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Tips for Healthy Living

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.

In Praise of Trees

Have you ever sought relief from a sudden rainstorm under a big leafy tree? Or taken a walk in the forest and noticed how exhilarated you felt? Have you ever lain down in the grass under a green canopy of trees and felt soothed?

If you have, then you know the magic of trees.

Trees are a living gift from Mother Nature serving us from childhood through old age.

In every culture and every part of the world, children climb, swing, and play on trees.

Green Veggies for Health

Mother Nature provides us with everything we need for a healthy diet. And of all the plant foods she provides—fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds—vegetables top the list.

Vegetables are a cornerstone of good health. They reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and many other ailments. When we replace meat and refined, processed foods with vegetables, we’re giving our body a boost of nutrition, helping us stay healthier overall and maintain a healthy weight too.

Support for Joints

We move a hundred different ways each day. We bend, stretch, reach, squat, duck, and twist. While we drive, walk, talk, and even while we sleep, we shift positions to make ourselves more comfortable. We move constantly, mostly without thinking.

For fluid movement to occur, our joints need to be healthy. For many of us, however, pain, stiffness, and inflammation get in the way. That’s why it’s so important to take care of our joints and protect them. Here are some helpful tips.

How to Pamper Your Tired Feet

If you think about it, your feet put up with a lot. They help you walk, run, skip, and dance your way through the day. When you get home, they help you stand and cook dinner—even when you don’t feel like it. When the day is done, they even haul you upstairs to bed.

Show your feet some well-earned TLC, in the form of a foot soak and rub. Not only your feet—but your entire body will benefit.

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