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December 02, 2021

Taking the time to eat is advice that may seem simple, but doing so will make all the difference. This will allow you to be more attentive to your hunger and feelings of satiation which, may take longer to manifest.

When we eat in front of the computer or the television, our attention is diverted from our body's signals, making it difficult to detect them. We often eat faster and it’s easy to consume all the contents of our plate without even appreciating it. Intentionally slowing down and taking the time to notice when you are actually full and don't need to keep eating is a great way to practice intuitive eating. 

December 03, 2021

Sugar is found in most foods sold in grocery stores, as are carbohydrates. Both will affect your blood sugar levels and too much of either can increase the glucose in your body. Taking the time to read the labels will help you better control what you eat.

If you see that sugar is one of the first ingredients listed, put it back on the shelf and look for a low-carbohydrate product that will give you a better fiber and vitamin intake, and keep your blood sugar levels at a more reasonable number. 

December 04, 2021

Did you know you can self-impose a sleeping disorder?  Psychophysiologic insomnia is one of the most common and difficult types of sleep disorder to treat. When you worry about not getting enough sleep, lying there thinking about it can start a cycle of sleeplessness and anxiety that can cause weight  gain, stress and insomnia.

The next time you've had no rest, try not to stress about it when you get back under the covers the following night. Reading a book, having a warm bath and listening to music can help you stop thinking about sleeping, and actually give you some shuteye before you work yourself up into a larger issue!

December 05, 2021

Did you know the majority of people would say they are not getting enough sleep? While more men than women dream about catching extra zzz's, it seems we all could use more sleep in general. Other than considering your late night Netflix habit, how can you tell if you aren't sleeping enough? 

Are you finding you're more hungry than usual? Are you making poorly thought out decisions or having a hard time remembering people's names or even what you did last Tuesday? Sleep deprivation brings many negative effects into our lives, but memory loss, impulsiveness and increased appetite are a few of the more obvious ones.

December 06, 2021

If you're having trouble sleeping, you may need to develop a better nighttime routine.

Start by committing to the same bedtime every night for a week. Notice when you actually feel sleepy rather than forcing yourself to lie there thinking about what you're missing on Law & Order. Make a habit of being in bed at the same time for the week and track how you feel in the a.m.

If you're still struggling, push bedtime back a bit and try again. There could be a winning formula in there, but you'll have to pay more attention to your current nighttime habits first!

December 07, 2021

Did you know that it's not just people in a hurry who can benefit from smoothies? These smooth beverages, made from fresh, natural ingredients, can help meet our needs in all circumstances. Preparing a delicious smoothie is easy, fast, and nourishing while bringing a new twist to your daily menus.

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You Are Here: BODY

The Holistic Triangle represents the necessity of maintaining the balance of your Mind, Body, and Soul. Being the most structurally sound shape in the Universe, each arm of the triangle is connected to and supports the others. For the triangle to remain equilateral, the Mind, Body, and Soul all need to be in optimal condition. At Daily Life, we understand the intricacies of this fine balance. We work to provide you with tools, strategies, and resources that you can use to maintain your Mind-Body-Soul balance and achieve your ultimate potential and happiness - daily.

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What is Wellness Culture?

At Daily Life, we help shed light on the small choices that become our daily habits. We offer helpful tips about how best to care for your body’s unique needs. Wellness is about having the tools to deal with stress, having wisdom about how your body is affected by your environment and knowing what exercises and foods are going to give you the best energy.

Wellness is not as simple as eating healthy and exercising regularly - it’s much more than that. Wellness means taking control of your health and happiness, and that process will look different for everyone. At Daily Life, we’ll help you discover old and new wellness techniques that will help you prevent illness, keep your energy up, and improve and maintain your overall health long-term. We offer recipes, fitness, exercise, and yoga tips, and resources for fun, simple, and effective ways to stay healthy. Here on Daily Life, you can learn how to take control of your health and energy - for good.

Fitness Articles

How to Make Fitness & Exercise Part of Your Daily Life

Humans have only been sedentary for a very small part of the history of our species. Our bodies are designed to move. Without movement, most people start to develop health problems, both physical and mental.

Everyone’s lifestyle is different. Everyone’s body is different. Things change every single day. At Daily Life, we’re committed to meeting you where you’re at by offering you ways to fit exercise and movement into your unique lifestyle.

How Does the Body Burn Fat?

When we increase activity levels, the brain sends a signal to the body to use the energy stored in our fat cells from the unused calories we have consumed. As we create a habit of exercise, the metabolism, which stimulates the process of burning fat into energy, will start to work at a faster rate. This means that exercising regularly contributes to a higher resting metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more fat throughout the day, even when you aren’t exercising.

The body burns the most fat when we exercise, when we move during daily activities, and when we digest our food. The body also burns more fat if we have more muscle mass, which means building muscles can help you lose weight. Plus, the endorphins released into the body when we exercise make us feel good, lower stress and inflammation, and improve motivation, which helps us to continue exercising. Keep exercise simple and consistent, and watch the transformation of your own emotions and energy.

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Nutrition Articles

What Does the Body Need to Stay Healthy?

The human body needs adequate water, nutrition, movement, rest, sleep, and relationships with others to function its best. If we neglect our physical health, the body begins to deteriorate little by little, and certain systems will malfunction to alert us that we need to pay attention to how we treat ourselves. Neglecting mental health over time can also lead to physical illness. We’ll let you in on a secret: Being physically fit without working to maintain the health of the mind and the soul will never allow you to reach optimal levels of health. At Daily Life, we can help you balance all three so you can achieve your unique picture of optimal health.

How Does Nutrition Impact Your Body?

Nutrition is the fuel that allows your brain to compute and gives our body the green light to perform. Exercise and nutrition are equally important in your daily lifestyle; your body’s systems are constantly interacting with each other, and they all require nutrition and movement to function optimally.

We at Daily Life are here to guide you as you begin to prioritize a healthy diet in your personal development. Along with articles about nutrition, we offer you one new recipe to try out each week in our Feed Your Body Friday series.

Beauty Articles

Beauty & Wellness in Your Daily Life

When you begin your path of personal discovery, you might find yourself spending time worrying about how you look. We understand! That’s why we’re here to help you understand that wellness is about the energy in your body; the way you feel, not how you look. So many people who appear beautiful struggle with health and wellness. We want to change that.

Taking care of your body boosts your energy and your mood, and yes, it does improve your appearance as well. At Daily Life, we want to help you understand that beauty is only a side-effect of wellness.

How Does the Body Change as We Age?

Aging is an exciting and empowering process - it is nothing to fear or be ashamed of. At Daily Life, we work to dismantle the idea that aging is something to be prevented. Rather, aging is something to celebrate!

The habits we have today and throughout our lives affect the way we age. It’s no secret that nutrition and exercise play major roles in the aging process. When we exercise, we deliver nutrients to our cells that contribute to the skin’s elasticity. As we age, we lose muscle mass at a faster rate, which means that our resting metabolic rate also diminishes. Having a regular, daily exercise regimen such as yoga, which is easy on the joints, means you can enjoy better health and appear more youthful as you get older. Practicing meditation and using powerful mental techniques to keep your minds sharp means you’ll become wiser as you age and continue to improve brain function; research indicates we can get smarter with age with the adoption of healthy habits. At Daily Life, we’ll help you start developing those habits today.

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