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Tips for Healthy Living

Curb Your Sweet Tooth

If you love sugary sweets you’re not alone. Sugar is one of those tempting foods that most of us adore—especially children! Sweet, satisfying, and delicious, processed white sugar is a treat, but with all its ups, it also comes with plenty of downs—especially since it can weaken our body’s immune systems.

As with anything, the less you have, the less you crave. So it is with processed sugar. The less you eat, the less you want. If you want to cut down or help your child cut down on sugar, here are a few good alternatives.

The Benefits of Ghee

You will often find a jar of ghee sitting on my kitchen countertop ready for cooking and garnishing. Its golden goodness is something I treasure.

What is ghee?
Sometimes called ‘clarified butter’, ghee is butter that has been purified. Butter is cooked until the milk solids turn brown and stick to the bottom of the pan. After straining, you are left with a delicious pure butter fat that can be stored at room temperature.

4 Ways to Feel Rested

Think back recently to a day when you felt well-rested. Things probably flowed easily and you felt pretty good, didn’t you?

Now think back to the last time you were over-tired. Maybe you felt more impatient than normal, or foggy, or withdrawn. Were you dragging yourself around the whole day?

There’s no doubt that feeling relaxed makes everything easier. That’s why it’s important to take rest, not just once in a while, but on a regular basis.

Are You Breathing Right?

Everybody has them. Those little moments throughout the day when we hold our breath or forget to breathe. Maybe it’s only for a second or two and is so subtle we don’t even notice.

It usually happens when we’re focused on doing something important, like changing lanes on the freeway, remembering a critical detail, lifting a heavy weight, and that kind of thing.

5 At-Home Ayurvedic Spa Treatments

In our busy world, taking the time to restore our vital energy is essential. When we forget to nourish and support the body and mind, balance is lost that can lead us to feel physically and mentally depleted.  

Ancient health systems like Ayurveda stress the importance of nourishing the body and brain. If an Ayurvedic health center is not accessible or affordable for you don’t worry, there are several at-home treatments you can do yourself on a regular basis.

5 Foods To Help You De-stress

When life’s pressures mount, the foods we eat can sooth our nerves and give us the stamina to deal with stress, or they can do the opposite—depending on which foods we eat.

Sugary sweets, deep-fried foods, and foods with little nourishment, are tempting but in the end can leave you feeling empty, agitated, or bloated. Instead, go for snacks that will help you stay focused, energized, and feeling good.

Here are a few options.

3 Essential Tips for Staying Healthy

Just like a New Year’s resolution, we often start an exercise plan or healthy diet on a high note. Feeling excited to finally lose some weight, get toned, or cut out the junk food once and for all, we set lofty goals for ourselves.

Maybe we download a new online fitness program or splurge and get that gym membership that will inspire us to work out. We finish off that ice cream that’s beckoning from the freezer, promising not to buy more. Then we get to work.

Make Time For Fun

Responsibility—whether it’s school, family, work, or relationships—can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on our shoulders, especially when we’re tired or working very hard. During these intense times, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.

While bigger or ongoing problems like anxiety or depression may require special attention, sometimes adding a little healthy fun and playfulness or humor to our day can help neutralize some of life’s unavoidable stresses.

Having some fun may even help:

Eating Healthy On the Go

An extra busy schedule and time spent travelling can take a heavy toll on how you feel—physically and emotionally. So it’s especially wise to take good care of yourself during those times.

A big part of that care is diet. Making healthy homemade meals may not always be an option when you’re on the go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make good choices.

With a little creativity, though, you can cruise through without getting stressed out.


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