6 Things Expecting Mothers Can Do to Reduce Their Risk of Pregnancy Loss

6 Things Expecting Mothers Can Do to Reduce Their Risk of Pregnancy Loss

Whether you’re hoping to become pregnant soon or just discovered that you’re expecting, your life is about to change. There are certain things people can and can’t do while they’re pregnant, so what should you add to your daily routine? Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of pregnancy loss.

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5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Plant-Based Diet - Mia Barnes

The health benefits include improved weight loss, helping the environment and reduced risk for chronic diseases. Yet interestingly enough, just over 50% of Americans rank taste as their primary reason for switching to plant-based proteins, signifying that eating a plant-based diet can be just as tasty as being a meat-eater, and doesn’t only have to be made in the interest of health and eco-consciousness.

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Turn Dark Tunnels into Bridges of Light

Turn Dark Tunnels into Bridges of Light - Guy Finley

Has there ever been a time in your life -- a period of real self-enriching growth -- that wasn't connected to a risk you either willingly undertook or -- to a time of inner trial where there was no other choice for you but to take a risk? Of course, there's only one answer to this question, and it's one recognized as being true wherever you may ask it in the world: The prize of greater wisdom and inner strength always goes to those who take, in one way or another, the risk.

Taking conscious risks can be such a powerful catalyst for inner change. A conscious risk involves making a choice to do what’s true, in spite of what that choice may cost you. On the other side of any conscious risk is the realization that who you really are has nothing to fear. But, in order to make this self-liberating discovery, you must willingly face those fears, whatever they may be. 

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7 Health Problems That Good Sleep Helps Prevent

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Have you ever been told you've woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Getting enough sleep is vital to a positive mood and having enough energy to attend to your daily tasks. But did you know that when you suffer from poor sleep, you can put yourself at risk for severe medical conditions like heart disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes? Good sleep hygiene is crucial for a healthy and long life.

Adults should aim to rest at least seven to nine hours at night. To ensure quality sleep, limit all caffeine intake after 2 PM. Establish a bedtime routine and be consistent each night so your body can grow accustomed to it. Make sure your room is dark, cool, and comfortable so you can rest well. Limit the use of all electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime, so it doesn't interfere with your natural rest patterns.

If you get good sleep each night, you’ll reduce your chances of developing serious illnesses. You’ll also boost your overall wellness. Here are a few health problems that good sleep helps prevent!

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