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They'll reap so many benefits.
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A certain, lesser-known kind of marijuana can help you lose weight. It can even help you stay slim, too. I'm serious -- even though some readers presumably think I must be smoking something funny to make such a seemingly crazy claim. After all, pot is known for stimulating the appetite -- commonly known as "getting the munchies" -- and encouraging cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates like potato chips or cookies.
Don't let stress get the best of you!
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When I thought about wedding planning, I imagined myself curled up on the couch with girlfriends, sipping a glass of wine and flipping through bridal magazines. While there were definitely days like this, there is so much more to wedding planning than I could have imagined!
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Being able to extend life, of course, is a great success. But simply adding years of sickness, frailty and decline is not a very appealing prospect. Unfortunately, the progress we are making in terms of keeping people around longer is not always matched by advances in personal health and fitness -- both physically and mentally.
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Five ways to make your "me" time amazing. Cat cafes: enough said.
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Yet another reason to get into meditating.
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The holiday season may already be a fast-fading memory. But for some of us, our jiggly waistlines are an unfortunate reminder of how much we over-indulged on yummy Christmas foods. However, there's a simple and fairly effortless remedy: You can shed body fat and keep it off by making a habit of de-stressing more often.
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Stress is an inescapable part of our daily lives. Once we learn to see it as an emotional and/or physiological adaptation to help us to deal more effectively with the world, we'll be able to take stress on in a positive way- and without the crippling belief that it is killing us.
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For youth and children, there is a plethora of scientific evidence for mindfulness practices in this group, allowing programs to develop evidence-based initiatives for schools, while also incorporating evaluation of their programs.
We're well into September which means we've entered a shift in our activities: vacations have wrapped up, kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and we're all dealing with a routine shake-up. These changes add pressure to both parents and children alike. I've rallied up a few pointers on easy diet and lifestyle changes to adopt over the coming months to reduce stress, increase energy and boost overall wellness.
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It's called comfort food for a reason; whether you are sad, mad, stressed or simply tired, eating your favourite fatty foods can make you feel good — but only for a short time. In the video above by I...
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Massage is definitely in the top 10 things I love. Hunched over a computer all day (and sometimes all night) my shoulders can end up in knots. Charlie Ritchie of Pampr shared with me how massage can help you get your physical and emotional well being back into balance.
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We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.
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Although most forms of meditation are rooted in religious and spiritual traditions, millions now practice purely for the enhancement of their health and well-being. This latest investigation found that loss of brain volume due to aging is less significant in habitual meditators compared to their non-meditating counterparts.
Driving. Eating. Cooking. Brushing our teeth. Applying lipstick. Even, having sex! Most of the things we do in life are done mindlessly from memory, and not actively aware. It wasn't until I took a mindfulness meditation course that I realized what we are all missing out on!
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Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend our lifespan.
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A couple trying to conceive can face a lot of stress, particularly if complications arise. Yet can stress affect the ability to conceive? A new study points to yes. Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, dir...
I recognized that I was like a mouse spinning on a wheel -- I was speeding through my day, but not really getting anywhere. I needed to cultivate the awareness to bring my attention back to what was most important. I thought I would share with you my strategies for slowing down the the runaway train that often is my life.
A while ago, I had the opportunity to witness the demonstration of an avalanche airbag. The space created by the airbag can save lives in a situation that would otherwise bear the imminent risk of suffocation. I was immediately aware of the symbolism: Metaphorically speaking, our packed days and weeks are like avalanches, rolling over our heads and burying us underneath them. As in a real avalanche, the key lays in creating space.
Higher stress levels are linked to more disagreements with lovers, an erotic deterrent of the highest level. In fact, in order to engage with another person on any intimate level we need to perceive enough safety. This safety helps us feel sexual arousal and bonding with our partner due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.
I was throwing a hissyfit over a Facebook 'like' while simultaneously reading about the real life struggle of a young boy literally running for his life during a horrific genocide. To say that I lacked perspective is a massive understatement.
By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Niya Jones MD, MPH When most of us think of the physical effects of stress, our minds jump to common complaints like headaches and upset stomachs. Stress, how...
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While volunteering and working with autistic children, Lisa Fraser noticed one of the key therapeutic devices of the day was, in her eyes, really ugly. The weighted vests was like slapping a label on kids and saying "Hey, look at me! I'm different." She believed that bringing a better design and even some style into these kids' lives, was an endeavour worth pursuing.
As a kid, there is nothing better than opening the coolest new toy, and as a parent, I can only imagine how it feels to put that big smile on a little kid's face. So, here it is parents. I've put together a list of tips to make holiday toy shopping easy. These awesome tips come from a toy expert! Trust me, they are guaranteed to make your holiday shopping fun, quick and easy!
My newfound wisdom as a cancer survivor has shed the light on a little secret: we don't have to do all that work. I'm sure my family would have been just as happy to stay home, be less busy, and receive fewer presents. I am also certain that all they really wanted was for me to be there -- alive -- with them.
What a burnout or onset of a breakdown feels like, is the inability to feel at ease, happy, and restful. It feels like constantly being agitated. Everything pisses you off -- traffic, lines at the bank, phone calls. You get into bed at night, and your thoughts come at you a million miles a minute. If you feel you're headed down a dark path, here is what brought me back.
Paying off a mortgage and raising children is stressful for most people, and yet, the most stressed out group in Canada isn't dealing with any of those problems at all. According to Sun Life Financia...
If it seems as if there’s never enough hours in the day to do all the things you want — try reversing that feeling by volunteering your time to do things for other people. A new U.S. study suggests t...
Stress weakens the immune system making us susceptible to infection. Don't let stress get the better of you; try meditation or yoga, both proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes out of your morning to sit in quiet contemplation.
I truly believed that meditation was great for other people -- but not for me. I couldn't sit still, couldn't quiet my mind, didn't feel like I was good at it. And you know, overachievers like me, we like to be good at things right away. I was seeking less challenge, more comfort zone. But you can't grow in your comfort zone.