Everyone loves a great night’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye allows the body and mind to heal and recover. Quality sleep is truly essential, but not as common as you may think. Today’s hectic lifestyles are less restful than ever. Long hours at work, 24/7 access to technology, and skyrocketing stress and anxiety levels all contribute to difficulty sleeping. Upwards of 35% … [Read more...] about Too Busy To Sleep? It’s Affecting Your Health & Happiness
Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms after quitting certain foods may sound ridiculously dramatic, but it’s all too true. Research has found that after reducing intake of highly processed foods, individuals experienced mood swings, anxiety, headaches, poor quality sleep, and cravings. These symptoms are also common among people who are in withdrawal from addictive substances … [Read more...] about Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
This Is Your Brain On A Diet
45 million Americans go on a diet each year. What many of them don’t know is that their brains are controlling those diets! The brain regulates body weight and body fat in an effort to keep the body safe and protected. Everyone has a certain weight and level of body fat that keeps the brain “happy.” If you deviate too far from this comfort weight, the brain will take … [Read more...] about This Is Your Brain On A Diet
Does Eating Really Relieve Stress?
“Emotional eating” is triggered by stress, causing you to consume larger portions, or more unhealthy foods than you normally would. Food is the fuel that keeps the body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping health (and blood sugar) under … [Read more...] about Does Eating Really Relieve Stress?
Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!
Spend time with others Meet up with a friend or family member for a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park. Simply being around a loved one can improve your mood. Talking with them about how you’re feeling allows them to offer support, and gives them the opportunity to show they care. If friends and family are far away, try video calling them for a chat! Listen to … [Read more...] about Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!