If the training routine was all we needed for achieving the desired physique, growing stronger, becoming happier in our lives, or boosting our confidence, endurance levels and cardiovascular health. However, in addition to your trusty program, there are a few other relevant factors that influence your fitness success, and they all work together in unison to help you achieve your goals.
To make the most of all those hours spent in the Pilates class or the dojo, incorporate the following tips into your already active lifestyle and watch those workouts bloom!
When working a full time job with long hours; being a parent can be difficult. It’s so difficult to find any time for yourself between spending a long day at the office and catching up on the million tasks that have piled up at home in the evening and over the weekend. This infographic from HappyCleans features a wide range of apps that can assist you in winning the precious gift of time!
Even though cleaning is most certainly a chore, it can feel therapeutic once you have completed a specific task. Cleaning is something that is an ongoing task; it won't ever be fully complete; you will have to revisit it constantly which of course can be frustrating. There are also cleaning tasks that can be seasonal.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise both awareness and financial support to fight this disease that impacts so many of us. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women, it affects everyone in their life. It doesn’t have racial or socio-economical boundaries so it is important that as many people as possible are made aware of how to fight it, through education and early detection.
Whether you love your morning jogs or you’re crazy about them weights, every exercise scheme requires a delicate approach in order to avoid those pesky injuries. For the former, it might be a bad case of patellar tendonitis, or for the latter, an impinged shoulder, but they both have at least one thing in common – they could have been prevented!
Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to curl up in a corner of your office and never see another to-do list, ever again, in your whole life? We’re with you—that’s the very definition of being stretched too thin. There are so many demands on all of us, through every minute of our days—from home to work to school and back again—that some days you might find yourself at the breaking point. It’s at that moment when you need help—but how do you get it?
Our gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms. The staggering number alone can cause anyone to panic, but only some will be surprised by the fact that this is completely normal. Yes, there are more bacteria in your digestive system than there are cells in your body, and keeping this number even is crucial to our health and improved lifestyle. In fact, a healthy gut is the hidden key to weight loss, and here’s why.
Pests in the workplace are more than just momentary annoyances while people are trying to concentrate on their duties. They present a genuine threat to the health of the workforce and, given their collective nature of assembling in increasingly large groups, this becomes an even more pressing issue the longer it is left to fester.
Summer allergies can be a real bummer, especially when it’s beautiful outside and everyone else is enjoying themselves. You might think “Finally, the spring is over and so are my allergies” but the truth is that your allergies can keep going long after May’s flowers are gone. If you don’t want to spend yet another summer sneezing, here are some tips you can try to avoid summer allergies.
Popularity for fitness trackers has grown over the years and it seems just about everyone is sporting one on their wrist, constantly counting their steps and calories burned. With the hundreds of gadgets on the market, today promising the do the best job at monitoring your activity levels, trying to find the tracker for your needs can take a lot of research.
The team at Reviews.com closely studied 87 different trackers to determine the best devices for your money.
Are you a dairy free, skinny latte or a downright full fat kinda person?
The whole diary versus no dairy topic is of huge interest to many many people and, like most food related issues, there is a lot of conflicting information out there.
I have my own stories around “milk” and how it has impacted my own and my children’s health. So, I decided to chat with some nutritional experts as well as people like myself, who have “personal milk stories” to check out a few facts.
Summer days can be tough to handle even without all the wedding-related fuss, but if you plan everything right and adjust your ceremony according to the season, it can be super fun and comfortable for everyone. With that in mind, here are some tips you can incorporate into your wedding for a summer fairy-tale ceremony.
One of the key elements of happiness is setting aside time for yourself. If we don’t take the time to indulge, relax and unwind, what is all our hard work worth? Live is meant to be enjoyed, and there are few things that can bring you more joy than traveling; traveling soothes the soul, expands your horizons, teaches you about different cultures, helps you recharge your batteries and come home a better and more positive person.
