Meal prep: start if you haven’t yet

Meal prep is healthy, easy, and quick. It doesn’t have to be boring either.

Meal prep is healthy because your portions are controlled and consistent. It is easy because you don’t have to decide on what to eat every day. It is quick as well because you do not have to cook for every meal. Some people meal prep for a week, I personally prep for half a week. It’s up to you to decide but meal prepping simplifies my life.

Check out this video for some inspiration for how to prep your meals:

The video includes some delicious recipes that you can try. How do you prep your meals?

Improve your Posture at Work

Recent research has shown that sitting for extended periods of time negatively impacts your health. We may not realize it, but our hips and spine absorb a lot of pressure while in a sitting position. Coupled with worsening posture throughout the day, it’s no wonder that many of us have an achy back after leaving the office. If you’re looking for easy, subtle, day-to-day activities that will help improve your posture and improve your overall health, watch the video below. Stay active!

 

What your backpack-wearing style says about you

students in a school hallway wearing backpacks with one strap

A student’s most common type of travelling baggage for school is the backpack. Carrying books, a bottle of water, and a lunch can be heavy and potentially cause back pain. However, the backpack is commonly used because it distributes the weight on both shoulders instead of one – which reduces back pain compared to other unbalanced travelling baggage.

As students begin socializing with their peers, they will learn different ways to wear a backpack. The “cool” kids tended to wear the backpack with one strap as a sign of rebellion – thereby making the proper way of wearing both straps seem not as “cool”.

What are the consequences of wearing the backpack with one strap? Obviously, back pain.

And what does your backpack-wearing-style say about you? Nothing, really. Except you can tell if someone cares about their back.

When students move to higher grades, they get more books. The “smart” kids would wear both straps not only because “cool” didn’t matter anymore, but it also became necessary with the physical load they had to carry.

Fast forward some time and some “cool” kids wear both straps now. “Cool” changes but doing what is right and proper will go a long way. Your back will thank you for it.

Find out more about the influence of wearing the backpack with one strap.

Exercise without spending a dime

Exercises that include gross motor movements such as standing, running, pushing, and more – without any special equipment – is called calisthenics. You might not be aware of the name, but you may have already done some lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats… and the list goes on.

 

Calisthenics is often performed rhythmically and it is generally the most common form of physical exercise that people often start with when they want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. It is simple to do since there is no equipment needed, and you can incorporate elements in your environment to change up your calisthenics routine.

 

Find out if calisthenics support your health and fitness goals:

What if You Stopped Sleeping?

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of maintaining overall health. Regularly sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night will boost a person’s physical and psychological state. But with too much or too little sleep, a person runs the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and even potential brain damage. But what if you stopped sleeping entirely? What would your body and brain look like if you went without sleep for hours, days or even weeks? To find out more, watch the video below.

 

Pizza Crust Recipe

Have you ever made homemade pizza before? Well if you haven’t, you’re missing out. For a quick and easy pizza crust recipe, click here. Add whatever toppings you love and watch your beautiful creation come to life! It’s a great activity for kids or for date night and the best part is, you can keep all the ingredients healthy and wholesome. Enjoy!

 

Pizza Crust Recipe

5 Most Effective Calf Stretches

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. This muscle group is also the most likely to get tense and tender after finishing a rigorous cardio routine. If you want to show your calves a bit of love, try out these 5 effective calf stretches. Set aside five minutes as a cool-down stretch session after running on the treadmill, and trust us, you’ll be thankful you did. Click here to see all of the poses you can try. Happy workout!

 

Calf Stretches

Things You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

When we think of bipolar disorders, we often imagine a person with temporary, yet amplified mood swings. While it is true that individuals with this type of mood disorder do exhibit ecstatic highs and depressive lows, the condition is more serious and can lead to consequences that are extremely debilitating. Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults in any given year. It is a mental health issue that can impair a person’s quality of life and for those who live around them. To learn more about bipolar disorder and other depressive disorders, watch the video below:

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Have you ever tried stuffed peppers with Quinoa? You’ve got your veg, protein and even carbs all in one. But if you’re looking for a healthier (and dare I say more exciting) version of this classic recipe, look no further than these quinoa stuffed peppers. They’re vegan, gluten-free and utilize many traditional Mexican ingredients like black beans, corn, salsa, avocados and lime juice. So what are you waiting for? Click here to see cooking directions. Bon appétit!

 

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Why Do We Hiccup?

We sneeze to expel irritants that have made their way to our nose lining. We cough to clear our throats and breathing passages. We hiccup because… actually, why do we hiccup? To find out, watch the video below: