What Self-Care is – and What it Isn’t

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Are you taking care of yourself? When it comes to our health, one of the most important things we can do is practice self-care. Let’s discuss what exactly self-care is, what it isn’t and how to do it. Self-Care Defined Self-care is “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” It is also defined as “the

The Best Foods for Stress Relief

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When it comes to good health, one of the most important things we can do is manage stress.  If left unchecked, stress can cause severe health issues if we’re not careful. The following ailments have been linked to long term stress: Heart disease Diabetes Obesity/weight gain Headaches Depression Heartburn Irritable bowel syndrome Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Accelerated ageing Ironically, many of

The Hidden Dangers Of Oxidative Stress

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We are at war. There is an enemy fast approaching who wants to conquer the place you call home. They have no mercy and won’t give up until they are thoroughly defeated. To beat them, we must be strong, diligent, and relentless. This enemy is very crafty, and likes to attack on multiple fronts. It will be difficult, but this

Is Your Stress Affecting Your Children?

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One of the biggest challenges many people face today is how to handle stressful situations. Stress has been linked to many health issues, ranging from insomnia to high blood pressure, so it is critical a person learn how to manage their stress effectively. While most adults understand how stress affects their health, they may be unaware how the stress they experience affects

The Importance Of Work Life Balance

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One of the downsides of technology is our inability to truly ‘disconnect’. With smartphones becoming the norm, it is increasingly expected that we are ‘always on’ for everyone around us. This has helped push that elusive ‘work-life balance’ a bit more out of our reach. With the increasing number of part-time workers, the number of hours worked by the average