Tag Archives: Healthy Habits

Unfortunately, there is no simple, effortless way to lose weight. Weight loss requires you to have the willpower to stick to a vigorous exercise plan and a healthy diet. It requires patience, because lasting weight loss is slow and gradual. Sometimes, it seems like losing weight can drive you mad. These tips can help you lose weight while keeping your sanity. [Read more]

It has been proven that you will lose more weight if you eat a big breakfast than if you don’t. Why does eating in the morning help your diet? The answer is that when you eat a large breakfast, you will have more energy for your day and your hormone levels will stabilize at the beginning of the day. Best of all, if you eat a substantial breakfast, you will find it easier not to resist snacking. [Read more]

With so many diet plans to choose from today, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. Should you try low carb, low calorie, vegan, gluten-free, or some other new diet trend? Of course, you can–and should–consult your doctor, but only you can make the final determination on the perfect eating plan. These six steps will help narrow down the options, so you can choose a diet that tastes good, suits your needs, and gets results. [Read more]

Meditation is becoming increasingly popular among people who want to better themselves. Practitioners tend to feel more calm and joyful after they’ve meditated, and there are even claims that it can help treat and prevent diseases. Since meditation is mostly a solitary practice, it can be difficult to verify such claims. Is it that people who meditate already have better immune systems, or does meditation help an immune system to become better? The research is a bit fuzzy. However, there are scientifically-supported benefits of meditation that may not seem as huge as cancer prevention, but that extend to multiple areas of your life. Even if meditation isn’t a cure-all, it certainly helps. [Read more]

You are committed to exercising to keep fit, but somehow cannot find the time for it every day. Your good intentions are thwarted by late nights, late mornings, a headache, a child with a toothache, and a million other reasons. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people who take part in regular physical activity reduce their risk of suffering from coronary heart disease and stroke, as well as hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, and depression. Regular exercise also aids in weight management. [Read more]

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the specter of infection and illness impacting all aspects of daily life. Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is developed it may not be widely available for some time, and many scientists predict that similar new threats will emerge in years to come. Recent history has many examples of pandemics including the 1918 H1N1 virus, commonly known as Spanish Flu. [Read more]

Weight loss is incredibly difficult because so much of the process is psychological. When you have an impulse or craving, you’re experiencing a powerful decision-making influencer. Takeout food, for instance, is easy, comforting and saves time. It’s an instant gratification that manipulates your would-be logical thinking with emotional triggers. But if you limit these day-to-day meal decisions, when you’re most vulnerable to slip up, you can remove impulse from the equation and replace it with good habits. [Read more]

It’s impossible to live without meeting challenges, some of which may leave you hurt or frustrated. When you carry grudges and pain into the present, though, you can’t move forward. You don’t progress because your past weighs you down and makes you stressed. Here’s how to drop emotional baggage and improve your well-being. [Read more]