How Does Chronic Stress Cause Weight Gain? It’s Not the Stress-Eating

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People who suffer from chronic stress know one thing for sure: stress is no fun if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. According to a report published in Cell Metabolism this year, when stress is chronic, fat cells form at a higher rate than normal. You can thank a certain type of hormone called glucocorticoids (say that five times fast), which run rampant when we’re stressed out. I know from experience, and from what …

3 Mindfulness Tips to Prevent Your Phone from Blocking REAL Connections

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When I first thought of writing this blog, I didn’t know whether a few mindfulness tips would be enough to combat the ever-growing hold that our smartphones have on us today. The numbers just seemed too steep. Only two years ago in 2016, 77 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone. Smartphone use seems to begin earlier and earlier, with a whole generation using phones and tablets from as young as three years …

Want These 4 Benefits? Consider a Switch to a Plant-Based Diet Today

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We all know that fruits and veggies are good for us. But did you know that a switch to a plant-based diet can help you fight off sickness, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and make you look and feel pretty darn good? And that’s not even taking into account just how delicious a plant-based diet is. A lot of people don’t realize that their diet has a huge impact on how they feel …

3 Tips to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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3 Tips to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Wake up well-rested on Monday at 5:00 in the morning. Go for a run. Eat a healthy breakfast. Shower. Spend an hour getting ready for work. Walk out the door by 8:00. Work with positivity and productive energy until 12:30. Eat the salad and fruit you prepped on Sunday for the week. Finish the day strong at 5:30. Come home. Cook dinner and spend time with the family. …

Work-Life Balance: 3 Ways to Stop Stress at Work

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In the business world today, stress is one of the primary driving forces. It’s not surprising that forty percent of adults lie awake at night, unable to fall asleep because they can’t get the day’s stressful events out of their heads. How can you find work-life balance like this? After all, the larger animal to wrangle in this balance is definitely work for men and women with high-demand careers. With anywhere from thirty to a …