How To Stay Hydrated

Health
You can increase your quality of life if you learn to stay hydrated. By some estimates, about 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. So many people either drink too little water, or they drink other beverages for thirst instead of water. This is not good, because water affects every organ and function in your body. Whether you get headaches, suffer from sinus problems, dry skin, brittle nails, frizzy hair or something else, it may all be traced to not drinking enough water. No matter what you’ve heard, nothing is better for hydration than drinking regular unadulterated filtered water. But, since even mild dehydration can cause fatigue, here are some tips to ensure that you get enough water and stay hydrated. If at any part of the day water tastes…
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How To Manage Insomnia

Essential Oil, Health
For many people, the main reason they are mentally and/or physically exhausted can all come down to issues with sleep. If you are trying to manage insomnia, there are steps that you can take to get rest and hopefully reverse your situation. Seek Medical Assistance The very first thing anyone trying to manage insomnia should do is make a doctor’s appointment to talk about the issues. It might help to track the situation using a device like a Fitbit so that you can show your doctor your records. But you can also just write things down, so you don’t forget what to talk about with your doctor. Your doctor should take you seriously and not just automatically prescribe drugs to help you sleep. Even though that might be a short-term…
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Raise Your Energy Levels

Health, Nutrition, Yoga
Activities That Raise Your Physical and Mental Energy Levels There are many activities that you can do to help raise your energy levels, whether you need more mental energy or physical energy. Your mental and physical energy are so intertwined that when you do something to help one you’re automatically helping the other. Here are some effective activities for raising your energy levels. • Develop a Daily Meditation Practice – Meditation is an important way to help reduce mental stress so that you can focus better. Not only that; you’ll also learn to be more mindful of everything you do, which will help you avoid exhaustion in the first place, most of the time. • Move Your Body Every Single Day – Moving is something that is so important that…
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Affects Of Mental Exhaustion

Diet, Fitness, Health
How Mental Exhaustion Affects the Whole Body Everyone thinks it’s normal for someone to be tired if they work out in a field all day or stand on their feet all day. But, people who have a desk job or spend a lot of your time on mental tasks are often surprised and shocked that they are still exhausted. Mental exhaustion can affect your entire body in negative ways. Not only are people with mental exhaustion tired, they also often suffer from body aches as if they have worked out all day long. Overusing your mind is just as bad for you as overusing yourself physically. For example, many people who suffer from mental exhaustion, in addition to being tired most of the time, may start to get sick more…
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Causes Of Fatigue

Fatigue, Health
Many people are walking around, driving, going to work and living their lives in a permanent state of fatigue. In this article we are going to discuss some of the causes of fatigue. Sometimes people are tired for unexplained health reasons, but often there are very typical reasons for fatigue which include lack of regular sleep, poor diet, and not getting enough exercise. Fatigue can be very frustrating and even disabling due to feeling as if you cannot get things done or enjoy your downtime. There is no reason to be tired all the time. It’s not a normal state of being in healthy people. If you use all these ideas there is no doubt that you’re going to be on your way to not just getting over fatigue, but…
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Vegan Recipes

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Now, it’s time to put all of the information from our vegan article series to good use and try some vegan recipes. This section gives you a sampling of some of the recipes you can prepare on a vegan diet. Feel free to adapt and change them as you see fit. People’s tastes differ and you may also want to change things around depending on your mood or what you have on hand. Keep a cooking journal for your vegan recipes so you can keep track of what you liked and didn’t like about each of them. That way, if you prepare something you like, you can replicate it. If you didn’t quite like it, you can make adjustments the next time. VEGAN RECIPES: APPETIZERS BRUSCHETTA A classic Italian dish…
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Create A Vegan Meal

Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Just because someone is a vegan does not mean they will be naturally thin and super healthy. This is because it is still possible to have too many calories as a vegan, despite the wealth of nutrient dense foods to choose from. So, every effort needs to be made to create a vegan meal that is balanced and nutritious. This can be a challenge, especially if you are first starting out as a vegan. One reason for this is because certain vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B12 and Iron, are more easily found in meat products. In addition, Iron is more readily absorbed in the body when paired with meat. NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS This section will cover some of the challenges when trying to create a vegan meal. It is…
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Vegan Cooking Basics

Vegan Diet
In previous articles we reviewed some of the common ingredients that are usually included in vegan foods, how to stock the pantry and also how to find hidden ingredients in foods that vegans should not eat. The next step is to actually learn some vegan cooking basics. Even if you already know how to cook I would recommend reading this article anyway because there could be things in here you don’t already know. To receive the proper instruction, you really should cook with someone who knows the vegan cooking basics so you can learn from them. Or better yet, you can take some cooking classes. Search around your area to see if you can find a vegan cooking basics class that can give you a good introduction to some of…
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Creating A Vegan Pantry

Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Setting up your vegan pantry is an essential step to being able to easily create meals on a whim. For people who have been vegetarians all their lives, setting up the pantry will not be a struggle. However, if you’ve just recently converted to a vegan, you’ll probably need to start from scratch. You may have some ingredients on hand, but most of your pantry may not be vegan friendly. Of course, this list will not include perishable items such as fruits and vegetables. However, even some perishable items, such as certain brands of tofu, soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, etc can be stored on the shelves and not in the refrigerator because of the special packaging. STEP ONE: TAKE INVENTORY The first step to building a vegan pantry…
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Vegan Cooking Ingredients

Vegan Diet
Vegan cooking is certainly an art. As illustrated in a previous article, ingredients such as milk, buttermilk, eggs, and butter are almost essential for certain recipes. With that said, there are a lot of vegan cooking ingredients that many chefs find essential. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common. SOY PRODUCTS ARE POPULAR VEGAN COOKING INGREDIENTS Soy is probably the most versatile plant out there, especially when it comes to creating healthy and protein rich vegan meals. Here is a list of some of the soy products that are out there: • Soy milk This is readily available and can be found in several different flavors, such as vanilla and chocolate. • Tofu Tofu comes in different levels of firmness such as extra firm, or soft. • Tempeh…
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