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9 Easy Ways to Sneak More Exercise Into Your Day

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At Belty, we believe in making the most out of the small moments throughout the day. You don’t need to spend an hour at the gym to get a bit of exercise every day. Try these easy fixes to increase your daily activity. 1. Stretch Stretching is a simple activity you can do anywhere, even at your desk. It helps blood flow and increases your range of motion. It can also help prevent injury. Keep it light, and hold stretches for at least 30 seconds. 2. One-mile rule If you…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

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

The Problem with ‘Superfoods’

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What we eat has changed more in the last 40 years than it has in the previous 40,000. Every time you open a food magazine, people are promoting the latest “superfood” from açai berries and kale to maca and spirulina. Before you hop on board with the newest fad, take a moment to understand the global environmental consequences of eating this way. What is a ‘superfood’ anyway? A ‘superfood’ is just sales jargon for any food that is nutrient-dense, with above average antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes or proteins. As you can…read more

How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more

How Clean is the Air in Your Home and Workplace?

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When we talk about air quality, most of us think of environmental pollutants in the outdoors. However, the average person spends 90 per cent of their life indoors. How clean is the air inside your home and workplace? Ventilation is key In the 1980s, new buildings began to increase insulation in order to make buildings more energy efficient and cheaper to heat. However, this can sometimes seriously reduce indoor air exchange leading to dangerous increases in interior pollutants and CO2. Building materials Many of our current building materials release chemicals…read more