Getting laid off is one of the most stressful life changes a person can endure. In fact, psychologists often list it as a leading cause of stress, right alongside death, divorce and major illnesses. The immediate concern most people have after losing a job is maintaining financial stability. However, maintaining mental and physical health are also crucial to have the strength and sense of well-being to move forward. To keep your health in good shape despite this major blow, incorporate these four tips into your life during the transition period. [Read more…]
Just because babies are small does not mean they require fewer nutrients. In fact, they need a variety of vitamins and minerals to support the development of their body and brains. Health food should be introduced to complement with milk since it does not have everything babies need to grow fit and strong. However, you have to carefully choose the type of food to give your baby not just for health reasons, but also for prevention of stomach irritation. [Read more…]
Cooking has become one of the most popular hobbies around the world today, thanks in part to celebrity chefs and their cooking shows. Whatever your take on this trend is, it is rather hard to deny the allure of cooking and enjoying the results of your labor.
For someone who spends time in the kitchen – even if only sporadically – it is essential to have some tools which you can rely on. There are kitchen tools and gadgets, of course, and then there are sources of inspiration for your next dish. One of the most important things is to find inspiration that can help you prepare meals that are healthy. [Read more…]
The start of a new work week is here again, and I am pretty sure that many of you – if not most – are looking for a pick me upper. After all, the weekend is ALWAYS too short! If you want to try, take a look at these different kinds of food that may just help give you a boost.
Oatmeal. Tomorrow morning, load up on some oatmeal. If you do not normally eat breakfast, then it’s about time that you did. Your grandmother told you so. Your mom told you so. And now we’re telling you the same thing. Breakfast can give you a jumpstart and keep you going all day! By the way, stick with plain old oatmeal. Forget the instant or flavored ones for maximum benefit.
Bananas. Oatmeal and fruit, why not? I suggest getting a couple of bananas to last you through Monday as well. If you feel the munchies coming on, just grab one of the bananas and munch away. Not only will you be eating healthy, you will also be packing on some energy boosters.
Dark chocolate. Now you’ve been looking out for this on my list, haven’t you? Who doesn’t like a bit of chocolate every now and then? Just make sure it’s dark chocolate so you won’t be eating all those extra calories. Dark chocolate has been known to lift your mood and give you a burst of energy as well. You can’t really beat that combination, can you?
Here’s to a good week for all of us!
Last weekend was crazy for me. Ever since the beginning of December, I haven’t had a decent weekend of rest. I suppose it is the same for everyone who celebrates Christmas. Parties are being held left and right practically every day. The weekends are the worst, when you might even have to go from one party to another just to accommodate your friends and family members.
While I am not complaining – it has been the most fun period of this year – I do realize how potentially hazardous all this can be to my health; and you should realize this as well! With less than 2 weeks left before the end of the year, I am sure that you still have a lot of activities and events to engage in – do take a look at some tips that can keep you healthy and safe throughout the season.
Everyone has his limit. Know yours! Drinking and parties almost always go together. During this time of the year, you might find yourself drinking more than you normally do. Just make sure you know when to stop, and of course, don’t drink and drive.
Keep your food safe. What am I talking about? If you’re throwing a party, especially at the office, you might have the food ready hours before the event. Just to make sure it doesn’t spoil, immediately place it in the fridge. You wouldn’t want to (food) poison people, would you?
Walk as much as you can. I know, walking is tiring, but the chances are that you will not be able to exercise much during this period. In lieu of your regular exercise routine, try walking more. Walk to the store if it’s near enough. Walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator (if possible). Walk, walk, walk.