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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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Changing our eating habits is one of the most challenging parts of getting and staying fit, healthy, and happy. Many Americans struggle with unhealthy eating habits, regularly indulging in processed, fast, and convenient foods. However, no matter how much we eat, we are not getting the nourishment we need from these foods.

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Being able to squat or benchpress hundreds of pounds will always be impressive, but it's not the most useful skill in everyday life. This is why people need to consider functional fitness. But what is functional fitness really?

Keep reading to find out what the benefits of functional fitness are and whether you should incorporate it into your weekly workout routine.

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Understanding the benefits of exercising can help motivate you to start working out more. Want to know more about how exercise can improve your life?

Then read on to find out ten amazing fitness facts that will get you moving!

Capsules with dietary supplements. Ingredients for making food supplements, tinctures, oils, herbs.

So how can you keep up with your supplements and make sure that you're taking them correctly? Let's take a look at the best practices so you can make the most of your supplementation.

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When you go shopping, you see the organic label on food, but do you really know what the best organic food is and if it is the correct option for you?

There are many great benefits to eating organic, as well as some problems. Keep reading to learn the advantages and disadvantages of organic food.

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More than half of US adults say they rarely wake up feeling rested. This widespread feeling of tiredness impacts mood, productivity, and overall health.

Our modern lifestyles may be to blame.

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Each year provides a $500 scholarship award to one deserving post-secondary (university or community college) student who provides the winning essay promoting a healthier living lifestyle. We are proud to announce our Fall 2022 Health & Wellness scholarship recipient Cari Clements from University of New Brunswick who is pursuing a career in nursing.

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While advancements in medicine are improving women's long-term healthcare options, COVID-19, global unrest, political division, and the declining US economy have seriously increased stress levels for almost everyone, particularly for women. When not managed properly, prolonged stress often leads to increasing health challenges, lower productivity and less joy and fulfillment.

Exercise  Financial  Mental Health  Stress  
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Whether you're a woman or a man, the colon and digestive system are essential to the overall health of your body. But that doesn't mean there aren't differences in how these systems function between sexes.

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Do you have trouble focusing at work, school, or home? Luckily, meditation can help.

In this guide, you'll learn how to meditate for focus in your everyday life. With a little effort, you can start seeing results in no time. Read on for helpful tips.

Mental Health  Personal Growth  Sleep  Stress  
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Today the powers of eucalyptus are a mystery to some. This medicinal plant remains a marquee ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the health benefits of eucalyptus tea and its powerful antioxidant content.

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If you have a desk job, you know what it feels like to stand up after working for a long period of time, grimacing and immediately reaching for your low back or neck, trying to rub out the inevitable kinks. Maybe you sit at home with a heat pack after a long day or climb into the bathtub for some relief.

What you likely didn't realize is that those persistent headaches or nagging aches in your low back could be contributed to poor posture. Luckily, we have a few solutions for you that can help you feel renewed and energized to take on your day.

Exercise  Nutrition  
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Did you just get a juicer and are now looking for recipes and advice for what to put in your juice? You may be wondering what are the best fruits and vegetables for juicing. You may even want to include healthy superfoods! But what are they?

You have plenty of options at your fingertips. Read on to learn how to put together a juice that taste great and meets your health goals.

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Have you asked: is juicing healthy? For most people who eat a Westernized diet, the answer is a resounding yes!

In a nutshell, juicing is an excellent way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables and prevent chronic illnesses. You'll feel (and look) better, all through one simple technique.

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healthy quinoa bowl with arugula, egg, and avocado

America's birthday is right around the corner. Red, white, and blue will be everywhere - including the food you eat. If you are heading to a party and are looking for healthy dishes to bring, here are a few 4th of July recipes that you will want to make for the event!

Cooking  Nutrition  
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Your day was a hectic jumble of work, responsibilities, household chores, and social obligations. All you want to do is crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep. Instead, you end up scrolling through social media for hours, leaving you exhausted again.

This vicious cycle, known as sleep procrastination, is more common than you think! Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and how to put a stop to it.

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Changing your diet can be challenging because it usually involves removing certain types of food from your menu. And that is the first point of resistance. But there are significant health benefits to eliminating or minimizing specific foods from your diet-particularly those that contain gluten.

Cooking  Disease  Nutrition  
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Obviously, COVID has been a major issue in our world since 2020. In fact, there have been over 500 million cases and six million deaths. But, the short-term symptoms of COVID aren't the only concern you need to have. Long-haul COVID is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

So, how do you know if you have long-haul COVID-19? And how do you treat your symptoms if you do? Read on to learn about the long-haul symptoms of COVID.

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Do you know that over 37.3 million Americans have diabetes? That's over 11% of the population. But, what is even more alarming is that over 96 million Americans suffer from a condition called pre-diabetes and are not even aware of it.

But, don't worry because diabetes can be managed. So, read on to find out what is diabetes, what are its symptoms, and how you can treat it.

Disease  Exercise  Nutrition  
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Some would say that technology has taken over too much of our lives. If we're not on our smartphones, we are binging on a trending show or news on the laptop or TV. Our digital devices are always popping up messages and flashing alerts that seem to need our immediate attention. Our obsessions with these devices detaches us from the present moment and may negatively impact our productivity, relationships, and ultimately our health.

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