Lorie Eber: Personal Trainers & Nutritionists: Stop Pushing Products on Your Clients

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I’m a rarity as a holistic nutritionist. I don’t sell any products. The key to a healthy lifestyle is to eat real food in reasonable quantities and to…

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Health.com: Why Your Random Eating Schedule Is Risky For Your Health

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Do you ever postpone dinner because you’re in the middle of a project? Or skip breakfast because you overslept? As long as you avoid binging later on, it’s no big deal, right? Well, maybe not.

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Stress Is Contagious In the Classroom

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When teachers are stressed, so are their students, according to a new study.

In the report, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, researchers assessed the burnout levels of 17 teachers of fourth through seventh grade. They also assessed levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their students—more than 400 of them—by taking saliva samples at three different times during the school day.

The researchers found that students had higher levels of cortisol if their teachers reported higher burnout levels. “Teachers who experience higher levels of burnout report to be more stressed, less effective in teaching and classroom management, less connected to their students, and less satisfied with their work,” the study authors write.

The study is the first to link teacher burnout to physical stress changes in their students. Occupational burnout has been shown to take a toll on job success and contribute to health problems; in the case of physicians who experience stress and burnout, both doctors and their patients are affected.

“Considering that classroom teachers can take on many roles for elementary school students, including mentor, role model, and parental roles, it is possible that spending most of the school day in interaction with a stressed and burned out teacher is taxing for students and can affect their physiological stress profile,” the researchers write.

Burned out teachers may also have fewer resources and support, which could also contribute to student stress. The study, however, could not definitively connect students’ cortisol levels to their teachers. More research is needed to understand how people’s stress could impact the stress levels of people around them.

This article originally appeared on Time.com.

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Raw chocolate mousse recipe

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This easy and tasty this raw chocolate mousse recipe is definitely one to add to your sweet treat recipe book. 

 

 

What you’ll need:

4 soft avocados
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Method:

Blend until creamy and serve

Recipe from Phuket Cleanse

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Healthy carrot cake recipe

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Try this delicious carrot cake recipe from SHA Wellness Clinic for a treat.

 

What you’ll need:

1 cup wholewheat pastry flour 
1 cup chestnut flour 
1 tbsp baking powder 
1 tsp baking soda 
2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp nutmeg 
1/2 tsp all-spice
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil 
2/3 cup maple syrup 
2/3 cup soy milk 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
2 cups grated carrot 
1/2 cup pineapple, crushed 

Method: 

Preheat the oven to 180° C.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt into a bowl.

Mix oil, maple syrup, soy milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl with a whisk.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients to form a batter.

Add the walnuts, carrots and pineapple and mix gently.

Pour the batter into 2 oiled cake tins and bake for 25–30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Garnish with grated carrot.

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How to apply flawless foundation

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Get the perfect summer glow with make up artist Rachel Wood tips for flawless foundation.

1. Maintain moisture

“Your foundation will go on so much better if your skin is thoroughly hydrated with the appropriate moisturiser for your skin type – if your skin is well balanced then it won’t be trying to suck up the moisture from your foundation.”

2. Primer

“A good primer will even out tone and smooth out pores, leaving a silky, even base for you to apply your foundation on.”

3. Tools

“I suggest applying a dab of foundation on your skin with clean hands then using the sponge to smooth out, if you like using them. Using a brush will give your foundation the most polished look; paint on the foundation in long, flat strokes to apply and smooth out the edges. “If you have a foundation that is ‘illuminating’ or has any type of ‘glow’, try using a buffing or more round-type brush and blend upwards in circular motions – this will pick up any of the shimmery particles in the foundation, giving your skin that extra glow.”

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How This App Helped Me Finally Stop Procrastinating

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I’ve always been a procrastinator. Studying for high school history exams, calling the dreaded cable company, scrubbing my bathroom—you name it, I’ve said, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” So when I heard about a popular task-manager app called 30/30 (iOS), I had to try it out. 

What it does

The app lets you schedule your to-do list in timed intervals. The simple concept: You work on a task for 30 minutes; the app alerts you when your time is up, and you get a 30-minute break (hence the name 30/30).  

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The pros

The interface is so bright and pleasing to the eye, it’s hard not to feel motivated when you open it. I had fun color coding and labeling my tasks with mini icons (say, silverware for the week's meal prep, a piggy bank for managing my budget). You can also choose how you want to be alerted—with a ring, a vibration, or a visual notification. (I found the ring worked best, so I didn't, you know, procrastinate by checking my phone.) If you finish a task early, you touch the check mark, which brings you to the next item on your to-do list. Or, if the timer goes off and you are in the zone, you can hit '+5m' to give yourself an extra five minutes. 

Knowing that I was being timed really motivated me to get stuff done. And knowing that I only had to work in 30-minute bursts helped me get through the really daunting chores (like my taxes). I'd find myself thinking, You probably only have 20 minutes left on the clock, so get as much done as you can and then you can watch an episode of Friends!

I have an unhealthy habit of scrolling through Instagram and obsessively clicking through Snapchat stories to avoid whatever it is I don't want to do. But with this app, I felt like I was always on a mission to beat the clock.

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The cons

One of the app's downsides is that it’s confusing at first. It took me a little while to figure out how to set my tasks and change my settings. But once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty self-explanatory. My other complaint is that there are a lot of interactive options for managing your to-dos. On each task, you can 2-finger tap, 3-finger tap, touch and hold, shake the phone, spread your fingers apart vertically, and more. Each kind of tap and swipe does something different, and there are so many options, it's a little overwhelming.

Who should try it

If you have a serious problem focusing, 30/30 might be yet another source of distraction. But for people like me who need a little extra motivation to get things done, the ticking clock may be just the amount of pressure you need. 

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Gabrielle Pfeiffer: Losing Weight Is Not a "One Size Fits All" Kind of Plan

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Don’t be discouraged if you are doing it completely different from someone else, it doesn’t mean you will do better or worse than them. Everyone is different, and we all will see different results.

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Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS: When Food + Label = Fable

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For better health, we should ignore the fable–and maybe even avoid the label. After all, just because it comes in a package doesn’t make it a gift and fresh whole foods are always preferable to highly processed items.

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Katie Seaver: One Way to Start Liking Your Body

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I’ve written before on HuffPo about how if you don’t like your body, it may throw your eating out of whack. But the obvious follow-up question is: how do I start liking my body?

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