Gardening Boosts Happiness as much as Some Exercises
Gardening increases happiness and emotional well-being as much as some exercises or dining-out, as reported by a Princeton professor in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning.. If you raise vegetables (vs flowers), you'll reap the health benefits too!
Tea contains beneficial flavanoids, antioxidants that studies have shown decrease the free radicals linked to cancer and heart disease. The less processed the tea, the better. Thus, white tea is considered to have the strongest anti-cancer properties. Green tea is also less processed than traditional black teas, and has the added benefit of containing :a calming amino acid--- L-theanine, Other popular teas, such as black tea and oolong are also beneficial, and all contain less caffeine than coffee, So, in the words of Bigelow Teas, a local Connecticut company, #teaproudly!
We've all heard "you are what you eat" . So what are the most important foods to eat when you're trying to stay healthy? Instead of reaching for that third cookie, try these nutritionist-recommended foods instead. Each contributes different vitamins and minerals that your body needs to fight-off illness.:
In our on-th-go world, healthy eating can often feel like it's adding stress. However, a diet heavy in pre- packaged foods, sugar and caffeine to keep us going increases the body's inflammatory response to stress, exacerbating the anxiety associated with a hectic life. Much has been written about this "Brain-Gut" connection. In other words, you truly "are what you eat", as the foods you eat influence how you feel. So what should you reach for as you run out the door? At the January Collective Wellness Community Event Dr. Beth Atlas gave several several suggestions of foods that can help manage anxiety and also improve overall health Those foods include "eating the rainbow", especially:
Beth has posted several nutritious recipes on her website, and her food is always a hit. Check them out!
About the Author
While developing and marketing products in the Beauty industry I naturally became interested in things associated with beauty, both inside and out. As I learned about nutrition, exercise, meditation, yoga, toxin-free skincare, mindfulness, clean eating... (and the list goes on) it became clear how important they all are not only to beauty, but to a healthy, balanced, happy life. Volumes of information scattered across so many platforms felt overwhelming, and hard to use. Thus I decided to bring it all together in one place so it could be acted-on collectively. This idea became Collective Wellness. It is both an ever-growing collection of wellness information and a collective of people---a community that is learning, growing and sharing the wellness journey together. I hope you join us. Welcome to Collective Wellness!