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Leaving OM—3 Meditations You’ll Actually Do

Credit: Sebastien Wiertz

Credit: Sebastien Wiertz

You’ve heard and read all there is to know about meditation, but for whatever reason, you’ve never been able to take the plunge.

Maybe sitting still makes you feel like you’re going to jump out of your skin. Or between work, exercise, and personal commitments, you just don’t have the time to set out your zafu and zabuton. Maybe you don’t actually have either a zafu or a zabuton, and get irritated when your friends get zenner-than thou just because they managed to sit cross-legged for a few minutes.

And all that’s okay. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to enjoy meditation’s many proven benefits without following the ancient masters to the letter.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Why it’s a Controversial Label & What You Can Do to Alleviate the Symptoms

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Neal Sanche

Earlier this week we talked about the effects that high levels of cortisol can have on the body. Now let’s look what can happen at the other end of the spectrum.

In our work-centric culture, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of adrenal fatigue. Your naturopath or acupuncturist may have even suggested that you have it.

But what is adrenal fatigue? And what’s the controversy? Let’s take a closer look by answering some common questions.
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Stress by the Numbers—What High Cortisol Levels Mean to Your Health

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When Michelle wakes up in the morning, she notices a vague sense of worry percolating beneath the surface. She starts to feel uncomfortable. Her mind swarms with thoughts—and none of them are good. She steadies her breath, and reminds herself that she can get through this day, just like she makes it through every day: with coffee throughout to stay focused, then generous amounts of wine to wind down.

While Michelle’s leaning in like a boss, her health is spinning out of control, and she has no idea of what’s going on behind the scenes.
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Be Your Best Self: Get More Sleep

WellnessFX wants you to Be Your Best Self. To help you along the way, we will be giving away one $50 gift-card to Whole Foods, REI, or Lululemon each week! All you have to do is click here and sign-up!

While you wait to see if you’re one of our lucky winners, we’ll be sharing daily tips on how to Be Your Best Self through small changes. It only makes sense to start with where most Americans are seriously lacking: sleep.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Yoga: It’s Good For The Blood

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credit: Instagram @anastasia_beaverhauzen

You might wrinkle your nose at the idea of doing yoga. Or maybe you’re doing yoga while you’re reading this. The point is, you probably have preconceived notions on the activity. Some people never try it, and other people live by it. Despite your experiences thus far, yoga’s stress-relieving properties deserve your attention. Science says so.

For those of you who only know yoga from passing a class at the gym or laughing at a spoof in a comedy, it might seem that twisting your body in such positions would be the opposite of stress-relieving. While some of the movements can be a little uncomfortable at first (okay, very uncomfortable), over time yoga becomes more about letting the mind roam free and less about struggling to hold hard poses.

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Is Chocolate Actually Healthy?

When you think of healthy food, chocolate probably doesn’t come to mind. And for good reason, too. Most of our chocolate is full of sugar and overly processed. The tragic thing is that the base ingredient (cacao) has significant health benefits which are usually significantly stripped away. Cacao can lower blood pressure, improve circulation, reduce the risk for diabetes and coronary heart disease, and give our brains a thinking boost!

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.