Have you ever tried to maintain a healthy routine? If you’re reading this, chances are you have. For many people, this can even be a difficult question to answer. What exactly defines a healthy routine? How do you know which routines are worth trying? How do you keep up?
These were all questions I was asking when I first began the path to a healthy lifestyle. I felt overwhelmed by all of the different techniques, habits, and diets that I wasn’t able to keep up with any of it.
This would change once I learned about aerobic exercise. There are so many benefits of aerobic exercise that it is easy to stay motivated. In this article, I’ll be giving you information on aerobic exercise before diving into 21 of its most important benefits.
Before we go into this article, I want to clarify that if you are somebody who has a direct history with heart problems or a familiar one, it’s always best to consult a medical professional before you make drastic lifestyle changes. Aerobic exercise is healthy, but should always be incorporated into a daily routine with permission from a doctor.
At some point in nearly all of our romantic lives, we end up dating the wrong person. It's nothing to be ashamed of — maybe you got swept up in the idea of how fun love seems, and went for it with someone who wasn't right for you. Or maybe you were still in the process of learning about yourself and weren't even sure what the right relationship for you would be like. No matter who you are or what you're like, it's pretty easy to find yourself stuck in a relationship that isn't awful, but isn't really working, either.
Realizing that you're dating the wrong person can be one of the most confusing romantic problems to deal with, because there are no giant, explosive red flags; while we're in the wrong relationship, we often think the fact that we're happy some of the time is proof that things are working. A lot of the time, the fact that you were a bad match only becomes clear long after you've split up, when you're trying to puzzle out what happened.
And even after we break up, it's often hard to recognize that we couldn't make things work just because the people involved weren't on the same page; it often feels easier to blame outside forces (school, work), or your former partner. But despite the lack of huge red flags, there's often a feeling — a frequent vibe of confusion, exhaustion and general frustration with the relationship — that indicates that you and your partner don't have complimentary personalities, values or goals, and are simply a bad match.
How can you tell if you're in the wrong relationship? There are a lot of ways — but these five signs are a solid starting point.
Who doesn't love fresh fruit? It's delicious, sweet, and good for you. That's what we call a win/win.
If you get a hunger pang, what better choice can you make than a piece of fresh fruit? But unfortunately, not all fruits are created equally. While they all have health benefits, some are healthier than others. And with some fruits, the drawbacks are actually worse than the benefits — talk about a buzzkill! You should be looking for fruit high in fiber and vitamins, and low in calories and sugar. If you don't, you may not be enjoying the healthy snack that you think you are.
If you're thinking about which fruits to use as staples in your diet and which to indulge in only occasionally (and yes, fruits can actually be considered indulgences), it's important to know the facts so you can make the best and healthiest choices for your body.
These are the fruits you should and shouldn't be eating.
Staying organized is a never-ending task, but when trying to find ways to stay organized when you're super busy, it seems like the difficulty level gets bumped up a notch. When you have deadlines looming and projects piling up, it seems like chaos is nipping right at your heels. Papers start cluttering your desk, folders are thrown willy nilly, you have pens behind your ear and in your hair. Trying to stay on top of it all seems near impossible. And the more hectic your workspace and the more messy your to-do list, the more stressed you become.
So what's a quick fix to nix any unnecessary anxiety? Well, you need an organizational battle plan, and one that's easy to follow. You can't rely on complex systems and clever tips during a time like this; you need something that's quick, efficient, and easy to do even as you're juggling a bunch of different balls in the air.
As you’re pulled in a hundred different directions, try out these simple tricks and tips that will not only keep you on track and feeling on top of your busy schedule, but are easy to make a part of your regular routine. Follow these tips and you just might become that rare bird that keeps her inbox tidy and her desk not looking like it went through the third world war. Here are seven tips on how to stay organized when your schedule is crazy busy.
Seaweed has long been touted as a superfood, and now sea moss, sometimes called Irish sea moss or Irish moss, has entered the wellness lexicon. Proponents have claimed that sea moss does everything from boost immunity and soothe digestion to strengthen joints and improve skin health. So does sea moss actually live up to the hype? Here are five things you should know about this trendy ingredient.
The days are long but the years are short. You’ve probably heard that phrase; I know I have quite a few times, usually from a well-meaning friend of older kids or my own mom. I’m in the trenches with you. I have three kids 6 and under plus we added a puppy to the family a couple of months ago.
By the end of the day, I am done. I am touched out. I am mom-ed out. I have a running list of about 847340 things that need attention in one way or another. On top of the regular mom stuff, Coronavirus has added a whole other level of stress. Letting go of some of that stress and unwinding at the end of the day is so important for our mental health. How you decompress is personal and some days you may need one thing, and others something else. Here are a few different ways to decompress at the end of the day:
"New Footprints a New Future, Inc. was established from my compassion for children that are affected by the incarceration of a parent. They face increase risk of psychological and behavioral problems. Research have shown that children of incarcerated parents are likely to enter the criminal justice system. Therefore, to curtail this cycle, I am compelled to educate, empower and ensure that the footprints of the next generations are equipped to follow the path of success. "
- Founder, Jacqueline Jones
The Elijah Network Family and Community Alliance, Inc. d.b.a. South Dade One Voice Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is registered as a Charitable Organization in the State of Florida. Our vision is to “Turn the Hearts of Families.” The goal and mission of the Elijah Network, since inception, is to bring neighbors together to address the challenges and build a brighter future for our south Miami-Dade children. The strategy to accomplish this is to partner with government, schools, churches and other community agencies while offering compassionate, culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate services.
The Elijah Network developed and implemented the Department of Children & Families award winning “Elijah Project” in 1998 for the State Incentive Grant program - which was the research project that put into practice evidence-based prevention on a community level in Florida and across the nation. The Elijah Network also received the Best Practice/Model Program award in the prevention category at the Florida Governor’s Faith/Community-Based Conference for the “New Heights Project” in 2004. This program was our first experience in collaboration management. In 2006, we developed the "Shoot for Peace" program and won the competitive contract as lead agency in collaboration with eight other agencies for a service partnership in south Miami-Dade County in response to the child murder and violence “hot spot” that had been identified by The Children’s Trust. This program was a finalist in a national police/community partnership award through the MetLife Foundation in 2010.
9 Steps to Healing Childhood Trauma as an Adult by Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. (www.psychologytoday.com)
Trauma generates emotions, and unless we process these emotions at the time the trauma occurs, they become stuck in our mind and body. Instead of healing from the wounding event, the trauma stays in our body as energy in our unconscious, affecting our life until we uncover it and process it out. The healthy flow and processing of distressing emotions, such as anger, sadness, shame, and fear, is essential to healing from childhood trauma as an adult.
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