it up after work if you haven’t reached your goal. Change your commute if possible. Especially as the weather gets nicer, try riding your bike or walking to work at least one day a week. I realize for some it

4 Ways to Fight the Blues

Season depression is real. Battle the blues with these four ways to change your mood and increase your energy.

Natural Cures for a Hangover

Whether it's the annual holiday party or a "Girl's Night Out", when you over indulge, a hangover may be haunting you the next morning. So how do you start the road to recovery? Here are 7 natural cures to help overcome your hang over. 1. Drink Water. Your body becomes dehydrated when you drink alcohol. So hydrating during the celebration is one way to manage the next morning's experience, but drinking water when you wake up is especially important. Drinking water helps flush impurities from your system. 2. Lyte up!. Drinking electrolytes will help rehydrate the body too. Think coconut water, sports drinks or even bullion cubes with water for chicken broth. 3. Eat light. The morning of a

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