Tips for healthy living

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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.

Ways to Give Back in Your Community!

Disaster Relief Following a natural or man-made disaster, it is important that communities come together to take care of their own. This is an important time to get involved and give back, as the needs are immediate. Survivors of disasters need assistance, anything from clothes and blankets to a new home or buildings. There are many ways to help after a crisis. Plant a Tree Trees are an important part of every community. They improve our air quality, boost and protect wildlife and contribute in climate change. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people!...
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Top At-Home Exercises

Even though life can get busy, being active should be an important part of your every day routine. You can complete a good workout in the privacy of your home, using nothing more than your own body weight. Exercise improves your physical and mental health while reducing the risk of developing several diseases. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. 1. Cobra To stretch your abdominal muscles and work your arms, shoulders, butt and back of the legs. View Exercise » 2. Squat Jumps To tone the calves, glutes, hamstrings, core, quadriceps and burn more calories than a regular squat. View Exercise...
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Natural Home Remedies That Really Work

Revive puffy, tired eyes Tea contains natural tannins that can help deflate and tighten the bags under your eyes. Dip a tea bag in a cup of hot water for several minutes, cool in the fridge and then apply as a compress to your closed eyes for 10 minutes. Cool a burn   Aloe vera is often called the “burn plant.” It is effective in healing first- to second-degree burns. Apply a layer of pure aloe vera gel directly to the affected area. The soothing and anti-inflammatory gel promotes circulation, and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Reduce a fever Sipping a warm herbal tea...
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Cancer Prevention: Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Each year on February 4th, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise awareness and to encourage cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Many cancers can be managed and even cured if detected and treated as early as possible. Here are some tips for preventing this horrible disease. Protect yourself from the sun Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer and one of the most preventable. The first step in preventing skin cancer is to avoid ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure. We can do this by wearing sunscreen, avoiding midday sun, wearing protective clothing when outdoors,...
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Resolutions for Healthier and Happier Living in the New Year

    1. Spend More Time In Nature.  Humans were not made to be cooped up inside all day. Spending time in nature makes you happier, it boosts your immune system, and it even makes you more creative. 2. Volunteer. Do good for others in the upcoming year. Volunteerism is one of the most selfless actions that we can take to assist others in need and build the community in which we live. After all, you won’t just be benefiting those you help; you’ll also be benefiting yourself. Volunteering can give you a sense of purpose, make your life more meaningful, increase your...
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9 Simple Ways to Deal With Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress, even if you love what you do. Work stress has significant health consequences that range from the relatively benign—more colds and flus—to the more serious, like heart disease and metabolic syndrome. Below you’ll find some stress management techniques to try. Start Your Day Off Right For many of us, mornings are the hardest part of the day. If you start off the day with good nutrition, proper planning, and a positive attitude, you may find the stress of the workplace rolling off your back more easily....
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Lifestyle Changes to Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer but the following lifestyle changes have been shown in studies to decrease breast cancer risk, even in high-risk women. Consider these steps from the Mayo Clinic to help reduce your risk: Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation — based on research on the effect of alcohol on...
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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

In today’s busy world, prioritizing between your work and your personal life can be a huge challenge. You need time for both work and other aspects of life, so you can perform optimally in both areas. Maintaining work life balance is not only important for your personal health and relationships, but it also improves the efficiency of your work performance.   Set boundaries Today’s technology can make employees accessible 24/7. Turn off your cell phone and laptop when you’re spending time with your friends and family but also ask them to not interrupt your workday unless it’s an emergency. Take...
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