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MELAMY Total Body Wellness

LIFESTYLE, EXERCISE & NUTRITION ARTICLES

First of all: If you have a fever, your body is fighting off illness so you definitely DO NOT want to work out … you want your resources to go to battle the virus! Your body is already getting a workout, so let it do its job. If you do NOT have a fever, the …

11/14: You think you’re catching a cold. Should you work out? Read More »

When life gets hectic, one of the first things to drop off our to-do lists is our self-care routine. Which is ironic, since taking a little time for yourself each day will help you do everything else better. Here are some tips to stay ahead of the game: Try to make a simple meal plan …

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According to integrative physician Frank Lipman, who wrote the book How To Be Well, all of your organs (not just your heart) have their own tempos and rhythms – even your brain. When you understand how they work and you start paying attention to them… this could turn into a HUGE upgrade for your brain …

10/31: Brand new discovery to keep your brain healthy Read More »

Here’s a little tip to get your kids to give up their Halloween candy… Meet the Switch Witch. She even has her own poem! —– “Have you heard of the Switch Witch, who loves Halloween? She comes for the Halloween candy, left after trick or treating! She’s the nicest but sneakiest witch of her kind, …

Use “The Switch Witch” for a healthier Halloween Read More »

Your body burns calories to fuel many things over the course of the day: Your Basal Metabolism. These are the calories your body burns to power your organs and physiological functions. This accounts for between 60% and 75% of your daily calorie expenditure. (Interesting fact: your liver, brain, and skeletal muscles are the top 3 …

Boost your metabolism without exercising more Read More »

“Green” non-toxic cleaners are just as effective at cleaning and disinfecting as those old-school cleansers WITHOUT using toxic chemicals. And the market has exploded with options over the past few years. If you want to go even greener, you can use a time-tested and surprisingly just-as-effective cleaner: distilled white vinegar! Vinegar will kill E. coli …

Are you cleaning your home with these toxins? Read More »

You don’t have to use anything elaborate for this salad – just grab a mix of your favorite fresh ingredients! Here are some ideas: Fresh dark leafy greens Carrots, celery, colorful bell peppers Cucumber Tomatoes Cooked uncured bacon Fruit (apples and berries are great additions) Grilled chicken Almonds, pecans or walnuts Avocado Goat cheese And …

This is one of our favorite things to eat… Read More »

Trade “up” in your choices.
This shift in your thinking – and your actions – makes change a lot easier. That’s because you aren’t trying to “undo” something.

One of the very best things you can do to cut stress is add some aerobic/cardio exercise to your daily routine. It’s been proven in numerous clinical trials to be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. That’s because it works on a hormonal level in two different ways… First, it lowers the level of …

9/26/19: How to hack your hormones and improve your mood Read More »

Have you ever noticed how when you’re under a ton of stress – whether it’s from work, home, or whatever – you suddenly start getting more breakouts or rashes? It’s not your imagination. That’s STRESS at work! Yes, stress can affect your skin, hair, and even your nails – in some cases almost immediately, but …

Here’s how stress takes a toll on your looks… Read More »

Here are just some of the ways stress change your body: You can gain weight in the form of BODY FAT. Having chronically high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can 1) make you hungry and 2) increase fat storage. That can contribute to weight gain and the buildup of fatty tissues. It can make …

Why “powering through” doesn’t work (and what does) Read More »

When your ancestors were under threat – whether it was fighting off a predator or dealing with everyday problems like feeding a growing family – their bodies responded with energy to keep them out of harm’s way. Our culture has changed a lot since then but our body’s wiring hasn’t. We react to stress the …

This is your body on stress (and how it’s hurting you) Read More »

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