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.

Choices That Are Better for the Environment and Your Health

Producing waste is inevitable, but we can take simple steps to become more mindful about how we contribute to waste with our individual efforts. As we lead up to International Coastal Cleanup Day 2021, we have laid out some techniques that you can utilize to not only better the environment, but better your health as well. Reach for reusable. Many plastics are not biodegradable and contain toxins that can leak into your food or beverage. Glass and metal are safer options since they have little known consequences of contamination and can be washed. Packing your own snacks and meals can...
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Morning Routine Tips for Optimum Brain Health

Do you start your mornings with a set routine? It may be beneficial to try as it promotes optimum brain health. Kicking off the morning productively will set the bar. These tips will help your brain perform at its best, not only in the morning, but throughout the day. 15 Minutes of “me time” – Strive to have an offline experience and carve out a bit of time to prepare yourself for the day. Anything such as relaxing with tea, reading, meditation or going on a walk are all healthy practices. Develop healthier habits – Crafting that perfect routine can...
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10 Interesting Health Facts

Making small efforts to improve the overall function of our bodies can lead to bigger lifestyle changes. While eating healthy and exercising often are widely taught, there are many interesting tips that also accelerate living a more well-rounded and healthy life. Did you know any of the below facts? Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. Chewing gum makes you more alert, relieves stress and reduces anxiety levels. Chocolate is good for your skin, containing antioxidants that improve blood flow and protect against UV damage. Drinking at least five glasses of water a...
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Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

While stress is impossible to avoid, managing it is key to leading a healthy lifestyle. A study by psychologist James A. Blumenthal, PhD found that those who practice stress management training not only greatly reduce their stress levels, but also see a large decrease in adverse health events. Below are simple steps you can take to help manage stressful situations. Exercise – Staying physically healthy is key to maintaining a healthy mind. Finding time to stay active can play a key role in improving mental outlook and increase our levels of endorphins. Meditation – Finding time to take breaks in...
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Best Book Buys 2021: Personal Finance

Personal Finance is an integral part of every adult’s life. However, the learning curve for being financially savvy in your personal life can be pretty steep. It is essential to learn from other’s mistakes and get into good personal finance habits early. Some of the most popular reads for improving your personal finance are listed below: “Clever Girl Finance” by Bola Sokunbi: This book is excellent for young adults that are just starting their finance journey. This easy-to-read guide explains the basics of building wealth and continues to build on those basic principles. “How I Invest My Money” by Joshua Brown...
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Recipes to Keep You Cool

As June is coming to an end, many of us are starting to feel the summer heat. Cooking long warm dishes every night can be exhausting this time of year. Switch it up for some fun 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....
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Tips for Exercising Outdoors in the Heat

With summer approaching for many of us, 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...
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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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