Experts agree, getting enough sleep is critical when it comes to kids’ body and brain development. Kids need consistent rest to ensure they stay alert, cope with the demands of the classroom and get the most out of their learning experiences. Here are a few healthy sleep habits to help your kids get enough quality ZZZs each night.Read More
What you eat before
and after—even during—your workout can make a big difference in your energy levels, metabolism and, most importantly, your recovery.
The right foods can help the repair process, reduce soreness, replenish glycogen stores and more. Here’s the what and when:
All the B’s can be found in food sources, but many people choose to take
them as a supplement, the vitamin B complex. You can take them separately,
but experts advise that this group of vitamins work best when taken together.
Ever feel your energy level take a big dip right after lunch? Sometimes, even when you
felt refreshed and energized in the morning, you start to drag in the early to mid-afternoon.
But don’t worry, there is hope! Test out some of these tricks to avoid the afternoon
slump and finish out the rest of your day like a champ.
Let’s be real—there’s no better feeling in the world than being all burrito’d
up in your favorite comforter, snoozing away the stresses of the day. However, bigger things are at
play during the night than comfort! Sleep helps maintain a healthy immune system, balances appetite,
regulates hormones, repairs muscle, restores brain function and sets us up for success in the waking hours.
And yeah, while life is busy and sometimes sleep is hard to come by, it’s crucial you catch the proper ZZZs.
If you’re having trouble, here are some helpful tips for creating an optimal sleep space!
How many times have you felt great all morning, only to crash right after
lunch? Make no mistake; the foods you’re
choosing at lunch are having a
direct effect on your energy level.
Stop hindering your afternoon performance with your lunchtime choices, and give yourself the boost you need to finish off the day.Read More
Are you looking for a stress-free way to get more exercise in your life? Walking is one of the
simplest ways to incorporate physical fitness while reaping numerous life-saving health benefits.
The National Institutes of Health advise that walking may have the potential to increase your energy and mood, tone muscles and strengthen bones,
burn calories and decrease your chance of conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Lace-up so you can experience these benefits and more.
At first glance, healthy stress may seem like an oxymoron—but it’s true, stress can be healthy for you in certain doses and certain situations. Your body was built to create responses to stress, and this has been one of the keys to survival—but what good can it do for us in modern times? Turns out, more than you may think.
Whether short-lived situational stress or a full-on disorder,
anxiety greatly impacts quality of life—and who wants
each day ruled by a messy mind and knotted chest? No one.
But sadly, anxiety disorders are the most common mental
illness in the United States, affecting about 40 million adults.
Honestly, there is no quick fix, but there are some natural alternatives you can use to find comfort and balance.
Childhood—a time of exploration, learning and laughter. Although we’d like to think these
are the characteristics that define American childhood, unfortunately there’s another that’s
becoming more and more prominent—stress. It may be a product of over-scheduled lives,
academic pressures, weight problems or other issues, but the impact of stress is serious
on our children, tweens and teens.