Healthy and Wealthy

Taking Time to Free Your Mind


Each and every day we find ourselves constantly on the go. This seems to happen from the time our feet hit the ground in the morning until we put them back to bed at night. Today more than ever, life is fast paced. We seem to be everywhere and nowhere all at the same time.

If you’re working then you know the chaos that can quickly ensue at your job. One minute everything will seem calm and normal and then out of nowhere the bottom falls out and you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Then it’s home to the family where dinner has to be prepared, the kids need help with their homework, the house needs some work done and then when that is all done, then you can finally go to bed. This could happen at 9 p.m. or 3… Continue reading

Sleep Is Important to Your Bodies Overall Health


Sleep is essential to our overall health. Many people will say that they don’t require hardly any sleep while others say that they require a lot. There is one common factor no matter who you are and that is that “everyone” has to sleep. While some may get more than others and some may function on only a few hours, the thing they have in common is that at some point, they all get some sleep.

Our bodies require sleep in order to function properly. During sleep our bodies rests and refuels itself so that you are ready to get up and go again. Our body produces Melatonin in the pineal gland of our brain. When our mind and eyes begin to register that it is going from daytime to nighttime, Melatonin is released. As we get older, our bodies begin to produce less Melatonin which is… Continue reading

Ways to Save Money in Tough Economic Times


In the last few years we have seen some of the toughest economic times. We’ve watched the news as banks were on the verge of closing. We’ve watched the housing market turn literally upside down and thousands of people lose their homes to foreclosure. Everything has been on the rise: food, gas; medical expenses. So today more than ever it can seem impossible to save money.

While it may seem impossible, it really isn’t impossible to save money. You can always save money is some small way. While saving a lot of money would be ideal, it isn’t always feasible. So by starting out small and working your way up, you’ll lay the foundation to savings success.

In order to begin having money to save you need to first find ways to cut back on your expenses. In order to do this try the following:

Preparing to Become a Runner



Staying physically fit is important to your overall health and well-being. For many, running is great way to not only stay physically fit but to also give your cardiovascular system a boost. If you’ve never been a runner, you can’t simply jump into it. Doing so can literally send your body into shock and can be detrimental and even fatal.

The first step is to check with your doctor to make sure that you are physically able to begin a running and workout regimen. In order to become a runner, you have to take baby steps and work your way up. This means you are going to have to slowly train your body, heart and lungs to adapt to running. For many this may mean walking at first. You can start out on a slow walk for 30 minutes a day or set yourself up on… Continue reading

Building a Healthy Community

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We all strive to live a healthier lifestyle. We want to look and feel our best on a daily basis. However, we like to do this with people we know as well. Think about it, when you work out, aren’t you often motivated by working out with a friend?

Having a healthy community is important to our everyday lives as well. We find motivation in others. We want the best not only for ourselves but for those around us. It’s just human nature. There are several ways that we can keep our communities safe and healthy. This has become a top priority not only in people’s personal lives but for businesses as well. After all healthy employees are more productive.

How can communities stay healthy? That’s simple:

  • Workouts – There are numerous workout, running and yoga groups in most communities. These groups know the importance… Continue reading

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