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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy on a budget has a lot to consider. Two things often fall short in our daily lives: time and often money. Industries taking advantage of this include fast food manufacturers and grocers. We are often drawn to expensive, over-processed convenience foods that impair our waistline, health, and budget. About 50% of meals are consumed outside the home! With our limitations on time, the temptations of these items seem far better than cooking. We also may feel our kitchen skills are below average, have busy children’s schedules, and are often just ‘too tired’ for added effort and ‘deserve a…

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Fashion Style For Work

Latest Trends and Fashions Can Be Tomorrow’s Pain

Fashion is a big part of our culture and we all enjoy following the latest trends and fashions. However, designers generally don’t take into consideration comfort and function, but favor style. We often see women wearing high heels to round out their outfit, but serious discomfort and problems can follow. High heels alter your balanced position which, not only, can affect your feet, ankles, and knees, but can affect your low back! You see, our musculo-skeletal system is like a linked sling of muscles. When one is affected, the next is affected as you may visualize a row of dominoes falling. We can eventually feel the effects of foot problems in our neck! Women are not the only ones sacrificing comfort for style. Clothing can often be restrictive­ tight pants or skirts ­ and can throw off simple tasks such as sitting, bending, and walking. This restricts you from moving comfortably and can result in poor misalignment of your spine. Another unhealthy, yet very common, fashion statement are handbags, backpacks, and computer bags. We carry too much with us and don’t…

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Fruit Detoxification

Detoxification Is Not Only for Your Body

When you hear the word “detoxification,” you probably think of a regimen involving an altered meal plan and something to support your liver, gastrointestinal system and to help you lose weight. Yes, these ideas about detoxification are correct! However, it’s also important to detoxify your kitchen! Overall health begins with what we put in our body – it’s our foundation. However, our cabinets and refrigerators are often filled with overly processed, sugar-laden, nutrient-poor foods. If your kitchen is filled with only healthy, nourishing foods, it’s hard to make the wrong dietary decision. If it’s not there, you won’t eat it.…

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Couples Running

Can Light Physical Activity Help Sleep?

We all know that participating in light physical activity is good for our health, but did you know it could help you sleep?! Activities such as running, biking, weightlifting, yoga, and even gardening are associated with better sleep habits compared to no physical activity, the University of Pennsylvania research found. However, other types of light physical activity like childcare and housework are associated with worse sleep habits. Of course, it’s possible that this may be due to the fact that parents are more likely to engage in these activities and may experience worse sleep for other reasons, but researchers did not…

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Beauty Products

Organic Beauty Products – More Than Just Skin Deep

Harmful chemicals are in practically every beauty product you own, and chances are, you’ve been finding yourself heading towards the natural beauty aisle more than ever. But if you’re going to shell out extra money for healthier, greener versions of your favorite products, they’d better work. After all, most of us are on a budget. Here are some organic beauty products that live up to their promises. Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser. This creamy cleanser is as good for your sensitive skin as it is for the environment. It’s Fair Trade Certified, made in the USA, and is packed using materials…

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Man Suffering From Joint Pain

Can Weight Loss Relieve Joint Pain?

Joint pain is commonly experienced on different body parts such as the knees, fingers, hips, low back, elbows, ankles and shoulders. Many consider joint pains a sign of aging, but various other reasons, including extra weight, can contribute. This article will discuss if weight loss relieve joint pain. Does Being Overweight Affect the Joints? Extra body mass greatly affects the weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hip and ankles. The more a person weighs, the more pressure is exerted on these joints and can result in pain. It is found that 10 pounds of extra body weight can result in 30…

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Couples Shopping 5 Foods to Aid in the Reduction of Joint Pain and Inflammation

5 Foods to Aid in the Reduction of Joint Pain and Inflammation

We’re all looking for ways to improve our health, particularly in the reduction of joint pain and inflammation. Joint pain is one annoyance that a great majority of our population experiences, whether due to disease or a weekend of increased activity. There are various herbs, supplements, and foods that can be used in place of or in conjunction with other treatments for these reasons. To protect your well-being and your pocket-book, the following are 5 foods to aid in the reduction of joint pain and inflammation that can be added to your diet: Blueberries. This delicious fruit contains a variety of phytonutrients…

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Coconut Oil

Uses of Coconut Oil – Not Just for Cooking

Every day, we get questions about the many uses of Coconut Oil. Today, let’s explore at least 10 ways coconut oil can be used as part of your daily beauty regime. Dry Hands. Not to be used as an on the go moisturizer but definitely at home, coconut oilcan work wonders on your dry hands. Keep a jar by the kitchen and bathroom sink. Use it after doing the dishes or before heading to bed. Cheekbone Highlighter. Nothing brightens up a tired face like a little highlighter, but you don’t need store bought products to achieve the same effect. Simply sweep a…

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Local Chiropractor

Avoid Office Dangers and Improve Your Fitness at Work

We all see our places of employment as pleasant and perfectly safe and healthy. There are certain office dangers or hazards of the kind that are commonplace on construction sites or in factories, and many office workers enjoy the benefits of rigid working days, rather than having their body clocks thrown by changing shift patterns. That is why it is important to improve your fitness at work. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 21,638,470 people are employed in jobs defined as office and administrative support. However, this figure does not include other occupations, such as management,…

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Old Man Suffering From Headache

Relieve Headaches Naturally

Natural Treatment of Headaches We have all experienced a headache at some point in our lives. Headaches affect about 46% of the adult population globally. They range from mildly annoying to severely disabling. The good news is that less than 1% of them are life threatening. However, even though your headache is not life threatening, it can still threaten your daily lifestyle. If you suffer headaches, you likely have tension headaches or migraines, or possibly both. There are many different types of headaches, though the two most common, tension headaches and migraines, will be discussed and how integrative care can vastly improve…

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