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
Why do we often feel tired after eating? Is it the time of day we choose to have our meal? A lack of sleep from the night before? Perhaps even the foods in the meal itself? Any and all of these factors contribute to how the body responds to a meal, in turn affecting how we feel. Some researchers believe that fatigue after meals is brought on due to the body’s production of … [Read more...] about Tired After Eating? Find Out Why!
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. So, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? New research has shown that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can put you at higher risk for Type II diabetes, diabetes complications, and other metabolic diseases like obesity. The body’s reaction to lack of sleep can mimic insulin … [Read more...] about Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?
If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, you’ve probably tried several remedies in an attempt to get some better quality zzz’s. Have you ever considered that there are foods in your kitchen that could help? It’s true! The nutrients in some foods can help is to relax. Before we talk about those sleep-helping foods, let’s quickly review a few foods and drinks to avoid … [Read more...] about Snooze Food – Eat This, Sleep Better
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!