Friday, January 17, 2014

Wellness in 2014

Workplace Wellness Programs Work – WebMD Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:21:22 GMT

But study found lifestyle-management programs didn't cut health care costs as much as disease management.

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PepsiCo's Wellness Program Falls Flat | The Health Care Blog Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:41:49 GMT

For those of us who actually think wellness outcomes should be evidence-based, a landmark study was released today: the first evidence provided by a major organization voluntarily (as opposed to being outed by us, like ...

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10 Easy & Natural Tips for Mind-Body Wellness | Care2 Healthy Living Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:05:32 GMT

It is possible to live healthy and happy without spending too much time, effort and money. Each of these simple tips will take you closer to your health goals: Use more herbs and spices in your cooking to reap their antioxidant ...

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5 Goals For Improving Your Wellness In 2014 - Huffington Post Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:20:21 GMT

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Announcing: WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) for the Holidays

Announcing: WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) for the Holidays Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:03:47 GMT

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time of year. Preparing a “WRAP” (Wellness Recovery Action Plan” can help to reduce stress and increase a sense of control. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's ...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Greatest Dieting Mistakes

The Greatest Dieting Mistakes

When it comes to dieting there are many mistakes that are made on a near daily basis. While there are many real profound mistakes that go along with the territory there are a few that seem to have far more profound and lasting implications than others. Hopefully by learning about these mistakes you can learn to avoid them in your own weight loss pursuits.

Perhaps the single largest mistake that dieters make is adopting an all or nothing attitude. These are the dieters that scour the pantry and the refrigerator removing anything that could be seen as a potential source of temptation. They embark on a dietary regimen that is nearly impossible to maintain and believe that all is lost the moment they stray from the strict guidelines of their diet.

While this may work for some in the short term, it sets them up for failure, frustration, and ill will towards the entire dieting process. The important thing when it comes to dieting is the goal. Your goal is to shed pounds. There are many ways in which this can be done that do not require starving yourself or punishing yourself in the process.

Another great mistake when it comes to dieting is selecting a diet plan where you eat the same thing every day. Despite our human need for structure and routine we tend to enjoy changing our lunch routine on occasion. Select a diet or new nutrition plan that allows you to enjoy a wide variety of foods rather than one that limits you to the same meal or meal selection day in and day out.

Other common mistakes include depriving yourself of everything you enjoy. One thing that we often forget is the importance of moderation. Fill up on servings of fruits and vegetables but allow yourself to enjoy the occasional indulgence for the sake of sanity. If you never allow yourself to enjoy a taste of chocolate, why on earth would you want to live forever? Seriously, do not forget to enjoy food for the sake of dieting. There is nothing wrong or sinful about enjoying food. The problem lies when you enjoy only the wrong sorts of foods.

You should also avoid the mistake of not setting goals. While you do not want to set goals that are impossible to achieve you should also avoid the opposite end of the spectrum, which involves having no goals at all. Those who set aggressive goals that are achievable will see the greatest degree of success. Making those goals public and asking for support is another thing that will help you achieve greater success. This is one reason the Weight Watchers program has enjoyed the phenomenal success is has.

The final mistake when it comes to dieting that is made all too often is giving up. We all have setbacks along the way. Even those who have achieved monumental dieting success have met with failure on the road. The end result however, for those who stick with the plan is a healthier body and that is something that is worth fighting for. Your goals may get side tracked but you can set new goals. You may have had a bad day or even a bad week when it comes to your dietary goals and plans. Do not let this defeat your desires to become a healthier you.

Learn to overcome those mistakes and move on from them. Let your failures teach you as much as your successes and you should be well on your way to the healthier person that you know is hiding inside. Whether you want to get rid of 10 pounds or 210 pounds the only way to achieve that goal and make it last is by dedicating yourself to the process of becoming a healthier person. A healthy person has healthy eating habits and doesn't starve him or herself. Nor does a healthy person binge on things that aren't healthy. Learn to enjoy food in moderation and you should be well on your to the success you seek.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Benefits of Owning an Air Purifier

If you watch television, listen to the radio, or surf the internet, there is a good chance that you have heard of air purifiers before.  Air purifiers are electronic machines that work to make indoor air healthier.  This is done by trapping harmful air particles in the filters or collection grids.  Essentially, this means that your air will not only be healthier, but easier to breathe.

Despite the fact that you know what an air purifier is and what it does, do you know the benefits of owning or using one?  If you do not currently own an air purifier, also commonly known as an air cleaner, there is a good chance that you will want one, after examining the benefits of using one. That is right, air purifiers are that good.

As mentioned above, air purifiers work to eliminate dangerous or unhealthy contaminants from the air. Doing this makes the air inside your home easier to breathe.  This is great for young children, the elderly, as well as those with allergies. When breathing cleaner air, your health is likely to improve.  There is a good chance that you may find yourself getting ill less often. 

In addition to getting ill less often, it has been said that the air we breathe has an impact on our emotions and well-being.  Therefore, this means that breathing cleaner air, thanks to an air purifier, you may not only be healthier, but you may also enjoy life a little bit more.  When you think about it, it is actually amazing what clean air can do for a person.

Another benefit to owning an air purifier is the cost of owning one. Unfortunately, many individuals believe that air purifiers cost too much money.  It is true that their costs can be high, but you need to think about what you are getting from them. Can you really put a price tag on clean, healthy, and breathable air?  Even if you must put a price tag on it, you will find that you have a number of different options.  Air purifiers come in a number of different makes and models. Each of those makes and models costs a certain amount of money.  This means that, with a little bit of research, you should be able to find at least one air purifier that is within your price range. 

