It might sound funny, but for many allergy sufferers it could be true; your job might be making your allergies worse. Anyone who has seasonal allergies knows about keeping the windows closed and the air conditioner on during high pollen count days, but sometimes you follow all the “rules” for minimizing your contact with allergens and still feel congested and awful. Take a look at your surroundings at the workplace (where you spend the majority of your day anyway), and think about what allergens exist there and how you can avoid them or help ease the trigger.
Your skin is your body’s largest and most visible organ, so keep it feeling, and looking, as fresh and young as possible. Healthy skin is a must if you want to avoid cosmetic cover-ups or costly surgery fixes for skin problems later in life. With a few simple changes to everyday behaviors, you can keep your skin healthy and youthful looking for years to come.
Allergy season is upon us, and many are feeling the effects of pollen, animal dander, and other common allergens. There are other allergy triggers you may not be aware of, including some that may be in your home. Here are some lesser known allergens to watch out for:
After a long winter, summer’s here and it’s heating up fast, but don’t turn to ice cream and cold soda for relief from the heat. Here are some simple, healthy, fruit-based smoothies you can make yourself; they’ll help keep you going through a long day, either at the office or at home keeping up with a busy family.
Sometimes, life can be stressful. The demands of family, work, and the always-ringing phone can take their toll on your physical well-being. If you’re having trouble sleeping or suffering from aching muscles due to stress, there are some simple ways you can take action right now to help relieve the problem. You may not be able to eliminate stress from your life entirely, but you can choose to protect yourself with natural, healthy habits.
Do you feel like you’re always tired? Or do you simply find yourself running out of steam in the afternoon? Fatigue is a real problem for many people, and may have one or several causes. You may be pleased to find that you can combat or prevent some common causes of fatigue with a few simple changes.
- Electronic distractions: Do you read (or text, or play online games) in bed? These activities may cause you to stay up later than intended, disrupting your sleep schedule. Consider banning all electronic devices from your bedroom, including television. If you must have your cell phone in your room (for instance, if it doubles as your alarm clock), try placing it across the room so you won’t be tempted to reach for it in bed.
- Irregular sleep schedule: One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get regular sleep. For proper health, adults should get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. It’s tempting to try to squeeze more into each day, but your body has its limits; too little sleep can lead not only to daytime fatigue, but to negative effects on your health.
- Running on empty: Make mealtimes a priority; low blood sugar from poor food choices or skipping meals can leave you feeling sluggish and ill. Each meal should contain both protein and some complex carbohydrates to fuel your body for whatever your day holds. In addition, healthy, portable snack choices like dried fruit and nuts can help you get ahead of the midafternoon crash.
- Too much coffee: Caffeine’s no substitute for a good night’s sleep. A little caffeine can boost your alertness and improve your concentration in the short term, but you’re probably familiar with the jumpy feeling that too much can cause. Sustained high caffeine intake can raise your blood pressure and your heart rate, which can damage your health. It’s a good idea to gradually cut back on your caffeine intake rather than quitting suddenly to avoid withdrawal symptoms and headaches.
- Just add water: Dehydration can lead to fatigue, not to mention other serious health problems. One thing you might not realize is that by the time you feel thirsty, dehydration has already set in; your body needs regular hydration to regulate temperature and to keep all of your systems running normally. Drink water throughout the day and keep some handy in your car and at your desk.
Of course, an important part of avoiding fatigue and feeling your best every day is getting regular, nutritious meals. But not many people can say they always eat completely healthy, balanced meals; we’re all busy. That’s where a good multivitamin can come in–supplementation can be a great way to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need, even if your meals sometimes fall a bit short.
Did you know that there are over 20 minerals that are important to your body’s proper functioning? Our Advanced Immune Defense™ (AID) supplement provides them, as well as needed vitamins, in bio-available form, which means they’ll be easily absorbed by your body. AID also provides phytonutrients, natural plant nutrients that can help your body slow down its aging process and may support your immune system.
In combination with the steps above, a multivitamin can help you to avoid fatigue and keep your body functioning at its optimum levels. We recommend supplementing with Advanced Immune Defense™ for easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, and additional antioxidant and immune system support that may help keep you healthier even during cold and flu season.
Magazines can be pretty hard on the average woman. After all, we know that the girl that appears in the wrinkle cream commercial isn’t a day over thirty. That’s just how media works, selling us an ideal that is not very real. We love organizations such as Dove who have the audacity to show women as they really are. Beautiful at any age and taking a vested interest in their health, fitness and well being. That is the real face of the modern woman whether she is thirty years of age or in her fifties, sixties or seventies.
We know that real beauty comes from within. It also comes from making your nutrition a priority and we know that the majority of people over the age of fifty are in fact taking care of themselves. They are online and learning about lifestyle changes that will allow them to remain fit and healthy for years to come. That is why we chose our motto, to inspire all age groups to take the critical active role in their own health management to increase vitality and longevity.
If you are on a journey to overhauling your health and making lasting, permanent changes to your lifestyle the best place to start is diet. We all know this and remember what our parents taught us and what we learned in school. Healthy eating requires a balance of foods. The problem is for most people that vegetables and fruits are not food that can be easily prepared and eaten “on the go”. In fact if you are like most of us, you probably wish you had more time to do food preparation. The intention to eat healthy is there, but it comes down to making time for it.