General Health

Are you planning to improve your health and wellness goals in 2019? If the past year hasn’t gone quite as you planned on the health and wellbeing front, the New Year is a great time to think about where you’d like to be – both this time next year and much further down the line. Here are some tips for setting some goals that will improve your health and wellness, and some of the key areas that you might want to focus on.

The combination of colder weather and plenty of comfort food can mean that your health and fitness goals are sidelined over the holiday season. Plus, lots of people find that they put weight on too, which can be hard to shift come January. If you want to avoid this scenario, you’ll need to be a bit more diligent over the festive period and take a few extra steps to be active and eat well. Here are some tips for staying fit during the holiday season, even when you’ve got lots of plans!

Do I really have to pick between the two?

The most obvious reason we all should ditch our coffee habit is that most of us tend to drink more sugar and dairy in our morning cups than we do coffee. For men and women alike, that sugar intake first thing in the morning is already setting you up for a dramatic blood sugar spike and a brutal crash in an hour or two. Dairy is also a well-known inflammatory causing food.

A 2014 study by the American Psychological Association and the American Institute of Stress showed that 77% of American’s regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Additionally, 73% of American’s regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress.  Chronic stress can lead to chronic insomnia and fatigue, endless headaches, digestive issues, lack of energy, anxiety and loss of libido daily due to stress.

There are a few lifestyle factors that affect the growth of Candida yeast. The first cause is a poor diet; diets that are high in sugar, acid, fermented foods and alcohol encourage yeast growth. Yeast thrives in high-sugar and acidic environments.