Kick Start Your Day

Most of the time, yoga is seen as a mind and body exercise to bring the nerves down and relieve the stress that you have accumulated throughout the day; that’s why, people often practice them after work or before bed. But there is more to yoga than calming your nerves from a hectic day at work or school; because yoga can be great addition to morning routine. Here are some of the benefits of yoga in the morning. 1. Have Your ‘Me’ Time - Throughout the day your attention is snatched away easily by work, social media, your phone and more. Doing yoga in the morning gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself, your thoughts, and your body before you’re thrown into another hectic day. You can s

Good News for Chai Tea Drinkers

I have never been a fan of coffee and quite frankly, I just don't like the taste. I mean I love the smell of fresh roasted beans. The aroma is peaceful and sweet but the taste of coffee to me is bitter and harsh. With that said I just stumbled upon why my daily Chai habit may be healthier than I thought! Here are 5 reasons you need to dump coffee and upgrade to chai: #1: YOU CAN DRINK 3X AS MANY CUPS OF CHAI AS COFFEE A cup of strong coffee has three times as much caffeine as a cup of chai—leading to actual caffeine addiction (don't do drugs, kids!). #2: CHAI HEALS YOU (NO, SERIOUSLY) Coffee contains unpronounceable chemicals like 2-Ethylphenol and quinic acid—but chai supports well-bei

5 Tips to Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle

People are busier than ever which makes living a healthy lifestyle seem like an uphill battle. It always seems as if there are not enough hours in the day to be able to get all of the tasks done that need to be accomplished, let alone carving out time to spend at the gym or in the kitchen cooking a healthy meal. It is no wonder that people eat their meals on the go or they swing by a fast food restaurant for some take out on their way home from a long day at the office. Times have changed and so has the overall physical and mental health of the population. Living a fit and healthy lifestyle is important and something that many fail to allow for in their life mainly because of the lack of tim

4 Health Challenges That Take Time to Heal

There are several health challenges that affect people, but some of them take a lot of time to heal. Just to list but a few: 1. Heroin and Detox. Heroin is an opiate drug that suppresses some of the central nervous system functions. It is a very addictive drug due to its strong withdrawal symptoms. Depending on how long one used heroin and how much it was taken each time the withdrawal symptoms become different. Heroin, being a short-acting opioid, takes effect rapidly but also leaves the bloodstream at quite a high rate. Detox is the process that is undergone to remove heroin from the dependent's body. Since the withdrawals can peak after a few days since the most recent dose, detoxicating

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