In this wonderful world of instant gratification and being tuned in 24/7/365, who doesn’t need a little stress relief!? It’s kind of a no brainer right? We’re basically all expected to be ultra productive human beings for 8+ hours at work, come home to deliciously organic meals, workout for 60mins a day, keep a clean house, maintain healthy social relationships, have regular sex, and get 8 hours of deep sleep per day.
Everybody poops! That’s a children’s book for a good reason. We all poop and when we don’t - it’s a problem. Constipation is defined differently by pretty much everyone. The simplest definition is less than 3 bowel movements per week. Constipation is associated with headaches, decreased energy, bad breath, difficulty concentrating, decreased appetite, abdominal bloating, gas, skin problems, and depression. In 2008, people spent over $725 million on over the counter laxatives! We’ve all been there at some point right? Whether it was travel, stress, too much cheese (is there really such a thing though…) constipation happens. Here are 6 medication free ways you can use to get on a regular #2 schedule!
This post was inspired by a conversation with one of my besties Grace. We were talking about sleep and how we knew we probably weren't getting enough, but hello, no one is. That got me thinking... I've heard the 7-8 hour bit before. But what's actually going on as I sleep? How come I feel so "blegh" without sleep? Are my crappy sleep habits going to cause problems later on in life?