Being at home 24-7 due to the current quarantine or shelter-at-home orders is a completely new experience for many of us. Most of us have active lives out in the community and are not used to working from home or sharing space with family members around the clock. Just the feeling of being trapped inside four walls all day can be stressful. In addition, everyone is feeling a lot of stress and anxiety with a global pandemic and significant economic changes looming outside those four walls. This is a time of unprecedented stress to say the least.
Instead of adding fuel to the fire and dwelling in negativity, Well Wisdom may help you with a few tips for keeping yourself socially connected, mentally well and physically healthy during this adjustment to your new surroundings.
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Getting your grocery budget in order is essential, but did you consider the dual impact of embracing plant-based eating and money-saving techniques? Enjoying fresh produce — and reducing or eliminating meat from your diet — doesn’t have to create added expense.
You don’t have to live on a diet of ramen noodles and over-processed, inexpensive junk to save cash. Instead, plan for a creative, plant-based diet that benefits your health, the environment and your wallet all at once. Here’s how you can save money with a plant-based meal plan.
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There are tons of ingredients in the beauty products we use today, some good, some not so good. The beauty industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to both personally safe and environmentally safe ingredients and packaging.
However, there are still a few that should be avoided when possible. Some of these are very destructive, like plastics, and a couple that are destructive only under certain circumstances (like sunscreen). Either way, education is key so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing products for your home.
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Come winter, dry skin cries out for hydration and a moisture barrier to protect it from the wind and cold, dry air. Massaging in a luxurious, whipped body butter with warming scents may sound pleasant, until you read the long list of ingredients that could make your skin itchier and drier. To feed your skin the nutrients it craves, you can make your own non-toxic, plant-based body butter at home. Read on to learn how to whip up a custom body butter with only a few ingredients: butter (solid), oil (liquid), and essential oils (fragrance and therapeutic benefits).
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Not only can spices add zest to your meals, but their rich chemical compounds can also boost your body’s ability to ward off disease. Plus, they can aid digestion and help reduce pain and regulate blood sugar. Adding new spices to your diet can be as simple as sprinkling a little into your go-to dishes and favorite snacks. And spicing up your diet may lead you to new cuisines and taste adventures. Be sure to replace your spices every six months or so for the most flavor and healthful phytochemicals.
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