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Health(ier) Screen Time Habits

Ever feel like you spend your whole day staring at screens? Whether it’s at work, class, home, or even out to eat, televisions, laptops, and phone screens are EVERYWHERE! It may not come as a huge surprise that the average American spends approximately 10 hours per day in front of screens (Nielson, 2016). I know I spend ample time on …

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Consider All Areas of Wellness

Health and wellness has become the new trend. The fitness industry has been increasing in popularity, with a huge focus on diet and physical activity. Everyone wants to eat healthy, be strong, and look strong, but let’s not forget other areas of wellness! Complete Wellness The idea of complete wellness is sometimes forgotten. Many of us forget about all of …

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Future so Bright – Gotta Wear Sunscreen

By now, we all know the importance of wearing sunscreen. It’s one of the best ways to protect our skin from the sun’s powerful rays and lower your chances of getting skin cancer. Even though it’s best to wear sunscreen year-round, as we get into the summer months and may spend more time outside, it’s especially important to always being …

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Aroma Therapy for Beginners

Holistic healing is becoming more frequent in the health and wellness community. It relies on the belief that a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy is a holistic practice that has been used to improve health or mood for nearly 6,000 years. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines essential oil therapy as …

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The Only Detoxes You’ll Ever Need

Diet culture – stop trying to make detoxes happen. They’re not going to happen! Fun fact – did you know that your body naturally detoxes itself? And that you don’t need detox teas, apple cider vinegar shots, or any other nonsense of the like? It’s true! Your liver, for example, filters your blood and produces toxin-destroying enzymes that we ingest. …

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Personalized Pocket Meditation

Studies have shown that meditation can positively impact both your mental and physical health. There are many benefits from practicing meditation such as stress reduction, improved sleep, increased focus, reduced chronic pain and even improvement in relationships. You may be able to build up areas of the brain and rewire it to enhance positive traits while diminishing less positive ones …

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A Great Day Starts with a Great Morning

Imagine the following scenario: you oversleep your alarm, stub your toe getting out of bed, it’s raining cats and dogs outside, and you’re out of coffee. Immediately you think to yourself, “this is the worst day ever!” And there you have it: you just set your intention for the day. Those six little words determined the kind of day you’re …

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Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

It’s that point in the semester where deadlines that once seemed so far away are quickly approaching, I’m finding myself feeling extremely overwhelmed. I consider myself to be pretty organized and on top of my responsibilities such as work and assignments, however lately I just feel like I am never ahead of the game. I realize that this is a …

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How to “Undiet”

Fad diets have become extremely popular for rapid weight loss. They are often nutritionally unbalanced and ineffective for sustainable weight loss. Nutritionists are now finding that the healthiest new diet might not be a diet at all. Meghan Telpner, author of “UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health,” explains that an undiet approach is all about finding a sustainable diet …

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Blue Light and Our Sight

We can’t deny that our screen time has drastically increased over the past decade. A 2014 Nielsen report found that the average adult logs about 11 hours of screen time a day. Consequently, looking at a screen for extended periods of time leaves your eyes feeling strained, dry and blurry. Cell phone, computer and television screens emit a type of …

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