Daily Inspiration for the body
In addition to their protein content, edamame beans are an excellent source of phosphorus, a mineral that plays an important role in maintaining good bone health. They are also rich in plant-derived iron, making them an excellent choice for vegetarian food enthusiasts. Above all, it's their phytoestrogen content that makes it a superfood.
Of all soy products (Think tofu, miso or tamari.), it’s the fresh edamame bean that contains the most. Phytoestrogens are some of the most interesting components for overall health, especially for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.
The protein in meat (Especially red meat) is rich in iron, collagen and has all the essential amino acids. On the other hand, if we abuse it we will increase our rate of acidity, which is not desirable. Did you know that good sources of protein are found in whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds?
Vegetable proteins are a nice alternative to animal proteins, as they promote a lower level of acidity and this is necessary for the body to optimize its repair, as well as muscle and tissue reconstruction. Proteins are extremely important to rebuild and build our muscles, our tissues and to restructure the cells that form our organs.
It’s important to prioritize a healthy and regular schedule of your meals and snacks.
Many people skip their breakfast or lunch and then eat a huge meal at dinner time, or even worse, they snack all day. This type of meal schedule can only bring you health problems.
The ideal is to eat every 3-4 hours, this way blood sugar is stabilized and the production of insulin is regulated.
Here is an example of a food schedule based on eating every 3-4 hours:
1. Breakfast at 9-10am
2. Snack (optional) at 11am
3. Lunch at 12-1pm
4. Snack (optional) at 2-3pm
3. Dinner at 4-5pm
4. Snack (optional) at 7-8pm
If you've been having some trouble drifting off to sleep, there are a few little things that can help you prepare for bed - and they don't come in a bottle! Sometimes, the best solution is the simplest! Limiting the amount of food you eat close to bed time, finishing your exercise regime a few hours before you wind down and turning your alarm clock away from you so you can't nervously check it throughout the night are all little tricks that can actually help you catch a few more zzz's.
Sleep is often something we just assume will happen and we take for granted that we'll snooze as soon as our head hits the pillow. If you are having trouble drifitng off though, start eliminating the distractions that are keeping you from getting rest, and you might see some surprising results!
Having nightmares? Depending on what they contain, nightmares can actually be a healthy way for you to deal with a worry or problem in your life, if you take the time to consider their meaning and genesis. While they can be brought on by anxiety and stress, Harvard University psychologist Deirdre Barrett theorizes that nightmares serve as our brain's way of drawing our focus toward issues we should really spend time pondering.
Once you capture what it is your subconscious is trying to show you, you may be able to deal with it in the day time, or go back into sleep to figure out how to solve it when it revisits.
Can you encourage dreams? There are many theories on this, one of the more interesting ones being MILD or Mneumonic Induction of Lucid Dreams. This is a technique involving things like increasing self awareness and programming our next dream. A lucid dream is one where we are aware that we are dreaming and believed to be a point where our conscious brain is awoken while we sleep.
While in a state of lucid dreaming, we may be able to control to a degree what happens in our environment, the people in it and even what we say. The MILD technique involves things like keeping a dream journal, doing affirmations as you lie in bed preparing for sleep and intentionally waking yourself in the middle of the night to increase your chances of lucid dreaming.
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.
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.
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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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 & 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.