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Go Nuts!

Go Nuts!

A famous candy bar slogan reads “Sometimes you feel like a nut…” Well, they weren’t just talking about your mental state. Nuts can be a tasty part of a healthy diet, but they can be a little tricky to include. Read on for ways to maximize the health benefits of nuts.

Nuts contain good nutrients like healthy fats, protein, fiber, and vitamin E. These substances are great for the health of your heart and your blood. Fat and fiber can help you feel full while eating less food. Vitamin E is also great for your skin and hair. 

Healthy Attitudes

Healthy Attitudes

“It’s all in your head.” This isn’t usually a kind or positive statement. However, everyday stories and scientific research agree on one point. The human brain is capable of amazing things. In fact, your thoughts and attitudes may have a powerful impact on achieving success, finding good fortune, or even just being happy.

Series: Stress – Water: A Serious look at how much you should be drinking…

Series: Stress – Water: A Serious look at how much you should be drinking…

You may be wondering what water has to do with stress. Well, it turns out that multiple studies have shown that dehydration leads to increased cortisol levels. Cortisol is your “fight-or-flight” hormone and plays an important role in your metabolism, your body’s immune response, and your body’s response to stress.

Additionally, mild dehydration can cause negative side effects, such as decreased physical and mental performance. Symptoms include fatigue, and reduced attention, focus, reaction speed and short-term memory. This is because dehydration literally stresses out your body, and then when you add extra stress from work and life responsibilities, it dehydrates your body even more. It’s a vicious cycle to get stuck in!

Series: Stress—Mindful Breathing: Your Secret Weapon

Series: Stress—Mindful Breathing: Your Secret Weapon

Owning a business is stressful during normal times, but couple that with the holiday season—and oh yeah, a pandemic—and the pressure and uncertainty can feel like more than you can handle.

Study after study has shown that uncontrolled stress can lead to a long list of negative repercussions, such as poor memory, low energy, aches and pains, upset stomach, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, weakened immune system, insomnia, a higher risk for cancer, and more.

And if you have all that working against you, you can’t run a successful business, right? But with one secret weapon in your back pocket, you can reduce your stress. That secret weapon is called mindful breathing.

Series: Stress - Sleep: Why getting enough sleep is critical to your success!

Series: Stress - Sleep: Why getting enough sleep is critical to your success!

We’ve all been told that getting a good night’s sleep is beneficial in many ways, yet it always seems to be one of the first things we sacrifice when life gets a little crazy. It often feels like there’s too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Going to bed later and getting up earlier sounds like the smart thing to do under these circumstances, however, science has proven time and time again that reducing your sleep is actually counterproductive. 

Don’t worry… Be happy

Don’t worry… Be happy

Is there a ‘Negative Nelly in your life? Everyone has an off-day now and again, but some people just seem glued to an unhappy path. They seem dead set on self-destruction, and have plenty of bad habits to help them along. 

To avoid going along this path, here are a few things to watch out for: 

Mindset—Wake Up Routine

Mindset—Wake Up Routine

A positive mindset can be the difference between success and failure; and, during times like these, when the future is uncertain and stress levels are high, a positive mindset is especially important. In fact, your outlook on life may even affect your mental and physical health. Studies show that the health benefits of a positive mindset include:

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