Bad days happen to all of us. From waking up late to sitting in traffic to a broken coffee machine – we all know sometimes life can be rough. We can’t get rid of those unpleasant moments; however, improving mental wellbeing can help regardless. There is no doubt our level of mental health and emotional wellbeing impacts each and every one of us. 53% of Americans reported personal health problems as a result of stress on their mental wellbeing, while only 26% knew how to effectively manage and reduce mental stress. Just as we purse physical health by taking care of our bodies, we can also purse positive mental health by taking care of our minds. Whether you are trying to get a handle on emotions, cope with specific health problems or simply want to feel more energetic, there are plenty of ways to take control of your mental health. In this FitBliss blog, you’ll find simple ways to help boost your mental health and mood throughout the day. If you approach these strategies with a positive, open-mind you can judge for yourself how you feel.
We have now conquered Halloween but still have Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner! Most associate Thanksgiving with creamy mashed potatoes, tasty stuffing, juicy turkey slices, green bean casserole, soft biscuits, corn bread and pumpkin pie! Yum!
Now more than ever I have been working with many clients who are wanting to add more plant-rich food sources into their diets. There are a variety of ways to do this. One way is to simply focus on adding more fruits, vegetables or plant proteins (beans, lentils, soy products) into the diet. Others may want to take it a step further and adopt more of a vegetarian lifestyle where they limit animal products.
September is Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 1.6 million new cancer cases (not limited to Ovarian and Prostate) in 2017. In honor of cancer awareness, FitBliss strives to educate readers on optimal wellness and provide tips on health practices that can help decrease cancer risk. Chronic disease incidences of cancer, heart disease and diabetes may be due to a variety of factors including genetics and lifestyle patterns (eating, exercise, smoking or stress management). We will be tackling a few of our favorite research-based health tips for well-being and longevity!
When it comes to headaches, most people think they are temporary; pain that occurs after a long night, without a morning coffee, or when facing a lot of stress. However, for some, headaches and migraines are chronic conditions that require lifelong medication and in severe cases, hospitalization. In the workforce, I often hear many employees complaining of headaches and not being able to perform their best turning to over the counter medication to help relieve themselves of the pain. Some with migraine headaches also end up calling out sick because of their inability to perform work which in return can decrease company productivity.