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

Boost Your Productivity: 5 Tips to Start Your Day Right

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Most of us roll over, grab our phone and start looking through notifications. Others dive into the shower or head to the gym. Still others eat breakfast or get the kids ready. However you get going, there is a lot of research to support how much your morning routine dictates the course of your day. 1. Set the Tone The first thing many of us do when we start work each day is check email and voicemail. This is actually one of the worst ways to start your day. It…read more

Is It Really Genetic? How Lifestyle Choices Impact DNA

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Cracking the human genome was deemed essential in order to help us better understand diseases, our susceptibility to them, and how to best treat them. But now, many scientists believe our lifestyle habits are actually much more important in determining how our bodies develop disease. The Human Genome Project  The human genome is the complete assembly of DNA that makes each individual unique. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international research project intent on mapping the entire human genome. The results were predicted to, among various other applications, help us better understand disease, better…read more

5 Tips to Increase Productivity and Shorten Your Workday

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People across the globe are working longer hours than ever before. The increase in personal devices and connectivity keeps us perpetually ‘on the clock’. It’s almost impossible not to work overtime, especially since it has become a kind of status symbol in our society. The truth is that these long hours are detrimental to our health and to our job performance. Try these 5 tips to increase your productivity while shortening your workday: 1. Understand your body’s natural rhythm It’s important to organize your day around your body’s natural clock. Tackle…read more

Make Time This Easter Weekend to Rest, Relax and Recharge

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Making time for rest is key to a healthy lifestyle. Rest rejuvenates your body and mind, stabilizes your mood and improves learning and memory function. In contrast, not getting enough rest can negatively affect your mood, immune system, memory and stress levels. When you ask most people today if they set aside time for rest, they’ll say they’re far too busy to rest. Even fewer would say that they dedicate any time simply for relaxation. There are just too many things to do. Unfortunately, this hectic pace is causing damage to our quality…read more