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Alison Bell
Balancing Self-Care and Fitness

Balancing Self-Care and Fitness

Written by Dana Brown. What is self-care? It’s not an indulgence; it’s a necessity. Self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice when life explodes and the calendar overflows. If you experience constant stress, irritability, anxiousness, or poor eating or sleep habits, it’s time to recalibrate. Self-care is crucial to maintaining a balanced life because it helps to prevent overload burnout, reduces the negative effects of stress, and allows you to refocus. Everyone recharges differently. Some people meditate, while others seek nature or escape into a good book. Depending on your individual situation, you can develop a holistic self-care plan...

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Alison Bell
5 Powerful Wellness Tips for Fighting Obesity

5 Powerful Wellness Tips for Fighting Obesity

Written by Dana Brown of healthconditions.info It’s no secret: Research shows that mental, physical and social wellness are closely tied together. Finding a balance between these areas can be difficult, especially if you feel like your mental, physical or social health has been out of whack for a while.  According to the New York Times, finding balance for both mental and physical health can be difficult because of complications from medication or inadequate opportunities for exercises. Taking the first step is the hardest part. Here are some tips for beginning and sticking to your goals. 1. Find a practical and...

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Alison Bell
Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Hippocrates - The Man Knew What He Was on About

Born around 460BC, Hippocrates was from Kos in Greece. Regarded as the greatest physician of his time, he is often referred to as the Father of Modern Medicine. [1] He was the first person to remove the link between religious superstition and medicine. He achieved this by establishing medicine as a science based on observation. Hippocrates also developed an understanding of how health is often influenced by the environment, by diet and by the failure of bodily functions. In short, he was a very smart man who knew his stuff and was ahead of his time. In addition to the all this,...

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Alison Bell
7 Ways To Improve That GUT Feeling

7 Ways To Improve That GUT Feeling

Written by Alison Bell We’ve all experienced, ‘that’ gut feeling… The feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that tells you something’s wrong, right, amazing or just plain silly. Well, it turns out – it’s actually more than just a feeling.  The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and happiness. ‘How?’ you ask… When any emotion is felt, it triggers symptoms in the gut that are often described as butterflies, nerves or nauseousness. This happens as a result of our brain and gut being intricately linked. The simplest way to explain it, is that...

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