A perfectly cushy mattress, sheets resting softly on your body and a pillow that hugs your face… I want to get in bed right now! So why are Americans getting an average of 6.8 hours of sleep? Our lovely bods are craving and require between 8-9 hours. When humans are sleep deprived, it ain't pretty! We get dumber, grumpier, slower and stupid. That was blunt but true. We also crave fatty, high sugar foods, miss our workout and make lots of foolish mistakes. Poor sleep immediately shows it's negative effects. Say we chose to stay up late to see who got the Bachelor's final rose, uh not me, ... keep reading!
If there's one food group that could be deemed the fountain of youth...and also fountain of less disease, inflammation, acne, wrinkles, and flat out boost your mojo- it would be vegetables and leafy greens! Consuming more plants (sure even the newly legal ones) have endless benefits not just for us, but the environment and our precious animals living on it. Whether you're a die hard veg head or just want the tips to make them effortlessly part of your life. I've got you my friend! 1. Easiest- keep raw cut up veggies prepped and ready to grab out of the fridge in to go bags. Swap up the ... keep reading!
Isn't it so much easier to manage what goes in our smoothies than the thoughts blending around in our minds?! One of the largest factors of health and how we feel is managing stress, mental health and the symptoms that closely follow. According to my friends at the Huffington Post, an estimated 75 to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues. I'll get real with you, I have many wellness pillars down to a science...but - managing stress and overwhelm is something I actively work at. Because as we all know, stress manifests physically, emotionally and sometimes ... keep reading!
Wouldn't it be great to eaves drop, not in a perverted way, on a conversation between my "Health Coach" friends and I on our tips and tricks when we get sick?! Some may call our hacks granola, hippie, or old school like grandma. I do think there is absolutely a place for Western medicine, but these tips I'm gonna share are super healthy, inexpensive and easy secrets that come with zero side effects and are proven to work at kicking your colds ass! Let me introduce you to my gang! Four of my go to health expert friends for wellness advice and fun! Drumroll please... Carol Coyne, Kim ... keep reading!