As great as air purifiers are, it is important to remember one thing. You can not reap the many benefits of owning an air purifier if you do not use it. There are many individuals who make the purchase, but do not properly use their air purifiers, if they even use them at all.  In most cases, you will find that air purifiers work best if you use them all of the time. This will allow your air purifier to keep up with all of the air particles floating around inside your home or inside a particular room.  Essentially, this means that if you make the decision to purchase an air purifier, make sure you actually use it.

As you should easily be able to tell, air purifiers have a number of different benefits. Each of these benefits are likely to help you out, in one way or another.  Therefore, if you haven’t thought about purchasing an air purifier before, it is about time that you give it some serious though. You may very well find it to be one of the best purchases that you ever made.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gardening: A Fun and Creative Backyard Project

When summer rolls around, many individuals enjoy spending time in their backyard. When it comes to summer, many individuals associate backyards with picnics, barbeques, swimming, and outdoor sports. While all of these activities are nice, there are not the only things that you can do in your backyard.  In fact, there are a number of other popular backyard activities that you may never have given much thought to.  One of those activities involves growing a garden. 

When it comes to gardening, there are many individuals who wonder why they should even bother. Growing a garden may take a lot of time and hard work; however, there are a number of benefits to gardening. To determine if growing a garden would be the perfect backyard activity for you, you are advised to fully examine these benefits. After that examination, you should be able to decide whether or not gardening is an activity that you would enjoy.

One of the many benefits of gardening is that you can design your garden however you want. There are a large number of individuals that choose to grow flowers, plants, or vegetables; however, you do not have to choose just one.  If you desire, you could have your garden be a collection of plants, flowers, and vegetables.

You may also find that the type of garden you choose will have a number of benefits.  For instance, plant and flower gardens are often beautiful. If you choose to grow plants or flowers, you may find that they help to improve the appearance of your backyard.  Vegetable gardens are a great way to save money on food. Many vegetable gardens are composed of potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and beets.  If you are able to successfully grow these foods, you and your family could enjoy them as a tasty treat or part of a meal.

Perhaps, the greatest benefit of gardening is the relaxation. Although garden requires a fairly large amount of work, there are many who feel as if it really isn’t work.  In fact, there are many gardeners who say that gardening is as great way to relax. This is because you can work at your own pace.  In addition to being relaxing, a garden will be your own creation.  If are able to successfully grow a garden, you may be pleased with the results and proud of yourself, as you should be.

If you plan on using your garden as a source of relaxation, it is possible that you may prefer gardening by yourself.  Even though you may enjoy gardening by yourself, you may also find benefits to including your family in the process, especially if you have young children.  There are many children who enjoy helping their parents in the garden.  If your child would like to offer you assistance, you could purchase them their own supplies.  Most online retailers, toy stores, and department stores carry a selection of age appropriate gardening accessories. 

In addition to purchasing gardening accessories for your child, if they are interested in gardening with you, you will have to purchase your own.  Gardening supplies include a wide variety of different items. These items, such as hoes, weeding forks, shovels, and knee pads, can be purchased from most retail stores.  You may find that a number of these supplies are available for an affordable price. 

With the ability to create your own unique garden, improve the appearance of your backyard, grow your own food, and purchase gardening accessories for an affordable price, you are encouraged to at least consider this popular backyard activity.  You may find that it is perfect way to spend your summer.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Exercising Properly

There are two main types of exercise that you can do -
aerobic and anaerobic.  The first one, aerobic, means
with oxygen.  Aerobic type exercise has an important
distinction, it burns fat as the main fuel. 

Anaerobic on the other hand, burns sugar as the
main source of fuel.  Despite common myths, exercise
doesn't have to be drastic in any way to provide
massive benefits.  Even if you choose light exercise,
you will still burn fat.

Light exercise will clear out lactic acid, which is
a waste of the body, and stimulate your cells to
regenerate.  To be sure that you are burning fat
rather than sugar, it's very important to make sure
that you are doing several things as you exercise.

The most important thing you can do as you exercise
is breathe deep.  You should always breathe in deep
into your stomach through your nose, hold it for
a few seconds and then exhale hard through your

Second, you should make sure that you exercise at
a comfortable level.  You should exercise at a level
of 7 out of 10, and still be able to carry on a
normal conversation while you exercise.  You should
do this for 45 minutes or so each day, then
you'll begin to notice just how much your energy
will explode.

Even if you don't think you have the time to
exercise, rest assured that there is always time.
If you have to, use the time that you would
normally spend sleeping.  With exercising, you'll
actually need less sleep than before.

You can also use the time of your lunch break to
exercise as well.  The increase in productivity
will have you more on the ball, and you can save
your time through the dramatic increase in your
overall productivity. 

Cellularise, or rebounding, is one of the best
forms of aerobic exercise there is.  If you have
access to a re-bounder, you shouldn't hesitate to
use it.  Use any break you have at work to engage
in some type of movement and deep breathing.

Any type of exercise you do will strongly benefit
your heart.  It will make it a stronger and larger
organ.  Deep breathing will help your lungs
become stronger and larger as well.  There is
research now that links exercise to helping benefit
and almost prevent each and every type of disease
or ailment.

Movement of the joints will promote proper blood
flow and create energy, as sitting down all day
will rob your body of much needed energy.  If you
sit down all day, it's very important that you
promote blood flow, circulation, energy, brain
flow, and the strength of your heart.  With just
a little bit of your time devoted to exercise,
you'll find yourself healthier than you have ever
been in the past.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is Your Kitchen Hygiene up to snuff?

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