HerLife Health and Wellness

Replace These 3 Foods to Combat Stress

Did you know that your diet directly correlates to your stress levels, and what you choose to eat might actually be making your stress worse? Certain types of foods can increase your stress, making your day-to-day harder than it needs to be. We’re not just talking about stress eating or a lack in nutrients, but…

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How to Stop Overextending Yourself

Do you often feel like you have bitten off more than you can chew? Do you find yourself rushing from task to task with barely enough time in between to eat or shower? If you are like many women, you may have a tendency to over-commit yourself. People overextend themselves for various reasons; perhaps you…

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3 Ways to Naturally Detox

When we hear the word ‘detox’ we almost always think of the latest fad diet, cleansing juices, and having to starve our bodies in order to ‘get back to health’. The truth is, our bodies are well-equipped to detoxify naturally, but some of our daily habits hinder the process from being done fully and successfully.…

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A-B-C-G’s to Boost Your Immunity

As we head into the colder months, it’s natural to begin worrying about staying healthy and keeping your immune system in top shape. One of the best ways to build your immunity and stave off colds and infections is to load your body with the right healthy foods along the way. It can be tough…

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What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a well-known benefit to keeping your skin healthy and glowing – but what exactly is it, where does it come from, and how can you use it? We’ve rounded up 4 key elements you need to know for this popular beauty trend: Collagen & It’s Role Collagen is the most important and abundant…

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Body Scanning in 8 Steps

If you are looking to include more mindfulness to your days, one of the best practices to try is the body scan meditation.   The body scan is a traditional practice through which we become more aware of each part of our body. You can opt to try doing a body scan in a position…

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5 Stress-Busting Superfoods to Try

Superfoods are healthy natural foods with a higher than normal amount of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. When you have ample nutrients to fuel your body, they become a natural defence for stress, powering you with stamina and vitality. Here are some superfoods that are great for reducing stress. Dark Chocolate This one goes…

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Need Some Zen? Meditation Apps You’ll Love

Meditation has the potential to help both your mental and physical health and wellness. In stressful times such as the world we’re currently living in, finding a way to calm the noise and centre your thoughts can be incredibly powerful. Benefits of meditation for your mental health can include offering you better focus and concentration,…

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4 Go-To Morning Smoothie Recipes

It’s so important to start your day with the fuel your body needs, and having quick and easy go-to smoothie recipes on hand is a great way to help get you there! No more half-eaten bagels, missed breakfasts, or coffee overload for you – immune boosting and healthy smoothies are likely just the thing you…

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Tips to Boost Your Energy This Fall

Fall tends to be the unofficial beginning of a new year for a lot of us, with a hyper-focus on GSD’ing (“Getting S#!% Done). Now is a great time revisit goals you may have set earlier in the year, and set new intentions for how you want to close out 2021. There are plenty of…

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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Tips

Aromatherapy has seen mainstream attention in the last ten years or so, but has been around for centuries. While you can purchase oils pretty much anywhere, there is currently no regulation in the essential oil industry, making it hard to know which oils are 100% pure.  Choosing the highest quality oils on the market will…

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5 Ways to Conquer Insomnia

You’re finally done for the day and your head hits the pillow and… nothing. Sleep eludes you, but it doesn’t make sense – you’re so tired! An hour passes and you are still up, tossing and turning. It is the absolute worst! Here are some tips that will help you relax and get to sleep…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Art

Written by Carmen Darley Would it surprise you to learn that the pandemic has seriously elevated the number and scale of mental health challenges worldwide? Probably not. Even if you haven’t struggled with your own mental health over the past year, statistics from the Centre for Disease Control suggest it’s likely that you know someone…

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Natural Cleaning Alternatives For Your Home

There are a number of chemicals that are found in most household cleaning products which pose health risks. These health risks are especially dangerous for women in particular. Here are three common chemicals you want to steer clear of, as well as natural alternatives you can use instead. LAUNDRY: Avoid Phthalates Most conventional laundry detergents…

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The Pillars of Self-Care

Written by Jennifer Hunt When is the last time you practiced self-care?  With these trying times it is harder now more than ever for people to take the time to care for themselves. We have jobs, families and other responsibilities and stressors that we put before ourselves. Often we feel guilty for taking time to…

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Mood

Do you jump out of bed every morning, eager to take on whatever challenges today has in store for you? Or do you stagger around like a zombie until your third coffee? If you are chronically exhausted and lacking in motivation and energy, here are a few tips that may help you get that spring…

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5 Easy & Delicious Summer Salad Boosters

Summer is almost here, which means out with the hot meals and in with the cold! Your taste buds will be craving fresh foods when the heat hits, and a hearty salad can be the perfect fit. Salads are labeled as one of the healthiest meals, and rightfully so – there are so many healthy…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Try

Keeping our own well being at the forefront is crucial these days, and while we can all get busy, it’s important to find small ways to take a moment, pause, and reset with some deep breaths. Here are 2 easy ways to implement some deep breathing exercises into your daily routine: Pause & Breathe With…

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7 Things to Know About Avocados

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it’s a healthy, beneficial fat that helps to keep you full and satiated. Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Consuming healthy fats helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which aids in maintaining blood sugar levels. Here are some important things you…

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Getting Outdoors & In Tune With Your Inner Self

Written by Sarah Good As the warmer weather settles in, many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible. At the same time, many of us are still practicing physical distancing and may have limited access to outdoor space where we can stay away from others. A walking meditation is…

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

Let’s talk sunscreen: we often think that we are doing the right thing by coating ourselves and our children with sunscreen, when in fact, we may be causing more harm than good. One of the main chemicals found in sunscreen to block the Ultraviolet B-light is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC. Studies are now showing this…

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Bringing Mindfulness to Pain Management

Written by Sarah Good Let’s face it, when we are in pain and we slow down to notice what’s present, we often notice more pain. Yet, there is good evidence out there that having a mindfulness practice can improve the quality of life for people living with pain. I’ve experienced it, and I’ve seen my…

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5 Meal Prep Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

We’ve all heard that meal prep is a busy person’s superpower, but let’s face it – it’s sometimes easier said than done, and no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when they could be outside enjoying the nice weather and sunshine. Here are 5 simple and quick food prep tips to get you…

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

You may not think it, but a lot of the ups and downs you may experience in any given day could be due to a lack of hydration. Do you know how much water you’re drinking on a daily basis? If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, it is likely…

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5 Foods That Harm Your Hormones

Written by Patsy Commisso There is no doubt that the environment we live in is toying with our hormonal system. From cosmetics to household items, to the air we breathe, all are composed of chemicals that influence our hormonal pathways. The result is an increase in diabetes, stress, early menopause and extreme perimenopause, weight gain, cancers…

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How Do You Know If You Have Anxiety?

It is absolutely normal for people to feel worry or fear, when you are about to face a challenging situation such as an examination, job interview, public speaking engagement or a recital. However, anxiety occurs when a reaction is blown right out of proportion with what might be a normally expected situation. An example of…

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Tips to Overhaul Your Laundry Routine the Non-Toxic Way

Written by Jodie Pappas Want to know a little secret of mine? I love doing laundry! My laundry rituals have changed over the years, and now include lots of healthier, eco-friendly and sustainable laundry ideas which are easy to implement in everyday life. Here is a rundown of the important aspects I focus on, with…

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