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Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s [Visuals]

Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer's [Visuals] | ecogreenlove

World Alzheimer’s Month is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

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Effective Bedtime Routines for Adults [Visual]

Effective Bedtime Routines for Adults [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Bedtime routines are not just for the kids. Numerous studies and even personal experiences have shown both bedtime rituals and routines are beneficial to adults as well. Consistent poor sleep is shown to decrease overall health and result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is vital to experiencing quality sleep and staying healthy.

Taking the time to relax before bed helps you get into the mindset that it is time to sleep and will lead to better sleep overall. Keeping a routine is psychological-the cues from your bedtime routine actions will help you get the sleep you need. Getting the sleep you need will allow you to be more productive during the day. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start marking off items on your to-do list, here are a few bedtime routines that will help you sleep and give you more productive days.

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12 Bedtime Yoga poses for better Sleep [Visual]

12 Bedtime Yoga poses for better Sleep [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Yoga is a form of meditative movement that focuses on breathing and different postures. A popular form of exercise, yoga is proven to have positive effects on health–both mental and physical. Practicing yoga before bedtime, and in general, is an excellent way to relieve stress, release tight muscles, stretch, and perhaps most importantly, help you sleep. A CDC survey of yoga practitioners found that 55% reported improved sleep and 85% reported decreased stress. 

The visual below outlines 12 different and useful yoga poses that are scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed and get a better night’s sleep. 

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Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]

Plant-based protein sources [Visual] | ecogreenlove

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.

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Guide to Sunscreens [Visual]

Guide to Sunscreens [Visual] | ecogreenlove

The sun’s harmful rays can increase our risk of developing skin cancer, and proper sun-safe behaviors – like wearing hats, clothing and sunglasses, avoiding the sun when it’s at its peak and choosing a safe and effective sunscreen – are our best defense for protection. Before heading out into the sun, read EWG’s sun safety tips and bring along a recommended sunscreen.

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