Author Archives: Body and Mind by Muna

Tips for making healthy snacks

Healthy snacks are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. But figuring out what is healthy and what’s not can be a challenge. We’re trying to make it a little easier for you. How? By giving you advice for snacks that are filling and nutritious. Here are some tips to help making healthy snacks a no-brainer. Continue reading

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50 easy ways to make today healthier

Every day, we make a plethora of choices that impact our health. Truth be told, we’re making these choices on an hourly basis, often more frequently than that. Over the course of a day, those decisions really add up. So how can we make the most of them? Here are 50 simple ways you can make today healthier than yesterday or the day before that. Continue reading

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How to start a yoga home practice

You’re ready to start a yoga home practice, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. No worries. Luckily for you (and the millions of other yogis practicing in the comfort of their homes), you don’t need much to get in a good session without leaving your humble abode. With a little planning, you’ll be ready to go in no time. Here are three main things you should think about when you want to start practicing yoga at home.  Continue reading

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5 simple tips to reading the nutrition label

Let’s face it, finding healthful foods can be hard. Reading the nutrition label is already complicated enough without buzz words like “gluten free,” “low carb,” “fat free,” and “sugar free.” There has to be an easier way, right? Here are five helpful hints to reading the nutrition label to help you make good choices at the grocery store. Continue reading

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Physical activity trends are depressingly low

If you were to take a gander at how many American adults get the recommended amount of exercise each week, what would you guess? One thing is for sure, physical activity trends in the U.S. could use a tuneup.  Continue reading

3 reasons you should avoid sugary drinks immediately

Sometimes water doesn’t sound as appealing as a nice cold glass of juice. Unfortunately, juice is filled with added sugar that you don’t need in your healthful lifestyle. Juice isn’t the only culprit, though. Sugary drinks might taste good while you’re drinking them, but in the long term, your body will run more efficiently on different sources of fuel. Here are three very good reasons you should stop drinking sugary drinks. Continue reading

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5 people you’ll see in yoga class

There are plenty of people showing up to yoga classes these days. From the corporate employee to the stay-at-home mom, each yoga class has a different mix of personalities. Even so, there are a few yoga characters you’ll see often during your yoga class. You might not see all of the five people listed below each and every class, but there’s a very, very good chance you’ll encounter at least one or two each session. Continue reading

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How to determine your activity level

If you’ve ever tried to calculate how many calories you need each day, you’ll notice that you need to first determine your activity level. Generally, these categories are broken up into sedentary, moderately active or highly active. For some people, it’s easy to determine to which level they belong. But for most people, it’s not that simple. Continue reading

Why sitting is ruining your life

Think back on the last 24 hours of your life. How much of it were you sitting? Seven hours? Eight? 10? More?

If you’ve followed any news or health outlet in the last few years, you’ve probably heard how bad it is to sit all day. When it comes to the negative health effects of sitting, professionals are calling it the new smoking. Simply put: The negative impacts are bad. Really bad. Continue reading

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Embarrassing yoga experiences you’ll have

Yoga is great stress reliever. It’s a calorie burner. And it’s a great opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner self. But … yoga can also be embarrassing. There are plenty of things that could potentially go wrong in class to give you momentary embarrassment, but in the long run aren’t a big deal. I have definitely my fair share of embarrassing yoga moments, but I’ve survived to tell the tales. Here are just a few awkward things that will probably happen to you at some point or another if you continue to practice yoga. Continue reading