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15 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Self-care is something super important to me and I try to make self-care a regular part of my weekly routine for sanity and well-being. Often times, with the busy lives we lead, we are so busy taking care of everyone else, we forget to take care of ourselves. However, with September being Self-Care Awareness month, I wanted to provide you with a variety ways to practice self-care because it is SUPER important to take care of yourself. Self-care involves more than bathing and practicing good hygiene. Self-care involves regularly doing activities that help create a positive attitude and good energy. Taking time out for yourself is essential to maintaining self-worth and self-love. Practicing self-care also helps prevent burnout, reduce stress or even worse, a nervous breakdown. I’ve suffered from burnout and depression before, so self-care is very important to me. Here are 15 ways to practice self-care: 1. EXERCISE 2-3 TIMES PER WEEK…

6 Ways to Relax After a Stressful Day at Work

Luke from ripped.me is back with another great post. He’ll be a regular contributor to the blog now helping us get our health and fitness in order. September is Self-Care Awareness month, so we’ll be giving you ways to take care of yourself all month. Stressful work days are an inescapable reality for most of us. Relaxing can be a futile effort once you get home. Thankfully, modern lifestyle gurus and outlets that range from recreation to medicine offer us various ways to get that burden off our shoulders. If you need the most effective method to reach nirvana, here are six ways to relax after a stressful day at work. 1. Get drenched There’s nothing like hot water to wash your worries off. A steaming hot shower is both a form of massage and meditation that can help you get rid of all the stress that has accumulated in…

8 Health Tricks to Make Healthy Living a Cinch

Jennifer is gracing us with a guest post, originally featured on RandomlyYaya.com. With the busy lives we lead, it can be difficult to stay on track with our health and fitness goals. While staying fit and eating well are important in order to maintain a healthy and happy life, many of us fall behind in making the best choices to actually maintain these goals. In order to help you accomplish your goals, we are sharing some of our favorite health tips and tricks that will help propel you across your own personal finish line in 2017 — and beyond! 1) Be active for 30 minutes or more at least 4 times a week Set a goal for yourself, whether it is taking a daily jog, reaching 10,000 steps by the end of your day, lifting weights 4 times a week, or grabbing your goggles and diving in for a swim two or three times per week.…

7 Ways to Burn Calories Without Realizing It

Guest post from Luke at ripped.me. If you really want to lose weight, but the very idea of working out and spending time at the gym sounds tedious to you, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can burn calories without even trying. There’s a variety of everyday activities that are both fun and healthy, and that will help you get into shape without realizing it. Each and every one of them can bring something new into your life and help you feel good about yourself at the same time. Start walking Instead of taking a bus when going to a nearby supermarket or meeting a friend, you should put some comfy shoes or sneakers, and start walking. Walking is a simple everyday activity that seems to have been left behind in favor of public transport, elevators, and cars. Use every opportunity you have for a brisk walk, and say…