Nutrition

Top Reasons Why You Should Eat A Balanced Diet

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When you’re hearing about a new fad every week, the concept of “healthy food” can be confusing and very often distorted. I propose that we throw fad diets out the window, and take a closer look at why we should all be eating a balanced diet, with fresh eyes.   It’s Not Complicated   As humans, we like to over complicate what is really in fact quite simple. It’s easy to demonize certain foods and avoid others altogether. The truth is that eating a balanced diet is not complicated! There a few basic rules to follow sure, but apart from the basics, it doesn’t take much brainpower to achieve a healthy lifestyle.     Prevents Disease   In an attempt to live a healthier lifestyle, society puts a great emphasis on weight. While it is true that obesity is the leading cause of a whole host of health issues, it…

Nutrition

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are known to be one of those trendy superfoods that many healthy influencers sprinkle on their Greek yogurt. Let’s take a closer look at what’s so great about this superfood and why you should also try adding it to your diet.   Nutrient Dense It’s not for nothing that this superfood is eaten everywhere, chia seeds are extremely nutrient-dense. The seeds of the plant are actually related to the mint plant. In ancient times they were known for their ability to provide your body with energy. He word “chia” means “strength” in Mayan. Despite their being famously known in ancient times, it’s only been a recent addition to our modern-day diets. Their small size really packs a punch with almost 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. These tiny seeds also contain 30% of your RDI of manganese and magnesium,…

natural products

How Good Are Essential Oils?

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When it comes to hair and skincare, you can’t go wrong with the natural route. With this in mind, essential oils can really get you places on your beauty journey when incorporated into your routine correctly. I know that there are many that disagree with me, but luckily, there are those who are starting to get on board the essential oil train. It’s become rather trendy to try a variety of essential oil sets in your hair and skincare routines – and with many a positive result! My favorite combination of essential oils is a rosemary, lemon, and lavender essential oils. These oils don’t necessarily need to be combined together, but when they come together in an essential oil set, you’ve got yourself quite the beauty kit, the all natural way.   Let me break down how you can use this essential oil set to your best advantage.   Lemon…

The Buisness World

What Corporations Can Learn From Startups

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Company Culture One of the biggest barriers to innovation in large corporations is the company culture. In an attempt to keep up with demand and just make sure that things are getting done, there becomes a sort of flow with settling for the way things are. In contrast, startups are constantly looking for new ways to grow and coming up with new ideas. This is because their company culture encourages and initiate this creative flow. In an attempt to generate new ideas in your corporation create a culture that encourages new ideas. This can be done through mandatory creativity sessions in teams or by creating idea labs where people can go and get creative. This allows for constant flow of ideas and innovation that helps a company to flourish. Always Learning The secret to growth is learning. Big companies think they’re ahead of the game because they hire people who…

The Buisness World

How To Avoid Burnout When Working From Home

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Create Boundaries – When you’re working from home, your work and home life boundaries quickly dissolve. This is especially true for anyone who doesn’t have kids or other responsibilities at home and is, therefore (seemingly) bored when they’re not working. It’s important to remember that just because you might be free to work extra hours, doesn’t mean that it’s the best thing for you mentally. With this in mind, create boundaries with your colleagues to make it clear that when you’ve clocked out, you’re unavailable. Obviously, there will be some exceptions to this rule, in the same way, that when you leave the office there will be times when you’re still needed for a quick call, but generally speaking, lay down boundaries to avoid burnout.   Lack Of Control – A lack of control stems from any lack of schedule. It can be overwhelming when your usual schedule is thrown…

Personal Training

Making Time for a Workout

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Every body is different and has different needs, but every body can benefit from exercise in one form or another. Not every workout needs to be strenuous and time consuming. Some people look for any excuse to avoid a workout. There is sometimes a misconception about what a workout really is. Any physical exertion can be a benefit to a body. For some people, it can help by simply parking further away from the store’s entrance, and walking the extra steps. For others, it may mean going to the gym for a full workout. Many people require the discipline of a class or scheduled routine, while others are fine with the spontaneous workout. For some people, the workout is about losing weight, while for others it is for their physical health. For those that suffer with symptoms of depression, many find relief as during a rigorous workout there is a…

The Buisness World

Time Management and Setting Priority

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Companies whose leadership has poor time management will inevitably lead to its demise. There is a finite amount of time in each day and a workload that hopefully continues to increase. Poor organization leads to missed deadlines, that can yield delays in projects and missed opportunities. Good time management and respect for other people’s time is crucial in a successful business.  Aside from setting a bad example for employees, poor time management skills creates chaos and usually leads to bad habits. One of the habits can be that work is not prioritized efficiently. Unfortunately, much time is invested on that which is less important, simply to get it done. When if there was a clear vision of all of the work that needs to be completed and and a plan to be properly delegated, the success would be that much greater. Those with poor time management at work, usually have…

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Natural Oils to Help with Common Issues

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They say too much of a good thing is not so good. This really holds true for diffusing essential oils.  Your home will smell great and there are health benefits, but 6-8 hours of continuous exposure is considered to be too long and can actually be harmful. When you buy a set of essential oils, you are investing in your wellness. Aromatherapy reactions can differ for those with a weakened immune system and in the elderly. It is always best to consult with your health care professional or doctor to determine if this is right for you. There are some oils that can increase the effects of certain medications that affect the central nervous system, while other oils may lower effects of other medications. But rather than avoid what is known to have great health benefits, it is wise to be as informed as possible for the use of any…

Nutrition, Uncategorized

Nutritional Yeast/Brewer’s Yeast

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Between more people adhering to a plant based diet and the increase in those that are lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive, more people are discovering nutritional yeast. With a nutty cheesy flavor it’s become a staple among vegans. Most commonly found in a natural or health food store, rather than the large box stores and standard grocery stores. Nutritional yeast, also known as nooch, is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It’s a great source of B-complex vitamins and comes in flakes, granules, or a powder. Vegans use it to replace cheese in recipes for its taste but it may have some health benefits as well. Nutritional yeast can help to lower cholesterol, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.  It is also one of the only plant sources of B12 and can boast of being a good source of high-quality protein. Having a long shelf life, nooch is…

Personal Training

Invest in a Foam Roller

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Everyone can benefit from getting some physical rehabilitation on a regular basis. I recommend to my clients to use a foam roller after every workout. Using a foam roller should be used  before you feel much physical discomfort. Preemptive rehab is the best way to avoid injuries. Making sure you have solid recovery after workouts is very important to maintain a solid exercise routine. Maintaining a routine is vital for maintaining physical, mental, and success. Having workouts and recovery that is maintainable is important to be able to stay consistent. Foam rollers are the best way to get the most recovery for the least amount of time. Foam rollers can also really help with the most difficult muscles to stretch and massage. Your hip flexors and IT bands are difficult muscles to loosen up. It’s also easy to use a foam roller and loosen up your muscles, it’s a lot…