Sleep and Aromatherapy

Make sleep a priority with essential oils!

The holiday season is a very special time of year with all the added activities, shopping, and events, which can lead to significant stress. Holiday stress can affect your health and the quantity of sleep you need. To begin a new path towards healthier sleep and a healthier lifestyle, begin by assessing your own individual needs and habits. According to the Sleep Foundation, the recommended sleep ranges for Adults (26-64): Sleep range is 7-9 hours and Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours.

The following tips can help you to safeguard your sleep and truly enjoy this holiday season: 1. Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends. 2. Exercise daily. 3. Beware of hidden sleep stealers, like alcohol and caffeine. 4. Turn off all electronics before bed. 5. Try aromatherapy: Lavender oil helps to relieve anxiety and alleviate insomnia. Spearmint oil promotes a sense of focus and an uplifting mood!

“I put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before I go to sleep.”
~Melissa Joan Hart

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Healthy For Holidays

Healthy eating, nutrition, and more!

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The holiday season is a great time to visit with family or just give yourself a well-deserved break from the office. During this season, it is a time for you to relax and unwind but the holidays can oftentimes make you apprehensive about staying on track with your nutritional goals.

Whether you work hard on your nutrition all year long or have just begun your fitness or nutritional journey, an upcoming holiday event can be an extremely tempting time to jump ship from your healthy eating habits and overindulge. Don’t jump that ship yet! Here are few tips to help you stay on track during the holiday season:

1. Filling up on healthy foods before you attend a holiday event will help you avoid temptation due to starvation. 2. Pack yourself a portable cooler with some of your favorite nutritious snacks like: Fresh fruit, Raw vegetables, Yogurt, and Hard-boiled eggs. Following these tips will help you maintain your highest level of holiday cheer!

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