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Natural Headache Relief

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We all get headaches at some point, and for a variety of different reasons. Whether it’s from too little sleep, or staring at a screen too long, a headache can make even the simplest tasks unbearable. Reaching for painkillers is a bad habit to get into. It can have damaging effects on your digestive system, kidneys and liver. Next time a headache strikes, give one of these natural remedies a try first. Ginger Due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is particularly effective at soothing headaches. Drinking ginger tea is…read more

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

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The coughs and sniffles have started, and while you may feel getting sick is a seasonal inevitability, there are many ways to reduce your chances of catching a cold or flu. Your best bet at beating the flu this season is through preventative measures. 1. Wash your hands – a lot. Frequent hand washing is the best way to avoid cold and flu germs. It sounds so simple, but soap and water are the constant companions of doctors and nurses. To completely get rid of viruses from your skin, you…read more

Meaningless Buzzwords Used to Sell Health Products

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Eating well and living a healthy lifestyle is more confusing these days than it’s ever been. With so many new health trends and products on the market, it’s hard to know what information to listen to. Many companies misuse trendy marketing terms to sell products that have no scientifically proven benefits. Learn to read nutrition labels and be wary of these popular buzzwords being used to sell health foods and products. Superfood  Every few months there’s a new superfood trend that takes the internet by storm, like goji berries, kale or…read more

Sleep, Your Secret Weapon: 8 Tips to Get Your 8 Hours

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We at Belty have certainly touted the benefits of sleep before, but most people just don’t realize how important sleep is. The truth is that the duration and quality of your sleep impacts all parts of your life. Discover the surprisingly serious effects of lack of sleep and learn some tips to get your recommended nightly zzzs. To really drive home just how important sleep is, here are a few shocking examples of how missing sleep can effect you: After a night without sleep, your focus, memory and reaction time…read more

The Detox Myth

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‘Detox’ is one of the biggest buzzwords used to sell health and wellness products. There are literally thousands of ‘detoxifying’ products – from smoothies to soap – that promise a long list of health benefits. But with very little scientific evidence to support these products, many consumers are left wondering if they are worth the hype. Detox culture Detox culture is an extension of our society’s tendency to hop from one fad diet to the next in search for instant gratification. The idea that you can flush away that sluggish…read more

Sugar! The Real Halloween Horror Story

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It’s that spooky time of year again—Halloween. While haunted houses and ghoulish costumes usually take top prize for most horrifying, Candy is the culprit we should really be afraid of. During this fun and frightening time, it’s important to be aware of the role sugar is playing in our holiday traditions – and our lives. Addicted to sugar When we eat sugar, the reward centers of the brain are stimulated – it makes us feel good. When we eat sugar-containing foods often, we develop a tolerance, which requires us to eat…read more

How a Personal Contract Can Help You Reach Your Goals

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Anyone with a cell phone or Internet provider knows how binding contracts can be. But do you know how powerful a personal goal contract can be? Creating a contact for yourself will help you stay dedicated to your personal goals and define the specific steps you must take to achieve them. Why create a personal contract? Research has found that eliciting this type of personal commitment is a powerful motivator of healthy behavior change. This type of contract also serves as a record of your original intentions and what you…read more

9 Ways to Boost Your Energy Now That Summer is Over

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Once summer is over and colder temperatures set in, it’s natural for the body to slow down to hibernation mode. While it may be natural to slow down a little during the fall and winter months, most of us don’t have a schedule that accommodates it. In fact, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and year-end reports on the horizon, many of us are left looking for a way to boost our energy levels during this season. Here are 10 ways you can increase your energy to get through the season with more…read more

A Simple Guide to Sustainable Eating

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Many people are becoming more informed about how their food choices affect the global agricultural and social environment. Savvy consumers are looking beyond their supermarket shelves and exploring local, sustainable food options. Here are 5 tips to help you develop sustainable eating habits. 1. Prioritize plants Experts suggest filling half your plate with vegetables and fruits as part of an optimal diet. Prioritizing produce benefits the planet as well your nutrition. Shifting to a more plant-based way of eating will help reduce freshwater depletion and deforestation —a victory for both your health…read more

Live Mindfully to Live Happily: My Beginner’s Guide

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It’s no secret that we live in the land of convenience. As technology has advanced, we have become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want and have been conditioned to think this is a good thing. However, this mindless approach to life leaves many of us feeling unsatisfied and unhappy. I invite you to consider the negative effects of ‘instant gratification’ habits and learn how to overcome them. What is ‘instant gratification’? We live in the golden age where convenience meets technology. Think of everything that is available…read more