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The Physical Symptoms of Stress

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Most of us are familiar with the fight-or-flight response. It’s that moment when stress kicks in, you can feel your body tense and your stomach flutter. In a crisis, this response can help you deal with a stressful situation effectively. However, if you are experiencing stress too often, you may have what is known as ‘chronic stress’. Beyond being emotionally unpleasant, chronic stress can have severe physical effects on your body and your overall health. Stress hormones When stress related hormones – like cortisol and adrenaline – stay at a…read more

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

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

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

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

Five Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits and How to Break Them

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1. Skipping breakfast During the morning rush to get out the door, it’s tempting to just grab a coffee and go. However, skipping breakfast causes your metabolism to slow down in order to conserve energy. This negatively affects your overall performance and your ability to concentrate. You’re also more likely to overeat at lunch as a result. Solution: Eat within two hours of waking up. The best breakfast balances protein, fat and carbohydrates, such as whole grain toast with low-fat cream cheese or peanut butter. 2. Constant anger, worry or stress…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