Lifestyle

How to stay fired up about your workout as the weather cools down

So the weather is cooling down, but that shouldn’t pause your runners momentum. There’s a myth that running in the cold is bad for your lungs. There are risks to running during fall and winter weather, especially for those who live with asthma or any pre-existing lung condition. Cold weather puts less heat stress on the body as opposed to hot summer body which makes the body tired. Getting a runny nose is just a natural reaction to the weather and can simply be solved with a pack of tissues tucked away. In fact most of getting over your winter running troubles is all about more of these things.\r\n\r\n\r\nDress warm… ahem, layers\r\nDressing for a cold run is no different from dressing for the winter’s coldest morning — just add layers! Start from head to toe. Wear two pairs of socks or wool socks that aren’t prone to absorbing water or…

3 huge lessons my vegan friends taught me about cooking healthy

My relationship with meat and animal byproduct is simple: I love it. So anytime I find out another one of my friends is making the change to no animal products, I feel like I’ve lost a soul-sister in eating. However there are a few lessons my vegan and vegetarian friends have taught me that are changing the way I think about cooking at home. Essentially, these changes have made some of my favorite dishes healthier and even tastier!\r\nMushrooms aren’t just a topping in your salad\r\nMushrooms hold superfood status. That means they are loaded with some of the most potent nutrients on earth. Mushrooms in your regular diet means better weight management and a healthier immune system. They also act as a “prebiotic” for the growth of probiotic gut organisms. Not only are they great for your body, but they can be a great addition to a meal or stand alone. A…

How to live every single day with unshakeable purpose

Every mentor I’ve ever had has made one thing clear to me if not anything: Success demands singleness in purpose. Forever I had been applying that anecdote to every academic and career goal I wrote down in my journal. Fast forward to starting two companies, and I found myself somehow still unsatisfied with things in life outside of what I could contribute to my LinkedIn profile. I had not figured out how to streamline my steps to align to a single purpose. I had one over here, which was to excel at my job, which eventually turned into me being the boss. After that, what else was there. Years of creating a work-life I can be happy with, I’d missed the part about life-balance.\r\n\r\nThat’s when I made the decision to give my personal life more purpose. Starting with these five points, I’ve built my foundation for unwavering faith and purpose…

Going vegan one day a week is good for your health & your wallet

Taking one day out of the week to practice a meatless diet is more about you’ll be can adding to your diet rather than what you take away. Generally households choose meat as the main dish of their meals. Switching to a plant based diet once a week is an opportunity to fill your plate with more vegetables, more grains, and legumes that provide nutritional value that your body may not always receive from meats like fiber, potassium and vitamin B6. You can also find solace in the idea that by going meat free just one day a week could help protect the environment and may contribute to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.\r\nHow it helps your health\r\nSubtracting meat from your diet is less about what you’re taking away, and more about what you can add to your meals. More vegetables, fruit, and grains protects your body against heart disease and stroke. A…

5 things you shouldn’t be afraid to show at work

It’s no secret that women have struggled to seek equality in the workplace against male counterparts. Let’s face it! The code of conduct for women in the workplace is different from it is for men and most working women can attest to that. Women are expected to look and act a certain way in order to excel at work and the ones who don’t are often overlooked for any achievement. It’s even been suggested that women obscure their gender profiles online in order to avoid gender bias in the professional world.\r\n\r\nAs women professionals around the world protest this type of misogyny and the notion that they can’t be who they are in order to be successful at work, we’re here to tell you about five things you should never be ashamed to show at work. (1) Ambition, know what you want for your career and don’t be afraid to demand…

3 great things that happen when you give up refined sugar

There’s a chance if you have ever set fitness or weight loss goals that you’ve been hit with this roadblock: sugar. It’s even more likely that you are eating too much of it. The American Heart Association recommends women have no more than 25 grams or 6 teaspoons of sugar each day.\r\n\r\nSo why is sugar on everyone’s bad list? Added sugar is fattening and contains zero nutrients for the body to turn into energy. The fructose and glycerin in sugar have been linked diabetes, heart disease, and obesity to name a few. A sugar-free diet can have some great effects on your immune system and your brain as well as your eating habits.\r\nYou’ll have more energy\r\nResearch shows that high sugar diets can lead to delays in brain functions such as thinking, memory, and learning. Even though glucose is necessary source for the brain and found in sugar, too much of…

The truth about how to do coffee without the crash

There are 100 million Americans who drink coffee daily. That’s more than half of a population that counts on caffeine to kickstart their day, and some need more of it throughout the day. When energy is low, eight ounces of coffee does the trick. Unfortunately going over your caffeine limit can lead to a crash and leave you more exhausted. The two major keys to avoiding a crash after you’ve gotten what you need from your coffee break are simple, and they will change your the way you think about how coffee effects your energy.\r\nDrink a cup of water with your morning joe\r\nIf you’re the kind of drinker who can not get started with your day until you’ve sipped at a cup of coffee. Hydration is your main concern. Caffeine compresses blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the brain by 27 percent. This is the same effect that dehydration…

Navigate