Best Wellness Trends of 2016

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Wellness has remained a global trend and top priority for many over the last few years. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends, and even harder to determine if they are worth the hype. Here is a recap of the best wellness trends of the last year that are worth holding onto in 2017. Meditation Apps Much like the practice of yoga in previous years, meditation became mainstream in 2016. It is now a fully acknowledged wellness tool used in many workplaces and schools across the world….read more

5 Simple Steps to Staying Sane this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us with only days left until the 25th. If you’re ready to pull your hair out, you’re not alone. Don’t let the festive season get you down. Follow these tips to relax and enjoy yourself. 1. Avoid social pressure A big contributor to holiday stress comes from the long list of social obligations that the season brings. We feel pressure to show up and worry about letting people down. Do yourself a favor and don’t try to cram too much in. Decide what’s most important…read more

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

Five of the Coolest Trends in Hearables

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Within the realm of wearables, hearable devices are making waves. Hearables can change the way you perceive your environment, reduce stress and change how you experience music. Here are 5 of the coolest trends happening in hearables. 1. Sounds for stress It’s no secret that music plays strongly on our emotions. It can evoke feelings of happiness, sadness, fear and anticipation. It is also very useful as a relaxation tool. As technology allows us to collect more data from ourselves, a new device has found a way to perfectly tailor…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