HerLife Health and Wellness

5 Superfood Powders to Fuel Your Health

Written by Patsy Commisso When we think of power powders, the first that usually comes to mind is protein powder, but there are a whole line of super powders that are making their way into mainstream eating and for good reason. Powders are beyond convenient for a busy lifestyle, and they contribute to wholistic health…

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Nutrition Boosters During a Pandemic

Written by Patsy Commisso Taking care of your health in the midst of COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds these days. We know that nutrition is intricately linked to immunity and to the risk and severity of infections. Poorly nourished individuals are at a greater risk of various bacterial, viral, and other infections. Therefore, it is…

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You’re Not Crazy! It Could Be Peri Symptoms…

Written by Teresa Isabel Dias There are many menopause myths out there, one of the biggest myths being that menopause affects old women. The fact is that perimenopause (peri) can start in your late 30’s or early 40’s, a far cry from ‘old age’! Most women start peri knowing little about what to expect. They probably…

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How to Become a Mindful Eater & Improve Your Health

Written by Patsy Commisso Food has the potential to enhance lives and improve health, but there are also many factors that impact healthy eating – including how we eat. Being mindful is a way to slow down your habits and really pay attention to what you’re putting into your body. Here are 5 tips to…

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Your Endocrine System & Combatting PMS

Written by Amanda Brown Did you know that over 50% of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and that there are over two hundred symptoms that women can experience? The only similar symptom is the time frame in which these wonderful symptoms start to present themselves, typically anywhere from two to fourteen days leading up…

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Need to Drink More Water? Try This Challenge…

Written by Grace Moores I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, trying to eat better and move more. There is one area that I noticed I needed to improve on however; drinking enough water. So, I challenged myself to drink two extra glasses of water every day, and the extra glasses couldn’t be…

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Winter Walks? Tips to Prevent Falls & Injuries

Written by Teresa Isabel Dias When winter hits, it’s important to know how to prevent falls and fractures on snow and ice so you can make the most of the season and still enjoy being in the great outdoors. Walking is very good for the heart, bones, and brain, however walking in snowy and icy conditions…

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3 Strategies to Endure the Tough Times

Written by Jennifer Zawadzki When the going gets tough, we have the opportunity to overcome or succumb. There is often beauty at the end of a gruelling, hard-fought uphill climb, as evidenced by the breathtaking views from mountain tops, our first introduction to new babies, or a sunrise that washes over the clouds. Our roots run deep when…

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2 Easy Ways to Implement Clean Eating in Your Diet

If you’re looking for a way to feel more vibrant and healthful, then clean eating is something you will likely want to try. It is recommended to start small and target slow changes into your daily routine. This will help you to not feel overwhelmed, and will start your path to clean eating feeling successful…

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3 Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Written by Brooke Hohenadel I truly believe that your life would improve if you slept well each night! Since sleep is my thing, I want to share my Top 3 Tips for getting a better sleep, starting tonight: Move Every Day Notice I said move, not exercise? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good workout just…

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Finding Your Daily Kegel Mojo

Written by Kim Vopni You likely have a lot to manage as a busy woman these days, and often your health and personal needs can get pushed to the bottom of the list. One thing in particular that often gets pushed aside is pelvic health. It’s easy to mask a problem and pretend it doesn’t…

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Let’s Talk About Menopause

Written by Teresa Isabel Dias If all women go through menopause, why are most unprepared for it?The short answer is, because menopause is still taboo and no one talks about it. I’m going to share my personal journey with you, in hopes that it will shed some light on what you may also be going through. To…

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How To Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Written by Sarah Good What is mindfulness anyway? And how can it be used in our lives these days? The simplest way for me to understand it, is that mindfulness has three parts: Intention: set an intention for what you want to put your attention on. Attention: notice where your attention is. If it is not…

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An Easy & Calming Meditation Visual

Written by Sarah Good During these continuing stressful times, it is vital to have practices which help us calm our nervous systems. I would like to invite you to try a practice that I call “flower and candle breathing”. It is a meditation visual that can be easily shared with children, and which you can…

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5 Healthy Habits to Try

If one of your goals this year – or this decade – is to have a healthier lifestyle, then it’s time to take action. No more putting your own needs on the back burner while you look after everyone else! Here are five healthy habits you can start with right away: Exercise Choose something that inspires you. Whether it’s…

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Journal Prompts for This Time of Change

Change can be challenging. It can also be an opportunity of growth and development. As our restrictions change, it can be helpful to reflect on how our time is being used and how we are feeling about it. As an occupational therapist, I spend my time supporting people who are striving to manage the occupational…

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