Fatigue and feelings of general exhaustion can affect every woman at some point but low energy generally can have a big impact on mood, health and overall productivity. For some women, it can simply make them feel that they have ground to a halt. If you feel that you are struggling to even get out of bed to start the day, let alone making your way into work, it’s time for some natural strategies to put the oomph back into your get up and go.
If you work a lot of hours, have a stressful job with a lot of responsibilities, then you may find yourself heading for burnout. It’s common but preventative is much better than cure. If you feel depressed and that you have lost interest in work and everything that you once held dear, stop as soon as you are able and take some time out just for you. [...]
It sounds crazy but, amazingly you probably use cancer causing agents throughout the week in your own home without even realising that you are putting your health at risk. Many everyday cleaning products, paints or candles for example can contain carcinogens and have some seriously dangerous ingredients including formaldehyde, napthelene, methylene choloride.
Lots of these carcinogens mess about with your reproductive system; they can screw up your hormones, cause brain damage, kidney damage as well as some severe allergies. If you take a look around your home at the number of products in use, you may be horrified by the risk that you are placing you and your family in simply by using these products regularly. It may not be your fault, you have just purchased items readily available but with information, comes the power of choice to make changes accordingly:
Air fresheners for example are so popular but they often contain [...]
Sounds easy doesn’t it? We just click our fingers and we become the type of person that we most want to be like. Our lives become instantly easy. We stop worrying about money, our jobs; our family squabbles because our lives are brilliant. Whilst some things are difficult to change, in the main, it may be a little more achievable than you think. What many people forget is that it is very easy to blame others for our own circumstances when we are masters of our own destiny. Sure, others can be responsible for giving us too much work or turning down our applications for a better paid job, we might feel as if the door is continuously slammed shut every time we try to make changes. But we don’t have to take life lying down, nor do we have to accept anything that we don’t want.
Stress as we know is [...]
It’s no surprise to realise that a healthy gut comes from the foods that you eat and if your diet is less than brilliant, then you may well suffer from some problems in that area. It can affect how we feel in general and even how flat our stomachs are. There are additional digestive problems when it comes to women because women have hormonal issues that can also have an impact on digestion as a whole. But it is possible to change the health of your
Are you looking to add a little extra pep to your step? Hoping to replace unhealthy processed snacks with something fun and new that can contribute to your health in a positive way?
Then you need to check out chia seeds!
Although these tiny kernels aren’t widely known, they pack a powerfully healthy punch that’s been shown to even out blood sugar levels, increase satiety between meals and snacks, and even reduce or eliminate the symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) and a number of other ailments through their naturally high levels of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
But what are chia seeds? And how can you start using them today to take advantage of these incredible health benefits?
For starters, chia seeds are, as you might expect, the seeds of the chia plant, known amongst the scientific community by its taxonomical name, Salvia hispanica (no, not “that” kind of salvia…). [...]
Some people often think that meditation means sitting cross-legged for hours, alone, hermit-like and wearing serenity like a cloak or studying the techniques for years, having a separate meditation room or wearing certain ‘meditative’ clothes just to get you in the right frame of mind. But, not so.
If you tend to think of meditation as being some remote, off the wall type of practice available only to spiritual gurus or loners, think again. There are many different types of meditation and there will be one that works for you.
The one thing that is essential if you are contemplating trying out meditation for yourself is that you need to have your mind open ready to enjoy the whole process. A closed mind is akin to banging your head against a brick wall and will achieve nothing but frustration.
Meditation is like slipping on a cloak of serenity; it envelops you, nurtures you, [...]
You probably don’t think much about your blood unless you have to go for a blood test. Blood is often a biological mystery to many and its importance for the majority doesn’t necessarily go unrecognised as such but is often forgotten. Your blood is a vital component to your health as it feeds every vital organ, tissue, cell and gland within your body so it’s vital that you think about how you can ensure your blood is enriched and stays healthy.
First of all, if you want to improve your health and that of your blood, increase the amount of exercise that you do each day or at least every week. As you exercise, your heart pumps the blood around your body and the blood is then oxygen laden. You can also increase the amount of oxygen into your blood by breathing deeply and slowly and as the oxygen fills your lungs [...]
Ask any woman whether they want to improve their looks and enhance their natural beauty and there is likely to be a resounding yes. But this constant quest for improvement is often highly detrimental to health. If you are one of the millions of women who buy beauty products by the bucket load, consider this, there are so many damaging toxins in hair products, skincare products and of course, cosmetics that these toxins are very quickly absorbed into your skin every time that you wash your hair or even when you apply moisturiser to your face.
Your skin detox’s itself quite naturally but by adding a mass of chemicals each and every day, you are actually hindering your skin from doing its job. It’s a horrifying fact that many women do not realise the amount of damage that they could be doing to themselves by simply trying to look better or by [...]
No-one relishes the prospect of an oncoming cold. Symptoms can vary. You can feel lousy when the cold really strikes, anything from feeling very low with a distinct lack of energy to mild symptoms that barely stop you from functioning. Some colds can be quite debilitating and leave you simply wanting to curl up and sleep although many people soldier on regardless.
Usually you can gain some warning prior to your cold coming on and one of the first symptoms can be an itchy sensation in your nose or at the back of the throat. You may experience a headache and a feeling as if your sinuses are blocked, you may also start sneezing. Soon you will start to feel that your nose starts running and that your energy levels dip dramatically.
Don’t wait until the cold symptoms develop fully, you need to take action immediately and this will help your [...]
Wouldn’t it be great to simply enjoy each day to the full? No worries, no pressures, just wall to wall fun? Well you can. All you need to do is to adopt these simple and yet effective suggestions and learn to love your life.
Firstly, start getting more energy in your life and this means getting a decent night’s sleep. Without it, you will find that your get up and go has well and truly got up and gone. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling physically and mentally refreshed. If you feel generally fatigued, there can be a lot of causes not simply because your sleep pattern has become erratic. It may be worth double-checking to see if you have any food allergies – even mild ones can cause a sense of sluggishness. Dairy, gluten, peanuts are common allergies and it is worth eliminating this as a factor. Detoxing can [...]