Chocolate is a serious weakness of mine. It’s a little scary how a small square of that indulgent, rich deliciousness can change my entire mood. Turns out, I’m not crazy, there’s actually a physiological reason (I KNOW, I was relieved, too!), as recent studies have found that eating dark chocolate in moderate amounts reduces cortisol and catecholamines, the hormones related to stress and anxiety.
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More often than I care to admit, I fall asleep without washing my face. I live with the repercussions of blemishes, premature aging, and overall oiliness, meaning I end up needing more skin care products and costing myself more money, not to mention I’m old enough to know better. Why? Why in the world do I do this to myself? Bad habits, baby, they’re hard to break.
Stressful day? Sometimes you just need to escape… which is why we’re giving away a relaxing bath package from Deep Steep!
You’re due for a little pampering, aren’t you, Bombshells? The school year has dragged on and you haven’t taken a single day off of work that didn’t involve someone having a fever or a sore throat. You’ve been running yourself ragged with science projects, quarterly reports and Quidditch matches in your living room. Late to bed and early to rise; stick a fork in you, you’re done.
What’s better than a refreshing, fizzy drink? How about a refreshing, fizzy drink enhanced by the presence of a naturally calming mineral… ahhh.
Q: If you’re not a strong swimmer or are afraid of the water, what can you do to overcome anxiety during a triathlon?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: Uneasiness about open water swimming is more common than you think and is usually caused by the environment around you. Water depth, water temperature and having other people in close proximity to you are all factors that contribute to the problem. They can also lead to holding your breath, which further worsens your anxiety. If your strong will is driving you to dive in despite your nerves, there are a few adjustments you can make to help you move swimmingly.
From the fattening egg nog and endless piles of treats to stressful family gatherings and strenuous outdoor chores — there are plenty of reasons why the holiday season can be tough on your ticker.
How can you be kind to your heart this holiday season? Here are a few tips to live by:
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