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Thanksgiving: The Overindulgence Fix

Posted on: November 21st, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

Thanksgiving 2018While we tend to go into Thanksgiving with the best of intentions, most of us succumb to temptation and overindulge. But once the damage of feasting is done, there’s no need to spiral into an abyss of excess. Take a step back and try some of these tips for feeling better and getting back on track.

Take a walk. It’s always a good idea, and doubly so after Thanksgiving dinner. One study showed that those who walked after a high-fat meal reduced their triglyceride (the fat your body stores for future energy) concentration by 70% compared to non-walkers.

Fight bloat with yoga. Cobra, child’s pose, and (more…)

Meditation for a Blissful Holiday

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Hoping you have a blissful holidayIt’s a time of magic, wonder, and togetherness, but the holidays can also be incredibly stressful. Between entertaining loved ones and constant commitments, you may think your best hope is mere survival until January – but there’s a better way, and it doesn’t involve abandoning your responsibilities to immerse at a spa retreat. Meditation is a proven stress reliever that has been performed for thousands of years around the world. And if you believe you need a dedicated block of quiet time to take part in this time-honored practice, think again. Meditation can happen any place and for any duration of time, and the techniques are incredibly diverse. Take a look at just a few scenarios where a little meditation can pay off: (more…)

Can Showing Gratitude Improve Your Health? 3 Ways to Give Thanks Year-Round

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Give Thanks Year RoundFor Americans, November and the Thanksgiving holiday mark a time to show gratitude for the bounty in our lives. But did you realize that the actual act of giving thanks may improve health and wellness?

Research has shown that a grateful attitude can improve both mental and physical health. Studies have linked a positive outlook about one’s situation with health benefits related to better sleep, relationships, heart health, mental health, and a stronger immune system, among other perks. But to gain these benefits, the practice of giving thanks is one that must be practiced year-round, not relegated to a single holiday. (more…)

Don’t Forget the Pumpkin

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Elysiann Bishop

PumpkinIt’s good for your body – inside and out!

While most of us may long for grandma’s pumpkin pie this time of year, we may not have stopped to consider the many health benefits of this gourd-like squash. Pumpkin not only packs a nutritional punch for healthy skin when consumed, but also offers skincare benefits when applied topically. First, let’s look at the health perks of eating pumpkin:

* One cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200% of your RDA for Vitamin A – critical to vision, especially in the dark.

* It’s diet friendly – one cup contains (more…)