All posts tagged: health

#143 Gaining Weight – ‘Being Productive Is Unhealthy’

Originally posted on Mindfump!:
Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Instagram | Bloglovin’ Being a slender man* with a fast metabolism I often channel my inner Al Gore and abuse this rather convenient truth and make documentaries eat whatever I like when I like. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I realised that this option was not available for everyone else. My sympathy didn’t run very far but it did make me pause for thought between my 6th and 7th donuts. I just never gain weight. Given the vastly different approaches I’ve taken in my life, from eating junk food daily to training for an Ironman 6 days a week, my weight just never changes. I’ve always had a 5kg range with which my body says ‘yeah this feels fine, think I’ll just stay here’. And it does. Just because I don’t gain weight however does not mean I don’t want to eat healthily, obviously gaining weight is only one of the negatives. If I eat too many donuts for instance I…

Faith in Nature review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, Well I did not miss waking up at 6am to go to work. It doesn’t help that the sun doesn’t rise until after 7 and I feel like the walking dead as I finish this post this morning. I know I’ve had some time off but I am still annoyed that I’m working on the weekend, oh well. Today I am reviewing a few Faith in Nature products. Faith in Nature are certified, both by the Vegan Society and by Cruelty Free International. They make natural, affordable products and believe in benefiting the planet. Not all their products are vegan but the majority are, they don’t use GMOs, synthetic colours or fragrances. Their products are free from SLES, SLS, parabens and artificial preservatives. I received all the following products as a gift and it’s taken me ages to get round to using everything I received for my birthday. The first thing I used was the lavender and geranium shower gel and foam bath. I love these scents…

Why Minority Mental Health Is Important

Originally posted on Freud & Fashion:
As a psychiatrist who is also in therapy, I remember feeling misunderstood when it came to my culture as a filipino-american, but meant a lot to me to have my therapist express a genuine interest in understanding my culture and asking me for details regarding my experience.  Oftentimes I believe clinicians don’t prioritize someone’s identity (ethnicity, culture, religion, sexuality) when it comes to health, especially mental health, yet these factors play a significant role in someone’s values and way of life. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and although today might be the last day, having knowledge of the disparities and struggles that several minorities experience is important if we’re going to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness.  I consider myself as someone who prioritizes cultural competency, yet reading statistics and information regarding certain minorities surprised me and I was happy that this month existed and motivated me to read more about it.  Which is the reason why I’m sharing some of the following information with you here on my blog, in…

Perfect Soundtrack for Squat Day

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
How do you get extra motivation to workout? For me, looking at the constant stream of fitness Instagram accounts I follow is both great and awful. Sometimes when scrolling through my feed, it’s hard not to just think, “it’s impossible to look like them,” and skip my workout and eat cookies instead. A better way to find motivation to workout? Scoring the ultimate playlist to get you excited, keep you moving and help you get?lost in the music. Look no further for this epic playlist: Full playlist on 8Tracks here. Anaconda -?Nicki Minaj Ass Back Home RemixAss Back Home Remix -?Timeflies Trap Queen?– Fetty Wap Country Girl Remix?-?Luke Bryan x Finatticsz x Dash Tesher Ass -?Big Sean and Nicki Minaj Whistle x Payphone Remix – Abzy All About That Bass – Timeflies Booty Remix -?Jennifer Lopez ft Iggy Azalea Bubble Butt -?Major Lazer x Tyga x Mysti

We’re [I’m] Back! Here’s What’s “New”

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been posting and reblogging regularly for the past few months. I’ve been dealing with some health issues. Though I’m the only one managing the site, our staff writers have been steady writing. I am happy to say I am healing and back in action! For those of you haven’t had a chance to check out our new and improved website, here’s a quick guide:

A Paradise of Foods, and Summerland Fruit Stands.

Originally posted on HappyHealthyHouseholds:
Guests, a home full of extra babies, sister, great friends and love. Fruit stand hoping, camping, beaches, still guests, and I might have even got married in the midst of it all! So much has happened already and we are really just headed into the 2nd full week of summer holidays (3rd full week for some!) We have packed so much summer into such a short period of time, I feel like we are much farther in than the 11th of July. So remember that one time, I talked about all the excitement of the season of fruit stands and farmers markets? Here in the Okanagan there is really no shortage. While we were lucky enough to have the other half of HHH stay with us an extra week after the wedding, I also had Jeff… the HUBBY… off for a week on holidays as well! What better time to get a few things crossed off my producey-bucket-list. So fruit stand hoping we did. The first round consisted only of 4…

The Case of the E Cigarettes v. Australia

As some of you know, I am currently in the sunny land of Australia. Home of beautiful beaches, exotic wildlife and stunning scenery. Australia has been an amazing experience. It is very tempting to stay here forever. There are, however, some pretty big differences between here and my native homeland of the UK. Whilst some are very positive (free swimming anyone?) others are more disconcerting. The one that has really struck me is Australia’s approach to smokers, and particularly to e cigarettes. E cigarettes that contain nicotine are apparently illegal in Australia. I have a confession to make here folks. I was a smoker. A dirty nicotine fuelled smoker. I smoked cigarettes for quite a long time before I switched to e cigarettes. While I understand the controversy and negative feelings towards any form of smoking, I personally am a big believer in the mighty e cigarette. I don’t know what it’s like in America, but e cigarettes have taken England by storm. They are still relatively new. They became mainstream about four years ago, but …

I Quit Counting Calories

Originally posted on Adventures in Verdance:
When I first started trying to get healthy and lose weight, I joined MyFitnessPal in order to track calories. It was a recommendation from my doctor, in order to train myself to eat like a “regular “human again. It was hard. After all, I was used to annihilating whole Red Baron pizzas and pints of Ben & Jerry’s in one meal without discomfort.  That was 2013. And I’ve logged 815 days straight on this app to try to teach myself how to eat. Are you a LOST fan? I am. This seemed like the perfect day to stop. So, I decided to quit on Friday. Not only had it become a chore about a year or so ago, but I was actually using it to cheat myself.  For instance, if I saw that I had 200 calories left in a given day, I would devote it to eating Nutella straight from the jar. That’s not the point of tracking calories. I’ve found myself mentally counting calories in my head and…