The word “diet” can be defined in two different ways:
To answer the questions above, there are two factors to consider: first you need to ask yourself what are your end-goals? Are you trying to lose weight? Are you looking to be more healthy? Are you trying to build muscle? Or are you just getting ready for the summer?
Another factor to consider is who you are, i.e. your personality, culture and lifestyle. Some diets include specific meals that might not suit everybody’s lifestyle, personality and culture.
Let us have a quick overview of some diets and what do those diets consist of:
These days there are so many different diets that we will not be able to list them all but those above are some of the more common ones. When it comes to the diets some are easy to follow while others are more challenging. You can choose whichever diet suits you however remember the most important element to take into consideration is that your diet suits you, it includes a variety of healthy foods, it should make you feel good and healthy and of course make you happy!
Essential oils have been used for centuries with a goal to improve health and mood. Using essential oils will help you be healthy.They can be applied for different reasons and different purposes in life. What essential oils should I use? That really depends on what you would like to do. Each scent is used for certain benefits you would like to have. For example essential oils with lavender can help you reduce your anxiety especially if you are under stress.
Essential oils can be used during the whole day starting from morning when you wake up to just before sleep. Let us have a look at how you can use different essential oils with a variety of aromas on a typical day.
Essential oils to use when waking up
Have you ever asked yourself how to boost your energy levels in the morning? Starting with essential oils combined with a sports activity can really help you get more positive energy to tackle your challenging day. Let’s say you wake up in the morning around 6 am heading towards your sports session: it is a perfect time to boost your positive energy with lemon essential oil which together with a carrier oil, you can put directly on your skin. This will definitely help you get more positive energy.
Essential oils to use at work
Here are some ideas: clean your desk with a towel that you have put a few drops of essential oil with thyme. Thyme in general is used as it has some antibacterial properties. Also at work, to avoid stress, help yourself by using an essential oil with lavender. It will help to be calm and relax.
Essential oils to use when in the gym
Five essential oils to elevate your fitness routine are Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Peppermint. As its name implies peppermint essential oil provides the cooling effect that peppermint is known for and in addition it will help give you the boost you need before a gym class. Other essential oils such as eucalyptus and orange can help you relax after a high-intensity activity.
Essential oils to use in bath
Main thing is to avoid essential oils that can irritate your skin and choose specifically those that are related to your bath goals. The goal can be to relax from a stressful day or after a high-intensity gym exercise or maybe help you avoid insomnia. Whatever purpose and oils you choose, it is always important to remember that you just need a few drops in your bath.
Essential oils to use before sleep
The best essential oils for sleep are lavender and chamomile. You can apply those in multiple ways: it can be for example by mixing it in a lotion or carrier oil or even in a diffuser next to your bed. Essential oils will help you reduce your stress but also improve the quality of your sleep and that means waking-up with more energy to tackle your day efficiently.
Everybody keeps asking themselves: what is considered to be healthy while at work? Is it about having healthy snacks in between your meals? Or is to have a short break before a stressful meeting? Start with small and simple changes and you are already heading towards a healthy workday. Adopting these habits will help you be more productive and efficient at work. Here are 7 habits that can make your life healthier at the office.
Remember also: Don’t be too hard on yourself. The key thing is to start step by step and to create each habit while enjoying it. And don’t forget: Rome was not built in a day!
Being a parent can take a lot of your time and energy. One of the first issues you face as a parent is not having appropriate food because of parenting all day long. But probably the biggest challenge for new-moms besides getting enough sleep is how to eat healthy food when taking care of a newborn. How to eat healthy as a parent? For me this was really important because I want to be a fit mom role model for my daughter from the beginning. I will share in this blog some tips for overcoming those challenges you face based on my own experience on my journey of becoming a fit mother.
Online grocery shopping: Convenience is a must after a delivery! Shopping through an online grocery store saves a lot of time especially when you are taking care of a newborn. You have very little time for yourself and online ordering with a home delivery option makes your life much more easier. You combine this with the next tip. Several grocery stores include recipes that you can search for healthy food recipes to lose weight, choose ones you like and add the items directly to the shopping cart (in Finland both K and S markets have this). Very handy for us busy moms.
