5 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Your Mental Health

5 lifestyle factors that affect mental health

Guest post by Michael Morelli A healthy or unhealthy lifestyle will have an impact on your sense of well-being and mental health. A healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, recreation, stress management, relaxation and following a balanced diet will have a transformational impact. Recent research shows that a number of lifestyle changes will have a transformational impact on your mental well-being. Physical exercises remain one of the transformational treatments of anxiety, stress and depression. More Continue reading 5 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Your Mental Health

Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

Say goodbye to winter and open the windows to the warm breezes – spring is here! This uplifting change in season typically inspires days of deep cleaning every inch of the house, organizing closets and donating unwanted goods. Along with the household upgrades, it’s the perfect time to refresh your diet. As you introduce healthy habits to your diet, you’ll feel as light and easygoing as the spring breezes. Plus, as you improve your health, Continue reading Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

Recipe Inspiration For Your Next Dinner Party

The golden rule for a dinner party: Don’t overdo it. Try to avoid making any extravagant meals you’ve never cooked before and inviting absolutely everyone you know. Intimate dinner parties are easier to host and you’ll have the opportunity to build more meaningful memories with a smaller group. If you’re trying a new recipe, you may want to test it a couple of weeks before so you can iron out any mistakes beforehand. Even still, it’s Continue reading Recipe Inspiration For Your Next Dinner Party

Tips For Staying on Track With Your Diet At A Party

You can stay on top of your diet when you’re at home, but when you’re a guest at someone else’s house for a party, things can get a little tricky. Tables piled high with platters of deep-fried treats and sugary sweets can be enticing, and finger foods can cause you to easily lose track of how much you’re eating. However, if you’re headed to a big party soon, have no fear: You can enjoy yourself Continue reading Tips For Staying on Track With Your Diet At A Party

4 Healthy Snacks To Bring on a Hike

If you’re headed out for a hike, it’s important that you fuel your body with healthy snacks to keep your energy level up while you walk. Here are four good choices for healthy snacks to bring on a hike: Jerky Dried meat is a great snack to take on a hike because it is packed with protein. Choose chicken or turkey jerky over beef varieties because they are generally leaner meats. Look for jerky that Continue reading 4 Healthy Snacks To Bring on a Hike

What To Eat Before You Workout

Navigating the world of pre-workout snacks can be confusing. How much should you eat before you start exercising, and when? We’ve done the research to help you snack smart and fuel your workouts the right way: Snack or meal? A common question is how long you should eat before your workout. According to Self magazine, the optimal time to eat is between 30 minutes and three hours before you start exercising. If your workout is Continue reading What To Eat Before You Workout

The Value Of Cooking As A Family

When you include the kids in the kitchen, it doubles as valuable family time and a subtle, hands-on learning experience. Plus, when your kids are involved, cooking becomes less of a chore and more of a fun, beloved pastime. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking as a family: Teaching valuable skills Cooking is a basic and important life skill that your kids will appreciate learning in the comfort of their own home. As you Continue reading The Value Of Cooking As A Family

The Beginner’s Guide To Foods For Weight Loss

If you’re determined to shed some pounds this year, you’ll want to start following a healthy, mindful diet. Even little changes in your routine will make a difference, such as making an effort to plan your lunches for the week and packing them in portion control meal prep containers instead of buying a quick, not-so-healthy midday meal. Cutting out sugary foods and cooking at home more regularly will also help you lose weight. Incorporate these Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide To Foods For Weight Loss

Mushrooms: A Delicious And Healthy Substitute For Meat

It’s time to add mushrooms to your weekly shopping list. If you’re vegan, vegetarian or just looking for a way to eat less meat, you’ll want to add mushrooms to your weekly grocery shopping list. These fantastic fungi are loaded with super-important nutrients and antioxidants and have a range of disease-fighting benefits. They provide superpowered support to your immune system, have tons of vitamin D and may even aid in easing rheumatoid arthritis, according to Continue reading Mushrooms: A Delicious And Healthy Substitute For Meat

Inspiration For Healthy And Satisfying Packed Lunches

When life inevitably gets busy and complicated, it’s easy to buy a quick, and not-so-healthy, meal for lunch. It’s even easier to forget to break for a midday meal all together. It’s worth dedicating time to make conscious lunch decisions. With greater control over your diet and more money in your wallet, packing lunches for work and school makes a huge difference in leading a healthy lifestyle. Here’s inspiration for preparing a healthier midday meal. Continue reading Inspiration For Healthy And Satisfying Packed Lunches

Making Time For Breakfast On Busy Mornings

You hit snooze a few too many times and as you’re rushing out the door, you totally forget about eating breakfast. If you’re lucky, you pick up a granola bar or banana to keep you going. As precious as those few extra minutes of sleep are, eating breakfast is an extremely important part of a healthy lifestyle. We all know breakfast is supposedly the most important meal of the day, but why? Aside from giving Continue reading Making Time For Breakfast On Busy Mornings

Healthy Foods To Warm You Up This Winter

We’re all guilty of falling prey to cold weather temptations. The chilly air and shorter days leave us craving warm, comforting and totally delicious carbs. Then we’re running for the oversized sweaters to cover the food baby bloating. However, there’s hope for a healthier winter! Avoid the bad carb impulses with these warm, nutritious and fulfilling winter dishes. Replace fettuccine Alfredo with veggie noodles This life-changing food innovation is a genius way to enjoy pasta dishes Continue reading Healthy Foods To Warm You Up This Winter

New Year, New Fitness Trends

The start of a new year inspires an endless list of resolutions that often includes living a healthier lifestyle. With that comes working out more, which can be especially hard when it’s freezing outside. It’s also easy to grow bored of performing the same workout routine every day, thus lowering motivation and interest levels even more. If you’re feeling this way, we totally understand. Instead of giving up on your healthy living goals altogether, refresh Continue reading New Year, New Fitness Trends