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Your Healthy Life Concierge

This blog covers a wide range of Wellness Lifestyle topics including shopping, cooking, eating, managing stress, exercise, sleep, family, relationships, mental health, spiritual health, supplements, and more.

We hope you find them encouraging and helpful as you progress along your personal wellness journey.

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You can't help but wonder: What's all the hype about? Are these products truly effective in improving our health, or are they just another passing trend in wellness?

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When managing your health, supplements can be helpful. Nitric oxide supplements have become popular of late. Learn more about them and see if they would be helpful for you.

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Understanding the difference between natural and added sugars is critical in a world where sugar hides in our food like a chameleon. But it can be difficult to know how to do this.

To make things easier, we've written a guide that demystifies the sweet confusion surrounding your diet. Keep reading if you want to find out more.

Cooking  Disease  Nutrition  Weight Loss  
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What's all the fuss about health wearable technology? Is it really useful? It seems to be popular and appears to have a future. Let's take a look and get the basics.

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Have you been feeling nauseous and weak? You may have a magnesium deficiency. Also known as hypomagnesemia, magnesium deficiency affects over 2.5% to 12% of the general population.

Taking magnesium supplements can help with your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Nutrition  Supplements  
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In today's fast-paced world, it's common for individuals to experience stress, anxiety, and an overall sense of feeling overwhelmed. These feelings can wreak havoc on your mental health, ability to meet daily challenges and relationships with others. While certain levels of stress are unavoidable, there are practices you can incorporate into your everyday life to navigate these challenges better.

This is where mindfulness and meditation practices come in. Incorporating these practices into your daily life can provide numerous benefits for both your physical and mental health.

Balanced Living  
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Humans are creatures of habit, and the habits we develop throughout our lives can significantly affect our health and well-being. These habits we form can either work in our favor or against us- it's up to us to choose which habits we decide to cultivate. Actively developing a healthy habit requires patience, consistency, and discipline.

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Good nutrition is key to sustaining a healthy mind and body; one important part of your balanced diet should include minerals. Minerals are essential for keeping us in physical and emotional balance, as they help deliver vital nutrients to different body parts.

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Let's take a quick peek at probiotics and prebiotics, how they protect your gut microbiome, and why you should add them to your diet.

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So what is mindful eating all about and how can it help you stop endlessly munching? Mindful eating aims to reduce distractions and help us focus on the experience of eating. Learn more about what mindful eating is, what bad habits to minimize or eliminate, and what good habits to cultivate.

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Knowing how food affects your mood will give you a better understanding of what to pick when grocery shopping. And it allows you to make necessary changes to food that's not contributing to a positive mood.

Mental Health  Nutrition  
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Our bodies are similar to machines, with specific functions necessary to achieve certain outcomes. Every moment, our bodies are constantly working to keep us going, and like machines, they require energy to do so. This energy is rooted in our cells, specifically our mitochondria. Like gas to an engine, our bodies rely on our cellular mitochondria to stay energized.

Disease  Exercise  Nutrition  Stress  
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Micro workouts incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT exercises jumpstart excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. That phenomenon refers to how much oxygen your body consumes after a workout session.

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Oxidative stress is a natural process that occurs when there is an imbalance of free radicals to antioxidants in the body, which ultimately causes damage to its cells and tissues. Oxidative stress is a natural process in aging, though long-term oxidative stress leads to chronic disease.

Balanced Living  Disease  Exercise  Nutrition  Supplements  
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Making healthy choices doesn't have to be complicated. You can make small daily adjustments that have a major impact on your health. And you might be surprised by some of the things you can change that is considered healthy.

Balanced Living  Encouragement  Exercise  Mental Health  Nutrition  Sleep  
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Do you feel tired all the time, even after getting enough sleep? Are you looking for natural ways to boost your energy and improve your overall well-being? If so, you may want to consider trying adaptogens for energy.

Nutrition  Sleep  Supplements  
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Many people feel they don't have enough time to exercise. But you don't need to schedule a long workout session to get the benefits of exercise. There are plenty of healthy activities you can incorporate into your daily routine.

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Inflammation occurs when your body activates your immune system by sending out inflammatory cells to attack bacteria or viruses, or to heal damaged tissue. Sometimes, your body may send out these inflammatory cells unnecessarily when you are healthy. This is called chronic inflammation.

Disease  Nutrition  
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Advanced Glycation End Products accumulate naturally throughout your lifetime and are created through cooking certain foods at high temperatures. They are made when protein or fat combine with sugar in the bloodstream in a process called glycation. AGEs can also form within foods during grilling, frying, or toasting.

Cooking  Disease  Nutrition  
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Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries within your relationships is becoming a bigger and bigger topic today within families and with mental health and relationship experts. While it may not necessarily be the cure-all to any of your relationship problems, having healthy boundaries with the people in your life is more of a side effect of good self esteem and reasonable expectations of those around you.


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