Category: Happy Body

Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

When it comes to skincare, we tend to rely on products that we apply to our skin to improve its health and appearance. Some of us even have products that we swear by. But truth is, beautiful skin has a lot more to do with what we put into our bodies. Beauty starts from within! 

In the same way that cardiovascular exercise will only be so effective if it’s followed by a pizza binge, skin care products will be hampered in their effectiveness if you don’t supplement them by eating the right foods. Nutrition can enhance and maybe even replace some of your expensive products. It’s simply a case of eating and drinking the right things to help the right cells in your body. Read on to see what you should consume for beautiful skin!

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5 Foods That Ruin Your Metabolism & What To Eat Instead

Foods that ruin metabolism

Hi fitsters! I’m so sorry I’ve been gone for a little while. As always, work has been hectic and I recently moved to a new home which took up a lot of my time. I’ve been hitting the gym less frequently because of the crazy schedule which means it’s even more crucial that I’m watching what I eat to make sure my metabolism is functioning at its highest potential.

Many of us try to keep up with consistent exercise and eating “healthy-ish” but still feel like we’re not seeing the results we’re hoping for. I mean, we’re doing everything we’re suppose to do right?! Well, certain foods that might seem healthy are actually full of bad ingredients that slows down your metabolism while others that sound bad are actually not so bad (please stop thinking eating fat will make you fat). Read on to find out which foods you should avoid and alternatives to consume instead! 

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Why Healthy Living Makes You Happier

Why Healthy Living Makes You Happier

There are lots of distractions in life to make it difficult to know what we want, but many of us can agree happiness is a top priority. Growing up in modern society has taught us to think material things and money equate to success and happiness, but this is not the case. Obtaining happiness is a much more complicated process, and living healthy is a key part of making it a reality.

In today’s post, I want to talk about why taking care of yourself can make you a happier person. This makes sense, but many of us still struggle to incorporate healthy living as a key part of our search for happiness.

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How to Power Through the Afternoon Slump

Office Desk Afternoon Slump

Remember when you were a kid and you used to hate the mandatory nap times imposed upon you by your parents or kindergarten teacher? Well, I do, and it’s funny to think about how now as an adult, on just about any day of the week, an afternoon nap would be a true God sent if I could ever fit one in. It seems that every day around 3:00 p.m., almost like clockwork, my mind starts to wander, my ability to focus wanes, and all I can think about is how nice a strong cup of coffee or quick power nap would be.

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Two-Ingredient Fudge Popsicles To Die For [RECIPE]

Easy Fudge PopsiclesWho else loves to eat ice cream during the Winter?! I know I can’t be the only one. There’s been an influx of ice cream shops popping up all over NYC, from Thai ice cream rolls, to soft serve with cool flavors like ube and black sesame, you can probably try a new one every weekend. Being an ice cream addict can get expensive though, so why not make your own once in a while?

Try making these simple fudge popsicles for your next gathering. you’ll save on money, time, and calories! And if you love chocolate, you’re going to LOVE these!

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Make 2017 Your Happiest, Healthiest Year Yet

2017 healthy and happy

Are you glad that we’re finally putting 2016 behind us? I don’t know about you but it’s been a tough year for me, even though there were tons of great moments too, I’m ready to rock and roll in the new year. If stress has got the better of you in 2016, it’s time to say so long, and start afresh. Here are some ways you can combat stress and make 2017 your healthiest, happiest year yet.

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Why Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Plenty Of Yoga

Wheel Pose at Turks and Caicos

I’m not big on making new year’s resolutions because I prefer to make short-term and long-term goals throughout the year, but I know many of you do enjoy having a list of things to start fresh. So if you’re planning for 2017, you should include practicing yoga to your list! If you’re already a yogi but only practice a few times a month like me, your resolution could be to increase how often you do it to better reap the health benefits. 

Not sure that yoga is right for you? Keep an open mind and don’t believe in the myths you hear. This versatile exercise is perfect for pretty much everyone, and will do wonders for your physical and mental health. Still not particularly convinced? Keep reading for some great reasons on why you should pick up yoga in 2017.

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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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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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