It’s important to maintain regular physical activity throughout the winter, to keep our heart rate up, which in turn will help decrease our risks for heart diseases like heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and staying away from harmful habits like drinking excessively and smoking are the best ways we know to avoid heart disease. Use the long evening hours this winter to pick up a new healthy activity, like some of these fun options below.
One of the most common fears out there is enochlophobia, otherwise known as the fear of crowds or large gatherings of people, and we can understand why. Aside from the potential disasters that could occur while in a crowd, some people fear the noise, the closeness, or several other factors and avoid events like concerts, games, festivals, or even parties because of it.
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, we start to spend more and more time at home. Now is a great time, before things start freezing and the snow starts blowing, to ensure that your home is ready for winter. By getting your furnace ready, prepping your pantry, and ensuring your warm winter bedding is washed, clean, and ready to go, you can make the transition into cold weather so much smoother.
When you live near a grocery store, it can be tempting to spend half your paycheque there — picking up staples is easy when all you need to do is fill your cart. However, did you know that there are tons of things that are surprisingly easy to make at home that taste better than their store-bought counterparts? Basic pantry staples like bread, chili powder, and pizza sauce will always taste better when they’re homemade. You can make them exactly to your taste, and you don’t need to worry about any unhealthy hidden ingredients because you can control exactly what goes into the mix.
If you’ve ever been inside a natural food store or a yoga studio, you’re probably familiar with crystals. They’re often found for sale in stores like these, or in dedicated crystal shops which are chock-full of every crystal under the sun, as well as books and other tools that will help you harness their power. Crystal healing is practiced by many people and is thought to be particularly effective because of the crystal’s naturally repeating chemical structure, which is believed to help our intentions repeat and intensify.
Like any aspect of health, maintaining brain health now is like an investment for the future. Taking care of your brain now with good foods means your brain can perform well long after your body has ceased to function as you wish. But, if you don’t take care of your brain, the time to enjoy life might be cut short, with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss.
As the weather gets colder, it’s tempting to reach out for a steaming, warming drink of something hot and delicious each morning to start your day. If you’re looking to start the season a little healthier, here are some suggestions for drinks that will warm you up without adding excessive calories to your daily diet.