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Mental Wellness and Your Finances
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Mental Wellness and Your Finances

It's safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. From turbulent weather to an unyielding pandemic which resulted in economic turmoil worldwide, the events of this year have meant big changes in our day-to-day lives. These changes and adjustments can have a significant impact on our emotional and mental well-being. The reality is that consideration of your mental health needs to be at the forefront of everything you do. This is so because of the direct impact it can have on various aspects of your life, including your finances. It's almost like a cycle; not feeling good can make earning and managing money harder, and at the same time worrying about money can make you feel worse; it can be paralysing. So instead of worrying, let's focus on planning ahead and the simple w...
Apple Watch’s blood oxygen monitor is for ‘wellness,’ not medicine
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Apple Watch’s blood oxygen monitor is for ‘wellness,’ not medicine

The new Apple Watch Series 6 includes a sensor that allows the watch to measure blood oxygen levels. The device is a long-awaited addition to Apple’s suite of health tools, but it tracks oxygen levels at the wrist, which can be less accurate than measurements typically gathered at the fingertip. Most oxygen sensors, including Apple’s, measure the amount of oxygen in your blood using light. These devices are called pulse oximeters, and they typically clip on to your fingertip. A standard version sends both red and infrared light through the finger, where there’s lots of blood close to the surface. A protein in the blood absorbs more infrared light when it has oxygen and more red light when it’s doesn’t. A sensor on the other side of the finger calculates how much of each type of light tr...
10 beauty and wellness tricks you can learn from Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s Instagram
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10 beauty and wellness tricks you can learn from Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s Instagram

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been using Instagram to share her favourite hacks, tips, tricks with her fans. “Social media is a powerful weapon; you just have to know how to use it. It’s a great platform to help me make a difference. That’s why I decided to take the health and wellness route, and I must credit social media—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and every possible medium that’s helping me spread the word,” she shared in an interview. Here is a sneak-peek into what you can learn. 1) An AM workout can be a great way to start the day Shetty Kundra likes to start her day with a workout. “There's so much uncertainty in life at this point that we need to center ourselves to function normally,” she confirmed in an Instagram post. Keep reading at Vogue India
COVID-19 results in high demand for wellness services
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COVID-19 results in high demand for wellness services

Robin Fitzsimons has spent multiple decades providing wellness services to residents in southwest Wisconsin. Against the backdrop of that extensive experience, the past five months stand out as a time when people have taken a particularly close look at their well-being. Many industry professionals believe this enhanced attention to wellness could be a silver lining to 2020, a year marked by both social disruption, health concerns and economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think that many people have reconsidered their wellness in 2020,” Fitzsimons said. “People have been very stressed. And I think, over the time we were shut down, it gave them a chance to slow down and simplify.” Continue reading
The Pursuit of Wellness: Coming back to Wellness
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The Pursuit of Wellness: Coming back to Wellness

Renee MacDonald's life reads like an episode of The Oprah Show: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, violence and methamphetamine addiction. If it sounds dramatic, that's because it is. But it's hard to square MacDonald's backstory with the healthy, happy 41-year-old sitting opposite me, sipping the peach and green tea kombucha she makes under her Soul Sisters Kombucha label. "I've certainly come from a place of darkness," says Levin-based MacDonald. "I had to hit rock bottom to be able to come out the other side." Today the mother of three is in "an amazing place". "I have a loving relationship firstly with myself but also with my kids and my fantastic partner. My business is doing well, I'm furthering my study in Rongoā (natural Māori medicine) and helping others to manage th...
Wellness isn’t always welcoming. Meet the women bringing change to the industry
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Wellness isn’t always welcoming. Meet the women bringing change to the industry

When Jessamyn Stanley started doing yoga, she felt completely out of place. “I was almost always the only fat person, the only Black person, like I'm very physically different from everyone else in the room,” said Stanley, 33. “It was very alienating.” Despite wanting to quit, Stanley stuck with yoga for the emotional benefits. Nearly a decade later, Durham, North Carolina-based Stanley is a yoga teacher, author of “Every Body Yoga,” and a renowned body-positive wellness influencer who uses her hard-won visibility to flip existing narratives about who belongs in the yoga and wellness world. Wellness, however, still hasn’t come far in terms of inclusion. “To this day, especially if I go to a random class with people that I don't know, there's still a lot of prejudice,” Stanley ...
11 Wellness Platforms Created by Indigenous People You Should Be Following
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11 Wellness Platforms Created by Indigenous People You Should Be Following

The conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion in health and wellness comes up periodically without any transformative change within the $4.5 trillion dollar industry. It's evident that wellness is predominately marketed towards white people and is often seen as an exclusive luxury. Although the health and wellness industry isn't reflective of the various lifestyles, cultures, races, and ethnicities around the world and in the US, wellness is for everyone and should be accessible for everyone, which is why marginalized people are reclaiming the wellness space. Keep reading at PopSugar.
Apple Cider Vingear For Weight Loss: 5 Reasons Why It Is Effective
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Apple Cider Vingear For Weight Loss: 5 Reasons Why It Is Effective

or several thousands of years, apple cider vinegar has been used as a popular home remedy, in cooking, and as a health tonic. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties offer numerous health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol, etc. Apple cider vinegar also promotes weight loss and fat reduction. Acetic acid- one of the main components of vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation. Here’s how apple cider vinegar aids weight loss: 1. Makes You Feel Satiated and Reduce Calorie Intake Apple cider vinegar can help promote fullness which can also lower the number of calories you consume. A 2005 study reported that people who consumed apple cider vinegar ended up consuming up to 275 fewer calories during the rest of the day. But do not take it alongsi...
Do you need breathing lessons?  Ancient techniques are this year’s hottest wellness trend
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Do you need breathing lessons? Ancient techniques are this year’s hottest wellness trend

Take a deep breath in. It’s a command we all hear at times of stress. Somehow we know that, when harnessed correctly, breathing has amazing curative, calming powers. Yet how we each do it varies greatly, and with wildly differing results. In the past three months, how we inhale and exhale has been the subject of breathless discussion. If anything, Covid-19’s affect on the respiratory system has highlighted how uncertain many of us are about how we should be breathing, in spite of the fact that each day we breathe 25,000 times, take in 30lbs of air into our lungs and consume about 1.7lbs of oxygen. Could you be in need of breathing lessons? J K Rowling certainly thought we could all benefit from a few pointers: she shared a video by Dr Sarfaraz Munshi, showing a breathing technique to...
A ‘Wellness Wearable’ on Your Wrist
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A ‘Wellness Wearable’ on Your Wrist

Leonor Anthony always fell ill during the second week of December. Emerging from the deluge of billionaires, hand-rolled cigars and champagne fountains otherwise known as Art Basel Miami, “I know I’m going to be horizontal for a least a week or two because it’s just too much,” the multidisciplinary artist and activist said. One year it was sheer exhaustion; in another, a bad cough that got worse. For the past seven years, Ms. Anthony was stuck in the same cycle. Every year, that is, but this past one. “In 2019, the only difference was a watch,” she said. On her left wrist, Ms. Anthony, 53, now wears a black Teslar Re-Balance T-2 with a diamond-studded dial. Just before the art fair, Enrico Margaritelli, Teslar’s chief executive, had reached out to her via Instagram and, when they ...