Less But Better: How to Make Minimalism Work When You're Chronically Ill | The Health Sessions

Less But Better: How to Make Minimalism Work When You’re Chronically Ill 

Minimalism is trendy – and understandably so. Over the past decades, our desire to consume has grown as welfare levels increased. But the Marie Kondo craze shows that many of us now have a luxury problem: we have so much stuff that it’s causing mess and stress.

And it’s not just our homes that are overloaded; our schedules are pretty packed too. That’s why more and more people are decluttering their lives to reclaim their time and freedom.

Sounds great, but how do you make minimalism work when you have limited energy and mobility? Take a look at how you can live better with less when you’re chronically ill.

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6 Health Checkpoints to Know Before You’re 30 | The Health Sessions

6 Health Checkpoints to Know Before You’re 30

This article is written by Kar Q.  

Turning 30 is a huge milestone in life and certainly one to be celebrated! By this point, you may have silenced many of your uncertainties you had in our 20’s, or you may still be figuring things out. Regardless, when it comes to your health, there are many things to keep in mind by this point in your life. Family history, reproductive health, and understanding how your body will continue to change, all play a role in a happy and healthy life. Below are a few checkpoints you should keep in mind as you approach the big 3-0.

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The Goodness of Grains: How These 19 Wholegrain Recipes Benefit Your Health | The Health Sessions

The Goodness of Grains: How These 19 Wholegrain Recipes Benefit Your Health

Grains have gotten a bad reputation over the past decade. Considered the cause for intestinal problems, leaky gut syndrome and brain fog, a growing number of people are choosing to avoid bread, pasta and other grains. Especially gluten are seen as the culprit – although the scientific verdict is still out on whether gluten should be avoided if you don’t suffer from celiac disease.

There’s something to be said for over-consumption of wheat. Wheat’s the grain that forms the base of many foods. You might be thinking you’re eating a varied diet when you’re having granola for breakfast, toast for lunch and pasta for dinner, but they probably all contain wheat.

Also, most grain products on the supermarket shelves – white bread, white rice, flour tortillas, cereal, crackers, pastries – are made from refined grains. Refined grains are stripped of their hull, which contains the fibers and nutrients.

Whole grains in their natural form, on the other hand, contain valuable vitamins and minerals. Thanks to the dietary fiber, whole grains are slowly digested, gradually releasing their energy. What’s more, research also shows that regularly eating whole grains lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, which decreases your chances of heart disease. The fiber in whole grains may also help improve insulin sensitivity and prevent constipation.

Unless you suffer from certain medical conditions, whole grains can be part of a healthy diet.

To get the most benefits – and shake things up in the kitchen – you could incorporate a wider variety of grains into your diet. Take a look at these 11 whole grains, with 19 delicious sweet and savoury recipes to get you started.  

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7 Exercises to Strengthen Your Balance Practice | The Health Sessions

7 Exercises to Strengthen Your Balance Practice

This article is written by Brittany Waddell. 

Navigating through life is all about balance—balance in your work, your play, your sleep, and even your health and fitness. As you move your way through this physical world, it is necessary to strike a balance within your physical body because imbalances can lead to illness, premature aging, and chronic disease.

Improving your physical balance and well-being is not difficult; with a few well executed exercises on a consistent basis, you will find improved health and improved balance. Follow these recommendations for greater health and wellness, and better balance in life:

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How Yoga Helps Rachel Marie White Heal | The Health Sessions

Teaming Up with Your Body: How Yoga Helps Rachel Marie White Heal

When you’re diagnosed with chronic illness, is there anything you can do to improve your health and happiness? Can you (fully) recover from persisting health problems, and if so, how? In this interview, Rachel Marie White from Sleepy Santosha shares her story.  Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, my name is Rachel. I’m a certified yoga … Read more >