Category: Health & Wellness
Choosing the right water filter can be a daunting task. There are so many options: fridge dispensers, pitchers, under the sink filters, whole house systems, and more. How can you know which water filtration system will actually purify your water and help you live a healthier life?
Refillable pitchers are easy and affordable, but they are not always the best choice. Most use activated carbon, and can only absorb certain contaminants. Plus these filters tend to clog quickly and are frequently replaced. They can also crack and allow water to pass through easily, without really filtering at all. Knowing this, it’s not surprising that many consumers decide to forgo standard pitchers and opt for either refrigerator or sink filters.
Between the fridge and faucet, which filtration system is better for you? Let’s settle this “filter feud” once and for all.
If you were to analyze your sleep quality on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate it?
For a lot of people, sleep is an ongoing battle, and an understandable one. With so many things vying for our attention and countless worries rattling around in our brains, it can be a challenge to even feel sleepy. Or if we’re exhausted and begging sleep to come, insomnia or restlessness can keep us awake. Then, when we finally do sleep, we wake up the next morning feeling tired because we didn’t get enough REM (deep) sleep. Does this sound familiar?
The New Year is a time for new beginnings. We get a new calendar, adjust to writing a new date, and enjoy the new things we received over the holidays. This season is a great time to refocus on what matters to you, and find fresh ways to improve. Many people use the momentum of a new year to commit to goals, build new habits, and often refocus on their health
When our lives get busy, or we have too much distracting us, sleep is the first thing we sacrifice, right? It feels like the easy, suitable choice at the time: substituting eight hours of sleep with six, or going to bed late and sleeping in the next day. Usually it’s so we can socialize longer, or finish that new TV show we’re obsessed with. Unfortunately, compromising our rest is more detrimental than we realize, and costing us more than a few extra Zzz’s.
We’ve talked before on our blog about the importance of drinking tea; specifically green tea.
Green tea comes from the leaves and buds of a tea plant known as Camellia sinensis. Usually, these leaves wither and oxidize to make black teas, but with green tea, the leaves don’t undergo this process. Green tea originated in China over 4000 years ago, and has spread world wide since! Today, let’s explore the benefits of this super drink, and see how it can help us heading into the cold seasons.