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5 Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice

5 Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice
 
Meditation has been proven to strengthen the mind, reduce stress and help make habit change much smoother!
 
However, many people have trouble meditating in the beginning because it does require the concentration and patience to sit in silence.
 
With more distractions now, from social media, Netflix and increasing career demands, than ever before— there’s no surprise that meditation can be a BIG challenge to take on consistently.
 
Here are five ways you can upgrade your meditation practice right away.
 
1. Meditate at the same time daily.
 

Protect Yourself From Colds And Flu In The Office

If you are wondering how to protect yourself from colds and flu in the office— we’ve got you covered!
 
Even if you’ve encountered some people coughing and sneezing at work... today, it’s not too late to stay healthy.
 
First things first:
 
1. Wash your hands OFTEN.
 
It’s common knowledge to wash your hands before eating or after working in the yard but increasing this habit will slash your risk of catching a cold.
 
Let’s face it, hands are nifty germ carriers so, wash them frequently or use hand sanitizer as a last resort.
 
Especially in the gym, make sure you keep your hands clean and wipe down equipment before and after use.
 
 
2. Get that workout in regularly.
 

3 Simple Gym Workout Ideas

 
3 Simple Gym Workout Ideas
 
Let’s face it, when you are new to the gym, it’s intimidating to even go in the door when you aren’t sure where to start.
 
This sounds like it’s not a big deal but if you have any gym anxiety this situation can make getting a workout feel overwhelming.
 
No worries, this is actually quite common in the new year but also at any season change.
 
Once you get the hang of a few workouts that you actually like at the gym, it gets easier and easier to find MORE.
 
Here are a few simple ideas to get you started as soon as possible:
 
1. Go to a fitness class.
 

Top 5 Fitness Tips for Beginners

Top 5 Fitness Tips for Beginners
 
These are our top FIVE tips for beginners or anyone revamping their fitness goals any time of the year.
 
When you first learn to ride your bike OR drive a car- it's the hardest.
 
However, these tips will make your fresh start a smooth one.
 
1. Have a plan connected to a bigger, inspiring vision.
 
It's so important to plan ahead what you will be doing daily to help you get closer to your BIG goal. The more inspiring the ultimate goal, the more inspired you'll be to do the daily actions.
 
Most often, we choose the same tired goals of losing 15 pounds or giving up sweets without tying it to a desireable outcome. It's shocking how often this traps people into missing their goals repeatedly while trying every diet under the sun.
 

How to Curb Sugar Cravings and Stay Healthy All Year Long

No, you're not alone-- having a sweet tooth is quite common.
 
Research shows that the average American eats 156 pounds of sugar a year!
 
Curbing sugar cravings can be especially tough around the holidays-- when our most favorite sweet treats are available in abundance.
 
At home, in the office, festive parties and gatherings around holiday season usually bombard us with increased opportunies to consume our beloved sweet treats like delicious cookies and cakes amidst hot chocolate and egg nog.
 
Oh my.
 
Sugar is sweet on the lips but not so nice to the rest of our body when taken in large quantities.
 
High sugar intake is directly linked to obesity, negatively affects blood pressure and impacts heart disease.
 

5 Delicious & Nutritious Noodle Alternatives You Must Try

It's a great time to be alive and hungry for healthy food.
 
Move over traditional pasta, even the options we already know and love are being put to the comparion test today.
 
We all know & love spaghetti squash and zoodles but now there are even more HEALTHY, delicious pasta free noodle options than ever!
 
There is nothing wrong with pasta but what if there are some other ways to eat this fun food that have more nutrition, flavor AND flexibility in your meals. 
 
Hold onto your seat because we are diving into 5 noodle alternatives for dinner, lunch & snack attacks.
 
1. Black Bean noodles
 

LSE Celebrates 10 Years in Business

LSE Health & Wellness recently celebrated 10 years as a corporate wellness leader in Richmond, VA alongside employees at The Tides Inn Wellness Resort.

 

The company honored their employees during a weekend getaway and highlighted the employees that have been with LSE since the beginning, over ten years ago.

 

Everyone came together for a special dinner over the weekend.

 

Lisa Klein, co-owner, delivered a talk at the dinner talking about some of what sets LSE apart in the industry.

 

One main focus is with staffing, LSE focuses on hiring top experts in the field to offer their genius.

 

The result; a company of experts leading the field in corporate wellness-- that feels more like a close knit family of people who love what they do in the world.

 

The Best Kept Productivity & Performance Secret

What is the best kept productivity and performance secret that almost nobody is talking about?
 
Think about it, more often we are busier, working more hours and as our "to-do" lists get longer, we have to cut that time from somewhere, right?
 
Unfortunately, the first place we steal time is from our sleep.
 
Even though during our sleep window, our busy brain cleans up, files away memories, produces HGH (responsible for tissue repair & eslasticity), and balances hormones.
 
As a result of decreased sleep, productivity, communication, creativity, comprehension and memory suffers.
 
Hormonal imbalances such as increased cortisol and grehlin is directly linked to increased hunger and fat storage.
 

What Is The Best Exercise?

What Is The Best Exercise?
 
Whether you are new to working out or you're a seasoned gym-goer, you might be wondering if you are doing the right exercise?
 
If you are not exercising at all, the best exercise for you is going to be the exercise you will actually be able to do consistently.
 
Which means you have some research to do! Try anything that seems like you could get used to doing regularly without too much of a fight.
 
Consistency is key no matter what your goal is for health and wellness.
 
You may have also heard-- The best exercise is the exercise you aren't doing!
 
This is only partly true.
 
The answer actually depends more on YOU.
 
While it is normal for regular exercisers to get into a rut with the same workouts on repeat and need to change.
 

Be Cool This Summer With These Workout Ideas

In case you haven't noticed, Summer is upon us!
 
When the Summer hits-- It's easy to run for cover aka. the indoors where the air conditioning is pumping.
 
However, if you are used to working out in nature, you might get bored after a couple of weeks or sooner.
 
No fear, we're here to rescue you from the dreaded treadmill and the flourecent lights, with these three Summer-proof workout ideas.
 
Ready?
 
Set.
 
Beat the heat with these workouts:
 
Rainy day workout.
 
As long as it isn't thundering and lightening, a rainy day might be the best time to get your Summer workout on outside. Running, biking or a body weight strength workout is very doable on a rainy day without the risk of over heating.
 
Think of it as a sprinkler system via mother nature.