As we know, in today’s world we are more inclined to sit at home and watch TV or play video games, rather than explore the outdoors. Our society has made it acceptable to sit at home and watch TV or play video games for six hours per day, rather than explore the wilderness. Although there are some benefits to playing video games like improving coordination and enhancing multitasking skills, we still need to have a healthy balance between indoor and outdoor activities. According to the American Psychological Association, 44 percent of Americans have reported that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Granted there are a lot of factors which has caused the stress increase, but one of the major ones is having a sedentary lifestyle and being cooped up inside our bedrooms. So for today, we will keep it nice and simple. Here are 10 reasons why you need to experience the outdoors more.
Over-complicated diets, rigorous exercise regimes and models all over Instagram give us, as women, a complex in more ways than one. To be the perfect mum, colleague, friend, girlfriend, exercise buddy, wife, we need to keep on top of our lives, and more than likely the lives of our partners, children, dogs, bosses and anyone else who'd like us to look after them, frankly.
More and more, we see people going nuts for nature. People getting outside, traveling far away, taking vacation time from work, to go hiking. Your family, friends, and coworkers. They come back, generally raving about their experience. "The views were awesome," or, "Everything was so gorgeous out there," frequently grace the lips of those recently returned. But the question should be asked - is hiking having a more substantial effect then just providing people with a good view and some exercise?
I have type-1 diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was ten years old. I’ve been living with this for 14 years now. It was life changing. In every aspect. How I spent my time, what I ate, what I thought about, what clothes I wore. Today I want to explain what I do every single day living with type-1 diabetes. I hope some of you can relate and feel connected to a community after reading this. It can be hard to find fellow type-1 diabetics online so if you enjoy reading about this topic I hope you stick around.
A lot of people have different reasons why they go vegan; from heath reasons to ethical reasons, there is always a story behind it. My vegan story is pretty basic.
The rise of veganism has opened a lot of minds and raises a lot of questions about whether raising animals for food is harming our planet. It is no surprise that this is the single greatest source of destruction to our environment. Not only is it harming our bodies and creating world hunger, it is a massive source of greenhouse gases, rain-forest deforestation, water pollution, and land destruction.
Everyone already knows exactly what I am talking about. At some point in our lives, we realize that taking a vacation into temporary sobriety makes the next stint of imbibing that much more lucrative.
I made the decision to become a plant-based (vegan) eater a year and a half ago. It wasn't a tough one, as a matter of fact, nothing has ever made so much sense. It all started in Vietnam, the destination where my friend and I became acquaintances with an already converted vegan. Sure, I had heard the term before but never had I looked into it. At that point, I already didn't eat too much meat and my dairy intake had been reduced since my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma back in 2012. I was practically a quarter of a way there!
You read everywhere that you need to drink water every week, every day, every minute, and every second to stay healthy. However, there are challenges to that request. For some, it's not an issue based on how a person has grown up based on their parents' strict teachings or self-discipline at an early age, but for those—like myself—who grew up on the thought process of—"Eat & drink what you want while you're young"— which has its limitations. Well, never have I been so wrong.
I've been meal prepping for about two weeks now (consistently) and I've noticed some changes since I started meal prepping. A lot of people contemplate whether or not they want to meal prep because they feel like it takes a lot of work and that it's boring. Many people do it for different reasons but seeing as I've done it consistently myself, let me tell you the pros, the cons, and the changes I have noticed since I started.
Do you remember as a child when your parents would punish you by not letting you have sweets? Maybe you cried for sweets the next time you were at the store with them. Then, as a teenager they would place an activity or item off limits.
Albert Einstein defined a mystical experience this way: