Effective Stress Management Tips

stress-managementDuring this uncertain and challenging time, it is natural and appropriate to experience greater stress and anxiety. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and ongoing, it is important to take steps to calm the body and mind, so that it does not wreak havoc on your health. Chronic stress can have a profound impact on the body. In fact, 95% of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Chronic stress can damage your immune response, disrupt sleep, increase your risk of insulin resistance, stroke, heart attack and heart disease, impact hormone balance, hinder memory and concentration, contribute to weight gain and digestive disorders, increase pain, hurt skin, hair, and teeth, enhance the aging process, cause inflammation, and is linked to chronic disease. Continue reading “Effective Stress Management Tips”

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Adrenal Fatigue Testing Through Village Green

adrenal-fatigueMany people experience the effects of adrenal fatigue on a daily basis. Common symptoms include waking feeling groggy, needing coffee or other caffeinated beverages to keep you going throughout the day, sugar and salt cravings, weight gain, memory problems or foggy thinking, recurrent infections, headaches, depression, or feeling exhausted yet have difficulty falling asleep at night. Adrenal fatigue testing may provide helpful information.

Adrenal imbalances can be caused by both chronic and acute stress. While stress is a part of modern life, physical, emotional, mental, and environmental stressors can wreak havoc with body systems and hormones when not handled well. Continue reading “Adrenal Fatigue Testing Through Village Green”

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Accomplishing More: 7 Truths for Increased High Energy

fall-runIf you had more energy, you could…

If you had more energy, you would…

The truth is, with increased high energy you could and probably would do so many more things. It just seems to make sense that you would get more accomplished, have more “pep in your step,” and do things in a bigger, bolder and better way, right?

So, what’s the secret for increased high energy in your life?

While you can’t control everything, I believe the secret to accomplishing more is in the following seven truths for increased high energy. They can make all the difference in your energy level and, when practiced, can set you on the path to accomplishing more than you ever thought possible!

Here are the things that most impact your life on a daily basis:

  1. People
  2. Food
  3. Exercise
  4. Sleep
  5. Emotions
  6. Clutter
  7. Change

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Is Your Cardio Routine Making You Fat?

Are you pushing yourself in the gym, only to find your weight remains stubborn and your energy levels remain low? The amount and kind of exercise you’re doing may be harmful, rather than helpful to your health, fitness and weight goals.

Certain types of exercises like nature walks, hiking, cycling, interval training, strength training, yoga and Pilates can help balance the body’s metabolic needs and have many benefits, including increased blood and oxygen flow to muscles, increased muscle mitochondria (the energy-making powerhouse of cells) and increased fat-burning enzymes. Interval training, or bursts of high-intensity activity, can increase muscle fiber strength, work ability, muscle mitochondria, insulin sensitivity and natural growth hormone. These health benefits sound great right?!

On the other hand, long cardio workouts can often lead to overtraining which depletes your body over time. Continue reading “Is Your Cardio Routine Making You Fat?”

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Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and How to Repair It

If it seems you need more caffeine and sugar to get you through the day…

If you’re noticing some weight gain, particularly around your mid section…

If you’re getting sick more often and it takes longer to recover…

If you don’t feel as sharp, clear and focused as you usually do…

If you’re losing your sex drive….

If it seems you’re growing more impatient…

If you’re noticing changes in your hair, skin, nails and overall sense of well being…

It could be adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common, yet most undiagnosed, conditions impacting so many people today. It’s important to recognize the warning signs so you can take proactive steps toward healing, repairing, and hopefully preventing a long list of potential chronic illnesses that often come as a result of lack of treatment. Continue reading “Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and How to Repair It”

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