massage and meditation

Massage & Meditation: How These Two Things Can Totally Transform Your Life

You’re probably wondering why we are talking about two very different things in the same post. While massage and meditation are indeed different, they can also go hand in hand. Allow me to elaborate!
What is the purpose of massage?

If you’re like most people, you go for a massage because you’re looking to improve how you physically feel. Some people have pain, others have mobility issues, while some just want their body to feel relaxed. Whatever the reason may be, you massage to promote physical well-being!

What about meditation, why do we meditate and what’s the purpose?

Just like there are several different massage techniques, there are also many ways to meditate.
I think we can all agree that we meditate to promote mental/psychological well-being!
Personally, I meditate to declutter all the trash (AKA thoughts) in my mind. Continue reading

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5 REASONS WHY JAPANESE FOOD IS HEALTHY

What Makes Japanese Cuisine One of the Healthiest in the World?

You will find thousands of Japanese restaurants not just in Japan but across the world. Its global prevalence is a testament to how great this cuisine is.

The popularity of Japanese cuisine, though, does not simply lie in its inherently delectable and unique flavors, and visual appeal. Another reason why Japanese cuisine restaurants continue to dominate the food industry is due to the fact that Washoku or Japanese food is also healthier. As such, “eating Japanese” is a big hit among health foodies.

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layered muesli berry breakfast

Layered Muesli Berry Breakfast

A delicious mix of fresh berries, yoghurt, muesli and grape nuts.

This simple to make breakfast provides a balanced amount of nutrients to ensure sustained energy throughout your morning.  It’s perfect combination of carbohydrates, protein, fat as well as fiber and a dose of vitamins.

The mixture of creamy yoghurt, juicy berries and crunchy muesli and grape nuts will ensure to satisfy and wake up your sleepy taste buds. Continue reading

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What Food Labels Really Mean

The food store can sometimes be a confusing place. We’re all trying to eat healthily but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s healthy and what’s not. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at confusing food labels can be and will hopefully help you to make informed choices on your next trip to the store. For example, the world natural on food labels helps you to sell $40 billion worth of food every year.

Organic is what you should be looking for as these products must contain 95% organically produced ingredients. However, any guidelines relating to the word natural are only recommended and there are no official FDA guidelines.

Another confusing aisle at the store can be the bread aisle as the labels can be a bit misleading. For example, multigrain only means that the bread contains more than one grain and it does not mean it is more nutritional. 100% whole grain is what you should look for as it means every nutrient in the grain is accounted for in the bread. See the full infographic now! Continue reading