You might hear a lot of people say how gluten-free diet is a nonsense, the latest trend or simply a whim. However, there are a lot of people out there who would absolutely disagree, myself included. Many will wonder if gluten intolerance is an illness of the modern society or simply the result of unhealthy habits and there are a lot of articles and studies about this topic. The fact is, when a person cannot tolerate gluten, there are obvious symptoms that one mustn’t disregard. These symptoms include: constipation (often followed by diarrhea), bloating, various aches and fatigue, headaches, and even restless sleep. If you’re having some of these problems, you might want to try avoiding products that contain gluten and see if your health will imYou might hear a lot of people say how gluten-free diet is a nonsense, the latest trend or simply a whim. However, there are a lot of people out there who would absolutely disagree, myself included. Many will wonder if gluten intolerance is an illness of the modern society or simply the result of unhealthy habits and there are a lot of articles and studies about this topic. The fact is, when a person cannot tolerate gluten, there are obvious symptoms that one mustn’t disregard. These symptoms include: constipation (often followed by diarrhea), bloating, various aches and fatigue, headaches, and even restless sleep. If you’re having some of these problems, you might want to try avoiding products that contain gluten and see if your health will improve. And don’t be afraid that your life will get complicated, you can have a normal life even without having certain ingredients in it. Here are some tips that will help you have a normal, gluten-free life.prove. And don’t be afraid that your life will get complicated, you can have a normal life even without having certain ingredients in it. Here are some tips that will help you have a normal, gluten-free life.
Whether you think of happiness as a state of mind or something fleeting, we all have times when we feel down and might need a small push in order to get to our happy place again, without resorting to binging, addiction, spending money, or overeating.
In fact, according to Science Daily, encouraging your own positive emotions can put you in a happy state, and increase your overall life satisfaction.
Today, Saturday the 13th of May 2017 I attended Psychology Day at NUI Galway to celebrate #psychologymattersday. There were a number of speakers, speaking on diverse topics from mindfulness to the shadow man!
First up we had a wonderfully insightful talk on mindfulness by Chris Noone. I nodded in agreement several times with what Chris was saying.
“Getting older is inevitable, aging is optional”. I love this quote by Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., a visionary pioneer in women’s health.
Like everything in life, we can choose what mindset we want to adopt in relation to getting older!
Society bombards us with anti aging this and anti-aging that, and stories of pain, aches, wrinkles and endings. But we can choose instead to see aging as a new beginning. Merely a new stage of our life, an initiation into our wisdom years. Not that long ago elders were respected for their wisdom rather than disregarded and put out to pasture and, out of sight at times.
The Galway Food Festival boosts food demonstrations, culinary walking tours, foraging walks, kids pizza materclasses and so much more!! Of course there are also many, many food stalls with a diverse range of products from seaweed to biscuits; chocolate to cheese; kale to honey and cheeses of all shapes and sizes!! Hard for anyone not to find something to tickle the taste buds at this delightful festival.
I was honored to be invited by Galway Now to be a guest blogger on the exclusive Galway Fashion Trail. I have written before about my evolution with these events and my growing love for finding beauty along the way.
As a busy Mumpreneur having healthy delicious food served up to me is a treat in itself. So when we arrived at the Radission Blu in Galway and the menu boasted mango, passion fruit and ginger smoothie, greek yogurt,
When it comes to maintaining emotional balance in our work place we are dealing with two different levels; external factors and internal factors.
Some aspects of our actual work environment may be stressful for us, maybe there is not enough light in the room we work in, possibly there is no air and we find it stuffy or maybe the air conditioning unit is straight over our head.
In this day and age, when we are surrounded by pollution, the one thing we can control and take care of is what kind of food we eat. Therefore, a lot of people are choosing to eat a bit more expensive organic food rather than conventionally-grown food which is full of various toxic chemicals.
One of the biggest forms of waste in today’s world is the increasing amount of food that’s never eaten. As the world population continues to grow, so does the need for producing enough food to feed everyone.
But approximately 30 percent of the food that’s produced ultimately goes to waste. This results from a number of factors including issues related to the food supply chain.