WELCOME TO OUR HEALTHY LIVING BLOG

We have developed this blog to offer healthy tips and wellness advice for the mind and body. As a complement to the new Investors Trust Responsibility Program, we want to offer you more ways to interact and get involved in each of our responsible commitments.

We hope this is a forum where you can find guidance for building a healthy lifestyle. We aim to provide a full range of tips for eating well, exercising right and finding mental clarity in a hectic life. We want to encourage health and happiness at the workplace and at home.

In this blog, you will find a variety of resources from workout tips and healthy recipes to meditation exercises and herbal remedies. Our goal is to offer advice that inspires you to get active, eat healthy and establish a happy, balanced lifestyle.

Keeping Cool: Summer Recipes 2021

As June is coming to an end, we are starting to feel the heat. Cooking long warm dishes every night can be exhausting this time of year. Switch it up for some fun summer recipes that will keep you cool? Check out these refreshing recipes below: Italian Summer Roles: This dish combines bright summery colors while keeping your palette refreshed with citrus dipping. Find the recipe here. Lemon-Lime Energy Tonic: Tackle the mid-day slump with this electrolyte and Vitamin C loaded bomb. This drink will wake you up from the summer slump while keeping you cool. Find the recipe here. Pasta Salad: Craving...
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Tips for Exercising Outdoors this Summer

With summer approaching, it is important to know how to exercise in the heat safely and healthily. Here are some tips for exercising in the heat: Stay Hydrated the Right Way: Water will be your best friend before, during and after the workout. In the summer you will want to supplement your water with an energy drink. Energy drinks contain potassium and electrolytes which will help rehydrate and replenish your body. Take A Cold Shower Prior: Taking a shower before working out might seem counterintuitive. But by taking a cold shower and letting your hair air -dry, your hair serves...
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Get Your Greens

For people that do not like vegetables, getting the recommended daily amount can be daunting. We all need to include greens in our diet. Below are a few (sneaky) ways to incorporate more vegetables into your diet if you do not like them: Make them into a smoothie: There are tons of recipes for delicious smoothies that include lots of greens and fruits to mask the taste of the vegetables. These smoothies are filling, healthy and fast to make and consume. Hide it in dishes you love: One of my favorite ways to incorporate vegetables into my meals is by using them...
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The Benefits of a Plant Based Diet and How to Get Started

Over the years, more and more people are becoming plant-based. The benefits of this diet include positively impacting the environment. A plant-based diet also helps reduce the risk for diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Now that we know some of the benefits of a plant-based diet getting started may be more difficult. Here are some ways on how to make the transition smoother and less daunting: Eat lots of vegetables: when beginning a plant-based diet, vegetables and fruits will be the main food groups—getting used to eating more vegetables and finding more vegetables you like that you can incorporate into...
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Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Last week we celebrated Earth Day, a day where people come together globally and support our environment while advocating for the planet’s protection and restoration. While showing support on this day is crucial, here are a few small ways you can support the earth daily: Ditch the paper towels: Reusable cloths would help you reduce cost as well as paper waste. There are sustainable cloths in all different materials, for all different kinds of purposes. Save money and the planet simultaneously by opting for cloths instead of paper towels. (This is a great option!) Shop consignment and second-hand: The garment industry is...
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4 Anxiety Reducing Foods

Anxiety is a disorder categorized as constant stress and worry, which affects many Americans. Aside from medication, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your anxiety. These are some foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help regulate your anxiety levels: Salmon: Along with other fatty fish, salmon contains nutrients like omega-3, fatty acids and Vitamin D. These nutrients promote brain health and help reduce inflammation that leads to mental disorders like anxiety. Studies show that eating salmon at least three times a week reported less anxiety than people who ate chicken and pork. Yogurt: Yogurt...
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Hacking Your Happiness Chemicals

In honor of International Happiness Day on March 20th, here we explain some of these happiness chemicals and simple ways to improve the way you feel. Dopamine (The Reward Chemical): Nowadays, most people get their dopamine “fix” through social media likes. But you can also get it through doing self-care, planning and cooking a meal, among other simple activities. Complete a task Do a self-care activity Eat food Celebrate the little wins Oxytocin (The Love Hormone): You can get this by genuinely showing someone that you love, care for, and appreciate them. Playing with a dog Playing with a baby Holding Hands Hugging loved ones Giving...
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Best Book Buys 2021: Personal Growth

Self-help is a topic that covers so many ideas from personal growth, personal finance, career advice and everything in between. Below is a list of six books that will help you become a more self-aware, happier and fulfilled person. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living and Awesome Life by Jen Sincero If this is your first time dipping your toes into the personal growth pool, this is the book for you. In this incredibly witty book, the author lays out practical strategies you can use to help transform your life into the life...
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