8 Things That Happen After You Have a Baby

When you first get pregnant, there are things you think about. You think about how painful labor might be. You think about how you will decorate the nursery. You think about what things you are and are not allowed to eat. You don’t really think that much about what happens after the baby comes. Like the, when you get home part. So, let’s talk about it. 1. Recovery Can Be Worse Than Childbirth This isn’t …

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9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness That Aren’t Lame or Weird

I’m willing to bet that some of you who are reading this totally aren’t into the mindfulness thing- and HEY, I get it. I wasn’t either. Even though I am a trained mental health professional, I thought mindfulness was just kind of….well, weird. Like, you’re telling me that you want me to sit with my legs crossed, close my eyes, and be all “zen”?? Um, not gonna happen. But guys, mindfulness is SO much more …

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Combating Negativity and Staying Positive During Pregnancy

This morning I really wanted to take a moment to talk to you all about something that’s been bothering me a lot lately. This isn’t going to be a rant, but I’m hoping it can be a bit motivational for those of you who are pregnant or are planning to have kids at some point in your life. Even those of you who have kids already! Anyone who’s been pregnant has probably received a few too …

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How to stay motivated to exercise

Motivation is a key factor for success. Finding how to stay motivated to exercise probably will be the hardest part for everyone in the journey to physical fitness. Some time ago a big nutrition company made a survey. The survey was about how long it takes for an average person to quit attending a gym. The results showed that the average person quits attending gym after approximately three months from the moment he started. The …

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Is Stress Sabotaging Your Health?

I’m pretty sure by now that most people understand that stress is a total health zapper. Even though this may be ‘understood’, often people don’t realize just how much stress they are under until it’s too late, and that stress has gone and totally sabotaged their health. Do you have a hard time accepting the relationship between the stressful life you lead and the health issues you face? It will be easier to heal and …

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How to Choose the Right Diet Plan

People around the world start dieting every single day. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of those people actually see the results they’re looking for. Why? They chose a diet plan that they couldn’t stick with. The best thing you can do to make sure that you’ll see the result you’re looking for is to make sure to choose the right diet plan from the beginning. If you choose a diet plan that isn’t that effective, …

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1 Glass of Turmeric Juice is Equivalent to 60 Minutes of Exercise

Along its culinary properties, turmeric is celebrated for its wide-ranging health benefits. This is not an ordinary spice, but a type that can boost your memory, fight some cancers and provide potent antibiotic properties. Also, it can improve the cardiovascular system in the same way as physical exercise. Turmeric and the Cardiovascular System According to the study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, turmeric can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack by 56%. This study …

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The Challenges of First World Food Abundance

Food is more than just something we consume mindlessly, or at least it should be.  We shouldn’t just be putting something in our mouth just because it’s available or because it’s easy.  Food is an essential part of our life, and we have strong biological urges to consume it.  Cultures have developed huge rituals for the act of eating with family or friends, and it’s clear that it’s more than just a thing to take …

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10 Healthy Cookbooks I’m Loving 2020

Aside from reading thriller novels, if I could spend all day reading cookbooks, I’d be pretty dang happy! So with that, here are my current 10 fave healthy cookbooks. This list has a focus on paleo/ketogenic diets, but not all of these books are exclusive to this way of eating so regardless of your dietary needs and preferences, I think there’s something for everyone here! And, these make awesome holiday gifts! 😉 Enjoy! Vinegar Revival: …

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Healthy Eating Is Affordable

Eating healthy starts with shopping healthy. Remember these tips to shopping healthy without busting your budget. A healthy diet is an essential part of an active life and a key to well-being. One excuse you often hear is that healthy foods are more expensive than unhealthy food. But even if you don’t factor in that eating healthy today saves you money in the future on medical costs, the actual price you pay at the checkout …

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