Julie Pecarski is the founder of Eat Life Balance.com, a holistic health and lifestyle solutions site. Eat Life Balance provides clean living recipes, nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice in an approach to guide readers into making small, simple changes in their eating habits, attitudes and mental balance. Julie is currently studying nutrition in Vancouver, BC.
Sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Gently close your eyes. Begin by exhaling out of your mouth. Then breathe in and out through your nose. Inhale and expand your abdomen. Exhale and soften, keeping the chest lifted. Take long, smooth inhalations, exhalations. Continue this pattern for 10 mins.
Nut butters are an easy source of protein that can be had in a pinch. You might be frequently using these butters, do you know their nutritional benefits? Do you know the difference you can see in consuming roasted and raw nut betters? Check out these four amazing nut butters and the exact benefits to be had from them.
Turn off technology and bright lights at least 2 hrs before bedtime to get your body into its natural sleep rhythm. Rub your temples with calming essential oils like lavender, clary sage, vetiver, vanilla or diffuse the oils in your bedroom all night using a fan diffuser. Treat yourself to an Epsom salt bath 2-3 times a week and upgrade your bedding for a better night's sleep.
The water you drink helps hydrate your organs, flushes built up toxins, and gives you glowing skin. Thirst, dry skin, fatigue, headaches, migraines, dizziness, nausea, weakness, bright yellow urine, and muscle spasms – are all dehydration indicators. When you exercise, detox, or feel unwell, sip on a drink of 2 cups filtered water, 1/3 tsp grey sea salt, and the juice of 1 lemon to rehydrate.