The Best Teas To Drink For Stress

Best Teas to Drink for Stress

Stress, stress, stress – such a common thing that we deal with as New Yorkers. It’s a modern plague that can truly devastate when left untreated. But is medication the right way to go? A lot of people prefer to stay away from manufactured medicine and go for something more natural, and a lot healthier. Exercising is a great way to relieve stress, my go-to is definitely yoga (I’ve been trying to get into meditation as well to calm my mind). Teas of various types are also known to reduce the effects of stress, and the practice of drinking these infusions dates back millennia. So there must be something in it. 

Take a look at the best teas to drink when you’re feeling stressed, and see which one takes your fancy.

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My 10-Week Journey With Slendertone Connect Abs [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]

Slendertone Connect Abs

Hey fitsters! Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end already? With Labor Day weekend officially behind us, who’s excited for Fall? Hope everyone enjoyed an amazing long weekend and continue to take advantage of the warm weather before the coldness invades us.

Anyway, some of you have probably seen me mention Slendertone on my Instagram, I’m finally ready to give my full review! I received one of their newest products, the Connect Abs belt around the beginning of July. The program was initially planned for 6 weeks (my lazy butt took 10-weeks to complete this) and now I don’t even get to show off my body since Summer is practically ending. Well, I’m still glad to have tested this gadget, because now I can let you guys in on how and if it worked!

The first smart toning ab belt to actively engage and tone core muscles, the Slendertone Connect Abs delivers clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology through an interactive mobile app and online experience to help men and women tone, firm and strengthen their core muscles.

I was intrigued since the beginning. I’m not normally a big fan of fitness gadgets, the only thing I use is my Nike fuelband to track my daily activities. To be honest, wearing a belt for 30 minutes during each workout session that sends electronic pulses and promises me better abs makes me skeptical. So did it work for me? Read on to find out!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie [RECIPE]

Mint chocolate chip green smoothie

Sometimes greens can be boring. I’m a green smoothie drinker (almost daily breakfast routine) and even though I love them, my tastebuds get tired of the same old thing. It was time to remix the ingredients to freshen up the basics!

This mint chocolate chip green smoothie’s superpower ingredient is a handful of raw cashews. The cashews give the drink a creamy texture after blending, so it tastes just like a milkshake! I do love me a milkshake. =D They are also loaded with protein and healthy fats to keep me full until lunchtime. So, it’s basically magic. Not to mention, who doesn’t love chocolate chips?

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9 Reasons To Start Bodyweight Training Today

Push up bodyweight training

If you’re going to the gym (which I hope you are if you’re reading this blog), then bodyweight training needs to be an essential part of your routine. Not only can you improve your strength and build muscles (yasss, beach body), you can also boost your cardiovascular system while burning fat. Simple bodyweight exercises are also amazing if you’re uncomfortable heading for the weight rack or tired of fighting for a machine. In case you need any more convincing, here are more reasons to start bodyweight training ASAP.

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Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Going to the gym all the time can become tiresome and boring. That gym boredom can quickly mount up! But instead of letting it persuade you to stay at home with your buddy Netflix, you need to learn how to beat it. There are a number of ways you can get motivated and excited for your gym sessions again and it is all down to conquering monotonous training. Here are some top hacks for beating gym boredom…

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3 Tips To Lead A Healthier Life

3 Tips To Lead A Healthier Life

We all want to be as healthy as possible, and yet doing so can be so difficult. Part of the problem here is our hectic lifestyles. Too often, we don’t allow ourselves enough time or space to be able to do the things our body really needs. The rest of the time, we are so caught up in the stress of daily life that we forget that looking after ourselves should be the priority. If you can relate to this, then the first thing to bear in mind is that you are not alone. Far from it. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is becoming something of an epidemic. If you’re keen to introduce some healthier routines into your life, then this post might be of some help to you. Here, we will be looking at some key ways that you can shake things up a bit, and improve your health for the better.

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Vanilla Blueberry Chia Pudding [RECIPE]

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Tired of your boring breakfast options? I’ve got one for you that you can prep the night before! Try this Vanilla Blueberry Chia Pudding – it’s the best breakfast or snack ever. Easy to make, packed with protein and it’s vegan. Not to mention, it’s super delicious too!

Get the recipe after the jump…

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Making Sure Your Active Lifestyle Is A Healthy One

Healthy Active Lifestyle

We often equate an active lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes that’s not the case! Living such a life can actually be detrimental to your health. If you are exercising in the wrong way, or not keeping your hydration and nutrition levels topped up, you may be doing yourself more harm than good.

So, how can you make sure that your active lifestyle is a healthy one?

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