Preparing food for the week: We all know that planning your meals ahead of time saves money and time but it will also help for eating healthy with a newborn. Simple things such as planning to grocery shopping and deciding what recipes you would like to cook for several meals can be a lifesaver especially 3 weeks after the delivery. You can also prepare a big batch of food that can be partly frozen in portions that you can just easily defrost and re-heat when it’s time to eat.
Having vitamins and supplements: Taking supplements will make sure you have enough nutrients on top of improving your health in general. Usually when you are taking care of a newborn, eating a certain amount of each food group can be challenging. Taking supplements will help you eat healthy. Personally I was taking multivitamins, calsium and omegas already during pregnancy and just kept going. I also added some collagen tablets to help combat the hair loss.
Family members: Ask for help! It is not always easy to ask for help. Family members can help during that challenging time and you can be surprised how much support they can help you with. For us this was a big one and we got a lot of help without asking. My own mother came over a brought food for us almost every day during the first couple of weeks which helped me eating healthy as a mom.
Healthy snacks: It is important to have always some healthy snacks at hand such as protein-bars or mixed-nuts or even a smoothie. Those healthy snacks will keep you going throughout the day even if you don’t have a lot of time. Protein smoothies were a life-saver for me during the first month of two. You can prepare one really quickly by just mixing in blender frozen berries, vanilla protein powder and almond milk (or any kind of milk you like). Easy and quick way of eating healthy with a kid!
Think ahead: Being organized and prepared is one of the main things that helped me to undertake the post-pregnancy. When the baby arrives, you will have a lot of other things to focus on, besides how to be fit with a newborn, so you should plan and get prepared before that. Whatever you choose as your method, make a plan together with your partner on how to be healthy and fit parents. Of course life does not always go according to plan so be kind to yourself - you did just create a person :)
I have heard many people saying “I am bored at work”. This is one of the first signs that you probably need a change. Looking for another job is a good starting point to regain motivation at work but it might be a drastic decision. One alternative to this issue could be starting your own business during your free time.
Here are 6 reasons why you should consider entrepreneurship while having a daily job and how it can be beneficial:
Starting your own business while working full-time is not an easy task, as entrepreneurship in general comes with a host of challenges and success is not guaranteed but one thing is certain: you will learn a lot along the way and gain valuable experience!
Many people keep asking themselves why they are failing. Common questions will be: why am I failing in interviews? Why I am I failing at my job? Or even why I am I failing in life? A solution to make a change starts by having clear and set goals!
First having set goals will help you concretely measure your achievement and success. You can then monitor how close you are to your achievement and track your performance.
In addition setting concrete goals on paper will allow you to better manage your time. Time management is crucial in various areas. For example if you are a CEO, you probably have limited time available and in that case having set-goals will save you time but also reduce your daily stress.
Many people have dreams but what will separate a dream and a project is having set-goals. Having specific goals will help you transform your dream into reality and ultimately achieve success in life or at work.
Finally everyone faces challenging times sometimes: whether you are an entrepreneur looking to succeed in selling your invention or a student aiming at passing your exams, challenging times will always be a step among other steps along your journey. However, if you have concrete goals, motivation will always be present and you will continue working towards achieving your goals no matter what.
Having specific and set-goals is an important step towards achieving success: you need to have a goal-setting plan. This goal-setting plan will help you achieve your dream and succeed in life no matter the field you are focusing on. A goal-setting plan will help you achieve success!
In this article we will discuss what concrete steps that could help you achieve your goals successfully.
In your personal life or at work, you will always have objectives to achieve. Every person or organisation will have goals to meet in various context whether we are talking about life goals, financial freedom not to forget career goals.
In the professional field we tend to have specific goals written on paper however when it comes to life goals you will face more challenges as we tend to rely on abstract goals. Similarly many entrepreneurs have difficulties to achieve their goals because of the different distractions that may appear along the way. For that reason in order to achieve your goals in a successful way: they need to be realistic, achievable and measurable. The goals need to be materialised meaning written, drawn or concretised in some way.
Concretely speaking the best way to ensure you meet your goals and achieve success is to focus on the following:
By following those steps described above you have a higher chance of accomplishing your goals successfully and follow your dreams.
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