March 2022

March 30, 2022

It’s the middle of the day and you just can’t seem to get out of first gear. Is it lack of sleep, or could there be something else that makes you feel so wiped out? Check out these culprits for fatigue and get some pep back in your step.

For more information: https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/why-so-tired-10-causes-fatigue

March 23, 2022

Emotional eating is when you eat food to cope with difficult emotions. Because emotional eating has nothing to do with hunger, it is typical to eat a lot more calories than your body needs or will use. Food can put a damper on stressful feelings, though the effect is temporary.

Foods high in fat, sugar, and salt can become more appealing when you are under stress, are in a bad mood, or feel bad about yourself. Emotional eating often becomes a habit.

For more information: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000808.htm#:~:text=Food%20can%20put%20a%20damper,eating%20often%20becomes%20a%20habit

March 16, 2022

Is it better to be skinny vs fit? If you’re a couch potato but thin is that okay? Or is being in good shape, even if you have a few extra pounds better for you?

It’s long been believed that being overweight, or having obesity, means you’re not in good shape. However, this isn’t entirely true. While fitness levels tend to be lower in people with a higher BMI, the two are not mutually exclusive.

For more information: https://drscottlear.com/2021/02/03/fitness-vs-fatness-is-it-better-to-be-fit-or-thin/

March 9, 2022

Ocimum tenuiflorum, commonly known as holy basil, tulsi or tulasi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

All parts of the holy basil plant act as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance.

For more information: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/basil-benefits#brain-benefits

 

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