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Better Ways to Breathe

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Better Ways to Breathe

It’s easy, it’s automatic, and it’s a sure thing that you’re doing it right now, but breathing, like many things, benefits from both a little attention and intention now and then. Breathing is of course the process of taking in oxygen, to fuel our cells, and releasing carbon dioxide as a waste product. The rate of our breathing changes depending on physical activity – picking up when exercising, slowing down while relaxing – but breathing can also have a significant effect on overall mood and stress levels. Changing how you breathe can change how you feel. Here are a few...

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5 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immunity

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5 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immunity

Think of your immune system as your fort, your moat, your castle walls. It stands between you and the outside world, and this line of defence could always use a little extra support. Here are a few ways you can help your immune system out and make sure it stays strong.   1) Exercise There are so many ways regular exercise keeps you healthy – it lowers blood pressure, helps control weight, helps maintain bone density – the list of benefits is long and awesome. But exercise also has a direct effect on your immune system. Researchers found that athletes...

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Mindfulness: Unlocking the Key to Happiness

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Mindfulness: Unlocking the Key to Happiness

Mindfulness gets talked about a lot these days. It’s being promoted for everyone from Silicon Valley execs to British schoolchildren as a way to improve productivity, concentration, even as a way to treat serious mental health issues like depression and anxiety. But mindfulness isn’t some new trend, the practice has been around for thousands of years – science finally catching up is a welcome development, because it gives us studies to back up what practitioners have been saying all along. Changing the way you think is possible, and comes with a host of positive side effects. Now we have the...

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3 Easy Ways to Add a Little Movement to Your Day

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3 Easy Ways to Add a Little Movement to Your Day

Spending a large part of the day sitting in front of the computer is a given for most jobs. It often carries over into evenings and weekends, where so many activities for work and for leisure involve more screens and more sitting. However all that sitting takes a toll in the form of back and neck pain, weight gain, low energy – to the point where research actually suggests that sitting is slowly but surely taking time off our lifespans. That’s more than a little ominous. It would be great if we could tell the boss to take a hike...

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