Natural Anxiety Remedies

As your bills and laundry pile up, your work feels impossible to keep up with, and relationships become strained, anxiety builds. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and you may even struggle with an anxiety disorder. While medications exist to minimize nerves, you may not know the many natural remedies to shut anxiety down. Lavender You can find many studies showing the calming effect of lavender. Enjoy the benefits of lavender through inhaling its scent or receiving a massage with lavender oil. If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, drop some lavender oil in your bath and soak into a world

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The Benefits of Mindfulness

Live in the moment. It’s a wise tip that you’ve heard countless times, but it’s a busy life, right? Regardless of how full your schedule gets, it’s always a good idea to embrace a mindset of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of doing exactly this, living in and embracing the present moment. There are countless benefits to doing so, but here are just a few: Reduces stress levels If you practice mindfulness your emotion control will increase, leading to a better mood and therefore less tense mindset. Focusing on the present allows you to lower your anxiety level and increases

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Tips On Eating Healthy Every Day

You know how it goes… “Today’s the day! I’m going to start eating healthy again.” So often, this is how the day begins, but despite your best intentions, eating healthy is a challenge each and every day. The following are five tips to keep yourself on track: Make food at home What better way to ensure you’re eating healthy than turning up the heat in your own kitchen? When you cook your own meals, you’re more aware of what goes into your favorite dish and you’re able to prepare meals ahead of time, saving time and money. Moderation is key

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Healthy Lunch Options For Kids

With back-to-school time fast approaching, your mind might be reeling about what to pack for your child’s lunch. Maybe you’re simply looking for something different to prepare for them at home. We’ve scoured the web for some healthy lunch ideas that make lunch a time that both you and your child will look forward to again and again. HEALTHY PIZZA Healthline.com has a pizza recipe that cuts down on the grease and pumps up the nutrition. Several of the standard ingredients can be used, but shoot for a low-sodium tomato sauce and reduced-fat cheese. Substitute a carbohydrate-packed crust for a

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3 Things To Look For In Insect Repellant

   Much to our irritation, bugs enjoy the warm weather just as much as the rest of us. Not only are they annoying, but potentially disease-ridden, as well. Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you should be applying to your skin before heading outdoors; insect repellant is just as important. Here are three questions you may consider asking yourself when choosing one: 1. WHAT DOES THIS REPELLANT WARD OFF? Some repellants pride themselves as all-in-one, able to take down any bug that dares try to touch your skin.  However, remember the old adage, “jack of all trades, master of none”. Certain

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How To Get Your Kids To Eat Their Vegetables

   We all remember the old saying, “you can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make them eat them.” Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly true that getting your children to eat their veggies can be like pulling teeth. With a little ingenuity, however, it can be done. Here are some ideas. ENHANCE THE FLAVORS Let’s face it: many kids aren’t going to like the taste of vegetables without the incentive of additional flavoring. Try a nice ranch dip for broccoli or carrot sticks. Melt some cheese over green beans. This can act as a temporary “covering” to

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What To Look For In Vitamins

   Strolling down the aisles of your local pharmacy, what do you tend to see? Rows upon rows of plastic containers of all shapes and sizes containing an endless variety of vitamins and minerals. You want to live a healthy lifestyle, but the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. How do you know what to look for in a vitamin? Here are a few tips. 1. WHOLE FOODS-BASED Whole food-based vitamins occur naturally in foods, plants, and herbs. The human body is designed to absorb these nutrients. It has trouble, however, absorbing nutrients found in synthetic vitamins, which

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Men’s Health Month

   Men face many unique challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and Men’s Health Month is the perfect opportunity to heighten their awareness. To celebrate this special month of activity, let’s delve into several important health topics men may focus on. 1. Watch what you eat Heart disease is the leading cause of death among males in the US (according to the CDC), nearly a quarter of the population. Thankfully, the right heart-healthy foods can keep you from becoming a statistic. Fish, nuts, berries, and even dark chocolate are packed full of vitamins and nutrients that can contribute to good

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First Aid Items Every Mom Should Have

     You never expect something to happen to your child until it’s too late. You may think you’re prepared, but when was the last time you checked your first aid kit? Being prepared is the first step to protecting your children during an emergency. This doesn’t mean you have to operate a small hospital, but here are 10 first aid items that every mom should have. Prescription medication If your child has recurring allergies or asthma attacks that require a prescription, you need to be prepared. Next time you visit your physician, ask for extra prescriptions of any medicine

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Do I Still Need a Bedtime Routine as an Adult?

  If you think an appropriate bedtime is just for the ones you’re tucking in, you’re missing a huge opportunity to improve your quality of life. Maintaining a bedtime routine, especially as an adult, is crucial. This looks different for everyone, but there are several ways you can fine tune your internal clock. Be consistent Life gets busy, we get it, but choosing a bedtime and wake-up time is the first step to establishing your bedtime routine. The average adult needs between seven and nine hours of sleep. You tell your body exactly when it is time to crawl under

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