Pollution is a hot topic that is increasingly becoming a global concern. In 2019, the World Health Organization considered air pollution the “greatest environmental risk to human health”.1 Air pollution contributes to 7 million premature deaths each year and numerous other health complications related to the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Is it a lack of time that prevents you from preparing healthy meals or is it a lack of planning? Deciding what to eat every day can be a tedious and sometimes frustrating task. If you have recently started trying to eat heathier, it can be daunting. Making sure you are eating balanced meals with plenty of vegetables and fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy sources of protein can seem overwhelming if you don’t have a plan. Without the proper meal planning, it can be hard to make necessary changes to your diet to begin...
3 Things Your Child May Be Missing From Their Diet
August 27, 2019
Children’s brains are constantly growing and learning, trying hard to decipher and understand the world around them. In fact, during the first 5-8 years of life, their brains develop and learn faster than at any other time. A good foundation is essential for helping them succeed in school and life1. At this stage, children are learning how to communicate and develop social skills in addition to the demands expected of them in school as they learn new concepts in math, science, and history for the first time. During this critical development phase, many parents look for ways to provide their...
Throughout the past century, the world has seen a tremendous surge in garbage. Individually-packaged food servings have taken off and the convenience of having everything from mattresses to groceries delivered to our doorsteps means even more paper, bags, and boxes in circulation.
Corporate waste is also apart of the problem. Offices generate substantial amounts of trash — especially from paper. With only about 53.4% of paper products being recycled in the U.S., Americans are throwing away about one billion trees worth of paper every year.1
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a superhero to help save the world — recycling...
Struggling with How to Relieve Post-Holiday Stress? 5 Surefire Ways to Make You Merry Again
January 29, 2019
The holidays are supposed to be a time of good will, beloved traditions, childlike wonder, and maybe even a little magic. But if you’re like most people, it’s often a time of long lines, last-minute shopping, family drama, and general physical and emotional exhaustion. Now that the last of the eggnog has been drunk and the gifts have all been opened (and exchanged!), it’s time for some serious recharging.
Importance of Sleep: Your Brain Needs it More than you Think
December 18, 2018
Thanks to the invention of modern technologies, and the “always connected” culture of the world, we have sacrificed sleep to stay connected. In a recent study conducted by the CDC, they found that 1 in 3 adults (35%) don’t get the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep each night1. This lack of sleep can lead to many physical problems ranging from increased stress, to problems with cognition and memory. Let’s look at why sleep is so important and what steps we can follow to make sure we are enjoying all the benefits offered from good sleeping habits.
Embarking on a journey to another country can be an experience of a lifetime. But it can also be stressful if you aren’t prepared. So, start planning, follow these 13 travel savvy tips, and get ready to explore the world worry-free!
Make sure you’re prepared by keeping your essentials handy in your carry-on bag. Plan on packing items you’d need if you were separated from your luggage for a day—medication, a toothbrush and toothpaste (maybe some AP24 Breath Spray, too!), LifePak Nano, and an extra change of underwear.
Air travel can wreak havoc on your skin and body, so bring...
As the weather gets colder it’s often hard to find motivation to stay active. Along with the holidays, there is no telling how drastic you're eating habits will change. The temptation to curl up with a cozy blanket gets stronger and fitness goals start to suffer. However, the World Health Organization recommends that all adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week, and that doesn’t change just because it’s cold outside!
Our digestive system is a crucial part of our body's overall health. It acts as a first line of defense against unwanted organisms that enter our body through a number of factors. Bacteria often get a bad reputation for causing illness and spreading disease. However, in reality, many types of bacteria are not harmful, and some are even beneficial.
The bacteria that lives in our gut does more than you would think. These good bacteria play major roles in the normal functioning of the body1.
Just a few examples of the function of gut bacteria include:
Welcome back to the third and final article on Nu Skin’s 6S Quality Process. Check out parts ONE and TWO if you missed them. In these previous articles, we reviewed each of the six steps of the 6S Quality Process and then looked at an example during each step. Here, we will take one product, ageLOC Youth, through all six steps for a deeper look at how this valuable set of standards helps Nu Skin develop high quality products from start to finish.
We used a combination of scientific literature and our own in-house method of screening ingredients for their...