Stay Positive When It's Cold Outside: 4 Helpful Tips

Stay Positive When It's Cold Outside: 4 Helpful Tips

A lot of people may not realize it, but the cold weather has a critical impact on your overall health. During the fall and winter, people are more inclined towards feeling anxious, sad, and even depressed. If you have these symptoms then you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a condition that occurs when the season's change and people develop depression or other medical illnesses because of the weather outside. According to Psychology Today, approximately 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder. It’s important to recognize if you are negatively affected by colder temperatures, so you can take the necessary steps to fix it. Here are four ways to help overcome the negativity you feel during the cold weather months. 

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5 Vacation Activities to Benefit Your Mind and Body

5 Vacation Activities to Benefit Your Mind and Body

Why do we come back from vacation feeling worse than when we left? Often, it’s from over-scheduling, over-indulging, or over-doing it in general. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple ways to have a healthy vacation and still enjoy yourself. One highly effective trick to returning refreshed is to choose activities that benefit your mind and body. Sure exercise and saunas are good stress relievers. But it’s not enough to hit the hotel gym or spa. After all, that's only a small part of your vacay day. What about those other 8 to 10 hours you have left to fill? What you choose to do with them impacts your mood and physical fitness too. Here are five getaway activities guaranteed to have you returning home feeling healthy in mind and body.

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4 Dietary Changes To Reduce The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

4 Dietary Changes To Reduce The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Roughly 90% of cases of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in the US could be avoided by lifestyle changes, according to Harvard School of Public Health. While there are people who are genetically predisposed to developing the condition, many others could avoid it, and can reverse symptoms by making changes to their diet. Maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise are important factors in avoiding the condition, but the quality of your diet also plays an integral role. The standard American diet has evolved to become low in nutrients and high in refined carbohydrates, contributing to the rise in type 2 diabetes. So what should your diet look like if you want to avoid developing the condition?

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What Does "Listening to Your Body" Actually Mean and How Can You Do It?

What Does "Listening to Your Body" Actually Mean and How Can You Do It?

From the blare of car horns to the hum of bustling conversation on our crowded city streets, it is all too easy in our modern world to fall out of step with ourselves. 

Our body gives us an array of cues to tell us it needs attention, but we often tend to ignore these signals. And in doing so, we can eventually end up in a more dire health situation. What does it mean though to “listen” to these messages from our body and how can we actually do it? 

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10 Lessons Learned From People Who've Reached Their Health & Fitness Goals

10 Lessons Learned From People Who've Reached Their Health & Fitness Goals

Are you tired of the same old negative story you tell yourself — the story that you can’t reach your goals or the one where you’ve tried everything and nothing works? Done getting winded when you walk up a flight of stairs? Are you fed up with not living the happy, active, self fulfilling life that you truly want to live? Frightened that your doctor might be right and you need serious change? Struggling to make those important health changes?

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